Monday, April 19, 2010

A Year in the Life of an Art Journal- Soar

Soar close up

I participated again at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal.  As you can see, it's a very busy page.  Lots of craziness going on in my head lately (including this silly sinus cold!).  I let it out in layers in my journals.  You can see my new Prima swirl stamps, as well as borders and embellishments from K&Company

Here is the full two page spread:


If you look at the closeup you will see swirls in the gesso as my first layer, with mulitple layers of paint, ink and stamping on top.  I also have some (old) scrapbook paper and tape thrown in there.  The script printed tape is from 7 Gypsies, a scrapbook company that I have loved for years and years.  This paper tape is pretty new though.

Moving along with my BPJ (Black page journal), here is another Paris themed spread.  I've been working on this for awhile.  Yes, I work on mulitple pages at once, which is why some of them take weeks to complete.  I currently have 9 pages/spreads in various stages of completion.

Paris Perhaps

That wonderful coffee/tea cup stamp is from a vintage Club Scrap kit, stamped in Gesso.  Lately I've been mixing up what I'm using to stamp with, sometimes ink, sometimes paint... many times both on the same page.  I love the grunge feel of using paint rather than ink.  If I'm stamping in black, I usually using my Memories ink pad, as shown here with the Eiffel Tower.  Speaking of the ET, the image on the left is a card that flips over for my journaling, which is hidden in this picture.  The tiny pink ET on the ticket is my own carved stamp, I just used a simple eraser from the dollar store, so simple and fun!

I hope everyone had a great Monday!  Yes, I am very lucky to have a man like Simon.  I think he doesn't mind so much because it's not very often that I drag him to an arts and crafts store.  He can also watch how much I spend.  ;)

Much LOVE  xoxo


  1. Awesome pages!! Awesome! Your pages are so lush...makes me want to jump in!

  2. I love your pages, so much color, just great. I caught up on your news, in the last post. Loved all the stuff you got at the scrapbook store, just went today and bought a few things, rubons. My hubby would never go with me to a scrapbook store you are one lucky girl

  3. woah, there IS a lot going on in there! fab layers, loving the images especially the stamps, and the texture. i recently made my own, love it, have a post about it drafted.

  4. I love your pages--and those layers. When you zoom in, you can really notice all the cool details.

  5. great journal pages.....layering is so much fun, isn't it?

  6. I love all the layering and the 'busyness' of your art journal pages. Your style is so distinctive :-)

  7. Love all your pages! Those are some great stamps! I can never find stuff like that, just the boring stuff Michaels sells.

  8. The letters on SOAR look great!


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