Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sari Journey Continues~Dreaming of What May Be...

Hi friends! back today with another Artist Tribe post!  

 Today the Sari Journey continues with a spread
Dreaming of what May Be...

Again,less writing,lots of photos,I hope you enjoy your visit!
  Started out with covering the page with some of the Batik fabric,my friend Jen sent me. I tore this into strips and applied with matte medium.

The flowers are cut from pieces of
After applying the flowers with matte medium,I painted them in with watered down acrylics.
Here I used a few saved teabags as well as these beautiful Fabulous Florals~Gold Skeleton Leaves from Gwen's store.
 I used these to frame my young girl who is looking on her reflection,wondering about her future.
Also used are circles punched from
 The circles and flowers are edged with embossing powders from Lindy's
I tore the edges of her photo and used Distress Vintage Photo to "age" the edges
   This next page is of the young girl and what may be...
this left side looked too bare to me...
 again,tearing the edges,adding Vintage Photo and then applying Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder on the edges of these graphics.
  This HAS to be my favorite

both punched as flowers and also the background piece with the tiny butterflies


 I felt the left side of the last page was too bare, so I made a flower out of leftover Irresistible India Embellished Sari Scraps~Pinks/Fuchsias and added it with matte medium
Seriously,if you have not checked out these Irresistible Sari Scraps,you really need to! 
They are simply incredible!

what will her future bring?

So glad you were able to come by and visit again today! 
 I sure hope you found your visit inspiring and maybe it teases you on to create something yourself! 
 Love & Peace
Jackie ")

Products used from:

Other products used:
Homemade journal created by Gwen Lafleur
Matte Gel Medium 
Batik Fabric
Used teabags
Vintage looking graphics-my collection
Kindness,Beauty,Truth Tag~RedLeadPaperworks
DecoArt Fluid Media Acrylics
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder 
Ranger DistressVintage Photo Ink


Ann Barnes said...

Jackie, the gorgeous pages continue to accumulate... I am in love with those gold skeleton leaves, and atop the strips of batik fabric, everything evokes the perfect setting for the reflective girl. The following page shines agains the deep reflective mood of the first. I must agree, burnt copper leaves is amazing! I really am taken with this incredible Sari journey you have been leading us on! Not much need for words when we have all this beauty to admire! hugs to you my friend! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your pages are wonderfully inspired. So many beautiful details to see and admire, you have excelled yourself again. Hope you are continuing to heal well. Hugs, Valerie

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW your pages are absolutely gorgeous! The photo of the young girl looking in the mirror is wonderful; I love everything about this page. You need to help me use fabric in my journals!!!!! Hope you're not doing to much and taking care of yourself!!!

Judy Shea said...

Jackie.. i love the look and "feel" of this. So beautiful. I hope you are feeling better.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Lovely, sensitive and thought provoking. Love the colors and textures

Dorthe said...

Dear friend,
such gorgeous pages, - I so love the one with your girl, - beautifully romantic, and filled with sweetness, Jackie,- and the other page with the lovers, and your way of filling up the page, with flower, and details, creates another gorgeous page .
How are you doing, dear friend, - thank you from my heart for your many comments, I so hope you take care of yourself, and don`t use all your energy on us .
Have a lovely day, and enjoy more creating- Big hugs, from Dorthe

froebelsternchen said...

I am totally in awe of both pages! You made that in such an unique style - OMG - so precious! All the thoughtful details - you are such a wonderful artist! Thank you for all the many comments at my blog - but I have to say one more time: Don't mind it! Take all the time for you and your recovery - that's the most important thing now dear Jackie!
LOVE your pages!


Love from

Nancy TeWinkel said...

Jackie! So lovely and beautiful to behold. Hope you are feeling well and on the mend. Glad to see the art flowing!!

June Walker said...

Beautiful! I just love the sari scraps and the Japanese themes. The work is so tactile and delicious.

Redanne said...

Jackie, your beautiful pages are a feast for the eyes - so wonderfully tactile looking and the colours are amazing. I love everything about this - stunning work! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Hello Jackie,
Having been away and on a blog break, I completely missed all that has been going on with you, I am so, so sorry!! I just spent the last half hour or so trailing back and watching the videos where you give updates on what has been happening, and all I can say is that I am so glad to hear (and see) that things are slowly starting to look up.... Your art is as amazing as ever, even more so, wow, these journal pages are just so incredible, - I wished I could touch them. The colour and lustre of those beautiful sari pieces are just so stunning! So glad to hear that you are fully into creating mode again, but don't overdo it!!! Thinking of you and sending big hugs for your continued recovery!! xxxxx

Gwen Lafleur said...

Beautiful pages Jackie! I love all the layers and the fabric... so lovely!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Jackie this really is a remarkable journal, it oozes opulence. I could spend hours just looking at this taking in every inch of your detail. Beautiful show of your creativity, I'm so blessed to have so many creative people around me.
Healing Hugs Tracey xx

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

"Will I be pretty? Will I be rich... que sera, sera" Your recent pieces made me singing :)

Win Dinn said...

Such lovely pages, Jackie, and I am delighted to see you back in such fine form. Your pages are rich with stunning layers and thoughtful artistic's wonderful to be able to see the possibilities in the start of these lives. Such wonderful reminders to treasure the moment! xo

Julie Ann Lee said...

How fantastic these pages are! I love the girl gazing into the looking glass and all those wonderful layers. Your art always delights me. xxx

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Jackie, this journal is so cool! I love the torn fabric cover and that lovely image of the girl looking at her reflection! The Sari blossom is my favorite bit inside, and I'm amazed you were able to make that and this entire album, given all you have been through!

Forgive my absence. I feel horrible that I haven't been a good blogging friend, and all this has happened since my last visit. Life if crazy right now, and it takes everything I have to do my required commenting, and an occasional 'fun' visit if someone happens to cross my path. It just so happens you were my lucky 'victim' of the day, so in my 'free' computer time, I got (I think) all caught up with what is going on with you. I just thought you were on another walkabout. I guess sleeping in that camper so much really took a tole on the old neck. Horrible to have neck and nerve pain; I speak from experience, so I have the greatest empathy for your current status. I'm soooo pleased the surgery was a success regarding the pain, and I pray it continues to help in the nerve damage department.

Your videos were a real treat, although the subject matter saddened me. It was great to finally 'meet' you, and you are indeed a real sweetie! You got guts, girl, to go in front of a video camera when you were at your worst in terms of pain. But you sure look better than me on my best day!

Well, that's it for me for today. I will certainly include you in my prayers for a full and speedy recovery. Sending hugs!

butterfly said...

Simply beautiful pages - the depth of forest green is magical on the first spread - a really glorious way to create texture and detailing. The delicate images are magical, so subtle and evocative, and I just love the distressing of the ephemera with tearing and powders... Brilliant work - so happy to see you creating with such inspiration despite all you've been going through.
Alison x

ArtyDiva said...

"kindess, beauty, truth"... that is YOU! this is sooooooooooo creatively done! I love this and you!

denthe said...

Before I forget: love your nail polish :-) I like how she's hidden in between the flowers and those strips of batik. It looks to me like she's in a forest somewhere. It looks kinda mysterious. And I love how you did the edges of the pictures. So glad to see that you're creating again. Hope you will continue to heal well, and keep making these beautiful pages. Hugs from Belgium xxx

Kate said...

Oh Jackie, another stunning layout. I don't know which to comment on first. I love the images that you chose. Asia meets India. The beautiful colors, and textures from your Sari scraps and origami flowers really make the page.
What can I say, I LOVE it!

Aimeslee W. said...

So Sumptuous! xoxo

Lynda Shoup said...

Stunning pages, Jackie! I love the way you used the materials. I never would have thought of painting over the flowers, but it gives such a strong, beautiful effect. The batik strips are brilliant! Again, I would not have thought to use them this way. The sari scrap flower! So many wonderful details. So much fun. Absolutely delightful!