It’s my day to post a project on the Some Odd Girl blog and today I’m bringing you a special project from the pages of my art journal!  Like many other crafters and color enthusiasts out there, I have several boxes full of cards to send out (or keep) that were starting to cry out begging to be used.  Although I send out several cards a month, I still have stack and stacks and decided I could start making journal books instead.

For this project, I’ve used the faerie Nouveau Girl Wishes from Some Odd Girl and the background is Metallic Flowers from Make it Crafty. The book is about 5″x8″ which is a bit larger than a square 6″x6″ card so I have a little more room to work with.  I love to include at least two images on them, if not more, because the size allows me to focus on what I like to do the most … color!

This is the fourth book I’ve started and I love having it proped up on my desk – and just like a calendar, I can flip the page to something else inspiring for that week.  I’ve also started a smaller sized one which is about the size of a trading card which I like to use for single character stamps.  Those I plan to use later on as actual trading cards and I think having them all bound up will make it easier to transport.

The books I like to use the most are multi-purpose heavy duty art journal books with thick sturdy pages.  I found mine at the local craft store but you can find book at any art supply store too.

I had the background metal flowers colored long ago and had the colors jotted down so I’ll share those with you – they’re my favorite color combination for Copper, Steel and Brass:

E41, E42, E43, E44, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG93, G94, T4, C1, C3, C5, E11, E13, E93, E95, E97, E15, E17, YR30, Y32, YR21 and Y26.

That’s about it for this project.  😀  Thanks for coming by and I hope this gives you an idea for your next project!

33 thoughts on “Wishes

  1. Wow such amazing colouring…saw your card over at the Some Odd Girl blog and had to come over for a closer look. What copic colours did you use on her hair? Thanks so much for sharing! I am now your newest follower 🙂


  2. LOL Barbara! I have the same \”probleme\” with my 3 year old daughter. It is always a surprise to enter my crafting corner!Your project is stunning, love this color combination! Hugs Sandra


  3. Love your use of coloring and the detailed coloring of her facial features are wonderful! My older kids still sneak in and snatch stuff and then pretend they have no idea what I'm talking about:)!! Shelby


  4. Fantastic coloring of the fun image, Barbara! Great card design! I can only imagine your thoughts when you saw your next card and your supplies!


  5. Can you hear me sighing? Woooooooooooooooooooow! On so many levels. All the different elements keep pulling you in, on top of your Fab.U.Lous colouring. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. xx


  6. Beautiful card!! Love this!! and yes, the little ones are drawn to our stuff but I laid the law down early with mine..now they come in but they don't touch…now if we could get their friends to do that. I had a heart attack a few years ago when I caught one of their friends grabbing my copics and taking off the lids having a grand ol' time! Eek!!


  7. Oh wow Barbara!Your colouring is absolutely stunning! Colours of her hair please! hehe Love the layout too but I can't stop looking at her! 🙂


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