The background is a gelli print that I made on a magazine page. If you look closely you can see pictures and text bleeding through the paint. I edged the tree, which was created using a Cricut cut as a mask, with my black Prismacolor pen. The brown text is from an old French text stamp that I've had forever and can't remember who it is by! The quote reads 'frogs croaked, birds sang, fish jumped, the sun set ..... and there was peace'. And that was how I felt right then ... peaceful!
The blue tinted modeling paste 'snowflakes' were achieved using a paper doily as a stencil. The toadstool shape came from a stencil, but I hand painted the elements then outlined it with the Prismacolor pen.
I used more of the tinted modeling paste with a bit of punchinella (the 'holey' strip that is left over when sequins are punched out) and I love how it looks like wisteria or lilacs or something pretty!
Don't you love how this turned out? I love how it feels when I complete a project and know that it is pretty and exhibits how I am feeling at that time. Have you tried art journaling yet? Go on ... I dare you! It's amazing how much fun it is!