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:

  1. 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 !!

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  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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! :)

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  9. 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 :)

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  10. 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

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

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  12. Great bold beautiful colors and lovely creativity! j

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  23. 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

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

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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

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

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  29. 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

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  30. Fabulous journal cover! Love the background!!!

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