Sunday, 7 January 2018

A new challenge for the new year - France Papillon - ALAD/ASAW

You saw the start of this on my WOYWW post a few days ago.

France Papillon, that very talented artist, is hosting a journalling challenge through her  Facebook group France Papillon and Creative Butterflies (that's us,her followers!) called ALAD/ASAW - A Layer A Day, A Spread A Week... you can find more details here  on her blog

The idea is, as we are all busy, that we do a layer a day, so over the course of a week, we have a finished spread..

Week One started last week - " first page, let's set the tone"  no more guidelines... just one layer a day...

 I didn't photograph the journal I'm using on it's own but it's the smaller (A5 roughly) one at the front.

Layer one, day one, stencilled modelling paste through the Donna Downey stencil.
 Layer two, day two, Linday's stamp gang sprays - I used the Tibetan Poppy Teal as a spray, and then painted, with the end of the spray tube, Bells of Ireland Green, over the outline of the flower
 Layer three, day three, stamping (Kaisercraft diamonds) in Ranger Garden Patina , randomly, no acrylic block, avoiding the stencilled flower

 Layer four, day four - no separate photo for this - I'm not very good at this game yet !   I cut some images from a roll of quick release die paper - using it as tissue wrap  - and glued the images.

Layer five, day five, no separate photo -  stamped a Carabelle Studio alphabet plate in Watering Can archival randomly in the gaps
Layer six, day six (where I decided the spread was finished)

a tiny (size 1) tag, coloured with distress oxides in several bluey greens to match the background

stamped Just Do It and edged the tag, used some leftover fabric (actually the frayed border from a bathroom towel, nothing goes to waste here!) 

The spread for week 2 is already underway but you'll have to wait for that! 

It is SO hard to stop at one layer... hence my journalling bug having really kicked in and I now have another 3 pages (not for this challenge) on the go at once! 

I am determined that I will blog more regularly in 2018, create more art, and use up more stash (already hitting the patterned paper stash!!  Watch this space!


Miriam said...

I love this Helen...and what a great idea!

Virginia said...

Fab idea and gorgeous pages

craftimamma said...

Smashing pages Helen and how brilliant that it's got you fired up to create again (it's certainly whet my appetite for journaling). Love the bluey greens on here and the Donna Downey stencil (which is laying unloved in my collection).

Looking forward to seeing more pages asap.

Lesley Xx

Artmadnana said...

Looks like fun!

Julie Lee said...

Really love those layers, Helen. I too would find it difficult to stop at one layer - what a good idea to have other pages on the go too so you can get carried away if you want to on those. I love your colour choices and the beautiful stamps too. I have resolved to try to blog more this year, as I don't know where last year went. xx

Kyla said...

ooh that is very disciplined, not sure I would be able to stop at one layer either! Running a bit late this week but thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #4

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh well’s fab, love the colours. Love the way you just seem to pick something and use painting with the spritzer tube. Great that it’s set you off on other pages too. Had to LOL at the frayed towel’s a tiny piece, you may able to live a few hundred years more to use the whole thing!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Golly, I like the idea of the 7 day challenge. It turned out great. And I can't possibly believe YOU won't be buying more supplies this year, but I will truly encourage you when you pass up a sale of a new product or tool. Way to go the first week.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This does look good! Pleased it's sparked other pages too! Hugs,Chrisx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, love the page. I must have a closer look at Fran's blog, I need all the inspiration I can get if I'm going to do more journaling this year. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

craftytrog said...

Great page Helen! Looks like a fun challenge.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous page resulting from the challenge of a layer a day, such a great way to get yourself going. Xxx

Kirsten said...

Fab page, a layer a dy is a great idea.