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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art Journaling with some Mischievous Monkeys for Unscripted Sketches #244

Happy Thursday! My apologies for not posting quite so much lately. Yes I am still creating... just at a more leisurely pace. I'm also taking some classes and learning some new things. These first two months have flown past and it's already time for the annual street painting festival I participate in this weekend.

Today I'm sharing my Sketch-It Saturday project featuring Unscripted Sketches #244... a UFO that I started last year at a workshop I attended taught by Dyan Reaveley {CLICK HERE to see my previous pages}. WOW - that was nearly a year ago now. But in my Dylusions journal I have many pages started and some new pages made in a workshop with Dina Wakley.

This art journal page was already sprayed with several colors of Dylusions Sprays and stamped with some of Dyan's stamps using stazon ink... a nice starting point. When I saw this week's sketch I knew it was time to break in my swinging monkeys stamp {I've had it for years and it's never been kissed}. This worked out perfectly. I stamped my monkeys and then created faux branches using some torn strips of crumpled black cardstock. I started off tracing letters using an old-school letter stencil and a blue gelli stardust pen for my quote that I thought was a perfect match for my mischievous monkey clan. By the time I got to "disorderly" I ran out of space and I had to freehand the rest... and I ran out of room for "discoveries" {it is there underneath some gelatos and painted book paper with the word printed out from my label maker}. Works like a charm and my word is equally accented to go with "disorderly".

For the remaining accent on the sketch, I stamped a tree frog onto green mulberry paper; mounted it on aluminum tape for stability and added some color with pens and markers. I added some depth to the forest with my new friends - GELATOS - and the scene just came to life. The lime margarita is my favorite color, just translucent enough to let the dylusions spray shine right through.

What is Sketch it Saturdays at Unscripted Sketches? Every Saturday morning a new sketch is posted for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, a wall hanging, digital, paper, fabric, paint, anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted sketch as the inspiration for your creation! And everyone is invited to join in the fun... and post your creation on their page via inlinkz for all the world to see!


Thanks for dropping by today... have a wonderful day!  Sb :)

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  1. Beautiful! Very creative and I love the color combination. I really love that sentiment. Thanks for playing along with US this week!

  2. Wow! A work of beauty filled with gorgeous detail and color. Thank you for playing with us and sharing your artwork with us at Unscripted!

  3. I love full of life and color! Fantastic!


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