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Friday, 2 October 2015

A Vintage Journey - Art Journalling with Tim

At A Vintage Journey, the lovely and talented Alison is our host this month.  Alison has chosen Art Journalling with Tim as her challenge topic.  Here is what Alison has to say:

"We would love to see some art journalling from you, Tim style.  Your journal can be any size, format or type, but let's see some Tim techniques, grunge or vintage style, and of course any Tim products are welcome."

It was with some trepidation that I joined in as journalling is not something I do, but it was the 'push' I needed to have a go in my new journal, a gift from my bestie Jenny (Buttons)!  I stayed well within my comfort zone and used my all time favourite Tim dies.  

I did a lot of research and also followed some great tips and techniques that Jenny (Buttons) has shown on TV and in classes and demos that I have attended.

To start, I gessoed the pages, ripped up some plain paper and glued this down and gessoed again.  Apologies for the lack of step by step, but I was really just experimenting!  Next, I used a wet wipe to smoosh several different colours of Tim's Distress Paint over the whole piece.  Once dry, I dribbled some more DP across the centre and let this drip down the page in both directions.

I stamped across the central area with an Indigo Blu border stamp, and I usedanother stamp from my stash to create the bubbles from the seahorses.
The seahorses, starfish and sand dollars were die cut from heavy card, painted with Distress Paint and then coated in Tim's Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint - I love the vibrancy of the colours!
I needed some greenery so I stamped a few greenery images and then die cut more greenery from various Tim dies, in different shades of green and attached these.  To finish off I added some splatters of paint and gesso, stamped bubbles above the seahorses and added the words 'always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder from Tim's Small Talk Stickers.

I really did enjoy creating this page (thank you Alison!) and I won't be so worried about having another go.  If you have never created a journal page before, I would encourage you to try, it is great fun!  I hope you will go over to  A Vintage Journey and see what my talented teamies have created. 

At A Vintage Journey we are having a Design Team call, full details can be found here.  You have until 5th October to apply, so if you are interested, you only have a few days!

Thanks for looking and for visiting after my blog break, I really appreciate it and I will do my best to catch up with you all soon.  Hugs, Anne xx



34 comments:

  1. I'm so happy you had fun, Anne, and I have to say I think the results are just glorious! A wonderful underwater scene with so many lovely textures and layers. Love the inky drippage creating that great watery effect and your seahorses are, as ever, a delight!
    Alison xx

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  2. I've been missing you! LOVE your journal spread...you always nail the sea theme! Great colors...fun and happy!

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  3. We have all stepped out of our comfort zone a little on this one but you have certainly nailed it. I simply love the colors and theme you have chosen. As always, your work is excellent!!
    S@ndy xx

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  4. Love your journal pages Anne. It was wonderful to see a post from you...you have been missed. I love the concept of journalling. Maybe this challenge will be the push I need. :) Kim

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  5. You are a master with this lovely sea world die set Anne - love the colors, the bright sea horses, your wonderful shells and sea plants - what a beautiful first entry into your new journal! Lovely to have you back with us!!! Julia xx

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  6. What fabulous journal pages .... Great background! Can't wait to see more. Xx

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  7. Your pages are lovely Anne. The colours and arrangement really do give the effect of an underwater scene - fabulous.
    Toni xx

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  8. love it...looks like you had lots of fun...a spectacular first attempt at journalling and you have really captured the underwater ocean look...hugs kath xxx

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  9. Eine wunderschöne Szene, liebe Anne.
    Ich liebe deine Unterwasserwelt.
    Da kann ich richtig träumen, denn es gibt viel zu bestaunen.

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  10. Beautiful job, Anne. Your hesitation to do art journal pages is certainly not apparent with these beautiful pages. Great job!

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  11. I think you did an AMAZING set of pages Anne! Jenny is an awesome artist and it shows you make a great student. I agree... I too struggle with this type of art. However, I love seeing it and you rocked this challenge.

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  12. A completely fabulous spread Anne, and well done for stepping out of your comfort zone (though you could never tell by looking at this).... The end result looks fantastic and so well balanced. The background colour, dripping and stamping, make for a perfect underwater scene together with those beautifully layered die cuts, - a wonderful page!!

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  13. Lovely pages Anne and well done you stepping outside your comfort zone. I love the pops of red on this page and that background stamp from IndigoBlu is just perfect. The blue makes for a perfect backdrop for your underwater scene. Hugs. Tracy x

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  14. Nice to see your lovely blog back up and running Anne.
    I like what your are doing with your journal. It's good to push ourselves in different directions sometimes xx

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  15. Welcome back Anne! Oh everything you do is uber fabulous even on your very first go! Being a novice certainly doesnt come across. Absolutely beautiful pages - I simply wouldn't know where to start. Love all your colours, textures and surfaces. I think I shall nickname you 'Cousteau' - no-one comes close to your brilliance with sea themes. Hope you are well and have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  16. Hey Sweet Pea - what a nice surprise. I am so glad you have created an art journal. It is fun and so many people have made some beautiful journal pages. So many different styles. Your pages are wonderful especially the colors. I know you must have a special affinity with the sand and sea. Your certainly have created some some amazing works using this theme. I have always known you to be a big TH fan. You just HAVE to be happy with these journal pages!!! I know I would be!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Fabulous Anne - you did a great job and it looks so fun and colourful. More please !!! Jennie x

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  18. I adore this Anne - the colours are amazing and the theme is beautiful - I just know you had lots of fun making this!!! Lots of love and hugs rachel xx

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  19. HI Anne so good to see you back and what a comeback and fabulous first entry to your journal ! I absolutely adore your pages ! I am a big lover of water ( find it very therapeutic ) so you'd won me over straight away . You have created a perfect underwater setting for your fabulous seahorses . Love all the drippage and those bubbles and as per I could go on for ages about how much I love it. - I could see this be the making of a fabulous piece of wall art .Just a thought lol . So pleased you stepped over to the journo side I did a few last year but haven't dabbled much recently but hoping to play along and I too will be full of the same trepidation.

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  20. Wonderful pages Anne - just made me happy! Love the drippy effect you have achieved and all your dies cuts are so well arranged. Nikki xxx

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  21. Anne, This really is a wonderful page from the background you created, that stamp certainly conjures up images of bubbles, to the die-cuts and tiny starfish. The sentiment is so perfect!
    Please don't concern yourself about my blog posts, Anne, I wouldn't expect you to visit each time I blog.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Hi Anne, hope you enjoyed your break. I have missed you and look forward to seeing what you get up to now you're back. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  23. Anyone would think you've been journaling for years, Annie! This looks like it was created effortlessly, which I know is far from the truth, but you just create everything so impeccably! This scene is superb!! I hope you are feeling much better! Miss you! Love, Darnell xxoo

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  24. And she is back in all her glory! Anne, I believe you have mastered Art Journalling and love your style! I keep trying to start an art journal and just can't seem to keep it up! Great inspiration and love this! Hugs and welcome back!

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  25. A gorgeous journal page Anne! One would think you partook on a regular basis; very impressive. :D
    Hope your weekend is going well, whatever you are up to {{Hugs}} xx

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  26. Thank you so much for some credit Anne but in truth it should all go to you - this is absolutely fabulous!!! I love how you've developed an idea from an awesome tag onto a larger scale with such panache. The delicate stamping underneath the perfectly altered die cuts give this a fantastic multi-dimensional look that's not easy to achieve and I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this from you when you are up to it. Huge hugs my special friend. Jenny x

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  27. Stunning underwater scene that has a magical feel as well as your elegant style. Simply beautiful.
    Julie x

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  28. Fantastic pages Anne! Love the underwater scene that you created!

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  29. Fabulous page Anne it really feels as if everything is under the sea, totally gorgeous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  30. Thought I'd left you a comment here! Yet another senior moment strikes! ! I really love the brilliant spread you've done - I hope that now you have made a start in your journal that we'll see more! Hugs, Chrisx

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  31. Fabulous journal page Anne, what wonderful and vibrant colours and love the background! Hope this will be the first of many journal pages you create, you definitely have a knack! Deb xo

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  32. A gorgeous underwater page! So vibrant, I love it! xxx

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  33. I loved the underwater theme and you did a wonderful set of pages...

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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