Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What makes me Smile??

Welcome to my blog!! If you are just finding my little corner of the world for the first time, WELCOME!!  I am SO glad to have you visit!  I am always amazed how mixed media, scrapbooking and art can use the same materials but be so different from artist to artist!  I love meeting new people and seeing what they create - so please say HI!!

 Today, my journal is from the prompt, What Makes You Smile!!  And you know, Garden gnomes make me smile.  I love them. I think they are cute, whimsical and friendly!! I actually have one in my yard . . . but just one . . . he might need  a friend soon!!    

So here is my gnome for today.  Just simple and fun!! 

The background is a gelli printed tissue paper.  I used matte medium to glue it down and covered it with clear gesso to create a 'canvas!'

 I sketched on my design and then painted them in!

I wanted some texture on the page, so I used a Linnie Blooms Canvas Sunshine shape.  I put a stencil on top of it and used two different sprays to create my sun!

Some doodling, some stamping and a quote for the tag and DONE!