Thursday, April 9, 2015

Journal Cover

Hello Friends

here's a journal cover page I made for the Paperartsy-grunge paste challenge


Started with a heavy watercolor paper, I have used Camlin Photo Inks to create the background. After the inks dried, have sealed the colors with a coat of Camlin gel medium. Used home made fibre paste and texture paste and a Prima and Tim Holtz stencil to create texture. I was inspired by this excellent work by Linda Cain on the Paperartsy blog.


After the grunge paste dried, stamped the background with black archival inks and some texture rubber stamps. The bird is stamped on a piece of cardstock using Fiskers 'For the Birds' stamp set. The 'Desi art' banner is torn from a Newspaper headline and reminds me of a comment from a dear blogger pal Rupa. I hope Rupa remembers it !! 

Here is a closer view ......


All the flowers here are handmade, the black tim holtz flower with white ink splatters, the yellow spiral cut flower, the black cold porcelain flower, the red and blue roses out of punches, the cheery lynn sunflower etc . hope you can see the metal flowers and leaf which is embossed and die-cut metal colored with glass colors. used paper twine and some dangler beads in turquoise and pearl finish from an old piece of jewellery . 

The finished work now adorns as the cover of the Trasure ( new term coined by Rupa and Tanvi as in Trash +Treasure/ Debris Journal 2 )made in this post.........


Trasure/Debris Journal 2 here...............


I turned it around so that the earlier cover is now the back cover..........





 You can see the first art journal page in the Trasure/ Debris Journal one here.


linking to Simon Says Stamp - anything A inspired, my A is inspired by the April Flowers and Art Journal
April/spring Flowers

http://blog.kraftzone.in/2015/04/challenge-14-altered-art.html---altered a cardboard box to journal
http://catchychallenges.blogspot.in/2015/04/cscc-13-anything-goes.html
http://www.unrulypaperarts.com/p/raq-2.html
http://www.theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/aprils-creative-challenge-flora-fauna.html
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.in/2015/03/they-who-have-wings-is-next-challenge.html
http://mixedmediamc.blogspot.in/2015/04/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-11-april.html
http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.at/2015/04/color-your-world.html
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/aprils-challenge.html


Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!

32 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Superb !! I loved everything on the cover starting from the background, home made fiber paste and the bird pops on the bg fabulously..the floral cluster is beautiful !!

Rupa S said...

Wow...so bright and cheerful. Love the textures and vibrant of the inks. Thanks for the mention and yes I do remember the "design girl " who does desi art too. So sweet you remembered it and I don't understand why you would call this debris journsl;lol! Waiting to see it fill up with your passion. Hugs.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love this journal cover, Suman, its vibrant...and happening. so many interesting things to look at. Beautiful layering!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful cover Suman, fabulous colours I love the bird and the flowers
Kevin xx

Tanvi Shah said...

This is so vibrant & cheerful Suman.......its a treasure not a "debris" journal! :-)

Suchi said...

Stunning Journal cover Suman! The combination of colors that you used, the textures, the bird, I find it amazing!
Hugs,
Suchi xx
http://suchizcardstock.blogspot.com

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Suman!! Your colours are so vibrant, wow!! Love your gorgeous flower arrangement! A beautiful journal cover! hugs :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! You have had all kinds of crafty adventures since my last visit. I absolutely love everything about this journal cover. I really need to make one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

lavina agarwal said...

Lovely cover sumanji..amazing combination of bright colors..I love all things bird..nice floral cluster and the desi girl reminds me of the song and can't stop humming it :)

Sandra said...

Such a gorgeous cover! Love the bright color palette you've used! Amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Teresa Kline said...

hello Suman! awesome, so many colors and embellies....nice! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Joi at RR said...

Great bold beautiful colors and lovely creativity! j

Kripa Koushik said...

Just fantastic. What lively colours and textures. Can't wait to see what u create inside it. Off to check ur first trasure

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is so vibrant and full of life Suman....delightful!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

yyam said...

It is bold and beautiful. Love how you are playing with colours and textures.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful! I love you beautiful journal ... Amazing idea !
Thank you for joining us at
Try It On Tuesday!

Michele said...

i saw your thumbnail at the UPA RAQ, this journal cover is truly stunning! a beautiful design. xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this! Such beautiful bold colours! Thank You for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chris

Meggymay said...

A fantastic cover for the project. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
Yvonne

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Beautiful cover! So colorful! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT challenge.

Laurie Moore said...

Fabulous colors and love all the handmade flowers. Thank you for entering the April challenge "Color Your World" over at Our Creative Corner. Cheers

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Looks superb! Thanks for joining @CSCC # 13 Good luck. :)

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous cover!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra Wright said...

Such a fab cover,loving the bright colour palette and all the textures...a great entry in to our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

zandra said...

Love the background, so cool. Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Donna B. said...

What a great journal cover! Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Visiting again.....
Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts RAQ this month :)

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful colors!! I love your flower collage in the corner - so pretty! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Toni said...

What a gorgeous journal cover. The grunge paste adds that spectacular texture and the colors are beautiful ! Thank you for creating with us at Unruly Paper Art RAQ

Debbie said...

Beautiful journal cover! Love the colors and cluster. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Julia S-W said...

I'm playing catch up I'm afraid! I love your cover with the bold singing colours and the gorgeous layers - so creative! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

Purvi Gadewar said...

Fabulous journal cover! Love the background!!!

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