Saturday, August 20, 2011

"friend journaling"

Last week's heArt Journaling with The Greeting Farm... 

WEEK 4 - The Girl in Me
Assignment: Create a spread or a page using the concept of hand-drawn girls. I want you to actually draw a character in your book!!! It can be sketchy, cartoony, realistic, or even stick figures. 
Tip:Try a different medium that you've never used before.

Did she just say HAND DRAWN?!?!
Oi, this was really intimidating! I haven't drawn anything of the sort since I was in high school!
I had absolutely no clue as to what I was going to do... then, I got a text from my sis letting me know that one of our wonderful scrappy friends b'day was that weekend, and then the ideas just clicked together :)

I decided to use my first canvas! and Gesso-ed it the night before...
the following morning - play time!!!
I Modge Podge-d scraps of The Girl's Paperie DP all over it... 

It took only a few minutes to dry, I don't use much and I don't cover the whole front with Modge Podge, just the edges to make sure that everything is somewhat laying flat - I wanted to have as much paper as I could to draw on and be able to erase any mistakes ;)

Next step, draw my girlie...  
She was inspired my scrappy friend and a few artists pics that I saw online :) 

Watercolor Crayons!!!
I just discovered how fun and versatile these crayons can be! Loving them!!! 

A few minutes for the coloring to dry...
I used The Greeting Farm's Blush Hello, Blush Heart and Splotchy Stamps;
A sentiment from TE Moka Lani Stamp Set and 2 other stamps sets, sorry, but I don't remember where or the names at the moment, lol! Old age, geesh! 

BTW, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink is what I stamped with! It worked, but took a while to dry on the spots that had Modge Podge on it... added some fabric ribbon and ric rac for the edge of her skirt!

Did some doodling too!!!
Another first! and SO much fun and I can see this becoming very addicting!!!
Very :) 

Added some die-cut flowers and dew drops too :)

All fun, bright, cheery!
Just like my scrappy friend
and I truly hope that she loves it just as much as I do!
I cannot wait to create one for myself ;)

Thanks for stopping by again!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend xoxo 


LORi said...

Uhhhh...this . is. fabulous Margie!!!! Seriously, fabulous! I . LOVE. it!! Let's talk Margie's new digi line!! A few wanna?!?! Email me!!! hugs -LORi

Laura B said...

This is completely gorgeous, Margie!:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

JLJ Designs said...

Wow! Margie this is amazing! I love every bit of it.


Shelley said...

This is wonderful, very talented. Love your girl. Shelley

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

OMG. BLOW. ME. AWAY. You did a beautiful job and I love the step by step pics! I have to say, what was my biggest GROAN when I saw this week's challenge (I picked ALL of them except like 4 and this was my GROOOOAN to Marie, LOL!!!), it ended up being a fave because when I did it I was so proud. Your page is just perfect- LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Margie, this is just STUNNING!! I really LOVE every thing about it. Your talents NEVER stop!! Your talents are unstoppable!! You inspire me to try to journal as well!! Pixie Hugs

Mrs. Rudnicki said...
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Susan Rudnicki said...

Well, I AM the "scrappy friend who turned the Big 4-0" and got the honor of receiving this gift and I AM THRILLED!!! Filled with emotion when I opened it at my party is an understatement!!! Family members couldn't wait to see what turned my emotions upside down. Margie you are such a dear, special friend to me & I am absolutely honored to have "your first" as a forever reminder of you & my wonderful turn into my 40s!! Luv ya, 'sis'!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

love love love this!! Your drawing is SO adorable - she needs to be a stamp!!! Hugs! I keep wanting to try this journaling but I'm afraid of another addiction.... I might have to try this challenge! :)

Cheryl said...

WOWZA, Margie! This is amazing!!!

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