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My First Journal Page

Hello everybody

So, I'm here to share with you my very very VERY VERY first foray into the world of art journaling.  Some of my team mates for Polkadoodles are already accomplished art journalists (if that's the correct term) and I've looked at their created pages with envy and thought to myself ,'Oh, I wonder if I could do that?'.....  well guess what....  I've had a bash with my brand new purchase of a Dyan Dylusions Journal.  I stroked the journal for a little while and was a little apprehensive to say the least about getting the pages 'mucky'.  I'm very much a clean crafter and although I've dabbled a little in stamping and inks I prefer the cleaner side of crafting and card making, but after watching a few videos on You Tube and then cracking open my very new stamps from Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles I stamped some beautiful petals from the uber gorgeous Lavender Tea stamp set and then set about colouring them with my Derwent Inktense pencils (my favourite favourite favourite pencils) and then cut them out and layered them in a design I liked ready to put on my page when I was ready.

I then cracked open some of my Cosmic Shimmer acrylic ink sprays and then sprayed one of the pages in my journal after I'd given it a coat of white gesso.  I believe it's not necessary in these journals really, but I wanted to try a new product.

I got a little bit messy with this but never mind.  I then got out my Dreamweavers dimension paste in white (which I've had in my stash for a very long time) and then stenciled the areas I wanted to add dimension to and then spritzed with ink over the top once dry.  I then stamped some of the little stamps from the collection in an ink colour called London Fog around the page and then got my black ink pad and stamped the text 'Oh so pretty' from the collection around the edges of my page. I then glued my flower to the page and scattered some petals around it with gel matt medium.

Oh no, I didn't want to stop there because then I decided to do a wavy edge to the page and then coloured in stripes with my black Sharpie marker and then took my white Uniball Signo pen and did dots around the page and on the pels and leaves.  I then drew around the petals and leaves with my Sharpie pen just to make the flower stand out and then doodled white hearts with my pen in between the sentiment around the edges. 

The word 'love' at the bottom of the page I created by sticking some letters to the page and then spritzing ink around them and then peeling off once dry so that it gave a 'ghost' effect and then I drew around it with my Sharpie pen and coloured in stripes.

And voila.....  here is my first page. 





 

I hope you like my first page.  I certainly had sooo much fun creating it and I am thinking about my next page and what I can do with it.

I'd like to enter the following challenges with my page:


Click on the Thumb Linky below to go to each of the ways to buy the stamps and the co-ordinating CD too.

Take care
Tanya xxx




Comments

craftygalslife said…
Gorgeous. This is beautiful. Hugs
Bev said…
Oh wow.... seriously? So bright & vibrant. Love, no scrap that, ADORE!!
Bev said…
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Eek Eek said…
Wow, amazing first journal page!!! :D Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.
Beautiful journal page, love the colours and the flowers is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon, Jennifer DT member x
Janice said…
Wow this is gorgeous, I love that colour combo and that amazing background. Think you are going to make an amazing journal if this is page one! Thanks for sharing it with us at Oohlala, Jx

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