Wednesday 24 August 2011

My journey into Art Journalling

The Greeting Farm are doing a 24 week challenge to create an art Journal. Each week you are given the theme. Having never attempted this craft I decided to give it a go. We are on week 5 now and here are my pages
I am making up my pages separetely and then binding them all together. This week you had to use paper piecing, texture and layers. Those gorgeous papers are K & Co, I crumpled, distress and inked them. The cardbaord was from a box that delivered some goodies yesterday. I've admired other crafter's use of this material but had never used it before myslef.  I exposed the corrugated core, painted it with Claudine Helmuth Traditional Tan paint and then inked it with Brushed Corduroy DI. The raffia ribbon is from my stash.
The image is Friday Creeper form The Greeting Farm and I coloured her with Promarkers.

You can see here that her trousers and waistcoat have been paper pieced. I am entering this into the following challenges
Make it Monday - always anything goes
Stamps R Us - anything goes
Woodware USA - try a new technique

Hope you like my attempt, perhaps I'll share the other pages another time


~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

This is fab, gorgeous colours

Ali x

CraftyDaffy said...

I saw your project on Make it Monday and I am glad I did. It is really gorgeous. The textures are amazing and especially well done for using techniques you haven't done before. I think the idea of an art journal is great as well.

Dana said...

I saw your link on Make it Monday and came for a closer look. What cool pages! I love the corrugated cardboard and the papers are gorgeous!

Rene said...

This is gorgeous and your coloring is AMAZING!!!
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Cass said...

Love this Shazza it's gorgeous.

Cass xx

Judie said...

Arrived here via your link on Make it Monty. Grand card and awesome coloring.

Judie #54

cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are brilliant gorgeous colors hugs cherylx

Collette said...

Wonderful. Been on the fence about these art journals. May have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us.

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi there ..well done! Pages look really lovely with your embellishing . Bet you are now looking at other things not before seen as embellishing material . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .