Friday, 14 November 2014

Exuberant Art!

I had a really good day yesterday - busy, busy at work which I love followed by a bit of shopping.  Then I thought I'd better have a rest and not overdo it.  Dominic, my husband, always tells me to bank my energy and not use it all up the minute I have some.  That's always difficult because when I have energy I love to DO..... but I'm learning to stop and pace myself.  Still it was great because I didn't feel at all wiped out and I'm believing that I'm ok again :)  (that's sticking my neck out there a bit to say that).

I felt great, and grateful to my God who always pulls me through those times.  So when I had an hour to while away before cooking the evening meal I thought I would get my art journal out (actually its always out!) and play.  I decided I wasn't going to think about it but just splash paint and stencils and stamps and this is the result:

I started off with 3 lots of blobs of red, orange and yellow acyrlics and swooshed them around with a credit card.  The surplus paint (I blobbed way too much on the page) I spread over an A4 size white card which I'm going to make into a masterboard - more in another post.  I love the way the yellow bits bring flashes of light to the page:

Next I embossed a large firework in gold - it had to be a happy, sparky page!  I also embossed butterflies in one of my own mixed embossing powder, black and other colours with a bit of sparkle:

Then came stamping: fleur de lys circles, the Musical Melody from Inkylicious which creates a lovely movement and the little dots which is actually card used as a stencil:

Finally a title and just a very little journaling:

When I sat down to start I thought the journaling would be about an answered prayer, but as I played and went with the flow this is the page that developed.  I could only call it Exuberant Art :)

I'm linking up at:
Country View Challenges - Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Art Journal Every Day
Art Every Day Month at Creative Every Day
Create With Joy Friendship Friday


  1. very bright and cheery - I love the choices of color and movement!

  2. I love you art so much Susan! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! :-)

    Have an amazing weekend!

  3. Susan, it's so great that you had that one hour, really love your creation, so many great details, so many techniques, and still they all blend together, lovely!

  4. Fabulous journal page. I love the colors and the butterflies.

  5. This is gorgeous fab colours,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

  6. I love everything about this! So cheerful and bright.

  7. Brilliant all those gorgeous colours

  8. A very joyful page ! Love all the different techniques .