Sunday, 21 August 2011

A Very New Challenge....

In my last post I mentioned that I had an exciting mission coming up!! As many of you know, I have been wanting to dip my toes into the waters of 'Art Jounalling' for a while, but have never been quite brave enough! The ever lovely Kirsty Wiseman did an on-line class in June, and I thought this might be a good place for me to start....still working on this one(!)....but as a result of it I have made lots of new on-line friends and 10 of us have joined together to form a 'Circle Journal'. This has made me get my finger out and finally give art journalling a go!!
 As this weeks Designers Challenge over at Stampotique is  Altering a Book Page I have completed the first page in my journal and entered into the challenge too! Two stone, etc!!

Background completed!

Finished page!

I am thrilled with my first attempt and have realised how addictive this is going to become!! Background is created with Claudine's paints and Girl with Heart Purse and Marci are coloured with Dylusions Ink Sprays Their wings are from Lisa's Altered Images. I chose the bravery and courage theme as, personally, this is a big step for me! 

Here's the front cover of my travelling journal which I will say farewell to on September1st, and welcome back in June next year!

I have decided to make duplicate copies of the pages I do for the other journals, so here is the cover of that one..

...and finally, several weeks ago I mentioned it was my lovely mum and dad's Emerald Wedding Anniversary.
Kirsty came over and took some lovely photos for us...I'm sharing this one of the three of us with you.

Thanks for visiting...and commenting!!



Tracey said...

Your journal is starting out fabulous, I hope I can keep up the same standard, thrilled to be a part of this journal with you all, By the way lovely pic too, hope you are having a great weekend xxx

patcrafts said...

A beautiful photo Kirsty has taken of the three of you. Congratulations to your parents.
No one would ever know that this is your first art journal page it is wonderful, love everything about it.xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Such a gorgeous journal page, it's full of colour and love the images you've used. Good luck with the circle journal, if the front is anything to go by, it should rock. Beautiful photo of the three of you, congratulations to your parents. xx

Kaz said...

Wow Jayne, I wish my first pages had been this lovely!! Lovely colours and stamping. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Suze Bain said...

Hi Jayne, your journal page is fab - great images and colours. I'm an absolute beginner when it comes to inking/collaging etc but I long to create something like this. Thanks for visiting me. xx

Willy said...

Your first journal page is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 36.

Sandra Hall said...

Way to go Jayne! You've made an amazing start to your journaling journey! Hope you enjoy the circle journal too.
That really is a great photo of you and your parents.

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love the warm colors of your page! Absolutely fabulous! I must try this too!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Alison said...

Your journal looks fabulous Jayne, very inspiring! Congrats to your parents!
Alison x

patcrafts said...

Well congratulations you have done it again.....Stampotique winner with your fantastic journal page, well done.xx

johanna said...

the first page of your journal is tremendous! love the bright colors! i´m sure you will have a lot of fun journaling!

Gez said...

Hi Jayne What a wonderful photograph. :-)

Your journal page is STUNNING!

Thanks for your lovely blog comments and support.. not sure if I'm on my head or my feet atm!

Just wanted to let you know we have decided to call our kitten Smudge! I'd like to pop a little something in the post to you!

Have a great week. Love Gez.xx