Monday, June 13, 2011

My First Artist's Journal

Hello friends!  Today I had some fun playing around with images from
Karen the Graphics Fairy and a set of Americana images from
Gecko Galz.  I just love using digital images to create my own art. is the book, my youngest son found it out in our yard last summer. Free is great!
You can see my son started a little art work of his own :-)
I started out with a set of images that 
Lee Anne Seed (Gecko Galz) has up on her blog for free!  They are swimsuit beauties.  So if you love the Graphic Fairy please check out Lee Anne's Blog.
(You can see all the original images I used on the Gecko Galz website).
Here are the digital images I created using a background paper and swimsuit gals from Gecko Galz.
This one states:  "The original american beauty."
The one below states: 
 "Spread your wings and let your creativity Soar!"
Here is my finished altered journal cover...which I am entering in 
The Challenge is to create a piece of altered art.
All the flower images and the U.S. Mail image are all images I have altered from the Graphics Fairy.  
Here are some close ups....
If you have a chance...I am trying out for the DT at Gecko Gals...and would love it if you left a comment there saying I was your Favorite...LOL... You could win a $50 certificate for the Gecko Galz store!  Just follow this link 
Here is another close up...
A little info...
I used matt decoupage to apply all my images to my book.  I distressed the image edges and inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo.  I used stazon black ink and the stamps I made to do some stamping. I added some red glass beads, and antique button as well as antique brass pearls.  Used my Crop O Dile to punch some hole..and added some grommets.  I left the front of the cover the color it was, because I loved it.  I painted the then blue..with a crackle glaze. 
So...if you would like to learn how to alter images...or make your own..please come and join one of my new groups 
Have an awesome Evening!



  1. ok Heather, another WOW! You always know how to rock the projects.

  2. A wonderful work of art! Love those altered images! Way to go girl! I'm voting for you, good luck!

  3. Wow! This is a really amazing piece! I love the Americana theme and all the fab images.

  4. Love all the blue~ these images remind me of the old G45 the bathing beauties

  5. This is fabulous. What a great project!

  6. Gorgeous girlfriend!!! Can you do mine for me? LOL...not enough hours in the day!!

  7. What a cool piece Heather! I love all the gorgeous details you added!

  8. Heather, this is so cool! Love the Americana, just in time for 4th of July! Great job altering the images! You rock!

  9. Love it! You could write the book on art journals. Get it??? Write the book??? LOL Guess you had to be there. Anyway hope you have an awesome day Huggs from your BFF


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