There is always the garden...

This entry was for a challenge in the Art Journal group on Facebook for the 1000 member mark :) The challenge: create an entry using the phrase When all else wearies and ceases to satisfy...There is always the garden.

  • Dylusions Art Journal
  • Dylusions Ink Sprays in Lemon Zest & Fresh Lime 
  • Craft Bond fine line glue pen 
  • Martha Stewart markers 
    • Ruby
    • Ladybug
    • Love Bird
    • Evergreen
  • Distress Ink in barn door
  • Sharpie in green
  • Card Stock
  • Bic Mark It in black
  • Marvy 1122 marker
  • Sakura pens in blue, green, yellow & red
  • Simply oil pastels in flesh tone, red, & green
  • Charcoal pencil
This spread started out with a background I had already done with the Dylusions spray ink (which means no working directly on the page)

I printed out the fairy (paper doll from a file my sister sent me) on plain white card stock, colored her in with the flesh tone oil pastels & doodled little swirlies on her arms & legs with a Sakura pen in green. Because I wanted her to sparkle (cause all fairies do) I used the same green pen to do her lips, eyes, & ears. Then used a Sakura glaze pen in yellow for her hair. Her outfit & wings was colored in with Sakura pens for the pop. I cut out all the pieces and glued everything together using the fine line pen.

On the left over cardstock paper, I drew out the roses. First I colored them all in using the Martha Stewart markers, next step was to go over the lines with a charcoal pencil & smudge them up a bit (it makes them look more real) and added the oil pastels to various places to give it more of a 3D look. The hardest part of the whole layout was cutting the roses out. ARGH!!!! I thought I would go crazy.

I applied the flowers to the right hand side of the page with the glue pen.

Hand wrote the challenge phrase in the Bic Mark It, added some extra details with the Marvy 1122 fine side.

I added the Fairy to the left hand side with the glue pen & called it done. LOL.


  1. Hi, I'm just stopping by as part of the blogalong. I love your art journal page. It's so pretty. Wendy (from Siren Song of the Night)