Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love is in the Air-Day 4

Day 4...I am learning so much already. Like even when I think I'm tired and just want to sit on the couch and watch TV...if I go to my studio, turn on my favorite tunes and start working...the ideas come. My creativity kicks in and before I know it an hour has passed. I'm left feeling refreshed and inspired. Love it!

This is a two page art journal spread from my Body Restoration class with the amazing Melody Ross. Yellow and two favorite colors.

Last night I began piecing together a special collage for a young couple getting married today in the Nauvoo Temple.

I don't know the couple but was asked by a friend to create something for them. Aren't they darling?

Over the the past 2 days I've been letting the ideas for this piece simmer. Honestly I wasn't quite sure what would happen.

I thought about what it means to be sealed in one of our Temples...the sacredness of it as well as the love these two have for one another...quite obvious in their photos don't you think?

Yesterday I printed off phrases along with their names and wedding date. Later last night I collaged a few pattern papers on a canvas, arranged photos and words around till I liked them and snapped these photos to share.

Obviously it's not finished. Still lots more to do with the background...paint, stamps, rub-ons and maybe even tissue paper to add texture. Next I'll decoupage the photos and words on then embellish with hearts and maybe a flower or two.

I hope this sweet couple loves the finished piece!

Here's a few Prompts today:

1. I love making cards! Why not sit down and create 2 or 3 cards. That way when you need one...they are ready to go.

2. Create a few fun embellishments. I love making tags and flowers. It's always nice to have extras on hand.


"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring."
Oscar Wilde


1. If you're looking for fabulous FREE blog templates...stop by Plumrose Lane. They are quirky and have a very vintage vibe. Too fun!

2. I have seen the blog button "Creative Everyday Challenge" around but have never participated in it. Who knows...maybe 2012 is my time to do that...check out all the details here.

3. Butterflies, birds, the colors yellow and turquoise....all inspire me! When you put them all together on an art journal page? Even better! This is one CUTE page:) are YOU doing? I love that you are sharing here in the comment section. I am trying to reply to each sure and check back for that. You are all awesome!

Happy Creating...


  1. What a lucky couple! Yes, you can tell they are deeply in love.

    I'm sorry I can't play along with your art every day. I have been knitting in the evenings when I'm home but can't get around to posting something every day.

    I've been checking on you and you're doing GREAT. I'm glad you're enjoying the class.


  2. Ooh, that piece you're working on is lovely! What a special gift.

  3. Please share the final project after the couple have seen it. Well... I totally had fun organizing my paints and brushes today... and... I took my 40% off coupon to Michael's and bought my first SMASH book. Oh my those are super cool! Leslie... have you seen them in person and all the accessories that go with it. I am thinking of using mine like an art journal.. I'm not sure.. Leslie do you ever art journal?

    1. Hey, Maggie!! Sooo happy you bought something so fun after all that hard work. I DID buy a Smash book!! I am going to share it one of these days here...I haven't played with it yet. Which one did you buy??

  4. The collage is looking good, what a wonderful gift for them to cherish. Also love your journal spread and appreciate your insights on how our creativity can kick in even when we're tired. Great post

  5. Thanks, Bren! Nice to see you here:)

  6. I'm sure they will love it! Thanks so much Les! :)

  7. Really really beautiful piece for the love couple! COngratulations to THEM! And I know they will love it. And I love the 'eyes' piece you did. Love those colors together, too, and think the words look really cool in it. Great job, ma'am!!!!


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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