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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Faces are one of my favourite things!

This is face no 07 for 29 Faces in February, on watercolour paper using my new favouritest soluble Stabillo All pencils :D I like drawing faces, so this challenge is a "must do" for me :D

She is the 1st element of my latest "pile stuff on" journal page with Amy and STEVE's ARTFIRe journal, which has become another Favourite thing...The pages are already multi coloured which I def needed help with.
torn out, stuck to page, close-up of pretty face before I smooshed stuff ...
Amy uses some awesome patterned tapes on her pages, but I haven't been able to find any yet, so I used shiny xmas tape and stamped over it with stazon...
then heat embossed some dahlia flowers to add texture. Dribbled alcohol inks, and smooshed oil pastels liberally onto page...
and finally added a dragonfly charm and layered sentiment(beautiful life) :D
And managed not to splatter her out of existence ;)
List of favourite things used, as requested this week for The Butterfly Effect;
Hand made book journal(with funky pages)
Rubber stamps
metal charms
Stabillo pencils
Shiny things(tape)


  1. She is so cute, Gina! Love her! :)

  2. Love her! Love all the smooshing and dribbling too!
    Hugs xx

  3. She's just lovely, Gina! hugs, Donna

  4. I really enjoyed this delicious composition, beautiful and delicate details, the lady in your garden. Greetings.

  5. Great work Gina! You are great and I am always so pleased to see you around!!!

  6. She is a wonder, Gina. I am in awe of how you can use so many elements and pull them all together so well. Nice!

  7. Mmmm great work Gina, love this face.
    No my bottles weren't filled with alcohol but gingerbread syrup to go in my coffees hehe. BUT could be persuaded to enjoy having a glass or two with you.
    Hope your week is going well.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. Fab-I'm gonna uase your idea to use the faces in journal pages!! One day!!

  9. Beautiful face today! Thanks for you suggestion about journaling in flowing hair. I tried it, and I'll show some faces with it on Friday.

  10. I've been wanting to create journal pages for SO long, YOU are an inspiration! I think I'll gather up all of mine at the end of Feb. and do just that!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog too!

    Love your face! Sure am looking forward to the rest of these creatively rewarding days and looking at everyone's faces!


  11. I am very impressed with all your different faces. This one - as all of the others - is grogeous, and I love what you did with it. The finished painting is beautiful, there is so much to look at.

  12. She looks like a pretty china doll!

  13. It's a beautiful face, her eyes are wonderful.

  14. Lovely layers. Layering up is my fave thing to do too. I don't like typing the word favourite though because I always think I'm spelling it wrong... Funny mood this morning!!

    The finished effect of this piece is just amazing - has a real Asian vibe going on there.

  15. Awesome, pile stuff on LOL, I often cover up my fav bits when I do that ;) (I'm a novice with the layering stuff) really love the effect you got with your precious & sweet face - good one Gina, see ya at 29 Faces babe :)

  16. Looks like smooshing agrees with you! Great word for this technique, too....makes me want to try it just so I can say I smooshed :D


  17. Very pretty face and interesting technique.