Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It IS - Art Journal


Hello from Joi!

Here at the ranch we work every day and would you believe... sometimes we lose track of what day/time it is! We do.  

Forty years ago, hubby proposed to me at a Chicago concert.  They were playing Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is and hubby said... "It's time for you to marry me"!!! 

But time is illusive.  Do we ever really know what time it is? We do things at a different time in a different way every day!

And now.... August is gone... Summer is gone.... and we are on our way to Fall and into September.  Thus... the subject of my journal pages.  August had a long, hot month... he is leaving to rest now.  September has arrived in all of her glory - refreshed and expectant.

I totally forgot to take pictures as I went along - errrrr.  But I will tell you the steps!

I began by using Ranger Distress Paint through stencils. 
The colors were: barn door, seedless preserves and black soot.

After the paint was dry, I used Ranger Distress Ink to cover the pages directly over the distress paint. They were squeezed lemonade, broken china, vintage photo and barn door. 

The stencils were:
The Crafter's Workshop - Pie Chart & Mini Time Travel. 

I found the grandfather clocks online - they were both alike but one was facing sideways.  The sideways one is August - walking away!  I totally crumpled him and bent him so he looked tired and worn!

He was painted with Ranger Distress Ink broken china, rusty hinge, and gathered twigs.  I added his suitcase with the August on it.

Next I worked on September making her fresh and cheerful looking. She is painted with Silks Acrylics: Persimmon, Caribbean Mist and Rustic Rose.  I used a magenta Faber Castell Pitt Pen to outline her as well as a Copper Stickles Glitter Glue.  This same copper Stickles was used on August - here and there... as well as on the sentiment sign at the bottom. 

Her suitcase was another internet find but I added the flowers, the clocks and the word September! It is raised a bit because she is still unpacking and getting ready for her month long stay. 

After adding the sentiment sign I decided I needed some stamping  - yeah!!! - so I used Stampers Anonymous Perspective Numbers. Also decided to do some free hand writing in the center... 

It was a fun journal project. 
Thanks bunches for stopping by to see me again!! 
Hugs j.

Excited to enter this in the following SUPER challenges: 

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Meggymay said...

A fabulous journal spread, wonderful details and images to look at and a super quote.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal spread is fabulous, love the beautiful colours, and all the lovely details. You have put it all together so harmoniously. August is over, time flies, and the August challenge is over, too, but I have added your lovely pages to our Pinterest board as they are too good to miss! Thanks for making this wonderful spread for AJJ! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pages Joi, I love the vibrant colours and how you have included the clocks with August looking away. The changing seasons are a source of inspiration aren't they and you have cleverly incorporated the changes here. Xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Fantastic Joi and what amazing details and colours you have managed to mix together in a great way.
Julie x

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow - I LOVE this! The bright colours and funky design are awesome! Thanks so much for your lovely words on my blog.

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a fabulous spread, Joi - I particularly like that wonderful clock, as well as the (perhaps totally invented in my mind )idea that nobody knows what time it is! :D

Sandy said...

I love your pages - especially the right hand side!
sandy xx

butterfly said...

I'm glad somebody had a long hot August, we certainly didn't! But I love the time divide on your pages from the one side to the other, and the joy and life bursting out of the new month is right there to be seen in the colours and the fabulous layers.
Alison xx

Jackie PN said...

Joi!! What a wonderful story you just shared!! Were you stunned ? Such a sweet romantic way for your husband to have asked you!
I must tell you that you are such a beautiful ,positive person and you bring light in to all you write and create!! huge hugs! xo