Welcome to the first Thursday in June and a Visual Journal page inspired by one I saw on Pinterest which originated from Flickr, I am linking to it as I want to give credit to the original artist.
I began by chopping up some oddments of patterned papers I keep in a box and creating a collage of Spring green colours.
I sprayed some home made ink mixes and let them drip around the page and dried each one before layering the next.
I used a couple of Stampotique stamps and found some bottle tops to make the rings. I also splattered some ink and watered down gesso over.
The quote also came from my Pinterest board and seemed very apt with the words on the paper strip.
"Creativity is not a competition."
I sometimes feel that for some people it is but then that's why I am sharing my journal, my private space to make and create without feeling I have to be the best.
I thought the bees would complement the butterflies that are evident on many of my previous journal pages - bumblebees and butterflies.
Thanks for staying with me and sharing your pages with me and each other.
As always if you would like to share the visual journey collection you will find the code to add to you post here -
... and I look forward to sharing in your pages through the linky below.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
hugs Brenda xxx
Sorry I've not visited in a while, wish I had because this is fabulous
You make simple strips of paper and some ink look fabulous Brenda, I love your page - the structure, the colours, the design - all wonderful! That is one great sentiment too and I so agree with what you say... Big hugs, Anne xx
I really like this style Brenda, great, personal pages.
Suzi B xx
What simple but effective pages Brenda, gorgeous I really love them. My art journal is beginning to fill up as I find it the best way of just sitting down after work and getting lost in creativity. Perfect! Thanks for your continuing inspiration here. Hope the workshop is a great success, so sorry it clashes with my holiday as I would have been there like a shot. Hugs xx
Fabulous! The bees are a nice touch too
wow this looks fabulous!
Fantastic, Brenda! I love what you did with bits and pieces of paper.
Wonderful page Brenda with lovely colours and textures. Thanks for sharing your step by step pictures.
wow, love how simple pieces of paper have turned into something so fab, love the finished piece its a stunner, Jac x
just beautiful Brenda! love the colors and the composition.
Love your sentiment and it's so true. For me the most special part of sharing creatively is the sweet comments when other around us enjoy our art. And speaking of comments - ehehehhe - your art journal creation is unique and I like it a lot Brenda. And of course, the "ranch" side of me really likes the little creatures you added too. Lots of great inspiration here. Thanks bunches. j.
What a great take on the inspiration piece, Brenda!! Absolutely love the transparency of your lighter colors, and all the detail on the layering....including that bee! xxx Lynn
Totally love the "spillage" effects(ad the buzzy bees):D XXX
Another beautiful double page journal and i love those little bees. I am just waiting on my journal coming so hope to join your monthly get together soon.
Love this journal page Brenda and what a great quote, a gentle reminder to us all that the only person we should be making our art for is for us. Thanks for sharing this great page.
What a fabulous Summery page! I am hoping to catch up some time soon!! Chrisx
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