Monday, 13 November 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 200 - Anything but a Card

Hello and welcome!!!  So nice of you to stop by!

The new Challenge has gone live at Crafty Cardmakers and this time Angela is our hostess and the Theme is Anything but a Card!

So, you can create anything you wish, as long as it IS NOT a Card.

Well, as you can imagine, for a cardmaker like me, that is not an easy Challenge to meet.  I actually started a couple of different projects, but ended up putting them to one side, because they just were not coming together the way I wanted.  Haven't tossed them in the bin as yet as I'm hoping to go back later on and finish them off.  I had started this Art Journal page a little while ago.  All I had done was the basic background so, when nothing else worked for me, I decided to finish it off.  Wasn't really sure where I was going with this but, in the end, it came together quite nicely and I am very happy with the finished piece.

I used a piece of Canvas Paper and cut it to size so it would fit into the Art Journal I created a little while back.  I didn't want to work in the Journal itself because I didn't want any of the wet media
to soak through the page.  If you'd like to take a look at that Journal, HERE is the link.
I started by using texture paste through a Bubble stencil and then used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals for the colour. 
The colours are Tiffanylou's Blue and Dark Chocolate Truffle.  Once the Magicals were dry I rubbed the corners with gold Twinkling H2O's.  The stamps I used are from Prima and from Lavinia Stamps.
Found this flower in my stash.  It must have been re-coloured a long time ago, so I have no idea what I sprayed it with, but the colour was perfect for my page.  The chippie frame was simply swiped with more of the gold Twinkling H2O's.
The quote I used was found through Pinterest.  It is from a Journal page by Joanne Sharpe.  It doesn't say if it was her own quote or from someone else but, the full quote says ' To be true, you must embrace the life that is calling you and listen to the whispers in your soul.'   I loved it, so I hope she won't mind me using part of it for my page.
Added lots of prills for some more texture .. and, just because I love them!
Here is the page glued down in my Journal ..
.. and a little closie!

Would love for you to pop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog and take a look at the incredible creations by my Teamies.  I am sure you will be inspired to join in.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #200 - Anything but a card.
Be sure to read the rules and please take note of the 15 Challenge limit.

Thank you so much for coming by and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Hi Margaret, loving this to bits. Gorgeous colour scheme and a great sentiment too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  2. Wow, this is stunning, Margaret!! You did an amazing job!! The texture is incredible!! I love the colors and the details you added!! Absolutely gorgeous journal page!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is the most gorgeous journal I've ever seen Margaret. I love just about everything, the colours, the lay out, the embellishments, the texture. Just perfect. Ans I adore that sentiment. Ace project my friend. Hugs Veerle xx

  4. Oh Margaret, what a gorgeous page - I think I 'need' those colours of Magicals, they are stunning together. I just love the doily, the lace, the stencilling and those beautiful prills .... love it all!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. A wonderful Art Journal page Margy! I adore the colours, the design and the quote. Everything flows in harmony and the subtle stamping adds another interesting layer. Wow, wow, wow. This is a standout in the Crafty cardmakers gallery for me.

  6. Beautiful! And some of my favorite colors. I love all the wonderful texture in the corners!

  7. Wow Marg i love this page! The colors go wonderfully together and a fabulous texture on the back ground too.. really creative.. I hope your week is going well...

  8. Beautiful, creative page! wow! The blue flower and white lace just add a great touch to an already lovely background!

  9. Wow, this is so gorgeous Margaret! I'm not sure what kind of techniques you used to create the background, but dang it sure is amazing! All that texture, and the amazing blues and browns mixed into a crazy beautiful pattern! I love the addition of the lace, a touch of shabby amid all the vintage! The flower sure is a perfect fit and it looks amazing sitting in that frame! A stunning addition to your journal!!

    There is officially Christmas in my house now. I got the tree and lights all put up this week. All I need now is some snow and I can start the winter celebrations! lol. Hope all is well with you, sending hugs :)

  10. What an amazing journal page! I absolutely love the color and texture and overall artsy feel here. Tremendous inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  11. Stunning creation Margaret x


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