Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome 2016!!
And welcome all of my friends, followers and fellow creatives and art souls here on the internet,blog-land and across the world of art! Here's to a new year filled with abundant creative energy,good health and much happiness!

Today brings my first post as a 2016 designer for the fabulous Gecko Galz! 
We hope you will join us in our monthly challenges to show off your artistic ability and a chance to win a Gecko Galz shopping spree!
 There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz!! 
  The product can be stamps, collage images, digital papers or one of the free products~
The winner receives a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree

                                How easy is that?!
                    January's challenge theme is
                            "All that Glitters!"
            You have until 11:55pm Eastern time on January 30th to play along
 Please feel free to grab our badge to share on your blogs and let's go have some fun!


On to my piece for the challenge...

Golden Goddess

This page will be the first of my goddess journal I am working on-stay tuned more to come ")

Starting out with a piece of 140 lb.watercolor paper,DecoArt acrylic paints thinned down to watercolor consistency;apply layers of color till desired look is achieved.

Next pounce on acrylic paint-full strength to highlight areas
 Mixed 3D Gloss Gel with paint
 and knifed through stencil
 set aside to dry
Same was done to background of cardstock journal page.
Next, a piece of craft board was sized smaller and layers of paint added, and set aside to dry
Attached watercolor paper to journal page and used gilding foil in various areas
 My graphic of this gorgeous lady,came from the GOLDEN SPLENDOR collage sheet.
She was sized and glued to the craft board,then this was glued to the cardstock journal page.
Metallic Lustre was applied with my finger to raised areas and the edges

Products used:
Gecko Galz collage sheet~Golden Splendor

Strathmore 140lb Cold press Watercolor paper
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel~Transparent
Prima Stencil~Decor
DecoArt Metallic Lustre~Rose Gold
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paints~
Medieval Gold
Splendid Gold
Luminous Gold
Venetian Gold
Empress Gold

Thank you so much for joining me today, as always I do so enjoy your visits and comments! And if you are not a follower already- please do so! 
Have a beautiful day everyone!
Jackie ")


Joi at RR said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - GORGEOUS Jackie. My fav picture is the yummy one with the 3D gloss gel/paint... thrilling!!!! Boy that gold foil was the crowning glory for sure - just perfect. Love the gold and gold and gold.... shimmers and shimmers.... glitters and blings. HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet friend. Big hugs. j.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is soooooooooooooo bright and glittery, just right for this dull, grey day. Happy New Year Sweetie! Hugs, Valerie

Alice Saltiel-Marshall said...

I love the warmth and the gold and the concept of Goddess!

Nichola said...

So pretty! That gold is amazing. I'll have to check out their products.

Elly said...

Do you think it means something, that both of us are starting gold - ish covered into the new year? I hope so! :o) Happy New Year, Hun ♥

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful piece Jackie! AWESOME!
Have a Happy and Healthy 2016!


Win Dinn said...

What a fabulous (and glamourous) piece, Jackie - mouth-wateringly done, and your steps are clear and inspiring. xo

Sara Barker said...

Ohhhh, now pretty that gold is...I particularly love it mixed in with the gloss gel...need to give that a whirl, cause it looks sensational "knifed" through that stencil. I will also be borrowing that phrase (I never know how to describe that!) Sounds like a fun Goddess journal you will be working on, where can I sign up to get my face on a page???? Tee hee! I hope you have many Blessings in 2016!! Still waiting to hear from you, dear! :):) Hugs!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

omg - that is gobsmackingly stunning! I love gold - and this just sings vintage treasure find! I hope we get to see more of it as you continue the journal!

denthe said...

Wow, that sure is a lot of glitter :-) Love all the different steps, and all the texture in there. That gold is yummy ....

Bev said...

How beautiful she is all a glitter and will look wonderful hanging....

Astrid Maclean said...

Love how the golden background picks up the colour tones in that image Jackie, the added textures only add to the beautiful shimmering glow of it all! Hope that 2016 will bring you and yours health, happiness, joy peace and an endless stream of creativity!! Happy New Year!

Gaby Bee said...

You've done a beautiful job with this pages Jacky! I always love coming here to see what you are creating.

Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones!
Gaby xo

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, Jackie, this looks so divine! Love your use of gilding foil - gotta get me some of that yumminess! A stunning, golden project! May your 2016 be just as golden!

aimarii said...

I hope you golden Goddess will give the piece over the all world. She is so gorgeous, I think she has power too. You have created again something very nice.
Two days have gone from this year. Have your days had nice?
I wish your whole year good.
Health, happiness, joy, love, peace and enough money....they are things all of us need.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the gold foil! This is so regal and gorgeously gothic...not in a scary way, but a churchy way...and I LOVE the look!

Seth said...

This is spectacular. Looks like an ancient treasure on display in a museum. What a great way to start the new year!

~*~Patty S said...

Your golden goddess is absolutely splendid dear jackie!
The golden touches photographed really well to which isn't always the case.
Happy Happy New Year to you and yours.
May you enjoy many more golden hours in 2016.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! What amazing textures on this super project, Jackie. I really love how you used the gold and - as Patty says - you have photographed it in all its glory too! I wish you a golden year, My Dear Friend and thank you for all the inspiration in 2015. xx

Dee Adams said...

WoW what a bright and rich start to the new year loving all the gold and texture Happy New year to you to Jackie. Dee x

Darlene Campbell said...

I love that collage sheet and the use of metallic luster. This has an ancient feel to it. Sounds wonderful that it will be part of a journal. I will check out Gecko Galz. Hugs-Darlene

Angela Radford said...

I so love this and it's great to see the process too. Thanks for the visit to mine. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

butterfly said...

And a very happy new year to you too... it's clear you're going to have a joyous time playing with the Gecko Galz - what a fabulous gilded piece to kick us off!
Alison xx

MsMad said...

Love all the gold !

Dorthe said...

It is gorgeous , love your golden goddess, she is so beautiful, and your stenciled swirls, fabulous.
Thank you for your visit, and Happy New Year !!
xo Dorthe