Saturday, May 5, 2012


I created this based on a challenge at Scrapping the Music.  The featured song this week was "Sparkle," by Rubyhorse.  This song has beautiful lyrics and the verse I quoted reminded me of an angel in the sky.  Someone I know recently experienced the untimely and unexpected passing of someone very close to him.  I thought that the lyrics of this song would give him comfort. 

I started this with gesso stamped with a paisley stamp to give it texture.  Then I wiped blue and white paint on top with a credit card, which creates a great scratchy field over the gesso texture.  I added a tree stencil on the top and on the bottom, and also used Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Blazonry stencil on the bottom for more trees.  I used some star and leaf stamps as well, and a mix of my handwriting and various stamps for the letters.  The woman is collaged and painted with acrylics and Sakura pens.  Overall, I'm very happy with how this turned out!


  1. I love it! I know your friend is going to be comforted by this beautiful work of art, too. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping the Music this week!

    1. Thanks Sharon. I look forward to being inspired by the next challenge.

  2. Beautiful journal page! Great idea with the angel. That part of the song is my favorite too...

  3. WOW. This is just beautiful Jessica! I love the meaning behind your piece - great take on the lyrics! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapping The Music this week!

  4. Just are so talented and your drawing is amazing!

  5. I have no words except WOW!!!

    I would be uplifted by this piece of work and I ditto Sharon that I too am sure your friend will be comforted by your art.

    Thanks for joining us over at Scrapping the Music!


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