Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon

     Did you see the Super Blue Blood Moon a few days ago? Unfortunately I missed the eclipse, but it sure did give me an extra boost of energy, and inspiration for my latest art journal page.

     I tilted the design in half, for the Fire and Ice Challenge @ Try it on Tuesday, giving the top half a coat of Prima's Heavy Black Gesso. Then I used Clear and White Gesso with some stencils all over my page, coloring each side with Lindy's and Distress Spray Stains, adding LSG Danny Zuko's Denim Magical Powder to the ice side. The flames were torn from colored tissue papers and adhered with Prima's Soft Matte Gel.

     Then I went over some of the gesso work with some of my new Emerald Creek Embossing Powders , which I absolutely LOVE!! To the top half, I used Chinese New Year, with Fractured Ice on the bottom, and Hammered Metal on both sides divided with the Bo Bunny Stitches Stamp.

     The date was made from chipboard, coated with White Gesso, and stamped with permanent blue ink to create crackles. Then I embossed it with Fractured Ice, using Hammered Metal on the silver dots.

     Such a fun page to create! Thanks for looking!

Challenges Entered:

Emerald Creek Dares ~ Lucky or in love? (This page is all about luck in the new year, thanking my lucky stars for all that I have, and looking forward to whatever changes are coming my way).

Stamps and Stencils ~ Off to Collage (Flames made with collage of tissue paper)

A Vintage Journey ~ February Melt It  (Used Embossing Powders)


  1. This project is TERRIFIC! What a fantastic page for the Blue Moon event.
    I am thrilled about it!
    Thank you for joining us over at TRY IT ON TUESDAY!

    I hope to see you with one ore more of your unique Art Journal Pages over at our monthly challenge at
    as well. Would be nice. Our current theme is:
    Animals from A to Z

    Happy Sunday!
    oxo Susi

  2. It is a fabulous page for our theme at Try it on Tuesdays. Thank you for joining us there.
    I love how you used the the tissues and the textures look great.
    Yvonne xx

  3. Wow, what an amazing page! This is such a fabulous way to record this celestial event 😁. The way you have combined the fiery blood moon with the blue moon is stunning - I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

  4. A. Great page for our challenge, love the contrast and all the textures

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  5. What a dramatic page of fire and ice Drea! wonderful colors and use of embossing powders for depth and texture! thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

  6. Wonderful Fire and Ice project. I like the circle textures. Great composition.
    Dear Greetings

  7. Very cool! I love the Hammered Metal powder and you have used it brilliantly. I saw the moon, and I'm not sure I saw anything different about it. But I was also lucky enough to see the total eclipse in SC. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful page with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs! Sara Emily

  8. An amazing art journal page, Drea!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x

  9. Fabulous Drea! Fantastic way of recording the Blue moon event. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils . Toni x

  10. Awesome page and what a great memory for you too! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Hugs rachel xx