Wednesday, 27 December 2017

December Journal #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you are having an absolutely awesome Christmas with lots of lovely new goodies to play with! I have a few that I have no doubt you will be seeing in the near future, or as soon as I get to play with them lol! Anyways here is one of the journal pages that I owe myself that also just happens to fit a couple of challenges too ...

An A5 journal page
All the stamped and inked details
You can see all the stamped and heat embossed details,
and our doe is waiting patiently for Santa!
She is so sweet!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 

Art Journal Journey Challenge Let’s Celebrate: 
I’m joining the Art Journal Journey Challenge because I’m celebrating the little thing of getting back to my journal journey!  My journal is A5 too!
Creative Artiste Challenge #33 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes

This journal page came out better than I dared hoped and I just happened to learn a little more along the way too lol! Here’s how:

1. Cut A4 card to A5. Pick the colours you want to use to create your background and if necessary get them out of the pots.
2. On the A5 card apply a layer of water then use multiple shades of blue and green to colour the night time sky to look like the Northern Lights are shining bright for you. Dry your sky with a heat tool or leave to dry naturally (I left mine to dry overnight).
3. I added a layer of pale green for the grass/meadow and I used my heat tool to dry it.
4. I inked up the stamp with Versamark and I repeat stamped the mountains across three quarters of the width of the card then added Emerald Creek Weathered Wood embossing powder and used the heat tool to make it puff.
5. I inked up the tree stamp with Versamark and I repeat stamped the trees across the rest of the width of the card and applied Emerald Creek Northern Lights embossing powder and again the heat tool.
6. I stamped the grasses with different shades of green distress ink pads and then piped the 3D snow on the mountain tops.
7. I used two Dyna inteference acrylic paints to add shimmer to the Northern Lights.
8. I added water to white gesso and gold acrylic paint and added splats of white and gold to the sky.
9. I used various shades of brown distress ink pads, in the order listed below to stamp the layers of the deer onto a snippet of white card and then I fussy cut her. I added a little white dot to her eye and glued her in position.

I actually created this on Boxing Day, it was so very very nice to play and to create a project that wasn’t a card and was just for me lol! I hope you like my little deer, she’s waiting to see what Santa brings her and I will show that in my next journal page post 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

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Hero Arts CL985 Deer layering stamp set
Emerald Creek: Aldergrove trees stamp
Wood mounted stamps: mountain; grasses : these stamps are over ten years old & the manufacturer is no longer around
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; anti static bag

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A5 Pink Pig journal
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Primary; Landscape; Beautifully Grunge
Emerald Creek HSE-007 Weathered Wood embossing powder
Emerald Creek AAAC-NL Northern Lights embossing powder
Pebeo Dyna Inteference; Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Blue
DoCrafts: gold acylic paint
Distress ink pads for the deer: Tea Dye; Brushed Corduroy; Rusty Hinge; Walnut Stain
Distress ink pads for the grass: Bundled Sage; Crushed Olive; Mown Lawn
Pebeo white gesso
Viva Decor 3D Snow
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue


froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautiful page ! This fits our "Let's Celebrate" theme over at Art Journal Journey just perfectly! Thank you for joining Karen!
Happy New Year !
oxo Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It was nice to read that you enjoyed making this beautiful Art Journal Journey entry, because I certainly enjoyed it. The beauty of the deer, the fun embossing, and the great colors make it a real hit. Thanks for sharing it with Sheila's Let's Celebrate theme at Art Journal Journey. I look forward to seeing more art in this journal, too.

sheila 77 said...

I do like your little deer waiting for Santa, love the sky too. Great to read how you made it and the art materials you used too.
Nice Celebration about getting back to Art Journalling and thanks very much for linking it to our Celebration at AJJ.

Tracy Freeman said...

Hey lovely did you have a nice Christmas ? It's been such a creamy year hasn't it !!! Next year I shall be around a lot more :)

Beautiful journal page, love the cute deer.
Sending lots of love and hugs

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful journal page, that sky is most delightful. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty Karen and joining the anything goes blog challenge. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, wishing you all the best for 2018.
Tracey DT

Cara said...

I love your sky, it's so atmospheric x