It is the 1st of February and time for a new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. As always, the theme is Anything Goes and this month the sponsor is Morgan's Artworld. The winner will receive the 3 images used by the design team.

I got to work with Fae 3 and opted to create a page in my art journal with her. I printed her out and colored her with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I then fussy cut her out.

Knowing that I wanted to create the gold background on the page of my journal, I made sure that the flowers were brightly colored (not hard for me to use bright colors though). I gave her black hair, to bring in another contrast to the brightly colored flowers.

I created the golden background by covering the page with Colorbox Gold ink with the direct to paper method. Once the ink had dried some, but not completely, I stamped the page with a background stamp from my stash and Versamark ink and covered the stamping with gold embossing powder. It stuck mostly to the inked areas which provided some texture, but did also stick to other areas that were not 100% dry - a sort of random look I was going for in this project.

I completed the page by adding a gold foil border and splattered white acrylic paint on it. I adhered my focal image and the die cut letters that spelled out GOLDEN and then hand wrote Silence is. I added a black frame around the image and along the edge of the foiling.

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General supplies:
Cachet 101 Drawing paper 70 lb by Daler-Rowney
Canson XL watercolor paper
Black cardstock
Morgan's Artworld Fae 3 digi
Prismacolor pencils
White acrylic paint
Black Sharpie marker
Colorbox Gold ink
Background stamp from my stash
Versamark ink
Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder

Entered into the Aud Sentiments Anything Goes + A Sentiment Challenge #219
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of January 29 
Entered into the Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes Challenge #326
Entered into the Crafty Creations Anything Goes Challenge #383
Entered into the Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge
Entered into the Creative Moments Anything Goes Challenge 161
Entered into the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 5

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  1. wow this is stunning MOnica, love love love.xx

  2. This is such a beautiful, brightly coloured image, Monica. She looks wonderful on your golden journal cover and the sentiment is perfect! xx

  3. A gorgeous journal page Monica and a lovely, vibrant image xx

  4. great colouring. it all looks dimensional. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

  5. Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We would love to see some of your beautiful creations in one of our upcoming issues of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine! Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Simply Amazing .. love what you did ...!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Wk5
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  7. Gorgeous colouring,

    Great to have you sharing this at Creative Momentsand also Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. A lovely project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Aud Sentiments.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

  9. This is Stunning Monica
    I love your coloring
    totally adorable great talent you have for coloring
    many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this time
    Monika (DT)

  10. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn