Art Journal: the Frida Blues

Art journal Frida

Last weekend I found some time to play around with my Lost Coast Designs stamps again and created this page in my pocket art journal. I feel like I really need some bright bursts of colors in my journals/life right now because it's so cold and winter is in full swing now (and to counterpart my SAD blues). For the background I used Brusho Ultramarine on watercolor paper. The effects are always mesmerizing and fun. I stamped the Frida Image directly onto the paper and colored her in with tombow markers. Chose the diamonds, circles and circle border stamps for the background. Lastly I added bright yellow tombow markers to contrast in color to the blue brusho. I stamped the circles with Memento Ladybug red and adhered it to my pocket journal. Added strips of color coordinated washi tape to the top and bottom and called it done.

Art journal Frida
This page is so different than the one I did before and I love how you can use the same stamps and yet create such a different style with them :)

Stamps used from Lost Coast Designs
Maruman Zuan Watercolor paper 
Brusho Ultramarine 
Memento inks Ladybug, mango, danube blue
Stazon midnight blue
Various colors Tombow markers
Washi tape

The " #32 Anything Goes challenge"at Loast Coast Portal ofCcreativity, is still running until the 25th, so why not take a stab at it :) I am entering this one as well (you can enter multiple projects!). It's not even required to use LCD or CV stamps but would be fun if you do!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!


  1. I love Frida Kahlo !!! I have had all four of Lost Coast Stamps for many years....
    and luv'in this journal page ! thx for joining Lost Coast challange...good luck

  2. So striking, love the image and the sentiment and all the blue with touch of pink and orange. Awesome AJ page! Thank you for joining Lost Coast Anything goes -challenge.

  3. Die frisse kleuren zijn heerlijk om op de donkere dagen te zien!
    Gelukkig komt er een zonnige week aan; worden we weer wat positiever van... Fijn weekend verder!

  4. The colours are WOW Cheetarah. I have seen a few pages from your journal online, all fabulous. Love the images you used and the depth you created in the background. Thanks for joining us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  5. Great images and I love how you combined them. Glad you entered this in the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. :)


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