1 January 2012

Romping to the end of the art journal challenge

More of my finished pages. I am working on my very last page of the 2011 journal today but still have more to do. I never thought I would get there but I have and I have enjoyed the process so much.
Toys and the changes over the years. I found a fab vintage cut out doll on Graphics Fairy blog which I added to a barn door distress stain background. I added adirondack silver dabber and then stamped images from a Lost and Found Set and a the time piece from Craft Stamper.

This was about Christmas trees and I found some stencils and blasted Dawn Bibby moonlit silver spray over them stencil - bit messy in places. Once I doodled around the images I journalled all over the page about our Christmas tree - I found there was lots to say.
The next page was lots of fun. I created a background using paints, pva glue resist technique I had seen in the latest Craft Stamper (the squiggly lines) and lots of shiny spray inks. I loved this effect.

 We were to be generous with the stamping so I went to town with Tim Holtz bird and text stamps.

 I added more wild honey and worn lipstick to the the torn text and to try and blend it all together. Photographing shiny pages never seems to work that well. I will have to give in ask Lens Guy for a lesson on this...

 Finally a page on Christmas traditions.


  1. Happy New Year Sally. Fab pages. Great effects you have created. Especially love the bird and text one. All the best for 2012.
    Regards Florence x

  2. Great pages, looks like you had lots of inky fun! Happy New Year, hope 2012 is kind to you.

  3. What fabulous creative pages! Happy New Year to you xx