Friday, June 29, 2012

Flowers in a Vase

I made this art journal page based on a video I watched by Christy Tomlinson. Here is the link to her blog post. She made a canvas with her monthly mixed media kit - I didn't buy it because I already had about half the things in it, but it's a great kit. I used Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions ink sprays and stencils, a very cool Unity background stamp called Worn Stars, and craft ink to make the background. I actually finger painted a lot of it - just like in first grade! So much fun.

I loved how she cut the vase freehand from a 6x6 piece of striped paper. I used a piece of paper from Hero Arts Life of the Party 6x6 paper pad. I also used Sharpie poster pens, craft paint, a Pearl Pen and a black pen to doodle all over the vase. It's kind of hard to see all the details in the picture. I was excited that when I cut the vase it almost looked like one - maybe a little too wide, but this is for fun!! I spray painted some Stampin' Up Flowers and added some cool Girls Paperie brads to the centers. I thought the background was a little too bright so I watered down some white Gesso and painted over it to tone it down. I really like how this turned out. I think it might be my favorite page ever.

On another note, if you watched Craft Wars (there are video clips of the show at that link) on TLC this week, Christy Tomlinson was on it. She's the one who made the school bus play house. I'm excited to see more episodes of the new "crafty" show. She did a great job and it was fun to watch her in action. I love her She Art stamps and the video she made for this project blew me away. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. This is so amazing, Donna! I love the vase and the journaling around the vase edges! SO artistic!I did see Christy in the new Craft War. Her designs are outstanding! It was so fun to watch this show! I can't wait to see the next one!

  2. Fabulous card Donna! Love the vase:)

  3. donna. wow. this is amazing. even just the background is mindblowing! this is such a great page! i had fun watching craft wars the other night, how fun that your friend was on it! Her school bus was super cute :)
    -Rachel w k

  4. Oh My Donna! That vase is amazing! You are super clever GF!

  5. Donna this is fab. I love the background and I love the vase. The flowers go perfectly. xx

  6. Those flowers look like real gerbera daisies to me...gorgeous!


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