Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ruby Dog Days meets Mission Inspiration!

I have really been enjoying art journaling and have recently discovered Mission Inspiration.  When I saw the colors and theme for this month's page, I turned directly to the new Ruby Dog Days image from Polkadoodles!  

I have combined her with a blush plaid paper, tree die, and butterfly dies from Winnie Special Moments and flowers from Horace and Boo Flower Foliage.  

I started by coloring Ruby with Copics, placing in some eyelets to the bags along with twine for the handles and adhering a gem to her bag.  

I washed over the blush plaid with a pistachio colored gesso and my texture comes from Glass Glitter Beads through an arrow stencil.  I added my paper cuts and focal images and added marks with a sponge to the tree.  My border is simple using yellow around the edges.  

This quote just seemed perfect as I was seeing Ruby walking home through a park from her busy day of errands and includes the "nature" word from the prompt.  I finished with Spun Sugar Splats that are a little difficult to see, but they are there!  ; )

Ruby is off to the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown:  Glimmer and Shine
Try It on Tuesday:  Nature's Beauty
Classic DT:  AG
Crafter's Cafe:  World Art Day
Creatalicious Challenge:  AG with Dies
Create and Inspire:  Use dies/stencils

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  1. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  2. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  3. Lots of arty deliciousness here. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

  4. Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  5. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

  6. Beautiful scene....lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  7. Great project, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious. We hope to see you back again.

  8. Wonderful Art Journal page, beautiful quote. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "World Art Day" challenge.

  9. A lovely card and it's a wonderful quote.
    Thanks for sharing at TioT
    Avril x

  10. Delightful creation! Thank you for joining us at Create & Inspire Challenges this month. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
    Hugs, Mary (DT)

  11. Beautiful image-great tree and love the sentiment---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

  12. A wonderful project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…