I was feeling a little creative block when I sat down to create a project for this hop, so I pulled out my art journal. It's my favorite way to get my creative juices flowing. I am also still heartbroken over Friday's events in Paris. If you've visited my blog in July the past few years, you know what an absolute francophile I am. So the fact that it happened in my dear Paris makes my heart hurt even more. So, I expressed it in watercolors...
I pulled out my QoR watercolors to create a base of watercolored background - after first treating my paper with Watercolor Ground, since I do not have watercolor paper in my art journal. I have to say - this was my first time using the QoR watercolors. Oh my WOW - it is so different and wonderful to actually use high quality paint. I admit what I usually play with it not nearly so nice. :)
I layered a bunch of different products to create my background. I added Snowflakes by Lia in both Soft Sky and Unicorn White inks. The woodblock stamp Peace is also stamped in Soft Sky. And there are few hearts from Build a Wreath by Lia stamped in Stone Wash floating around in the sky.
The bottom of the pages were stamped with Color Layering Fall Trees. I was inspired by this gorgeous card on the Hero Arts blog, created by sweet Clare Prezzia. I just love these trees in blue! I used the same Soft Sky and Stone Wash as above, and used the gray from Kelly's Urban Inks for the trunks.
The Eiffel Tower is a Hero Arts cut file found in the Silhouette Store, which I cut out on gray paper and coated with the absolutely fabulous Bo Bunny Glitter Paste. I used silver here, but I also have it in "sugar" - I am loving this stuff!! I used my fingertip to spread it around the edges of my pages as well. Finally, I added some stickers from my stash for the "may there be peace" message.
Alrighty, it's time to keep hopping! From here, please head over and visit my friend Lisa Stein! And be sure to add comments to every blog you visit, as Hero Arts is giving away three of the November My Monthly Hero kits to three lucky commenters, pulled from all of the comments across this entire hop!
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