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I’ll have my cake and eat it too

2015 November 4

Hey there friends,

Today I thought I’d share my art journal spread which I had talked about in my last post.  You know, the one where I wasn’t feeling it as far as the background went.  Stepping away from it for a couple of days always helps and even though I’m still not totally happy about the background, I love how the girl turned out.


This journal spread was created after watching my Lifebook 2015 week 43 with Patti Ballard. One of the (many) things I love about Lifebook is the many awesome teachers and all the different techniques, tips and tricks one learns.  I started with the girl and am pretty happy with her.  She actually looked better before I started to add a little more blush to her cheeks.  That didn’t work so well and I had to wipe it off which in turn caused her cheeks to look a bit splotchy.  But I still like her.


As to the cake, I think I’m going to go back and type “I’ll have my cake and eat it too!” on the typewriter and glue it in the cake.  (Just thought of that, lo.)


As for the background.  It started with red, orange and some yellow – didn’t “feel” it, so dug out my Inktense Blocks and turned the whole thing (background) blue.  Well, didn’t like that either, so went with white.  Which I actually like because some of the under layers do show through the white.  However, then I thought it was too plain.  Added some stamping and stencil, then did black paint splatters.  Since it’s in my journal, I’ll leave it as I can always come back to it later.  Next time I’ll do the background first and then do the girl.  I say that now but watch, I’ll do it again just like I did here.  And you know what, that’s perfectly alright!  I had fun and that’s what it is all about, right?!


That’s it for me!  I hope you guys are having this wonderful weather that we are having, although it does play havoc with the sinuses.

Until next time…..


One Response
  1. nise permalink
    November 4, 2015

    LOVE this!  GREAT girl and I think the background is FANTSTIC.  Yes, definitely add the cake words.  That will be the icing on the cake {snort}!  Not really a baseball fan, but the Mets coach is from my neck of the woods, so if I was to cheer :)

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