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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Oddleigh New Year Elf Art Journal Page by Nan!

Hello creative friends!
Welcome to today's Tutorial Tuesday segment with LeighSBDesigner Nan featuring lil miss Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks!
Our fun new Oddleigh set is on Flash Sale for today only, sale ends at midnight pacific time!

 Hi, Nan here with some New Years fun featuring Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks!  I love playing with these Oddleigh characters because they can be used in so many ways!  I didn't use the fireworks on this one as I wanted my project to have an all year long message!

I always talk about using the leftover paint on my acrylic palette and thought I would show you two of my palette papers and how colorful they are...almost backgrounds as they are but would be much too bumpy as the paint dried so I brayer the paint onto some cardstock to get a smoother surface.

I always keep some stencils and embossing powder and texture paste handy to mix with the paint and dab on several different cardstock papers I have in various stages.  This is a Tim Holtz's stencil that gave me the idea for my project.

This is a page I had called finished months ago and had waiting in my trusty old pizza box...great for misting, and generally getting messy without ruining the whole room!  The numbers and Oddleigh New Year Elf made me think how we live by calendar dates and clocks so much that we miss the beauty that we pass each day!

I printed Oddleigh New Year Elf onto white cardstock suitable for alcohol and coloured her up with Spectrum Noir Markers and markers found at Tuesday Morning that are amazing.  Sadly half of the two boxes they had left had dried up so they let me combine the two to make a set, YAY, brush nibs RULE!

I fussy cut her out then decided to back her with another piece of stamped and gelatoed paper!  I then matted her onto a blue shimmer cardstock panel to make her pop nicely against the background.

I created the sentiment that I wanted for the journal page in Photoshop and printed it out onto white cardstock, cut out the text and inked them in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.

 Here's the finished art journal page with lil miss Oddleigh New Year Elf.  I completed her by inking around her with both a black and white Pitt Big Brush markers to make her pop a bit!

I have made a resolution to paint a picture everyday as a challenge to myself to continue my exploration in developing my own style and I wanted my art journal pages to reflect more of the things I need to be reminded of and this message was perfect and something that all of us can benefit from doing😀

 I hope you enjoyed seeing my process and my finished art journal page!

 Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!


  1. Fabulous tutorial Nan, full of colour, love how you coloured lil miss Oddleigh too!

  2. Super cool background Nan and I shall be interested to see how you go along with your daily paintings. Thanks for this great tutorial. x

    1. Thank you, Ike! So far I am 5 days passed and about 3/4 of a painting done LOL But I have an excuse..of course! I was staying with my daughter so we shall see starting today if we do any better :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! So glad you stopped by xx


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