Look for the magic

Scrappers Delights returned last month with the progressive challenge in the Scrappers Delights Facebook group. Today we start a new challenge for March and you will receive the new freebie if you participated in February. You can also participate on the new Challenge Blog.

I decided that my art journal needed some love and this was the right image to head there with. I created a page for my disc bound journal out of Canson XL Watercolor paper. I smooshed some Memento Tuxedo black ink onto my glass mat and sprayed it with water. I masked off the side of the page with the hole in it and then pulled it through the black ink. I did multiple passes and in various directions to get the visual texture I was after. Once it was dry, I applied the star through a stencil using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. I love how the oxide ink's chalky quality makes it sit on top of the background.

I printed the digi out on Daler-Rowney Drawing paper and colored her with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I cut her out on my Silhouette machine and also cut a second shape out of white cardstock and then glued the colored image onto the white cardstock shape. I also cut a pair of wings out of silver metallic cardstock. Because I had cut her out on my Silhouette, I was able to create the wings to be the perfect size for her in Silhouette Studio. I glued the wings to her back.

I completed the page by gluing her in the star and stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink. I defined the edge of the star with a white gel pen.

Remember to head over to the Scrappers Delights Facebook group and join in there.

General supplies:
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Scrappers Delights March Progressive Challenge digi
Prismacolor colored pencils
Silver metallic and white cardstock
White gel pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned stampset

Entered into the Colour Crazy Anything Goes Colouring Challenge Week 9
Entered into the Classic Design Team March Challenge #3
Entered into the A bit more time to Craft Anything Goes Challenge #87
Entered into the We love 2 Create Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes Challenge #3
Entered into the Try it on Tuesdays Inspired by a Word Challenge (Magic)
Entered into the Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge #03

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  1. I love your details on how you make your cards. I bought the sheet to be able to cut my digis on the Silhouette. I haven't tried it yet. I need to get around to some of these things. Very pretty page!

  2. A very nice page for your journal. I love her metallic wings. [Bunny]

  3. Beautiful journal page, Monica! Love how you coloured the image! Have a lovely weekend. xx

  4. Gorgeous colours here Monica, great page.xx

  5. Fabulous journal page, love the layout!
    HUgs D xx

  6. It's true, it's a magical page! Hugs, Ewa

  7. Such a magical creation, gorgeous soft tones and totally amazing colouring skills x

  8. Marvelous coloring on that adorable image, Monica! So glad to hear that the progressive challenge is back. I'll go check it out and get the image for this month.

  9. Your colouring is wonderful. I love my Prismacolors, too :-) Interesting way to make a background - I may just have to try that one, lol - thanks for sharing your technique.
    Thank you for sharing your art with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x

  10. This is so beautiful - great colouring and a fabulous background! Thank you for sharing your art with us at Try it on Tuesday.

  11. Love this magical page! Fabulous colouring too! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!Chrisx

  12. A very nice page

    Thank you so much for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  13. Beautiful creation, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator x

  14. I get your comments Monica, thanks will read what you have above...many thanks.x

  15. Fabulous journal page Monica love the delicate colouring on the image
    Carol x

  16. A wonderful magical page. Thank you for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  17. Gorgeous page!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane (DT) xxx

  18. Cute image. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  19. Wow Monica your creativity is wonderful! Love how you customized the image and made it your own! Such a wonderful addition to your journal!

  20. Super! Love the colours and the star, slightly off page - lovely! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this challenge. Vic, Colour Crazy Challenge DT. x

  21. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/ Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx

  22. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Team Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Irene DT