Monday, August 6, 2012

She Belongs - an art journal page

Hi there! I'm back with another art journal page entitled She Belongs. Dunno why but lately, I'm just into art journal. Lol! I've been browsing into a few art journal blogs lately and one of the most interesting ones that I visited was Christy Tomlinson's. I just love her adding a girl figure in most of her art piece. Very cute and inspiring. Then, I decided to do one of my own and here it is. I'm linking this up to Art Journal Cafe for the challenge on Super Power and also Art Journal Everyday at Balzer's Design.
I decided to do her full length, posing by the white sandy beach along with her little best friend. She's wearing a baju kurung; our traditional Malay costume with a one-sided pleated sarong. Her hair is tied into a bun. She's feeling happy being where she is now cos' she feels belong. She's feeling very much like a queen in her own kingdom. { If I was in her place, I think I would too! }
So, here are the things I have used:

1) I sketched the page with a pencil first then applied the paints. I have used a combination of Martha Stewart and also Folk Arts paints in here.

2) for the sandy beach, I have added Martha Stewart white texture paste and mixed it with a light yellowish acryclic paint. Love the grainy sandy texture.

3) I have also used Liquitex gloss gel medium, mixed it with Martha Stewart paint and applied on the girl's dress. I wanted to have some texture on it and this was just perfect.

4) I have also used quite a number of stamps here. They are from My Mind's Eye and Hero Arts.

5) added some journalling onto my scraps, cut it out and paste.

{ I stamped a crown on her head cos that's just what she's feeling now - like a queen! }

{ just love the penny farthing below! }

{ you can see the texture on the girl's dress and the sandy beach above }

I had fun doing this. Can't wait to do another one again soon!!

Thanks for stopping by! Ciao!



  1. your page is absolutely beautiful: love all the details and the popping colors!
    thanks for playing with us at Art Journal Café :)
    one of the frappuccinos ;)

    1. Thanks for visiting France! I love to play at AJC!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful! I can see a lot of Christy Tomlinson in your journal page. I just adore her style as well, so I really like your page too!!! AND that sandy beach really looks like a true one - well done!

    1. Don't you just love Christy's works! Lol! Love playing with!!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful journal page Nida!! WOWWW. you're certainly addicted to this LOL, did'nt I tell you that before?. I LOVE your Malay princess with baju kurung! Christi herself would have been proud to see how her 'SHE ART' inspired people all over the world. This page has to be my new fav! I have to smile at the cat too, how true that is in my case!. Hugs.

    1. Hehe..tried to be kebangsaan a bit...hence the Baju kurung. Lol!
      This page forced to to which Im totally not good at but love it so much...always envy people who can draw..huhu...thanks for visiting.. ;)))


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