Sunday, 16 October 2011

A new crafty direction

 Hi folks, I have been intrigued lately by some crafty friends and their forays into journals and painting. Linda from My Happy Place  a very talented lady who was kind and sent me a link to Christy Tomlinson and I watched one of her videos on You Tube. This is my first ever journal page, totally inspired by Christy. I have to tell you I loved every minute of it. So different from clean and simple:0)
If you've started journalling please share, I'd love to see:0)






 I used:
Stamp by Suzi Blu for Unity
Tim Holtz Stamp and
Stamp by Andy Skinner
Mask Crafters Workshop
Gold paint Viva Decor

30 comments:

joanne wardle said...

love love love this, so jealous, I just can't do this style well.

Suzi B said...

Oooh Gay. I don't believe this is your first ever journal page!! I love everything about it. I have couple of journals but never got into it , keep meaning to have another go. Although I do like my Stempunk journal. I like the size of your journal, the colours and the stamps.. see everything lol
Suzi B xx

Daniele said...

wow great first page
hugs

Doreen said...

Love this journal page Gay,I love all the background you have created.xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very atmospheric journal page Gay and a great mix of images and colours. Look forward to seeing more pages - hugs, Sylvia xx

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely fabulous Gay. Great colours, images and composition. I really fancy having a go at journalling too and aim to start one in the new year (I'm going to have a big crafty christmas wish list!) xx

Neil said...

Morning Gay. Love your first page; yes it is very different from what I'm used to seeing from you but lovely layers and details. Enjoy this new journey!

Cath Wilson said...

Lots of colour there, Gay and I love that girlie stamp! Beautiful pages.

Linda R. said...

Oh my stars girly.. This looks amazing.. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it..
It is pretty fun, Don't ya think. Thanks for the love my friend..

Hugs, Linda

craftattack said...

Good start! Journaling is fun, it will soon have you hooked...Valerie

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Super project . . . but please don't start me off in ANOTHER direction . . . I'm having a great deal of trouble sorting out my first altered box!

Hugs, Sandra

Jules said...

Wow Gay!!! This is absolutely wonderful!!

Such detail and gorgeous bright and bold colours. I love it!!!

Far more exciting that a scrapbook page even .. .. and I love the look of those!

Oh I hope we get to see lots more of these from you.

Love Jules xx

hazel said...

This is fabulous Gay, the colours and images are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning, love the image and gorgeous colours, hugs pops x

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh My...is there anything you can't do? Gay this is wonderful! What a beautiful piece of art, you should be just thrilled to bits with it! Sorry I missed you for a few days. I had night school, my Dad's surprise 80th birthday party, my Niece's wedding and out of town guests for four days! It was a super busy week/weekend and fantastic all the same but I'm tired and looking for a bit of down time now!!!

Jenny said...

This is brilliant Gay, love all the colours. Hannah has done a Christy Tomlinson course on She Art and thoroughly enjoyed it. So nice to explore other crafty avenues!
Jenny :)

Isabelle Norris said...

OMG Gay!! Talk about a new crafty direction. What a change for you.
I **LOVE** your AJ page, totally love it. Can't wait to see more.
hugs
isa

Junie said...

Oh oh oh oh oh Gay !!! what an amazing piece of work my friend !!! you have went way way way beyond yourself this time, it is absolutely STUNNING the colours you have used and your attention to detail are just AMAZING !! every time you look at the page you see something different !!!

Mina said...

oh wow Gay you have to do more of these...this is a stunning page
Mina xxx

Katina said...

Hi Gay, this is fabulous!!! I can't believe this is your first attempt; you've definitely got a talent for this style of work! Look forward to seeing more!
xx

Shirley said...

Beautiful page, MAC, and what a great message too!

CAROL said...

Wow! what a stunning piece of work, I absolutely love it, you're very talented x

Emily Leiphart said...

Gay, I'm absolutely speechless! This is sooo beautiful. I love all the stamping and painting. The layers and colours are so amazing together. I can only dream of making something like this!

Gez said...

Beautiful page Gay. Enjoy the journey!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Gay I say you are a natural at this ! Beautiful art work! > the colors the stamping your composition everything is just perfect. Have so much missed your beautiful work while i was away. This is just breathtaking and i do hope you will continue on as i would love to see more.

Marie

Lee said...

Stunning.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

THUD! You so need to do this ALL the time now. So absolutely gorgeous!

Debgem said...

Gay - this is just wonderful, great colours, lovely layout, so much interest. It's really hard to believe that this is your first journal page. Can't wait to see what else you make.

Linby said...

oh wow-this is just gorgeous, breathtakingly beautiful.
Linbyx

lisa said...

I can't believe this is your first ever page, Gay, it's stunning.
I love the colours and all the depth you've created. I can see many other pages in the future if this is anything to go by.
Hugs Lisax