Monday, 16 January 2012

Messing about in my journal

I decided that rather than just slobbing out in front of the tv tonight, I would do some more in my journal - this time I went with this page I used to mop up the spare paint the other day and using a dry brush added some more of the paperartsy paints.....

turned it into this. The leaf is from my one and only set of Dylusions stamps and I coloured it with my 3 pan pastels... which are luckily green! (need some more of these...)

The stamp in the middle is from a Tim Holtz set I'd not used before, and I cut out some of the words to layer up.


You will see that I even wrote on this page!!!!!  (I used india ink - I bought a bottle from The Works before Christmas - don't have a quill pen so I used the end of a cuticle stick I "rescued" from Mum's house when we were down at Christmas doing some of that decorating/clearing out.... well it's the right sort of shape!!
One day I'd like to take calligraphy lessons....! I was only doing this for fun, but I realised belatedly that today's Simon Says Stamp and Show theme is "anything but a card" so I'm entering it for this!  As always there is a fab prize up for grabs.

12 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great journal page Helen, great idea using ink for the journaling, nice touch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Sam said...

Lovely page Helen. I too would like to do calligraphy - have books, pens and paper but lacking on one essential item - time!! Maybe before the year is out ey!!

Candy C said...

Hi Helen! Your journal page is beautiful! I love the background colors. You are inspiring me to try this journaling thing sometime. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Jacqui said...

Love the pages in your last two posts Helen - the tag is lovely too

Anita Houston said...

Some day I will create in my journal instead of design my next projects...lol! This is lovely. Thank you for commenting on my blog today...I do appreciate it!!!

Carrie said...

I have yet to delve into the world of journalling but this has certainly spurred me on.....love what you have done here!
Love
Carrie

Lori said...

Cool pages, Helen! Love what you did with the background!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful page in great colors.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lovely journal page Helen! You are obviously enjoying your journaling!!
x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Yay! I love this! Dyan Reavely stamps are so fun and totally perfect for art journaling! The colors you used are great too!

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Gillian .... said...

Hi Helen, sooo good to see you exploring the art journalling craze, those yummy Dylusions stamps are just perfect. x

Linda Elbourne said...

Yummy journal action going on here Helen ... LOVE those stamps! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon.