Saturday, 24 January 2015

Journal 52 - Week 4

I'm still working on the conversation (week 3) page, however I have finished the page for Week 4 at Journal 52. The prompt this week is to incorporate a silhouette.
For the background I've used several Distress Inks sprayed with water. For the sihouette I've used black VersaFine and scribbled some text on it, outlined with white Posca Pen. Then I added some pen stamps at one side of the page.

The words are from a stencil as well. Added some Washi Tape and draw a white border around the page.
Looking forward to next weeks prompt. 
Thanks for looking.  

Monday, 19 January 2015

The Craft Barn: Calendar Challenge

The new Craft Barn challenge for this year is creating a calendar. 
The prompts for January are AQUA and SNOWFLAKES.
I found a perpetual DIY calendar which I bought a couple of years ago and decided to use it as a base. 
For the background I found an old snowflake stamp, which I stamped with VersaMark all over the card stock. I embossed it with white embossing powder and applied blue Distress Inks.
I then added the main polar bear image and the icicle onto the background. Finally I used Gelly Roll Pens. 
Looking forward to this years challenge and to complete the calendar. 
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Journal 52 - Week 2

The prompt for Week 2 at Journal 52 is: "just be": think about the word being and what it means to you. This might mean being your self and what makes you who you are, the things you do, or being present in the moment – it might mean just getting lost in the art of creating this week – that’s perfectly OK too!"

I think it's important to be happy with your life, yourself, what you do and so on. Even if it's not so easy sometimes. So I went for: Just be happy. 

For the background I've used 3 different Distress Stains and stamped some wood grain on it. Then I cut out some letters to spell "Just be happy" and glued it on the page. To finish it off I added some Washi tape to one side. 
Looking forward to next weeks prompt. 
Thanks for looking. 

Journal 52 - Week 1

My crafty new years resolution is to finish the Journal 52 challenge this year. Didn't quite make it last year. 

So the prompt for Week 1 is "Pathways": think about things that will inspire you along the path, and things you hope to see in the upcoming year. Maybe you are taking your first steps towards a project, or maybe you are looking ahead with goals and New Year’s Resolutions. What will help you along your journey?

So the Journal 52 challenges are my pathway for this year. I've covered the background with pan pastels and added Grunge Paste through a stencil. Coloured the paste with Distress Ink and stamped the quote on cardboard, coloured it and glued it to the background. Die-cut some letters and glued: "a new path" in the lower corner. 
Thanks a lot for looking.