every tree in the forest

joining the Art Journal Journey “collage” challenge with two pages in my gesso journal…

Every tree in the forest art journal pages (1)

I managed to snap a few photos of some of the steps along the way…

Every tree in the forest art journal pages (2)

it is fun to see the transformation…

Every tree in the forest art journal pages (3)

and next best thing to a video I guess…

Every tree in the forest art journal pages (4)

using assorted book pages and a tree punch along with lots of layers of paint and gesso…

Every tree in the forest art journal pages (5)

I like how my snowy forest materialized…

Every tree in the forest art journal pages (6)

my original inspiration was a favorite phrase that I saw on a greeting card years ago…

Every tree in the forest art journal pagesfa la laa trying to find my twinkle…

36 responses to “every tree in the forest

  1. Gorgeous collage and love the quote. Just beautiful! Thanks for showing the progress shots, and for the great project for Art Journal Journey! Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. Wow… I love this spread! My cup of tea !
    The quote is amazing!
    Happy about this fabulous contribution to Art Journal Journey!
    Fab to see the progress ! Thanks a lot my dear Patty!
    xoxoxo
    Susi

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  3. Love the way you’ve put this together with the tree shapes with typing showing though. Lovely!

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  4. Lovely quote…and your ‘snow’ is very appropriate for the beautiful winter scene. How do you do that?

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  5. I would say your twinkle is showing through – most definitely!

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  6. inanoctopusgarden

    This certainly twinkles! I love it and especially the way you take us gliding over the hills of snow…the words are endearing too. Keep twinkling !

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  7. Magical!
    I wish I could take a walk through this forest as it looks such a tranquil place to be.
    A beautiful quote.
    Wishes to you
    Lynne x

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  8. A wonderful journal spread. Loved the trees and the textures, a dream forest to be in.
    Yvonne

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  9. Love it!

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  10. Hello Miss Patty what a magical forest you have created, love the colors and texture, beautiful sparkling evening, thanks for sharing this magical place, love the sentiment, wishing you and Mr Magpie a GRRRREAT Holiday season, cards in the post, ((( BIG HUGS )))…

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  11. Oh Patty, I want one of those tree punches (grin). This is a beautiful spread. And you stamp so well, too. Yep, it’s time to get in the fa la la mood, dear friend.

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  12. Hi Patty, I love the trees in your magical forest. Wishing you a wonderful festive season, Shirleyxx

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  13. Patty that’s an amazing spread, loved your snowy background and your trees are gorgeous!

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  14. Wow what a gorgeous collage! I so love the colors, layers and all the details!

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  15. so nice to see the making… i LOVE this spread very very much!!

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  16. I love the progress shots. Great pages, Patty.

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  17. sparkledaysstudio

    Too darn pretty by half. I love a holiday scene like this but we are not going to have a white Christmas this year. Have to watch White Christmas or Holiday Inn to get that old fashioned Christmas vibe. xox

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  18. Fabulous and festive, Patty! I have so much to catch up on here and probably can’t catch it all. But I’m off to try! (Love the blue!)

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  19. Your forest is absolutely magical Patty!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on the AS blog, it means so much.
    Alison xxx

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  20. Ohhhhh…. I love it!! Love that you used a tree punch!!! Super duper page! (too much coffee for me???) I think you’ve found your twinkle!

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  21. Love to watch it being made, thanks!
    Seriously love your picture, love the star laughing up there and all the happy trees in the forest – and it’s snowing!
    Loved to see your supplies laid out at the start – way to go, I might try that out next time.
    Great blogpost, I enjoyed it.

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  22. What beautiful journal spread. I read this post listening to a lovely CD of Christmas carols and with those little snowflakes it was magical. Thank you for inviting us in to watch your process too Patty. I love your trees and that lovely sentiment. How true that is. xxx

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  23. oh what a magical scene Patty – I LOVE this!!

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  24. A beautiful place to be, to wander and to look for the light, and that amazing starry sky – so very beautiful, dear Patty. I love your tree punch, it looks rather big. and what you created with all the paper trees, and stars are magic ! The qoute so meaningfull and right, for trees as well as for people ! Oh and such great layers of paint to give the right colour tones for this amazing wood .
    Hugs from Dorthe-xoxo

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  25. Oh my lovely friend… you twinkle always, don’t you know? Love and light to you dear one!

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  26. I would like to be there on Christmas, dear Patty. Gorgeous pages as always.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  27. I love how your forest materialized!! What a gorgeous spread Patty!!
    May I ask what type of paper do you stamp on- with the shooting star? Looks nice-with just a hint of texture and doesn’t seem to curl when you adhere it-
    xoxo

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  28. Thank you so much dear Jackie. I was tickled that this one turned out like what I imagined in my head 🙂 I stamped on regular white tissue paper using glue stick on the page to adhere it and painting over it a bit to help it melt onto the book page further.
    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller

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  29. Awww such a sweet scene and quote…Clever tree puncher, haha…really love your art and message Patty! Wish you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones ❤

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  30. Hello, me revoilà, un passage à vide, mais le scrap me manque trop et quand je vois cette merveille l’envie me reviens.
    Magnifique.
    Bizzzz
    MAPY

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  31. Wonderful wintry forest under the stars, Patty.
    Have a great holidays and happy Christmas, hugs xx

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  32. Love your festive forest Patty!

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  33. This spread is beautiful, Patty! Love your little wintry forest!

    Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2015.

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  34. I saw this on FB but I guess I forgot to visit you here and tell you how much I love this page!

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  35. What a lovely journal spread. I have a heartfelt relationship with the trees, so this really resonates for me!

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