She’s got the Look

It’s time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday which is She’s got the Look. It might be in her style, her eyes etc … which give her that special look.

Please check out the amazing Design Team creations over at Try it on Tuesday for more inspiration. I had lots of fun creating my art journal page, I think she definitely has “The Look” (grin!).

I started this page by covering it in squares and rectangles of different grey and white decoupage papers using Liquitex matte gel medium; the decoupage designs included lace, dots and fleur-de-lis. Then I added some clock and circular shapes from Kaisercraft and also a Fiskars stamp set and a scroll stamp by Penny Black using black Archival Ink. The pretty girl’s face is from an old magazine and is mounted onto a piece of wallpaper using a UHU Stic to give it more stability. Once dry I fussy cut and stuck it to the page using Liquitex matte gel medium along with some flowers and leaves which I fussy cut from a wallpaper sample. Once everything was in place I covered it with a layer of Liquitex matte gel medium to seal the images so I could easily apply different mediums over the top to add colour and more detail. Next I stencilled modelling paste onto the background through a fleur-de-lis style stencil and left it to dry.

To create the distressed grungy look, I coloured the background using Iced Rose, Iced Currant, Earl Grey and Coconut Faber-Castell Gelatos smudging the colours with my finger. I then added some water to the page using a paintbrush and applied some Carbon Black Liquitex Ink over the top; the water helped control where the ink seeped and spread on the page. I also tipped the page vertically so the ink dripped and ran down the page. Next I applied some DecoArt white paint with a sponge to the background and also to the fleur-de-lis by using the stencil again which added some highlights making the page lighter. I intensified the colour of the flowers on her headdress using a Chilli Red Inktense pencil and then outlined them using an Ink Black Inktense pencil. To give her headdress more of a grungy look, I covered the leaves in black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker wiping the ink off with a baby wipe so it just dulled the green colour. Then I painted diluted Carbon Black Liquitex Ink to the edges of the flower petals and outlined both the flowers and leaves with this ink so they stood out more from the background. I used a white Uniball gel pen and black Uni Pin marker to doodle lines and dots onto the flowers and leaves to add more detail and interest to the design. I then added some sparkle to the edges of the flowers using silver Stickles by Ranger and coloured the stamens of the flowers using a white Uniball gel pen and outlined them with a black Uni Pin marker. Then I picked out the flower colour and design of the girl’s headdress to embed the girl’s image into the background better by applying some Red Berries Distress Ink using a Floral stencil by Tim Holtz around the edges of the page.

I emphasised the girl’s eyes by doodling on them with a black Uni Pin marker and then colouring them with Baked Earth and Antique White Inktense pencils, a white Uniball gel pen and also silver Stickles to add some sparkle. Her mask is made using some fine silver netting which I cut to shape and placed over her face tucking it under the flowers of her headdress; I arranged some strands of clear and black gemstones over the netting to create her sparkly mask with a teardrop gem in the centre. I applied some more silver stickles to the lower part of her face to define the lines of her neck, chin and cheeks. Next I added some thin feathers which I had curled so they fanned out creating more texture around her face, they are stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. With the mask complete I also stuck the edges of the mask and flowers in place using the Glossy Accents. To tie the mask into the headdress design, I added some of the clear and black gemstones around and behind the edges of the flowers on her headdress and then I painted Chilli Red Intense pencil onto her lips which finished her look.

As T Stands for Tuesday and my lady is going to a Masked Ball, I think she would be enjoying a cosmopolitan (cocktail), also known as a cosmo – Happy T Day!

This happens to be one of my favourite cocktails and if you are interested it’s made with ½oz Fresh lime juice, 1oz Cranberry juice, ½oz Cointreau, 1½oz Vodka. Place all the ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into a large cocktail glass – yum (grin!).


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

As I included flowers and feathers on my journal page, I’m pleased to join the Flora and Fauna theme which I’m hosting at Art Journal Journey. There is still a few days left to join in the fun and be sure to pop back on Thursday to see my final celebratory journal page for this theme (grin!).

Over at Moo Mania and More the theme is Even More Flowers so I’m pleased to join the lovely DT with the flowers I created for this page.

I’m also pleased to be able to join the Doodles challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps as I really enjoyed adding all the doodles to the girl’s face and also her headdress flowers and leaves.

I’m joining in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Use More Than One Stamp challenge as I used the clock, circular and scroll stamps for this art journal page.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • Faber-Castell Gelato (Iced Rose, Iced Currant, Earl Grey, Coconut)
  • Liquitex Inks! (Carbon Black)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White)
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils (Chilli Red 0500, Ink Black 2200, Baked Earth 1800, Antique White 2300)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
  • Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Magnolia Grove CS822, Provincial CS243)
  • Penny Black T for Transparent (Clearly in Love 30-009)
  • Fiskars Clear Stamps (Rounds & Squares 4657)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Tim Holtz Collection Stamper Anonymous (Floral Layering Stencil THS077)
  • Viva Gade Decoupage papers Skagen (25561, 25562, 25564)
  • Old Magazine
  • Wallpaper sample
  • Poundland (Design Jems 175751)
  • Graham & Brown (Adhesive Jewels)
  • Black Feathers
  • Ranger Stickles (Silver)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • UHU Stic

30 thoughts on “She’s got the Look

  1. Oh my how glorious does this masked lady look. So much texture and colour to take in she really is a masked masterpiece and definitely has the look, turning many heads as she walked on by!!
    I can think of no better T Day drink to sip, so hand in hand and marvellous Darling.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. wow wow wow and another WOW!…. Jo – this is absolutely gorgeous! And the way you did the mask especially with the fine net etc so clever 🙂
    An amazing piece that should be hung on a wall for sure!
    Hope you were ok over the weekend with the weather and didn’t get too much rain – I know our flowers probably needed some water but those flash floods were awful. We have got away with it pretty much down here other than Sat morning but nothing serious..
    And I meant to say the other day – lucky you watching the bats – they are fascinating to see them flying about .I’ve not seen ours for a few months, although they are not that regular – are yours?
    Have a great week… Gill xx

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  3. I can see why you had so much fun making this page. 🙂 I love the gemstones and the texture on this beautiful page. It was a great idea. And I have had a Cosmo before. They taste good, but unfortunately I got sick on one (or two actually) once so I haven’t had one for a long time. Hope you are enjoying your new week! hugs-erika

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  4. OMG! You put a lot of amazing work into this page and it really shows up – it’s breathtaking Jo! She looks so utterly beautiful with her fine netted mask . A gorgeous creation and I can see why you had so much fun making this ! I can tell you that this is also the best T Day drink !
    So happy you had so much fun with hosting Art Journal Journey! You did an AMAZING month ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ! And thank you for joining Moo Mania & More so often this month as well – so much appreciated!
    Happy T-Day and happy AJJ, Moo Mania & More and Try It On Tuesday and a happy day to you my friend!
    Hugs, Susi 🙂

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  5. She certainly does have the look-what a gorgeous journal page Jo!! I love all the brilliant details in the flowers, her eyes and mask. Looks like we used the same glasses for T day this week-cheers, And happy T day!

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  6. Wualaaa, what a wonderful page JO! It is spectacular !! Your lady is amazing !! The colours, flowers and feathers are great ! I love seeing how you have created this fantastic background, as well as all the details you have used. The mask is simply beautiful, Congratulations!
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

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  7. This is not just gorgeous, it is jaw dropping incredible! I can’t believe how much work you put into creating this beauty. She is out of this world. I was most impressed by the mask and the hours you must have spent putting it together. This is simply out of this world, Jo. It is a perfect page for Art Journal Journey.

    The cosmo is the perfect drink for the masked lady. It sounds like a good mixed drink. Thanks for sharing your art journal page and your cosmo with us for T this Tuesday.

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  8. Your ArtJournal page is extraordinary Jo!! All the work and details that went into that page is just amazing. I have never had a cosmo but it looks delish! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  9. This is absolutely stunning, such a focal image made all the more beautiful by adding that amazing mask. Love the colouring and images surrounding her too. I think she’d definitely be up for a cocktail or two.
    Have a great day, Avril xx

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  10. Yes, she definitely has the look, Jo. WOW – smashing page! It’s so unique and cleverly done. I love how you cut the wallpaper flowers to frame her face. And the “rhinestone” mask is awesome. My, this page must have taken quite a long time to make. But it was worth the effort!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  11. Your newest art piece is just amazing so I have to say Wow (smiles) it is really wonderful.
    thanks for the recipe for your cocktail I would like this thanks
    Happy T Day hugs kathy

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  12. A stunning page Jo. She for sure has ‘the look’. The layers of detail are awesome, you had added so much to the page. I love the mask you gave her and the soft black curling trim, that must have taken ages to create alone with out all the other wonderful things to see.
    She is ready to go to a ball and would enjoy a cocktail or two as well.
    Happy T day wishes and have a great week.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Gosh Jo, you’ve really gone overboard with this, and what a result. My head was spinning just reading how you made it and what a long list of art materials. Of course these would not matter if the end artwork was not so amazing and it is. The mask alone is a tour-de-force and I love all the flowers in her hair and that great background.

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