Saturday, 17 February 2018

February Journal #1 & #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and you’re having a lovely weekend. I have been experimenting on some larger projects but unfortunately I’ve had several major fails and those projects have ended up in the bin. So I needed to create something to soothe my arty soul and journal play seemed the best possible thing and here is the end result …

This is part one of a double page spread
All the stamped details
I managed to capture some of the texture
The shine and texture is amazing!
Here's part two
All the stamped details
The beautiful textured heart
The completed look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Addicted-to-Stamps-Challenge #161 Have a Heart
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything But Cute
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Dare to Resist

This double page journal spread started out with a piece of plain white card. I then used a couple of stencils to add stamped and heat embossed detail which I knew would resist any further colour. Once I had stencilled and heat embossed I started to stamp and then finally stamp and heat emboss. So many lovely layers of stamping and stencilling and lots of lovely texture too. I surprised myself with this page by the amount I had added to it once I finished. I’m also mega happy with the end result too. I’m hoping to create more journal pages than tags each month, fingers crossed lol! Here’s how:

1. Attach the Carabelle stencil to the RHS A4 white card and tape with ink pad through. Add the embossing powder and apply heat.
2. Attach the heart stencil to the LHS and apply embossing paste and then embossing powder and leave overnight to dry. Next morning apply heat.

3. At the top and bottom of the A4 card I used a stamp that looks like fabric with Wild Honey Distress Oxide.
4. I used a script stamp and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to repeat stamp to fill the rest of the white card.
5. I sprayed the card with a light mist of water and heat dried it. This spread the ink a little but not so much that the stamping wasn’t still visible.
6. I used an anti static pad over the card then repeat stamped and heat embossed the horse with lime green WOW EP.
7. I used Barn Door Distress and Distress Oxide, Spiced Marmalade Distress ink pad, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide with other stamps from the Visible Image stamp set to add stamped detail. I lightly sprayed the card with water and heat dried.
8. I cut the A4 card in half and added my journaling around the outside edges of both pieces of card using a Sharpie pen.

These Emerald Creek embossing powders are not like other embossing powders that are available. They have texture, and lots of it which I love. Extra texture and detail is always a bonus on my journal pages. One other thing that I have found with the page on the LHS in particular is that it looks totally different depending on how you hold the page, the Mirror Gold almost disappears when you look at the pages head on but the minute you move them POW – a gorgeously big textured shine hits you in the eyes. 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:
Visible Image: Revolutions stamp set
Rubber Dance: Retro Beech stamp set
Bearable Studio stencil
Ebay heat stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
Rock a Blocks; heat tool; spray bottle of water; anti static pad; palette knife

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A5 Pink Pig Journal
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IPs: Spiced Marmalade; Fired Brick
Distress Oxide IPs: Peacock Feathers; Crushed Pistachio; Wild Honey; Fired Brick
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder: Northern Lights; Mirror Gold
Sharpie black pen fine nib
Pebeo texture paste
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Washi tape


Rike said...

What an amazing double art journalpage with an amount of layers and lovely details! You were hard working and created a mega end result! Beautiful how the little hearts are forming the big heart, and your butterfly is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for linking this outstanding journalpage to Art Journal Journey!
Happy Sunday! Rike

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderfulk spread - so much amazing detail!
You made us happy to link it to Art Journal Journey! Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your journal spread is fabulous. I am in LOVE with your beautiful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Very beautiful 2-page work of art! I love the butterfly and the heart, too. And thanks for sharing your creative process with all of us, too. Hugs, Sharon

Jane France said...

Fabulous layers in your journal pages, gorgeous details. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge. X

Linda said...

Gorgeous journal pages .... so much fab detail. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful creativity across your journal pages , Karen. Great combination of colur, stencilwork, stamping and heat embossing . Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

Sara Barker said...

Truly beautiful pages, Karen! Such lovely depth and texture built with the embossing and inking! Thank you so much, too, for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

And, of course, we love seeing you play along at A Vintage Journey! You know already how I love these pages! Hugs!

Veerle said...

Great and colourfull project. Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck.
Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great two page journal spread, it feels good to have fun in your journal, great colors and texture
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Suzanne C said...

Vibrant and bold pages with lovely colors! A great way to soothe and inspire the creative soul! Thanks for joining in on the Frilly and Funkie "dare to resist" challenge!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I love seeing your gorgeous playtime Karen! Awesome layering and embossing! We are so thankful that you shared with us at Frilly & Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

Teresa said...

Fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining in at Country View Challenges for our February challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again x Teresa DT