I am trying to keep up with journaling as I have two lovely journals that I rarely touch, one is a Dylusions one and it is really big (which is what puts me off - all that white space!).
The theme this month at Creative Carte Blanche is Sun, Moon and/or Stars. Yvonne asks
for one or all of them, so I decided to create a journal page - a really big one!
I chose to use the moon and some stars for my page.
I cut four pieces of the Tim Holtz Birch Tree die and carefully pieced them together, they measure approx 10" x 7". I gave the piece a coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint and then applied some Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Paint with a cut up credit card. I applied it in patches to try and give the appearance of Birch bark.
I created a mask for the moon. For the background I used a Distress Crayon in Chipped Sapphire, smooshing it quite heavily across a piece of white card, which was prepped with Gesso. I lightly spritzed the crayon and moved it around with my finger.
I took the mask off and used Tim's Stripes Stencil over the moon and sky and wiped off some of the crayon with a baby wipe. I used a small paintbrush dipped in water to remove some small dots to form the 'stars'.
Before attaching the Birch Trees I added a tiny bit of glitter to the moon to give it a bit of shine, sadly this does not show in the photo. I attached the Birch Trees using some thin foam pads to raise them slightly over the background. The words are from Tim's Big Chat words.
I decided a bit late in the day to add some 'ground' colour, using a Distress Crayon in Vintage Photo. Once I attached it to my journal page, I thought it lacked something, so I added this rabbit (by Crafty Individuals), also coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon.
A final look at the completed page.
I am entering this into Creative Carte Blanche - Sun, Moon and/or Stars monthly theme.
Thanks so much for looking, hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Anne xx