Friday, 4 October 2013

... and More Art Journalling!!

Hello everyone.  Hope the weather where you are is as lovely as the weather we've got at the moment.  After days of wild winds and stormy conditions we have got the most glorious sunshine  out there at the moment.  I had every intention of getting into the garden and putting in some new plants but  fate conspired against me because someone lost my garden gloves!!  Cannot find them anywhere and I cannot work in the garden without them. 
So here I am to show you my latest effort at Art Journalling.  I made a double page spread this time.  I had intended this to be quite minimallist but got carried away a bit I think. 
 I used watercolour paper as my base this time.  For both sides I just glued on some random strips of paper and a piece of burlap to start off with, gessoed over the top of that and then coloured where I wanted with Distress Inks.  Colours used are Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain.  I splattered a bit of the Walnut Stain randomly and let it drip.  Unfortunately it did bleed a bit but I'm just telling myself that it adds to the 'Arty-ness' of it. LOL!
The chipboard clock is from Imaginarium and was coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and randomly brushed with a bit of gesso.  The chipboard stickers are from Cheap as Chips were also lightly brushed with gesso.  The bulb is a small typo bulb from Prima.
Stamping was done with Versafine  Vintage Sepia and the stamps used are one of the Stained Texture stamps from BoBunny but I have no idea where the diamond shape stamp is from.
The printed clock is a free image from the net and the wording was simply written on plain paper, glued to some pasteboard and inked with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
The page below is basically the same but of course with different elements.
The ruler is from Prima's Engraver Collection and I believe the postcards are from Prima as well but I'm not 1oo% sure.  The flourish is from Little Birdie, the small chipboard clock is Imaginarium and the printed clock is another free image from the net.  The flourish and the little clock were both coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and lightly brushed with gesso.
The wording was done in the same way as the previous page and the chipboard stickers are also from Cheap as Chips.

  I thoroughly enjoyed working on these pages.  Got into a heck of a mess but loved every minute of it but now I really need to get back to making my cards and have to leave the Art Journal alone for a while.  
Thank you so much to all the lovely people who share their gorgeous works out there so that people like me can be inspired.  Love you all!!!!
I also want to thank all the lovely people who leave me such heart warming comments.  I love to know what you think and you have all been very generous.  Thank you so much!!
Please take care my friends.  God Bless!!
oxox Marg


  1. Stunning art Margy!!! love that kaiser stamp and all the little details ...xo

  2. wow these page are awesome, love the layers and details :)

  3. I am seriously Drooling at the moment Margaret...This is soooo Artful! Love the colours and the designs are just picture perfect...Love, Love, Love it! Ps. That's a Prima stamp...;-)

    Went back for another look...great textures....!!! Still drooling!

  4. I agree with Patricia on this one absolutely drool worthy. I am so inspired by you with your cards and with this... Beautiful work truly.

  5. I just LOVE your art journal pages Marg! I can see you have such fun creating them too. SO artistic & therapeutic too no doubt! Have a lovely weekend xo

  6. Wow, totally amazing pages Margie, they truly are arty!! I hardly ever use Mustard Seeds, but I have to say I really, really love it here! I think the composition over the two page spread is brilliant and perfectly balanced, perfection to my eyes and I love the sentiments too. Oh and by the way that diamond shaped background stamp is a Prima one. I totally love it and and as you probably know the lovely Heather uses it in almost all of her backgrounds.

  7. These pages look wonderful! Love the background and love the misting and stamping.. And there are no mistakes in scrapping, just a new technique to explore!,

  8. Beautiful Beautiful work Marg. I LOVE the clocks and the swirl. Can't wait to see the next

  9. WOW Margy, I just LOOOOOOOVE absolutely everything about this. So so so beautiful. I think you art journal as good as you make cards, & that is "ten out of ten". Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful project. Cheers Di xo

  10. This is just gorgeous! Love your colors, design, and attention to detail!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  11. There is nothing like getting messy hey Margy he he. You have created a stunning art journal page so many beautiful textures and layers its simply divine!

  12. Oh I'm excited cos this means you might one day make a layout - lol! Would LOVE to see that! In the meantime, I think your journal pages are amazing. Love them!

  13. I just love the work in your journal - the colors are wonderful.


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