Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let's Celebrate Family


I'd like to begin by joining Sheila at Orange Esmeralda, our wonderful host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme Let's Celebrate.  We should always celebrate family.

And because Moo-Mania & More is heat embossing this fortnight, I'm also joining them.

Of course, because this is so colorful, I also chose to share it with Try it on Tuesday.

No matter how many photos I took,

or how I positioned my camera over this beautiful butterfly stamp sent to me by my dear friend Valerie,

I was never able to capture the raised beauty of the embossing powder. 

For this entry, I began with the beautiful gifted butterfly stamp inked with various pigment inks.  I added detail clear embossing powder and heated the powder, after carefully making sure I had removed the excess powder that would act as a resist to the watercolor crayons I used afterward.  Finally, various images of family were chosen to show how to celebrate family.

Thanks for joining me today at Art Journal Journey, Moo-Mania & More, and Try it on Tuesday.  I hope to see you at all three challenge blogs today. 

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, glad you were able to use the stamp. Have a nice day, we've got snow and fog today, just delightful. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

I thought at first the man in bed was typing on his laptop but actually he is playing patience on a tray while his wife tries to sleep. That's really funny. I suppose it depends on the family whether we celebrate it or not, it's certainly an ideal. I do like your collage with the embossed butterflies flitting about. Yes, it can be very difficult to show shiny, and glittery adequately on the screen.
Today we are celebrating having a family visitor over for the day so your collage here is very apt. I might see if she wants to play patience later (do you call it solitaire?)
Happy Sunday, Elizabeth.

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely page of sunrise (or is that sunset? =^,.^=) colors. The pretty butterflies make me think of memories from the images on your page.

Meggymay said...

Lovely soft colours for the background on this super page .
I love the way you have celebrated family life and the butterfly images are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us all at TioT's as well.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic ! I love your embossed butterfly images and the beautiful watercolours you used over the butterflies - alovely wit te böack and white outcuts ! Yes - you are rigt - we always should celebrate family and friends!♥♥♥

Happy Sunday Elizabeth and a good start into the new week! The birthday party was really nice - we enjoyed it. Hope you have a nice Sunday and a good start into the new week!
oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

My keyboard plays tricks on me - I have cleaned it and I think that wasn't a very good idea!
It drives me crazy now!
Sorry - hope you can read my comment:
It's lovely with the black and white outcuts I meant!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

And now I am here again - I forgot to say THANK YOU three times more:
You made AJJ / MM&M / TIOT
happy ♥♥♥ my friend!

oxo Susi

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Thanks bunches for sharing your beautiful page with us at Try it on Tuesday this time. Hugs!

Divers and Sundry said...

Family really is something to celebrate, and I love how you celebrate it here. Photos often don't catch exactly what we want them to, but I can picture it given your description and these pictures. So sweet!

My name is Erika. said...

I think photographing embossing is difficult. But family is something that should be celebrated, and it is good to remember that even when they are driving you nuts, as my husband is right now. I will be over it in 10 minutes I am sure. :) That is a cool butterfly image. It looks great in the rainbow background. Nice way to combine 3 challenges in one. happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Family is worth celebrating, for sure. Love your butterflies.

Cindy McMath said...

A very pretty page - your background is lovely.

Rosie said...

A wonderful page, Elisabeth

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE:

Have a wonderful new week

Jeanie said...

Embossing never seems to photograph well but I can imagine how pretty it is with that wonderful stamp!

Thanks for popping in to the blog. I'm going to edit my post and add that part about e-6000 (I use that too) and also to let people know if they don't drink wine or save corks, you can buy corks at craft stores. In fact, someone gave me 48 corks last year they bought packaged at a sale. Happy to share if you decide you want to do these!

craftytrog said...

I love this page Elizabeth! Family is a wonderful thing to celebrate! xx

Rita said...

What a sweet page! Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous page and a great reason to celebrate too! I love the way you have used the butterflies and your clever addition of the retro images! Heat embossing always fascinates me! So pleased to see that you linked to TIOT! Hugs,Chrisx

Kate said...

A very fun and interesting page.I really love the butterflies and the vintage illustrations. So much to look at on this page.
Kate