Saturday, 30 September 2017

September Journal ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well.  I got a little behind this month with the virus that I’ve been able to get rid of. It’s been a rush to get this post typed and then blogged before the end of the month, especially as I was still enjoying the late warmth of summer and the colours associated with it at the beginning of this month lol! Anyways here is September’s two page mixed media journal play …

A double page for a change!
The fish in the sea, love the sense of movement I achieved with the fish
I did the fish twice, the first time on the card and they looked awful lol!
Maybe this page should be my farewell to summer
I used the polka dot stamps for the top two, 
not sure which one I used at the bottom
The polka dot butterfly close up
A last look at the ink and paint fun!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Art Journal Journey Challenge Colour in my World
I use colour all the time and I avoid monotone challenges lol!
Creatalicious Challenge #124 Anything Goes
optional make your own background
Creates and Makes Challenge #15 Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #1 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Mixed Media World Challenge MMW#29 Anything Goes

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #57 Photographic Inspiration

The colour on the page on the left I created by applying white gesso and I put it to one side until I had time or the inclination to do something with it. I had Distress Oxides left over from another project so I mopped them up with this card, drying in between layers and then mopped them up again. I put it to one side to use on a later date. The colour added to the page on the right was mop up of Spectrum Noir AquaTints which again I used my heat tool to dry. The card was put to one side ready and waiting to be used when the time came.

I love having these backgrounds ready and waiting to use dependent on my mood and what colours I wanted to use. For the left hand page I used a stencil I had only used once before and I used my Caran D’ache watercolour crayons to create the three fishes and then I fussy cut them out and glued them onto the first background. I trimmed the card and then adhered it into my journal.

I had applied texture paste to another project when I remembered the pink background. So I used the left overs on this page by rubbing it onto the background and I left that to dry. I wanted some butterflies on my journal page because I love them and it felt right to use them this time. It won’t be long until it will be inappropriate to use the beautiful butterflies, winter lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Paperbabe Pieridae stamp set
Carabelle Studio Origami #1 stencil
Sheena Douglass 7” square Distress Grid stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; craft mat; spray bottle; palette knife

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A5 pink pig journal
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress Oxides: Broken China; Cracked Pistachio; Worn Lipstick; Fossilised Amber
Spectrum Noir AquaTints Bright & Beautiful
Caran D’ache Neocolor II
Pebeo texture paste
Collall all purpose glue
Washi tape


debby4000 said...

Beautiful journalling pages.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Cara said...

Great journal pages, love those fish x

Janine - Ellabella said...

Woowwww the backround is great - thanks for sharing at Creataliciouschallenges - Janine

Maria Lillepruun said...

Wonderful creation! Thank you for decorating our challenge this month! Mixed Media World

Melanie said...

A wonderful project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional make your own background” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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