Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gentle Criticism Nourishes Roots? Do you agree?!!!



Hello to all from Joi@RR in Texas where it is still RAINING, flooding and squishy!!!  

And would you believe I have been working on a rainy day creation?  Dear me... I am surrounded by rain. We need some sunshine or at least a rainbow or two!!!! 

I have to admit though... it was fun creating this journal page with showers and flowers in mind!  



I used my new Dylusions paints for the first time... so that definitely brought some sunshine into the room!!!  Just open the jar and the shimmery, vibrant, bright paint makes you happy!

The sentiment has a very special meaning.  It reads: 
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough without destroying growth to nourish roots. 



The sentiment gave me the idea to put roots on my darling Dylusions Gal from the Black Sheep collection. Doesn't she look rather like she has on a mermaid type gown - ready for a party or even a ball!  The bottom of the 'gown' symbolizes nourished roots. They even sparkle with the help of eucalyptus Ranger Stickles.




The background is entirely Dylusions paints and I am very frustrated with myself because I totally forgot to take a picture of it.  The two pages in my journal add to approx. 11.5 x 16.5. 

I began by randomly using Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue and Fresh Lime on the art journal pages.  At the bottom of the page I used the ghosting effect by laying down the 'shattered' stencil and spritzing with water.  It left a nice white colored pattern although it is hard to see now.  Still can't believe I forgot to take pictures.  It didn't look as much like "roots" as I had hoped so I used the stencil again to accent the lines a third time! On the top half of the pages I use Dylusions thru the 'bubble' stencil. 


After I finished the background I began using Dylusions stamps on card stock.  I sure enjoyed using my Misti stamping machine to help line things up for stamping straight and thick!  I added a few circles here and there on the flowers and made the raindrops out of some of the flower petals!  The girl and the flowers are enhanced with stickles, liquid pearls, silks and pens to add some glitz!
















Hope you enjoyed stopping by to see this really BRIGHT and FUN art journal creation.  Wishing you lots of sunshine in your heart even when it's not showing outside!!  Hugs. j. 


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Entering this creations is these wonderful challenge:

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April Showers Bring May Flowers


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I really, really would be super thrilled to win the WATER EFFECTS stamp and stencils from Designs By Ryn. 
Wouldn't my journal pages have looked fabulous with the water in the picture below? THAT's the Water Effect Designs!


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May Challenge, Purple Team - Inspirational Image


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11 comments:

  1. Your journaling is awesome! Love the droplets of water. X

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  2. Your journal page is absolutely amazing!! Those paints look glorious and I love the look f those little pots. Don't be too cross with yourself you forgot to take photos, - you were in the zone lol, that's when you forget! Love hw the roots turned out. Altogether a brilliant spread!!

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  3. Joi!! It's sooo wonderful to see you at my April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge at Our Creative Corner this month!! I'm so glad that you made it in before the link closed, because I just adore your rainy and flowery art journal pages! I'm so glad that you did not get swept away in all of that rain! The sunshine will surely come out, and then you'll be sorry & HOT!! :) :) Thank you again for joining this month at OCC!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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    1. Just a note to tell you how much your sweet comment means to me Shari. I am so honored and blessed to have won the challenge. Truly. Heheheh - you are so right about the heat! But there is lots of sunshine in my soul today thanks to Our Creative Corner! Thanks BUNCHES. Hugs. j.

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  4. WOW great page, great use of new Dylusion colours, love the contrast between colours and the graphic black/white flowers and drops!

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  5. Love your journal pages, so vibrant! Love the quote too! Hugs from Lula

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  6. Hi Joi, This was really brilliant and caught my eye the first time around. Congratulations on your well deserved win. - Candice -

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    1. Heheheh - Wow Candice - I shocked. What an honor. You are so sweet to let me know. Thanks bunches for your kind words. Hugs. j.

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  7. Hi Joi, I just saw your awesome journal pages won at Our Creative Corner, and I can see WHY!!!! They are just amazing in their color and composition! You rock, girl! And a HUGE congratulations to you! Thank you for your sweet, sweet comments on my blog...you make my day! Hugs!

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  8. Hi Joi, I just saw your awesome journal pages won at Our Creative Corner, and I can see WHY!!!! They are just amazing in their color and composition! You rock, girl! And a HUGE congratulations to you! Thank you for your sweet, sweet comments on my blog...you make my day! Hugs!

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Your comments are dear to me. My reply button still isn't fixed so..... thanks bunches and bunches. XXj.