A Creative Journey – Part 3

Hello and welcome!!

I’ve stopped in today to share with you my art journal spread for this month! I was lucky enough to play along in Audrey’s beautiful journal and had so much fun with the “do whatever you feel like” theme!

Here is my completed page
And here are a couple of quick close up’s!

I have used a bunch of different products in the background but started off with an all time fave colour combo of mine in mind: Colour Shine in Citron, Navy and Teal 🙂

A layer of gesso, some of that cool tape (I can NEVER remember what it’s actually called!!), texture paste through a stencil, background stamping and then COLOUR using my mists and also a bit more colour using another stencil and some Colour Paste by Colour Blast in Singin the Blues!

I have also added some of the Tim Holtz distress crackle in rock candy and then added some drops of navy colour shine.

I grabbed a couple of wood veneer from my stash and embossed them using a white with sparkles embossing powder and also those fun star and chevron pieces made by Charms Creations 🙂 

I’ve got my next journal sitting on my desk awaiting some different mediums, what am I going to do I wonder?! The theme is “A day in my life” which currently would be chaotic!! Haha, school holidays 😉

Anyways, I will share when it’s done. Perhaps even another process vid 😉

Thanks for stopping by, I really do appreciate the time taken and the comments left, they truly make my day each time I get that email!!

Happy scrapping!



A creative journey – Part 2

Hi hi!!

Finally I have found/made time to write up this blog post for my 2nd entry in the fun circle journal project I’m playing along with!

The journal I received last month was absolutely stunning and I found myself totally overwhelmed and TERRIFIED to start! But, a coat of gesso, a post in our FB group, some helpful advise and off I went!

The theme in this journal was Enchanted/Whimsical/Fantasy. I think I went more with whimsical than anything more enchanted/fantasy themed and am super happy with how my page came together in the end!

An idea I had wanted to try for AGES was blobbing acrylic paint on my page then smudging it around with an old gift card and one of the suggestions was exactly that so I grabbed out my acrylic paints, blobbed it on and smeared it around!

An in progress shot! I started with yellow on the left (which ends up being the top of the page) but it just wasn’t working for me so I went over it with white and green and am super pleased with the colours!

The colours were VERY bold and I wanted to tone them mostly done a little so I punched a bunch of circles from some acetate and lightly stuck them randomly on the page. I used acetate so I could see the colours/patterns behind while I worked and also because I knew that it would stand up to lots of different mediums if that was the way I decided to go!

A very light coat of gesso with a paint brush (I think! It could have been my finger!) over the whole page while the circles were stuck, some black ink and some clear and roller stamps. I felt that it needed a little more texture so I grabbed another stamp from my stash that has lots of stars and randomly stamped that around the pages as well. And then a couple of open star stamps as well randomly around the page.

Before I pulled up the clear acetate pieces I grabbed a sharpie and went around each circle once. After I pulled up the acetate I went around each of the circles a couple more times in messy circles. 

I wanted to include a different texture on some parts of the page so grabbed out my awesome Faber-Castell glitter bead medium and a circle stencil.
For my “sentiment” and embellishing I have pulled some of my gorgeous Dusty Attic chippy pieces, painted them gold and stuck them down 🙂

My final couple of steps were to mix some of my white and black acrylic paints with water and a big round brush to create some splatters. Once that was all dried I grabbed some black sequins and called it done!!

Love how it turned out and the day before I sent this on I received the next journal and oh boy, I am so looking forward to getting creative – the theme is “whatever” so yay!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping, or just plain, getting messy!!

A Creative Journey

Hi there!!

I’ve just dropped in today to share the start of a fun creative circle journal I have signed up to participate in with Scrapping Clearly.

For those of you new to this whole concept (which totally included me right up until about 6 weeks ago!!) a circle journal is an art journal that goes around a group of people (in this case, 12) with or without a theme. My theme is “Advice for a younger you”. I completed the album construction, the front and back covers, the sign in page and also the page with my own advice. My journal is in transit as I speak to the next person in my group who will complete their own version of my theme on the next pages in my album. It will make its way around the whole group and I will receive it back in 12 months time full of beautiful art work – I cant wait to see how it comes home!! Also, I am super excited to play along in everyone else’s journals with everyone else’s theme’s over the coming 12 months!

So, I hope that makes sense and onto the fun stuff!!

Here is the front cover

I actually did my front and back as one piece before I assembled my bag so here is the front and the back together

As I toyed with different ideas for colours/design while I was working on this I heard my little guys (Master 6) little voice in my head saying “rainbow Mummy” so thats what I did!! First a coat of gesso then gelatos in Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal-ish and Blue – yep, I totally missed the Violet and that was totally on purpose!!

I used some permanent chalk ink in grey to stamp and then to apply through a stencil.

Here is my sign in pages

I got the idea from a couple of other peoples journals (the tags) and from Suse Fish with her “planner pockets” in her scrapbook pages.

A quick coat of gesso again and when that dried I splashed water all over the 2 pages with a paint brush and then splashed all my pink Heidi Swapp colour shines in the same way to give this fun water colour effect. Next was the stamping – I used grey ink with the stamp set from Amy Tan’s Finders Keepers stamp set. When that was all dry I added some black colour shine to some texture paste and applied that through a stencil.

And here are the close ups of the 2 pages

I didn’t take a photo of my tag because I thought I would keep that for the people reading the journal 🙂

And then onto my advise to my younger me

Again, a coat of gesso – I seriously cannot believe how well these brown paper bags stood up to all the water, ink and mists!!

This time I started with some white embossing of those gorgeous Kaiser butterfly and texture stamps. Then I went in with my cheap water colours from spotlight – they have this gorgeous shine to them that I just cant seem to capture on camera. I used some blues and greens and really, really love how these pages came out!

For my embellishments/words I started with one of those gorgeous lace doilies and pulled out a bunch of cameo cuts that I had made both in vellum and in paper using the Dear Lizzy Documentary range! I just love the colours, the words and those florals are just beautiful!

I have a little container on my desk with little bits and pieces that I have been dipping into to get used so I also pulled from that the white and silver arrow and the silver glitter ampersand. Those alphas are one of my all time faves – October Afternoon Mini Market.

I used my scotch quick dry adhesive to attach the doily (after I cut it and the embellishments on it) and then used hot glue to attach everything else!

I seriously love how these pages turned out! Here are a couple of close ups of these last couple of pages

Oh, and my very final touch was adding some splashes of both black and Oceana (I think) colour shine and sticking down a few sequins 🙂

So, thats the last I will see of my journal until this time next year when it makes it way back to me! I hope you have enjoyed seeing this and I will share my progress as journals come and go throughout the year!!

Happy scrapping!