14 November 2013

My love affair with Creative Journaling continues

Hello there friends, I've been playing around with some pages and not yet added any text, perhaps I won't as I really like the way the pages look now.

With this first page I was going for an all white look which ended up being pearl and gold, but you know how these things just flow and what you set out to do sometimes takes an unexpected turn.  I've used gesso and then some trim string and lace dasies and butterflies.  The pages were painted with a irridescent paint finish which turned the stark white of the gesso to a rich pearly sheen.  I thought I'd just add a little bit of colour with some Gold.

This next page is an acrylic paint background, with gesso over the top to soften and blur the edges, then a thick layer of crackle paint and stormy sky distress ink rubbed over the crackle.  I then added the texture paste and stood back and looked at it and thought it looked like a fancy trellis so then came the idea of using up some of my flower stash.  a little bit of lace and some awesome bling.  Page done!

With this close up of the bling, you can also see the gorgeous texture of the crackle paint.  I'm really super happy with this spread.

Thank you for taking time to stop by for a visit.



12 November 2013

Little Boxes

While not quite old enough to remember this song, it was released in 1962, I do remember it being played on the radio.
The song Little Boxes was released by Malvina Reynolds, here is an excerpt from wikipedia.

The song is a political satire about the development of suburbia and associated conformist middle-class attitudes. It refers to suburban tract housing as "little boxes" of different colors "all made out of ticky-tacky", and which "all look just the same." "Ticky-tacky" is a reference to the shoddy material used in the construction of housing of that time.

When I started to create this page, the song came to mind.

Hope you see the fun side of this.



11 November 2013


I'm still on my creative journaling path and have been having lots of fun playing around with different mediums and textures.

Normally, I'd cover the pages with inks or sprays or acrylic paint, this time I decided to leave some white space and just freehanded some lines in Magenta, Cobalt Blue and Lavender  The hearts are punched out of canvas which I got in a stack like you buy watercolour paper.  It's awesome thickness and texture.

Personally, I think the blue stamped hearts get a bit lost on the background as it's quite bold.

Anyway, I thank you for taking the time to stop by.



02 November 2013

The door to my heart

I had so much fun making this page, it just came together beautifully, I got the inspiration from a lovely lady Kerry who was at a journal class I attended, I looked through her journal and was just blown away.  Some very lovely pages and she was generous in allowing me to take some photos of her work.

This is not an exact copy as with any thing that gives you inspiration, you end up putting your own creative flair into the mix.

 The Plum and Teal go so well together don't you think?  Purples and Teals are one of my favourite combinations I hope you don't get too sick of seeing them together on my projects, I do try to mix it up a bit, like with the last page all hot pink and orange!

I am really loving playing around with mixed media, like adding texture with modeling paste and acrylic paint, layers of stamps and papers and inks in my Creative Journal, the only problem is that it's getting quite bulky now and it's difficult to lay it flat for both working and taking the photo!

Thanks for stopping by to check my latest creation out.