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Monday, 22 August 2016

Make a Wish...

Hello Friends!

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




40 comments:

  1. Oh, Anne, all I can say, it's absolutely fantastic! I love the way how you did your dreamy background with all those stars and the moon! Fabulous! That little rabbit is so adorable and the quote is just perfect! Big hugs to you, my friend! Branka xx

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  2. Anne, this is so magical. What a super page.
    Toni xx

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  3. Wonderful page Anne. Love the sky, moon and the stars. Looking through the trees is amazing Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. How lovely, Anne! Absolutely adorable!
    Claudia xx

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  5. Wow Anne, amazing!! Your birch trees look so realistic, can't believe you did that with just three paints, and that moon with the wispy night clouds, incredible!! I am so in love with your midnight forest scene! I find myself wishing it was a real place that I could go and photograph, what an adventure that would be!! Under the big moon with rabbits hopping by, it would be my favourite place!! Fantastic job Anne! hugs :)

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  6. Ah you should journal more often Anne (as should I!!!) - this is wonderful. Your effects are stunning- the painting on the birch trees is perfect. Have a lovely day xxxx

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  7. Absolutely beautiful ...i adore this anne. Perfection xx

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  8. We don't have birch trees here so this is just so lovely to me Anne. I would definitely go visit your rabbit's world and share the moon lit night with him! Xj.

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  9. This looks wonderful Anne. You've achieved a superb result with the crayons background and love the dinky little 'stars' too. Love that birch die, must get mine into more action. Your moon and sweet little rabbit are gorgeous. Nicola x

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  10. Oh wow, Anne, this is stunning!! I love how you pieced together the tree die to make it larger!! You can't tell...it looks like one piece!! And you colored them perfectly!! The background is amazing!! The stripes are a fabulous touch!! And the little rabbit is so sweet!! I love, love this my friend!! You should journal more often - you are an expert!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Brilliant journal page Anne. Love the moon gazing hare, such a sweetie. Clever use of the birch tree die, worked really well. Thanks for the visit to mine too, pleased you like it. Have a great and happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  12. How beautiful this is Anne!!! So clever to have the moon shining though the trees - really atmospheric. Love it! xx

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  13. This is such a stunning page. Your birch trees look so realistic and the little rabbit does add to the page. He does look like he is wishing on a star.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. beautful Chipped Sapphire background Anne and your birch trees are stunningly realistic xxx

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  15. Love this, Anne! What a great idea to use the stripes stencils to enhance the night sky! I just love the birch trees - you rocked this adventure!

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  16. Lovely page! I love this blue and the trees are wonderful.

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  17. This is so pretty Anne!! I love your background and the wonderful trees. Birch trees are a favourite of mine. The little bunny is so cute.

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  18. Beautiful journal page which has been so well planned for fitting in your birch trees, along with great techniques. Love the starry background and can't wait to see more Journalling from you.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  19. I just love this Anne! so beautiful!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, and puts me in mind for the upcoming season - I really love how you've created that thicket of trees, and your moon is stunning! So inspirational, Anne, as always! xxx Lynn

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  21. I just LOVE this Anne! I LOVE that bunny, put really love the birch trees and how you put the pieces together. What a great scene, one that could start a million stories! LOVE!!!

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  22. Oh Anne! I just adore your take on the Sun Moon and Stars challenge! This is truly amazing. How I wish I had had this in Logan's nursery. Oh oh oh! That bunny is the most amazing image ever and your backdrop is perfect for him. Sweet as pie my friend! Hugs, Autumn

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  23. I adore your journal page Anne, gorgeous moonlit background and brilliant idea to piece together the birch trees die for your journal page. The bunny was the perfect finishing touch, love it! Deb xo

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  24. Guess what - I am posting a journal spread today! I still have to make the pictures though - waiting for more natural sun light.
    I really had no idea what I was doing - all a big experiment.
    Your journal page is delightful - I know how much you like that die. What a clever idea to piece the die pieces together. Beautiful back ground too. "I wish, I wish - I wish I don't end up in rabbit stew!"
    Sandy xx

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  25. This is just stunning Anne! Your background is perfection and I adore the birch trees! I was just driving through the Rockies the other day admiring them. You have captured them perfectly.

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  26. Anne....this is truly a beautiful piece! Add a deer and a little snow and you've got a beautiful Christmas background! I really love your trees. They remind me of the beautiful birch or aspen trees of Colorado shimmering in the night sky. Love your night sky and the big full moon, too. So so pretty! You're just a genius! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art with everyone at Creative Carte Blanche.

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  27. Brimming with atmosphere and I love those trees. A beautiful scene created, with the CI stamp and the moon shining brightly.
    Stunning!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  28. Always such inspiration to see the finished work, as it's so lovely, but it's equally fascinating to see the photos of each step. Love the way you've used the crayons over the gesso. Really made a wonderful night sky behind the fab birch trees. You got the dark spots just perfect, as that's exactly the way these white birches look when I see them in New England's woods. Adding the cute rabbit was a nice touch of whimsy. Good job on this - but it always is, in your hands! TFS & thanks for the good wishes sent my way. Hugs

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  29. Now Anne, I never would have guessed that you used this birch die to create such a large piece! Can I say WOWZERS! Hot diggity dang girl! Absolutely fantabulous and so really looking. Love the added glitter and shadows over the moon. Awesome sauce! To infinity and beyond! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  30. I am so glad I found this post. What a wonderful interpretation for the Sun, Moon and/or Stars for the Creative Carte Blanche challenge. Really nice. I enjoyed reading the details on how you made it - that really helps. Thank you.

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  31. Beautiful journal page Anne, what a lovely scene you have created with those fabulous birch trees and glittery moon and stars. Your sentiment is a perfect choice to go with Mr Hare, I would love to know what he is wishing for. Mo xx

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  32. I'm late, Annie, but I finally got a chance to come over and see how you did this spectacular page I saw on FB! I wish I could get inside your head for just one day! The designs that form there are absolutely amazing! You even know when one of your creations needs just that "something" more and then you come up with the perfect something! Once again, this is too good not to be framed! Don't make it live in a journal!! Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  33. A fabulous journal page! Anne I'm a sucker for a moonlight sky and yours caught my eye right away. Just wonderful !
    This would make for a lovely piece of wall art- just a thought !!
    hugs x

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  34. Deep sigh of pleasure! Your birch trees are stunning against the starlit sky, and the hare is just the perfect addition, gazing at the moon. (Yes, I know they call them bunnies, but they're hares to me!) Beautiful, Anne.
    Alison x

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  35. what a gorgeous night you created in the birch wood Anne! Love the crowned rabbit - it reminds me of an illustration in a children's book - but I can't bring it to mind - that will be bothering me till I can think of it! Julia xx

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  36. Ooh, this is an awesome page! It's absolutely magical with the moon and stars twinkling though the truly wonderful trees! The rabbit finishes it off so perfectly! My wish is to visit this gorgeous, peaceful place! xxx

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  37. Dear Anne,
    so sorry I missed your birthday- I do hope it was wonderful! sending hugs
    This piece is beautiful, btw!!xx

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  38. What a great birch tree silhouette page - very atmospheric!! Elaine x

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  39. FABulous!! I already commented on Facebook but must say again here I totally love this. You make me require this die. Now look what you've done!!! ;-) Kidding, I love it and I'll love the die, too, I'm sure!

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