Monday, 24 September 2018

Welcome to the start of yet another week

Morning readers,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and have arrived at Monday ready to face the week. Don't know how it was with you but the weather was positively SOGGY round these parts! Hope you had something at least a little better. Mind you, it MIGHT  have been the sogginess which inspired my journal page below!

If you are a regular visitor to this blog then you will know that some pals and I challenge one another to make a journal page each week, using a one word prompt. It's my turn to set the word this week and that word (to inspire our creativity)  is "FISH" and here is my make using that prompt!

My journal page .... across the top says "even fish dream of flight" ...
I WONDER if they DO!!!!
Materials used:
  • One page of my Crawford and Black journal (£1 from The Works)
  • Fresco bora bora paint brayered over the lower third of my page and Brunel Franklin cerulean blue and white added to the residual fresco paint and brayered over the top two thirds
  • Using a snippet of white card I stamped a number of fish, the sentiment and the "fish balloon" (from HP1111EZ - gave me a chance to ink up this under used set) using Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured using copic markers before fussy cutting
  • Using matte gel medium I attached the fish, the sentiment and the "fish balloon" to my layout
  • I selected some word stickers (from Tim Holtz Idea-ology - "chit chat" book) and mixed with Dylusions alphabet, stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink .. so it reads "even fish dream of flying" .... I hope they do!
  • I placed the Paper Artsy stencil (PS093) over my "water and fish" scene and applied gloss gel medium through it, for waves, before setting aside to dry
  • Posca pens in black and white to doodle borders around various pieces, to add interest and further "texture"
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Welove2Create - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES
  2. More Mixed Media - September challenge - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES + option of USE BROWN
  3. Creative Artiste - challenge No. 42 - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES - 3rd and last entry
  4. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 138 - QUOTE AWAY

And now for a vintage style Artist Trading Card, I'm thinking 20's or 30's myself - you? Love the humour of the Acid Drops sets.

And a closer view of the image/colouring
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in deep brown and white
  • Plain and faux stitched nesting rectangles
  • Acid Drops and What  Nots image and sentiments (from AD54 "Lemons") stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Printworks image (F1066 "paint spatter") stamped using Brilliance moonlight white ink
  • Copic markers to colour
  • Anita's dimensional gloss - for the cocktail glass
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the tie, handkerchief and scarf
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 38 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  2. Happy Little Stampers - September ATC challenge - VINTAGE
  3. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Dragonfly Dreams - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 90 - ANYTHING GOES


Sarn said...

A most excellent journal page for the prompt. Who knows WHAT fish dream of, or even if they DO dream!

Great Acid Drops ATC too. Very vintage!


Scrappin Sue said...

Very interesting journal page
Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

crafty-stamper said...

fabulous fun image and sentiment love the Acid Drops stamps.Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
Carol GDT x
Fabulous journal page too
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Two super creations both with great image and sentiments.

Kath x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect sentiment for the "vintage" couple! Thanks for joining in at HLS ATC.

Pat said...

A fabulous journal page Kathy,and love your great added waves and the pretty fish including the flying fish and sentiments, also the ATC with its fun sentiment and beautifully coloured image. x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Lovin' both of your projects. Fabulous designs and sentiments. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

Terry said...
Lovely project Kathy, thank you for sharing and joining into the fun over at the We Love To Create Challenge Blog, hugs Terry (DT)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that is so fun, looks like a good time was had by all
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner

Andree said...

A fabulous journal page, wonderful colour, stamps and sense of humour.
Thank you for joining in with our September challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Mrs.B said...

A great journal page, love the images and quotes, such fun together.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Susan Renshaw said...

Your ATC made me smile Kathy!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Megan J said...

Hi Kathy, a fun journal page and love the fun sentiment with the Acid Drops images, thank you for joining us at LPoCF, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF