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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Still Paying it Forward :D

What with all the grey miserable weather I felt the need to spread a little sunshine, and set about making another Water-colour paper journal. This one is for Vicky Rafael, who is one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet online(and I believe in life too). 

The journalling reads "Flowers and things with butterfly wings...are made to brighten dreary things..."
(I am convinced Vicky has Butterfly wings :D)

I felt Vicky would like purples and pinks...and I know she likes I grabbed a piece of cellophane and squooshed some bright cheerful colours on it(like when you make butterflies by folding the paper in half) 

and smooshed it onto the journal cover... 

and this was the result.
It screamed "flower garden" at me, so after adding stencilling and more paint to the background, I started to pick out the flower heads. There are actually 4 sections to this cover,but only 2 fit on my camera lol.
I used inktense pencils and acrylic paint to highlight the flowers...

and then black pen to add definition.

 Close up showing part of another panel.

The final thing was to "suggest" the presence of 2 large butterflies, who had been fluttering around discretely in the background...and add the journalling(see 1st pic)

I now only have 2 PIF gifts to make for 2013(though the original 5 has increased to 8 already lol)
I would like to share this as my Piece for the Week....and I have already posted it to Vicky...hope it brings her a little sunshine :D
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. I really like your process. I'm sure she'll love it Dxx

  2. Really nice! I love how the flowers pop against the background. :)

  3. So, so pretty Gina....and very spring like...
    Hugs xx

  4. Waaaauuuw ((( (Gina) ))), S T U N N I N G all this!!!
    Such Sweet thoughts and intentions you've got about and for me... I'm really touched beyond everything you can imagine !!!
    Waaaauuuuuw ... and this work, you really made it for me. I focused every pic and the comment and this is really a great precious piece of art I 'll get. And I love the proces, I love every action and every color. Never thought you would know this things about me...
    This is really all about LOVE
    Thank you SweetGina

    1. See I knew you would love it :) It's rather special isn't it. Your very lucky and oh so grateful to. Gina is a beautiful artist xx

    2. Och YES, I agree with you DAWN !
      I'm totally in LOVE with this work of GINA ...
      Really, I know .... I'm the lucky G U Y in here L O L!!!
      I'm so looking forward to see this art in real.....
      .✿ڿڰۣ(̆̃̃ღ_ Gina _ ღ(̆̃̃ڿڰۣ✿.

  5. Yeah, I love this colorful piece - just gorgeous.

  6. This is for surely a ray of sunshine! Beautiful Gina!!!

  7. Your journal pages worked glorious sunshine today. Lovely spread Gina x

  8. Love the idea of paying it forward. What a beautiful gift!

  9. Gina I had to reply to your comment on my post. 'You haven't done animals?' well maybe not in a journal but I still remember your serpent (lizard) and other stunning animals you have painted.

    I know you will have a go that's the challenge lol two or more differant he he I am really looking forward to what you come up with :) Dxx

  10. babe! this is beautiful and sweet and wonderful! I love the colors you use and the way you develop a piece.

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