Friday, March 23, 2018

The Last Hope

 I was recently playing in one of my journals and I created this page.
This page is one of those that just comes together,with no plans or thoughts of direction ahead of time. I really love when that happens.

This is kinda how it went...
I was rummaging through various vintage papers and found the piece with the words above,"The Last Hope" just perfect!
 So,after gluing down all the  vintage text onto my page,I used one of my favorite stencils,from Gwen Lafleur,of course!
This stencil is Art Deco Sunburst Background from Gwen's Art Deco Collection,found in her store.
 I used DecoArt's Media Primary Blue which I pounced through the stencil with a makeup sponge.
 Once this was dry,I mixed glazing medium with Quinachridone Burnt Orange and brushed over the page then wiped back some areas using a baby wipe.
 I have had this lady printed for awhile and decided she was ready to be seen. After distressing the edges of my picture,I colored them with Gathered Twig Distress Ink.
I adhered my graphic in the center with Decou-Page medium. Then I gathered some of my dried flowers from my collection and auditioned these in several places.
While pondering placement,I went to my found word bin and the the first thing I pulled out was  "Peace on Earth" the other words chose me as well.
 When I was happy with placement of the flowers and wording I glued them down,using the Decou-Page as well
 words for these times we live in~
May we all radiate peace today and start to heal our world.

Thank you so much for joining me today 
I wish you Peace & Love
Jackie ")


sirkkis said...

Love, love, love this gorgeous, beautiful piece of art, Jackie 💞
Have a happy, peaceful weekend ahead 💝

froebelsternchen said...

This page is simply WONDERFUL - you gave so much depth with all your clever techniques
and I adore the additions of natural material so much ! What a peaceful project and just unique - your style always makes me happy Jackie! You are so right, we seem to be on the same wavelength just now... I used natural material today for a page that I prepaired... and guess what? I am sure that we bring peace on earth with our hobby, at least it makes us peaceful and relaxed, am I right?!
I wish you a happy weekend!
We had sun and warmth yesterday and that was amazing - but today all is gone again... cold again- but at least now snow and rain....



Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Beautiful art and words! Love it!

ArtyDiva said...

Yes, Jackie, this is all around beautiful! Love everything about it!

Bryan Evans said...

Great creation Jackie. I love to create with no plans, that way I am normally pleased with the outcome!!. Love the torn square to reveal the image. Fab.

Dorthe said...

Your beautiful thoughts behind this wonderful creation, makes it even more gorgeous, dear Jackie.
I am impressed about your background for her, truly showing the sun rays, I did not know, the name on it when seeing it on fb- but here you tells me it is sunburst :-)
The beautiful angel/woman shining in her frame, also sending all her love , and healing thoughts, to the poor earth, we are on our way to spoil, in so many ways.
Thank you dear friend for your beautiful creation, and words.
Hugging you from afar Jackie -
Dorthe xxx

Ann Barnes said...

Oh Jackie, such an incredibly beautiful page with a powerful message. Truly spectacular, I love the addition of the dried flowers and the girl is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing, and inspiring! hugs~Ann

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic page, love the warm colours and the beautiful patterns, really wow! Have a fun weekend, hugs, Valerie

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love how this page came together so spontaneously and naturally. It is lovely when art flows like that. Beautiful colours and use of natural materials. xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

A beautiful piece you have created Jackie. The image is so pretty.

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful Jackie, these pieces were always meant to go together and were just waiting for you to find them and combine them in this lovely work of art. Have a lovely creative weekend. Big hugs, Angela xXx

denthe said...

The black edges on the picture of the lady make it look like there's a shadow from the surrounding background, which creates an amazing depth. Another beautiful creation Jackie! It is visible that you had fun :-) That is the best way to create, no plans, no thoughts, just play. That stencil really gives a beautiful effect, and I love all the dry-flowers. And yes, peace and healing is what our world needs badly .... Wishing you a wonderful weekend Jackie, with lots more play :-) Hugs from Belgium ♥

Annette said...

Always a treasure to see your creations and girl you explain what you did wonderfully. Love the image also. Have a great day and later. Xoxox

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love how you show every inch of your creativity Jackie as you not only give with your creativity but also take the time to share the importance of it's being. Something very close to my heart. It's wonderful when creative play evolves into something our inner soul was crying out to develop, we all need such play days. Such a delightful page with words to warm our hearts and give us all hope. So glad to have found you.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Farbtraeumerin said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Love how this piece came together and the dried flowers on it!! Thank you for sharing. Love ♥ Kinga

Gio said...

This page is wonderful, everythig is balanced and so elegant. A gorgeous frame for that lovely image .
Have a great Sunday, my dear Jackie

Kate said...

The stenciling in your background really makes this page along with such that lovely image. A elegant page, Jackie.

Redanne said...

Jackie, this is absolutely stunning, I just love the wonderful background you created for the beautiful image to sit on. I really enjoyed hearing your thought processes - and what a perfect sentiment too! Beautiful work (as always!). Hugs, Anne xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a gorgeous creation! The image and the flower embellishment are so beautiful. :)

Lys Scrap said...

Peace and love to you too, Jackie! A beautiful journal spread and composition!

Darlene Campbell said...

A beautiful tribute to Peace on Earth. Love and Peace to you and for spreading joy with your art.

Barbara Rankin said...

This is truly gorgeous page, Jackie. Love the girl image, and the stenciled background really pulls it all together. Great sentiment,too! TFS