Monday, January 12, 2015

REACH!

For the last several years, like many others, I have chosen a word to serve as a constant motivation throughout the new year.  In 2015, my word will be REACH!  I first heard the song "Reach" by Patti Austin about 20 years ago, but was reminded of it recently.  I love the lyrics because they address reaching up and out in all areas of one's life, and I like that.  I created a journal page today to serve as a physical reminder of my word for this year.


The background was created using heavy white card stock, coating it with Gesso, then pressing another piece of card stock against it to create a pattern in the Gesso.  Once it was dry, I sprayed several colors of ink (one at a time), then water to let the inks take the paths created in the Gesso.  The stamps are both from Stampotique Originals:


I am entering this journal page in these challenges:

Stampotique Designers' Challenge 177 (New Year's Resolution)
Take It, Make It Challenge (Stamping)

Thanks for stopping by again today.  I appreciate both your visits and your comments

28 comments:

  1. Hi Kay, your background is beautiful, lots of vein like textures reminding me of a leaf, looks amazing.

    A great word for 2015, REACH can have so many meanings, like yours is to look for bright tomorrows, a very positive affirmation.

    Your card is bright and beautiful, love it! :-) xxx

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  2. Lovely gesso pattern in the background. And Fab tag with very inspirational sentiment.

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  3. Stunning page Kay,love the texture in the gesso. I really must use gesso more after seeing this ;)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Really love this Kay, it's beautiful. Really loving the bright yellow too, so uplifting. Your word Reach is a great one for the year!

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  5. Great creation, love the clocks and Frida. Thanks for joining us this week :-)

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  6. Wonderful page with a great word for 2015! I love your background's texture and the variegated shades of yellow. The clocks and Frida images are perfect with your word.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges this week! ;-D

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  7. Wow, love your tag, Kay. Brilliant background; I love the effect with the Gesso and great advice too ! Thank you for joining us this week ! ;)
    Mwah !
    Corrie x

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  8. It looks to me like you are true to your word of the year. You have started a second blog and have already created a journal page just for fun. This is a great journal page.

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  9. This is great! Love the yellow, and the tecnique is cool, shall have to try that, like the effect.

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  10. I love this, Kay, the colors are so brilliant. Love the effect of the gesso being pressed together but especially Frida. She always inspires! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  11. Love your spread Kay, it has such a fantastic background, so rich in texture!

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  12. Kay,
    Love your journal page, and how you used the Gesso. Great page for the challenge.

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  13. Great word and a beautiful reminderpage! Hugs, Gerrina

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  14. This is wonderful. I love every detail of it. Reach is such a powerful word. Beautiful art Kay.
    hugs

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  15. Fabulous Kay! What more can I say?!! xo

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  16. That background!! I'm going to give your gesso technique a try, that's really cool.

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  17. This is wonderful Kay, I love the texture in the gesso, and what a wonderful sentiment xx

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  18. Fabulous page Kay!! I love your colours and the stamps you have used here, they perfectly illustrate your quote. And I must confess you that this technique using Gesso is one of my favourites with Gesso forever, I adore your partial gessoing here. :) Mwah!

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  19. Fab journal page .... love the gesso background. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  20. That's gorgeous I love the texture, thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It challenge. Elizabeth x

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  21. Fabby Kay, loving the texture :)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampotique :) mwah xx

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    1. This is awesome Sweetheart <3
      I miss U
      Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

      xx Arwen

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    2. Love your motivational word and what a super sunny journal page

      Love how your Art radiates positivity

      Jools x

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  22. I haven't done my word for this year and at this point in time I am thinking BREATHE will be a good one. Love this sunny journal page with it's happy colour. <3

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  23. Fantastic word for the year - and the sunshine Frida page you've created here is bright with positivity and energy. Wow!
    Alison xx

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  24. Gorgeous textured card , so happy you joined in at Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge xoxo

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