Apr 7, 2013

A Journey into Journalling

Journal
Is the key word for our challenge at 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fornight.
Wow...the talented Kate Crane, from the Kathryn Wheel, is our guest designer with some
wonderful inspiration to get your creative juices flowing...
Welcome Kate!

Journaling is a great way to throw a heap of exciting and fun inking techniques together and create layers so that everything pops out at you. 

My piece isn't from an actual journal (because I don't have one...yet)
but that didn't stop me from have heaps of fun and inky messiness!
It is from my heart and says a little about my story,
and that is what journalling is all about...


Here is my attempt to explain the process...

Firstly, I had to choose a background colour!
I had passion in my mind, so I think reds, oranges and yellow are good for this.

Then the fun starts...
I sprayed dylusional inks, followed up with some wrinkle free inking for the background.
Out came the stencils, a little ghosting, some spraying, a little packing plastic with paints, and more ink.
Somewhere in there I made a heart stencil and masked it before the colours got too dark
so that more depth could be created. 
I wanted some stenciling behind the mask and some in front.
The stamped words were next, going from light colours to red.
I think with journalling you need to create a border, so out with my leaf stamp
and a little archival black ink.

The words are a favourite saying of mine at the moment and are hand written,
cut out, and edged with a fine liner before adding more ink.
And finally I wanted to add a chain to dangle the heart from...
so I punched out some little hearts in red and added glossy accents.

Gee, that was all a little wordy, but that is journalling isn't it?

Leo at Flonzcraft is offering a very generous $20 voucher
to spend in his store for the winner,
and runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love...
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun...

Enjoy!




I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

38 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! Love your take on the challenge! Gorgeous choice of colors and I love all the different places there are for your eyes to rest. Have a great week!

Terry said...

Yes Dot, you have this covered in more ways than one! I love the vibrant feel of all the inky goodness, but putting that face in a heart is absolute brilliance! Love!!!!!

Candy C said...

Your art journal page is awesome! I love the bright background color. Love the heart and the face stamped in the center. Reminds me of Elvis Presley. :) I also love the leaves around the perimeter of your page and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whoa- this is just gorgeous!!! Saw your work at Bloggers Challenge!

Sue C said...

Love your jounal page Dot ! The heart in the centre is fabulous and the colours are gorgeous ! Sue C x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love the cheerful page, thanks for decription.
Hugs Anja

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dot, this is brilliant!! LOVE it! Fantastic background and that face inside the heart looks brilliant! Love all the finishing touches too!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours, the amazing layers, the face in the heart...really every detail :) Thanks for the explanation as well. I've had a lovely visit checking out many of your posts and have become a follower. I really like your art.

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous, Dot! It practically leapt off the screen at me when I visited FSC. Love the heart and all your details.

Claire said...

Beautiful artwork Dot, gorgeous colours. Hope you're enjoying the weekend
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful take on the challenge, the colours are fantastic.
Yvonne x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love your page, Dot! Great eye catching colour palette and the masking of the heart gives such a striking effect! Amazing my friend! xx

Tracey said...


loving your inky creation!! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

My name is Erika. said...

Great page, the heart face is a lot of fun. Glad I discovered your blog.

Laurart said...

Absolutely stunning! I love it! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxx

Elaine said...

Love your page - the colours are so vibrant and the face in the heart is great!

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous journalling Dot, love that vibrant orange, and the brilliantly stamped face in the heart. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, I love the background, the colors and all. A fantastic project.

Brenda Brown said...

What a stunning piece Dot, love the colours and depth you have created. Fabulous.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow Dot you are always so different with your artwork and this is gorgeous. Colours are so vibrant but that image in the middle looks so soulful and just amazing.

Hugs Shirley x x

brenda said...

Just back from Paris and catching on with everyone Dot.

Stunning piece of artwork here, my sort of colours as well.

B x

Sylv said...

Fabulous page, love the colour and all the details.

Sylv xx

Lisa H said...

Lovely!! Thank you so much for joining in our April challenge at Inspiration Blog. =)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

geat page Doth .
Beautiful colors and details.
Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

Fabulous blended colours, and the face looks amazing highlighted in the centre - love how you've done the words too!
Alison x

Pam said...

Beautiful colors, your stenciling is so pretty!

lilscrappers said...

Gorgeous! Followed Terrys blog to here :) what a treasure.

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful piece Dot.
You have reminded me I have that face stamp, must find it now, you've inspired me.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your journaling!

Buttons said...

WOW what a journey in so many ways!! I adore your sentiment and your whole design here Dot. Fabulous. Hugs, Jenny x

Chris R said...

I love your page. It's so beautiful!

LindaS said...

OMG this page totally rocks. I especially love the leave corners.

Esther said...

HI Dot - just playing catch up - love your journal page, gorgeous layers and colours and that saying is lovely ! Esther xx

Sandy said...

Absolutely wonderful and I would say you need to get an art journal!!!
Sandy

The Craft Barn said...

This is a lovely journaling page, but I can't keep it for our challenge I'm afraid. It is a "dictionary" challenge. The page would have to be about Red or Romance and the definition needs to be obvious.
You can read more on how to play here http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/alpha-challenge-letter-v.html
Izzy

Claudia said...

Wow, gorgeous!

spikescreativeside said...

A wonderful job on your journal page, Dot! I just love how you created the heart. The colours are just sunny! :)

Thanks for joining us for the stencils and masks challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!

Hugs

Spike

spikescreativeside said...

A wonderful job on your journal page, Dot! I just love how you created the heart. The colours are just sunny! :)

Thanks for joining us for the stencils and masks challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!

Hugs

Spike