Monday, December 5, 2016

I See a journal page

I made a new friend.....I love making friends who also love to create :)
I met my new friend, Stephanie, at the Crop & Create event.
Another friend Caroline, who I had met a couple years earlier through our blogs and met for the first time in person at a Crop & Create event, pointed out that Stephanie did art journaling.
Being the shy person that I am, I went up to her (with my other friend Debbie) and started chatting about art journaling.
She wanted to see our journals, so Debbie and I brought them the next day.

Fast forward to last month when Stephanie contacted me to see if I wanted to do an art journal challenge with her.
Of course I am always game, so that is what we did.
Our theme was a Fall (or what we like about Fall)
Here is my page.

I adhered  printed tissue paper to the background.
I then added dylusions paints to the background.
Stamped and then heat embossed (with white embossing poweder) the dandelions and their fluff.
I am a bit anal on how my words come out, so I first stamped it on white tissue paper.
I then added some white dylusions paint and then adhered the tissue paper with the sentiment on it, to the white part of the background.
Lastly I inked the edges of the pages with distress ink in black soot and doodled around the pages with a white gel pen.

Here is Stephanie's page
I have noticed in Stephanies books, she likes to add lots of dimension to her pages.
Here she painted the background and added lots of beautiful leaves to her page like a border.
She also used some embossing paste here and there.
Then she coloured up some cute Crazy birds and stamped her sentiment.
I really wish I could be as freeing as she is with her stamping.

Here are both Stephanie's and my pages together.

Here are our journals together.
If you are wondering mine is the thin skinny journal, lol.
I am looking forward to the day that my journal is as chunky as Stephanie's.

We have a new challenged lined up for this month.
Looking forward to our Tim Horton's meet up to share our next pages :)

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)


  1. Beautiful pages! It's always fun to try something new. :)

  2. Lovely to make new friends, especially one that shares your passion for creating. I am thinking of advertising for such a friend (col).

  3. Such beautiful pages. Thanks for sharing! Mine tend to be flatter, too.

  4. They are both beautiful. Do you use a Moleskine? I joined an art journal meetup that just started and have no idea what I am doing but love the idea of art journaling.


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