Monday, 5 December 2011

A new adventure :0)

Hi folks, Today I'm sharing a new adventure for me, my art journal. This one is for the Craft Barn I have now completed some more pages. The first page I did was a few weeks ago and it was really full on and elaborate and covered the whole page, you can check it out  HERE. Now I've started to pare down and make clean and simple.
These are my second pages.


 The idea was to concentrate on backgrounds, with buildings being  the focus. So I started with mica mists, I wanted to paint with them, so I just diluted the blue and went gently with the green.  Here is the step by step
I stamped the houses onto tissue paper, whilst I was stamping them I was thinking about my weekend in Stratford and the little house we stayed in and all the history it contained so with this project I stamped the houses again and layered them on top of the original to convey the layers of history hidden by the years. I left the images partially unstuck so that you could lift them and see underneath, peel away the years!
This week at the Craft Barn all the design team will be using their art Journals, I hope that you may be interested enough to have go too :0)
The stamps are Crafty Individuals and I used Letraset and Ranger inks. More info on the blog! And on Saturday I'll be back with some more pages, yes I liked it so much I played some more LOL x


21 comments:

Jules said...

Wow Gay .. .. what wonderful pages.

You have achieved a fantastic look!!

I love the house stamp too!! Super scrummy.

What a lovely new adventure you are starting on.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

craftattack said...

Pretty pages! Valerie

Kristel said...

Woww that looks really awesome Gay!!
Hugs Kristel

Ann B said...

Thanks for showing us your journal - beautiful pages. I have a blank journal ready to start but have been holding back - need some inspiration. Will definitely watch to see what you and others at the Craft Barn do with yours.

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! This project has blown me away Gay! Vx

Suze Bain said...

Love it, love it, love it! I'm so excited The Craft Barn are doing this feature. My number one project for 2012 is to start a journal. Your pages are fab, particularly love the first one, super colours. xx

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Gay,love the techniques you have used.xxx

Valerie said...

Fabulous Gay, love the idea of being able to lift the layer to see underneath, brilliant!
Val x

Linda R. said...

Your journal looks lovely.. Thanks for the tutorial.. Love the colors and how you did this..

Happy Holidays.. Hugs, Linda

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Totally amazing. You are a GENIUS x

Suzi B said...

I love these minimal art journal pages ... so different from any thing I've seen, so inspirational TFS
Suzi b xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Glorious colouring Gay, and I love the architectural element.
"Peel Away The Years" - ah if only I could do that to my face!!!
Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Christine said...

Nice technique! Pretty done!
Christine

Chris said...

Superb Gay and this is kind of how my sketch books look, right up my street :D, I absolutely love it and your style. Can't wait to see more of your pages. Hugs, Chris xx

Shirley said...

Wow, it's amazing to see how you did that and it is just beautiful! I love it! TFS the pictures of how you did it!

Dotty Jo said...

Woweee Gay, this looks amazing - so artistic! I am so impressed, Jo x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gay your journal is stunning what an artist you are, such great stamping and colours just sensational.Its always a pleasure to visit and see all of your fabulousness.

Marie

Mona_63 said...

Wooooow! Jakie piękne! Super! Wow!

Faith A said...

just gorgeous, love those houses

kingstonmama said...

These pages are gorgeous. I love those houses and the watercolor effect above and below. Ann Y.

JoZart said...

I love what you've done and enjoyed a little browse back through your posts this morning.You've a lovely style of your own and I'll be back for more soon!
JoZarty x