Since I had tons of blue fabrics out and and extra mermaid already printed out on fabric, I decided to make my first page for the Art Journal Challenge I just signed up for with the HGTV girls. I'm really looking forward to this Challenge as it is not a swap but a personal challenge to create a 8.5 x 11 block each month for the next year. Each block can be made in any medium, using any technique(s). Since I love the ocean, the color blue, mermaids and CQ I figured what better way to start off my journal. I have lots of ideas for embellishing this block - going to try a couple new technique and maybe add some verbiage to it. I have been wanting to do this for a few years now and thanks to Geniebird for hosting this Challenge, I am finally getting of my tush and getting this project started.