Friday, 28 September 2012

It's Been a While

It's been a while since I have entered a challenge!
I loved some of the stamps that Kate Crane uses in her art journaling! So I thought I would go on to Stampotique and treat myself to some!! Can't wait till they arrive! :)

I decided to enter the Stampotique Challenge. The theme is squares.

Here is my entry.

I tore up some backing paper which had different styles of writing on it. I stuck it to the page and then painted green interference paint over it. Then watered down black acrylic paint, and painted it on, then wiped it off. I stamped and embossed the stars. The images are from Tiddlyinks. Coloured with Pro Markers. The squares are made from shiney card with cosmic shimmer sprayed over. With Tim Holtz stamps stamped on the top. And of course some glitter thrown in!

Hope you like it! :)


Just thought I would add on to this post... I have found a couple of other lovely challenge blogs, and have done something for them too.

The first one is.... Art Journal Cafe. Hopefully I am in time for it, the theme is.... Save the page.
This page I saved from a sketch book. I tore it out and used it to mop up my cosmic shimmer sprays from the stencils. I then stamped a Totally Gorjuss Image and coloured her with Pro Markers.
I stamped with some Tim Holtz stamps (Ultimate Grunge) in the background. I drew ran drops with my Faber Pitt Pen and went over with glitter gel pen. Then I added Glossy Accents in the umbrella and the rain drops.

Also for the Art Journal Cafe, a new challenge came out today! The theme is Music.
I only finished this page in the last few days. I was listening to the soundtrack to Whip It. And one of my favourite songs on there is Dead Sound by the Raveonettes. I listened to it and decided to do a page on how the song made me feel, and the colours it made me think of.
This is my page.

The other challenge blog is called Balzer Designs.
The theme is September Dailies. Now I think you might need to either do a page a day or add a bit to a current page a day through out September.
I am not sure if I have understood this right. So ladies from the blog, if you look at this and I have the wrong idea, just ignore me! lol... It's all for the fun of it. I shall try better next time.

Basically I did a page on the last day of September, and themed it around September too, and what the month means to me.

I covered the page in different types of paper, I don't have any gel medium yet (its on the way) so I used Beacon fast finish decoupage. It made it quite sturdy and nice and shiny. I mixed brown acrylic paint with gold interference medium and painted it over the top. I then stuck on the different coloured leaves. I dotted about some pva glue on the page and then put gold leaf on the top.
I then wrote some journalling.

I also decided to enter the Totally Gorjuss challenge, which is Punch and Die. My dies cuts are very simple though as they are on a note book and I don't want them to fall off. I made this notebook for my mum. It was a plain kraft covered note book. I painted it with Gesso then with pink acrylic paints. I then used cosmic shimmer sprays over a flower stencil. Left to dry and sprayed varnish on it.
The image is Lili of the Valley and coloured with Pro Markers. The inside of the cover is paper also from Lili of the Valley. The die cut flowers are also coloured in with Pro Markers with glitter on top.

I hope you like my projects, thank you for looking and commenting :) x


  1. Awesome! Love the background and squares! Excellent choice to treat yourself some stamps from Stampotique :-D Thanks for joining us. XOXO

  2. Fabulous card. Well done on buying some new stamps, you won't regret it!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  3. Lovely card, you will love your stamps when they arrive. Thank you for joining in with the Stampotique challenge this week.x

  4. cute image and perfect use of the squares with this scene. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  5. Your card is absolutely Gorjuss... Thanks for joining our challenge at TG this week, hugs Sharon x p.s. That Gorjuss Girl with the flowing hair is stunning!

  6. Your pages are wonderfuls ! Thank you to participated to our challenge on AJC
    Carol, one of the frappucinos

  7. These are wonderful! My favorite is the little one with the umbrella!

  8. Such beautiful pages! I love the texture on your music page.

  9. Brilliant journaling Lucy. Love your post. Michelle x