Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Woman's Strength

Whew!

Today is another blog hop with the E-Team and special guests!!  I didn't originally think that I would be able to participate, but while on the drive home from work last night, creativity hit me over the head and I left dishes in the sink so that I could join in on the E-Team's Inspired By Words, part 2!


Before I show you my page inspired by this quote, let me give you the details for a chance to win an eP gift certificate
  • Visit each E-Team blog participant PLUS the guest bloggers to leave a comment for the chance to win a $25 eP GC. Comments can be left from May 23-May 28th. Two random winners from the blog hop will be chosen. GC winners posted May 29th on the eP blog.  

    Join the E-Team in our journal adventure and post your journal cover on the eP blog. We are going to pick 2 people to join us next month for another journalism adventure.  You have until Sunday, June 3rd, to upload your  journal page inspired by this month's inspiration quote. We'll pick and announce the next E-Team guest blogger Fri, Jun 8th on the eP blog. 
    Daisy/eP Blog
    Broni
    Micki
    Sherry
    Me!
    Guest Melody Schwartz
    Guest Marjie Kemper

    Here is my page.  I paraphrased the inspiration quote as I felt it fit better with my main image.


    Basic details on the makings of this:  I started with my version of the Wrinkle Free Distress technique. I smooshed (technical term) randomly Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Faded Jeans and Tea Dye onto my craft mat and misted heavily with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vanilla Breeze and Antique Brass.  I then placed my paper in the wet ink and ran my hands on the back to spread out the wet ink to all the edges.  


    Using a finger sponge dauber, I applied Claudine Hellmuth's blank canvas paint randomly over the background.  Since I grabbed a finger dauber that is usually used for blue inks, the dots have a blue tint.  

    The image was found on the Internet and cut out and taped onto the background.  The letters were written with a combination of Copic markers, Faber-Castell PITT artist pens and an inkssentials opaque pen.  

    I personally am dedicating this to my sister!! Love ya!

    Hope you will join the journaling adventure!  I look forward to seeing your take on this inspiring quote!

    'Till next time

31 comments:

My Creative Chateau said...

Great interpretation of theis Quote..Love the depth created with your background

Glenda said...

You have such a good eye for color! I also love the quote...great page!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love it.

SusanK said...

Cool! Love that image!

Noreen said...

I love the image you chose for the quote.. and your background colors are nice with it.

Daisy said...

Classic image looks great with your background. Loved how the words inspired your journal page.

Marjie Kemper said...

Great choice of image for this! I really like the background and how you've written right over her.

Lorelei said...

This page screams strength. Good job with conveying message.

artbyvic said...

Fabulous! Your background is perfect for the image & your quote.

Sylvia said...

Wonderful page, love your journaling, Starla! You always do nice work with your background, love the close-up. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

bethann said...

love how you made the quote your own.

Barb said...

Now there is a strong woman, loving it.

jengd said...

What a wonderful connection! LOVE Rosie with that quote!

Plume said...

WOW! This page is a statement in itself! I love the powerful picture! Great page! Gives me the inspiration to you collaged images.

Rea' said...

I like, I like !! Great techniques with the ink... it's cool that you used the red and the blue!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The background is so pretty! And that's one of my favorite images, too!

Nadia said...

Great inspiration. Beautiful journal page.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, great page! love that image.

Carol E said...

Really great page, thank you so much for sharing it.

rush said...

i love rosie the riviter! thank you for sharing.

Micki said...

Girl, LOVE the WWII image of the woman and yes, that quote is PERFECT. I'm so glad you were able to join us because this is an awesome page. (You should create one to frame!!!! for your sister). big hugs

MaRyKaY said...

perfect quote for the image. I have seen that image around on the internet and love it more and more each time I see it. I love your background on this page

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Another creative endeavor by the talented Starla! Bravo!!

betjunroe said...

I love the quote that you used--great improvisation! The "poster" look reminds me of some ads that were used when I was a little girl. Can't remember which though--lol! Bette

Bast said...

Love it! The image is just perfect! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

nise said...

Well done! Really like how you showed how you created your background. Thanks for sharing!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! That's just amazing! Great colors and I really like your interpretation of the sentiment!

Cathy Y said...

Oh, good choice of a cover image. I've always loved that piece of art.

Bunnyfreak said...

Very cool interpretation.

paperpapier said...

love the beautiful mixture of the distress ink with glimmer mist..

Bonnie McLain said...

Great Journaling... love the clip art and the colors you used... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie