Sunday, 4 November 2012

Journal playtime

Hello everyone, and welcome once again to all my new followers.

It's been rather quiet around here, mainly due to the fact that I have been snowed under with various design team projects. But today I decided I needed some art me time and played in my latest journal.

The background was created using various acrylic paints and loads of Gesso, stencils and various background stamps. The main vocal stamps  are mostly Tim Holtz and were stamped on to tissue paper and then adhered with gel medium over the background. I also used element of the Prima Romance Novel collection. Love that collection (I have the 6 x 6 pad). I like most Prima collections, but this one must be one of my all time favourites. The bit on the right is a pocket I created with a little envelope inside to hold little journal-ling notes. I feel more comfortable with that than journal-ling all over my page.
Here are some close up photos still.



And here you can see the little envelope and note cards, - all cut from the collection and just a little embellished.
You can see the cover of this journal here

25 comments:

Gypsea said...

Looks great! I like the color scheme and I love the little notes! I don't like journaling all over my pages either and this is a wonderful alternative!

jacque4u2c said...

I really like what you did with this...it looks awesome!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

super journal LO.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so beautiful, Astrid,

Lucy x

butterfly said...

I remember the cover well; it's lovely to get to see what's starting inside. This is full of beauty and atmosphere - love the passionate heat of the colours, and wonderful lettering and stamping. I love the idea of private journalling hidden away (as you may remember, I've struggled with having my handwriting on pages), so thank you for that inspiration! Have a wonderful week.
Alison x

annesyme said...

Fantastic journal page, lots of lovely detail to look at and I love the idea of hiding the journalling
Anne x

Tracie Dean said...

The page is amazing. The Romance Collection is also one of my all time favorites!!! You have done a wonderful job.

Looking forward to seeing the next page you create.

Happy Crafting,
Tracie

Netty said...

Loving your total passion with all its great layers Astrid. Hope you get some more me time. Annette x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful Astrid! Nicola x

Dorthe said...

Oh you just know how to create amazing pages, Astrid,--love the effects you have created here,-with the stamps,and wonderful colours - it is a fantastic project--and I love your words about being more comfortable using little pockets for your journaling...I would feel the same!
Hugs,Dorthe--and goodnight :-)

RosA said...

That's fabulous! Love your page!

Marisa Job said...

Stunning project!! I am wlways so impressed by the way you use mixed media to create such beautiful projects!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Another priceless piece of art, so amazing... love the way you add the stamps using tissue paper (must try this). Fantastic, and so beautiful.

Monica Buys said...

Beautiful indeed :)

Sandy said...

Oh Astrid this is fabulous.
Love the vintage design.
So gorgeous.
xoxo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous!

Sophie said...

Superschön, Astrid.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wonderful page Astrid - your background is just gorgeous and I love the use of the Prima papers. Lots of inspiration! Thankyou!

Bärbel said...

Das ist großartig, Astrid! Die Stempel und die Gestaltung der Seite sind wirklich zu bewundern, dazu die herrlich nostalgischen Farben, ich liebe jedes Detail dieses wunderbaren Werkes!

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous art work ... love your journal page

First Night Design said...

Bliss!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such gorgeous stamping... totally love this page.... I keep looking around and around again at each detail.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What an awesome design love that.

craftimamma said...

Another gorgeous page and I too like your method of keeping your journalling 'private'. I don't like my handwriting so would feel that I spoiled a page having it on view, lol! I love what you are doing with the wonderful journal the Bosses sent us. I just haven't been able to get into journalling at all but maybe after Christmas I might find the time to play ;D

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Peg Coombes said...

Oh wow! Some amazing creations Astrid just love the envelopes too x

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