Friday, March 7, 2014

Encourage your hopes not your fears....

I made this journal page a while back, just haven't had the chance to post it until now.  This was one of my first faces I tried to draw on my own.  Since then I've done some workshops and classes and when I look back at it I kinda cringe a bit.  BUT don't get me wrong, I do LOVE it and the Tim Holtz sentiment I added reminds me to 'keep at it' even if you don't think you can do it!  

This page was created using Gelatos and Peerless Watercolors.  I took some Gelatos and added a pattern of 'dots'  to one side of the page.  Then I took my water bottle and spritzed up the page pretty good, shut my book, held my breath, crossed my fingers and when I opened it I got the mirror image on the other side.  Fun!  Then I randomly added the Peerless watercolors around the dots to make this very abstract background.  I drew in my girl and painted her with some Koi Watercolors.  Added the Stampers Anonymous Sentiment by Tim Holtz and used my Copic Multiliner to draw in some little daisy's and a border and left it at that!

 I brought my art journal with me to CHA so I could have all my favourite designers sign it.   I luckily met Mr. Tim Holtz, had a quick photo opp and got him to sign it!  Very cool!  He's such a doll!

How cool is that?  Its like this page was made for him to sign!  I love it and also love how passionate he is about his work.  And he always has time for everyone - he's one awesome dude!

I can't help but share this too, another highlight of CHA for me was meeting Rupert from Survivor!  Who knew he would be working at the Tulip booth?  Being a HUGE fan of survivor I was super excited to meet him.  He's a big teddy bear!  He made my son a very cool pair of tie-dye socks - too cool!

Well that's it for today, I have more pics to show you from CHA which will come soon, (I know, its a bit late but that's how I roll...hee hee), I will show you the page Dina Wakley painted in my art journal (squeeeeeeeeeeeel - lucky me)!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!


  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences Krista and for sharing your cute journal page. Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. Hi Krista.
    How wonderful to have your journal page signed by Tim Holtz; I guess it was meant to be.
    Now you have something even more special. I'll have to try some of those Gelatos and Peerless markers, they look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Annabelle : )

  3. Oh what a fun adventure you had! Wonderful journal page and photos!...

    Hugs Giggles

  4. how cool that you not only got to CHA but that you got some photo ops and autographs too! Your journal page is beautiful -as is your face.

  5. Gorgeous drawing and colors. The little girl is beautiful.

  6. Gorgeous page and wow with all the VIPs....


    Thank you for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey!


  7. So cool to be with you on your wonderful art-trip! I love the background alot and then the sweet girl on top of it with those funny blooms in her hair! Lucky you to meet those cute guys :D I am happy you paint with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  8. Love your art works. Art Journal pspread is fantastic. It's so fragile but tells so much.

  9. Your lady is so sweet with the flowers in her hair and her wise words.

  10. Sweet pages. Rupert looks quite beastly but I bet he's a teddy bear at heart. xox