Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Art Journal Page by Marjie Kemper



The month has flown and I'm back with my last piece as Guest Designer.  I went with an art journal page for my this project.  I started the page with layers and layers of blues:  multiple shades of different paints, distress inks, and archival inks. 

Having been on a bit of a 'sun' kick lately, I used a masking tape roll to draw an outline, and the numbers background from the Family Values set to fill it in.  I stamped the Hold Fast sentiment onto manila card stock, inked it with distress inks and cut it up to form my version of rays coming from the sun.

I used three of the stamps from Borders A5 as a partial frame around the left and bottom of the page,  as well as random spots and dots across the page. The branch is a cutting from the Sizzix tree die, and the clear acrylic bird is from Heidi Swapp.  I stamped it with the Grid Background to give it some weight and gave it an eye with Enamel Accents.  

I also used the Grid Background on my diecut "Fly" letters, which were also inked with several inks and paints. The finishing touches were made with  Crafters' Workshop stencils.

Thanks very much to Jennie and Emma for the opportunity this month!  I really enjoyed meeting so many of The Artistic Stamper blog readers through this endeavor and hope we'll keep in contact going forward.  You can find me here, usually with new posts three days a week.

Marjie

26 comments:

ElizabethR said...

ooow I love this, the colour is gorgeous. Elizabeth x

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Marjie's art is always so awesome! You made very wise choice asking her to be a guest designer on your blog!

Terry said...

Just gorgeous, Margie! So much interest and amazing use of stamps! Boy I wish we could order these stamps in the US! What a great guest designer you have been!

Kaz said...

Marjie Rocks!! love xx

kaz x

Hetty said...

Marjie, your page is bluetiful! Great elements to look at. Love your sun and fantastic background.

I am sure you will be asked back!

Judy Cantrell said...

Marjie, your page is beautiful!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic page Marije, love those gorgeous blues!!

Susie Jefferson said...

Fabulous! Blue on blue on blue...

Another great piece, Marjie.

craftytrog said...

A stunning page Marjie, the depth of colour is fantastic, love the blues! xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful colours Marjie, love how you have created so much depth and the sun is fabulous with it's wordy rays, such a clever idea. That bird is so cute too! Hope you get asked back soon. A xx

julie case said...

Numbers and letters and stencils, oh my!! I love this Marjie!! So very cool, another inspiring work of art.

Lori said...

Love this Marjie! Those colors are so vibrant and wonderful, and a great design to boot!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Hello Marjie, I love this page. The blues are so rich and I love the bird on the tree an d the words in and around the moon! Lovely

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Hello Marjie, I love this page. The blues are so rich and I love the bird on the tree an d the words in and around the moon! Lovely

butterfly said...

Such stunning work this month, Marjie, and a fabulous finale here - gorgeous!
Alison x

Buttons said...

What a fab way to sign off for this month! Loving your 'sun' addiction. So much stamped texture to sink into. Hugs, Buttons x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Marjie, another fantastic creation, love the bright colors and all the details.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You are a magician when it comes to color, Marji! This is so beautiful...and I love the bird!

Anita Houston said...

You are so stinking fantastic and so is this page!!! It looks as though you are at the bottom of a pool looking up through the water at the sun! You progression of darker to lighter blues in the center is brilliant and really draws the eye in! LOVE LOVE LOVE this Marjie! You rock is right!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful page!

Glennis said...

This is just fantastic - especially the colour!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Marjhie,
It has been a pleasure having you on the team this month ..love how you have used our stamps with a different view :))
xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous page Marjie, love the colours and journalling effects.
Hugs Brenda xox

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful page Marjie
Love the color very much.

Greetings Janny

Netty said...

Smashing page, x

Rita said...

Wow Marjie, I just love the vivid colours you have chosen. The inks and paints have made me look at my own work and I think I should be more colourful. Thank-You for sharing this wonderful page with us all. Hugs Rita xx