Sunday, 8 December 2013

Positivity Journal, instalment 2

Hello everyone, thank you for dropping in and I hope you have had a good weekend.
I have been busy getting all of my Christmas cards ready to go out, but today I want to share the next double page of my little positivity journal with you.

If you are wondering what this is all about, you can read about it HERE
Many of you said you want to join me in this, that is fantastic!! There seems to be a little misunderstanding though, some of you said you would only be able to do it once a week... anything is fine of course, but I am not going to art journal every day either. What I will do every day though, is write one positive thing that has happened that day. (Hence all the tags and pockets). Now that does not need to take very long at all, it can be done in two minutes, but I do think it is kind of important to do that bit every day, really to get into the habit of it, but of course everyone can do what they like and what suits their life!

Anyway,for this page I have used one of my old favourite collage techniques, but basically it's very similar in technique to the first one.
1: Add some texture paste through a stencil of your choice.
2. Add some scraps of book pages, tissue and/or washi  tape or even scraps of DP
3. Cover with a thin layer of Gesso
4 Add colour with whatever medium you like, I used mainly Gelatos again
5. Add background stamping
6, Add a vocal image either stamped and fussy cut, or stamped directly onto the page or a collage image (as I did this time from the Graphics 45 Place in Time collection)
7. Add rub ons, pockets, tags or whatever you want and the most important bit: HAVE FUN!!!
Here are some close ups still:

Well there you have it, for the tags and pocket I used little scraps of Prima Romance Novel papers.

Hope all your preparations for the festive season are going to plan, keep breathing!!!


Claire said...

Hi Astrid, wow this really gorgeous. I love the idea of a positivity journal, I'm off to find out all about it
Claire xx

AngelicaS said...

Absolutely the background and the vintage lady is so beautiful. A positivity journal is a truly great idea, everyone should have one.....

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my god, this is soooooooooo gorgeous Astrid, and I´m completely speachless right now. Absolutely stunning work here hun, I so love it.

Rossella said...

Absolutely gorgeous pages and I love the idea
Rosie x

Marianne said...

Oh I really love this little art journaling book!! Lovely pages again!!
xxx Marianne

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Astrid. I love your choice of colours and the texture you created.

butterfly said...

Lovely colours in those glowing backgrounds, and I love your choice of image on the blue-green page... she's so delightfully windswept! You're quite right about the positivity practice being daily - and that should certainly be achievable, for goodness' sake!

Beautiful inspiration again... thank you!
Alison xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Astrid,
wonderful pages, I'm fascinated, the textures are gorgoeus, the colors and motifs, really beautiful as the first pages.
Big hugs Anja

Claire said...

Hi Astrid, stunning pages and a lovely idea for 2014. I want to give art journalling a go next year - it's one of my aims for 2014! Thanks for giving me some starting inspiration! Claire x

Maryanne said...

Your journal book is going to be fabulous! I love this spread! The texture and image on the one page is so wonderful and I love the little pocket and tag on the other. Wonderful. I can't wait to start on mine.

Rita said...

What beautiful journal pages Astrid. Stunning work. Hugs Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

You have the most amazing talent for bringing your colours to life, as though they are glowing.
Love the idea of the tags for the journaling - gorgeous in so many ways.

suziqu's thread works said...

I've just read about this idea Astrid and it is absolutely such an amazing idea. Your pages are utterly gorgeous with all your shaded colours and beautiful rubbings and images.
I would love to be part of this but perhaps I could do my own version as I don't have so many of your beautiful products to work with.
You are such a wonderful inspiration dear!
Enjoy your Christmas card making as I am over here.
Warm hugs,

Netty said...

Terrific pages, my favourite is the left hand page, just for the pure romance of it. You say you used Gelatos, can you tell me what is the difference between Gelatos and Caran D'Ache water solubles please. Many thanks, Annette x

rachel said...

stunning pages Astrid - the image - I don't know why - reminds me of Mary Poppins - I guess its the umbrella and the windy look - anyway - I love that as its such a happy family film xx

Shirley said...

Adorable double journal page. I just melt when I see the prettiness of your pages Astrid.

You know what I am going to love the most about this 2014 journal book - it's the tiny little tags and pockets and all those positive thoughts that you will be able to cram onto them. Can't wait to get started. Wow can you believe I am actually looking forward to 2014.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

unni's scrappeboble said...

Wooooow, så mye fint du lager, heilt fantastisk :)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pages Astrid on which to add your positive statements. I haven't emailed you but I would love to take part. Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Astrid
Once again you have wonderful ideas and your willingness to share is heartening, Thank you for being who you are, I love your work and I look forward to more inspiration through next year.

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous , I really must try and get some pages done...not that they will be a s wonderful as yours! hugs x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing page again Astrid, I love the background, but olso the image and the colours , great ART!!I love it!!


Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow Astrid!!! This is such an amazing and inspiring project you've got going. So many people wanting to get is wonderful. I must admit I got it wrong to start off with but I think I'm up to speed now and I am going to join in. I absolutely totally looooooove these pages. They are absolutely stunning!!!!! As always I love the colours, I also love the stamping and all the elements you've included on these. I said this to Heather, and I'l also say it to you ... I would looove to be able to sit next to you and watch you put one of these pages together, That would be awesome!! Totally adore these Astrid!!!! ox

Daniele said...

amazing pages, love the backgrounds that you have created

Daniele said...

amazing pages, love the backgrounds that you have created

Stamps and Paper said...

Astrid your journal is truly the beautiful backgrounds and images..


chrissie said...

Wonderful pages and so the idea is terrific.

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen said...

simply amazing Astrid! I am happy that you even write how to do!
Thank you !


Annie said...

Stunning journal pages Astrid and I would love to play along. Will check it out later though as I am so so behind :-(
Crafty hugs and TFS

Annie x

Redanne said...

The mix of colours you have chosen are so very beautiful and that lady is lovely. Wonderful journal pages Astrid. Hugs, Anne x

artwolf2009 said...

your pages are so stunning. I feel a Little bit "lazy" by doing one week on one page. So hopefully we both recognize the good things daily

Marisa Job said...

Another breathtaking project!! You are such a talented lady, love your work!!

Terry said...

Breathtaking as always, Astrid! I so love the idea behind your journal inspiration! The texture and colors are gorgeous! Have a positively wonderful week! Hugs!

Barbara Rankin said...

Absolutely beautiful pages. I love your idea for a positive journal and writing something every day on tags. TFS such a wonderful idea, and inspiring pages as well.

Candy C said...

Astrid...this is such a lovely idea and your positivity journal is already turning out to be such a work of art. What joy you will get from looking at this and thumbing through it throughout the year. And what an exquisite way to remind yourself to remain positive! I love this idea and after the first of the year, I'm going to try to play along. LOVE this! <3 Candy

c.szyba said...

bye from France

Dorthe said...

Hello dear , what wonderful pages you did ,again... I love both colour tones, but the warm glow of gold and brown, really warmed me today, in all the cold weather outside, also the stamp and the sweet pocket with tag is so beautiful,- and love the shivering girl ,and all the texture there.
I want to create the book for your 2014 experience, and be with you in positive thinking !!
This is a beautiful idea dear Astrid.
ThaNK YOU so much for you comment today, and for liking my creation, made from the wonderful inspiration you alwayes offers us !!
Enjoy your christmas with your loved ones..I know how much you look forward to seing them.
Warm hug from Dorthe

Sandy said...

Your two new pages are beautiful and set up a whole new way of thinking for me. Why not make a book of beautiful images and gorgeous techniques. I love what you have done.
Happy Holiday Astrid!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous pages, I love the texture. Have a great week, Shirleyxx ps.. not sure if I said it before, but I really like your idea to write something positive each day.

May said...

Stunning pages Astrid... the texture is fabulous & the colours are just perfect... Love the vintage lady..Beautiful work & A Beautiful idea... Hugs May x x x

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful ... that lady is so elegant!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful spread in great colors. Happy is a fabulous positiv word.

Jools Robertson said...

Positively beautiful, amazing colours and textures
Love it!


Jools x

annes paperfun said... is gorgeous...
Lovely colors!
Hugs, Anne

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Stunning pages Astrid, so much to see and admire!

Anonymous said...

Great to read how your pages came together Astrid! They are beautiful!
Alison xxx

Jenny Marples said...

LOVE your style of journalling Astrid. Thank you for the recipe. I just may have to give it a go if the results are going to look anywhere near as good as yours. Jenny x

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