Friday, April 28, 2017

DIY- Sizzix Journaling

Night Dreamer is my newest pages in my first art journal.  I know I keep saying how much I am enjoying journaling because it's true!  

It all started with my pages I gessoed black.  At first this was a great idea, then I felt it was a bad idea... then I went with it and I was beyond happy with it.


After the pages were painted all black I went back over with white gesso to create a hill effect and road.  Colouring with various green distress crayons for shading and lighting.  The sky has shades of blue and violet.


The cityscape is inked with Oxide and run through my Creative Station so I can easily adhere to the pages.  Pop the cityscape up with dimentionals.


Time for all the adorable traffic with cityscape.


Since there is extra ink on the mat grab another piece of watercolour paper and soak it up.  Added some more oxide for an intense colour.  Use the magnetic platform to keep your thinlits in place!  I cut the top off the truck... I have an idea!


I don't have the Cityscape Suburbia yet for all the cute fluffy trees.  Fear not... I can make foliage with my Wildflowers 2 die... TA DA!!!!


Well the removed portion of the back of the truck wasn't meant for the helicopter but this is where it ended up!  


I was on the fence about these Cityscape dies but I have to say I like!


EEP... be a dreamer!


Check out this busy little chopper flying through the starry night. 


I cut wildflowers to make us as trees.


Even lining the base of my cityscape.


ACK... here's why I cut the truck up.  It became a flat deck truck towing a wee commuter.  That's how the chopper ended up with the back of the truck box!


It's busy city!


I went from being worried how I could pull this black background off to loving it.


Thank you for check out my latest journal pages.  If you're a regular then thanks for putting up with me on these.  Have a crafty day.





A Vintage Journey- Magic of Three (oxide inks, distress crayons, gesso)
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge- What is your Super Power (that wee chopper is the super power of this page)


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Journaling Tuck Spots and Pockets

It is official... I am addicted to Journaling.  This is an inspiration post... why?  I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.

Scroll through the the photos for ideas.  I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.  

I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journal simple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.


Inside there are pages of Memoranda paper and Idea-Ology from Scrap Shotz March Scrapbook Kit.


A mini book stuffed in a pocket too.


Nicole Wright Designs  Fallen Blossom is used on the tag, stamped and watercolored with worn lipstick oxide ink.


I used pages from my 115 year old art journal to create another mini.  Stamping and watercoloring throughout each page with Garden Flower and my stamp set Fallen Blossom.


Tuck spots and pockets for stuffing notes.  


The March Kit with the new Memoranda paper is perfect on it's own.  But I still cut it up and collaged with it.


I fussy cut a found relative since I am still trying to get my hands on some paper dolls ;)


Flip spots for stamping and writing.


Pages of stuffing, inking and stamping.


Thanks for stopping by and seeing my latest Eileen Hull Journal.  Check out the rest of the Inspiration Team as they share their journal projects.



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