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Thursday, February 7, 2013

GIU 4, Fearfully and wonderfully made, an art journal page

It's day 4 of GIU! You know the drill by now - comment for your chance to win free stamps from Unity Stamp Co!
 
 
I have a confession.
 
I'm a procraftinator.
As much as I love to create and get all messy and inky, I also have guilt about my hobby. It's hard for me to craft when there are dishes and laundry to be done, kids to be bathed and put to bed, etc.
 
So I push off the fun stuff until all the work gets done. The other problem is that I'm a horrible housekeeper too. Ugh. Nothing gets done! :)
 
Anyway, the point is that I don't have a card prepared for today. So last night I made a page in my art journal instead. To me it's much easier than thinking about the layout, colors, etc of a card.
 
I just grabbed whatever paints, inks, and stamps were within reach and started going:
 
I stamped Vintage Handwritten and Tattered Chicken Wire on the background but then muted them out with gesso when I thought it was too bold. So they are hard to see.
 
I stamped some flourishes from Growing in Unity and Learn Discover Grow with a paint dabber.
 
While I'd love to claim that big flower doodle as mine I have to admit that it's Amy Tan's from one of her Sketchbook collection papers. All I did was color it.

 And that fun barcode is from a set called Capture Life that is not available on the Unity website anymore but I found it here if you're interested. It's so much fun. You can pick what word to insert for the code.

*Well, it's just been brought to my attention that Unity has put this set back in the store this week for Nostalgia weekend when they bring back old sets. What are the chances??? Check it out here.*
Anyway.
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
 
I hope you all have an amazing day!!



16 comments:

Sue D said...

Lovely journal page--I have the same problem balancing craft time and housework time.

Denise Bryant said...

Nice journal page! Love that barcode stamp!
You and I have something in common about the housework thing....I'd much rather be crafting! Or watching TV, or on the computer.
DeniseB

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful page! I love the stamps you used too! I feel like I am always seeing new/old sets from Unity that have been around for a while. Art journaling is on my list of things to try this year...and it's already February....

Ruby said...

You did a great job on the journal. Love the stamps that you used. Sometimes winging it is better then a planned project. The page is beautiful.

joetterer said...

Nice journal. I love the splatter.

P.S. I'm a crappy housekeeper to, with WAY better things to do than clean. It's gotten worse with age, yikes.

Jen said...

This is so pretty! I am not a great housekeeper either! UGH!

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous!!!!! I love the soft look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Natasha G.P. said...

The doodly look is so cute. I love your colors. I'd like to make some of these for friends, maybe for taking notes at our Bible study...

Michele said...

Really nice page, thanks for sharing it! (And BTW, I pay house cleaners to come clean because I can barely manage to keep just the laundry and dishes done!)

Emily Keaton said...

I hear you on being a horrible housekeeper! However, this page is so so pretty! Thanks for sharing :-)

Cynthia said...

Fun journal page, Amber!

SHartl said...

Wow, if this is what you come up with when you don't have time I feel really intimidated now!! This is just beautiful and I love the free feeling of it!

Julie Odil said...

That barcode stamp is so fun,and I see brought back this weekend. Angela must have been in your head on this one. This is a beautiful page page!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I love looking at people's art journals but I have yet to start my own!

Erica Bass said...

Totally inspired to break out my art journal!

sue morris said...

Just beautiful! The colors are lovely and you did a wonderful job with the images!