Thursday, 30 January 2014

Vintage Fashion

My first entry into someone else's journal for the Jolly Journaller's CJ on UKScrappers
The theme is vintage fashion:

I used lots of layers on the background, starting with some torn papers and paint, then adding tissue paper, glaze, stamping and more paint until I was finally happy with how it looked.

I wrote the quote onto Finnabair's Domestic Goddess paper with black and white gelly roll pens 

I made the 50's style dress from Stampin' Up! paper, I drew a basic shape for the top and the bottom then just cut it. I curved the skirt so it stands off the page at certain points. I used the same paper for the belt I just coloured it with a black promarker.

Here's some close-ups of the background. I used themed tissue paper with cotton reels and scissors and the same with torn paper. I used Domestic Goddess and some scrap paper I had which had patterns on it.

I used Prima Stitch stamps round the edge and as part of the background and some Dylusions and Tim Holtz background stamps.

I added a white gelly roll outline to the dress just to make it stand out a bit more from the dark background and then added some She Art inspired doodles at various points.

I used some tape measure ribbon and some red ribbon to underline the quote.

 I also used the same ribbon on the sign-in tag which has Prima stitch stamps round the edge, some Domestic Goddess paper and Festive Berries distress dabber rubbed over it.

 photo SunshineSignature_zps54dc7c4f.jpg

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Jolly Journaling

I've joined a new Circle Journal on UKScrappers - no great surprise that it's an art journal based CJ called Jolly Journallers. I decided I wanted to make a book for this one and I've called my theme, "Free Your Imagination". Here's the book:

I've covered greyboard with Finnabair's Sunrise Sunset papers and added stamped images from Visible Image, metal embellishments from Tim Holtz and Finnabair and painted grungepaper. The image on the back is a Sweet Pea Digital Stamp. As there are buckles on the front I thought it might be confusing as to where you open the journal hence the signs on the back.

Inside is the introduction and some instructions on how to remove a page then fasten the pages back together. I created these pages on Craft Artist Professional 2 and added paint round the edges once I'd stuck them down.

I added some doodling to the back of the intro page as it looked so blank and white and sad! The bird stamp is from a Fiskars set called "For the Birds".

For my entry I wanted to use this image which I love from Sweet Pea designs. It's a digital stamp version of the gorgeous image by Rebecca Sinz. The birds in the top right are Tim Holtz. The quote refers to endings often being a new beginning but I wanted to find one that included either the word broken or the words falling apart. It had a personal meaning to me.

I decorated the back for the same reason I did the back of the intro so it didn't look so sad and white :)

Finally a picture of how the book is held together. I punched three holes with a cropodile, threaded chain through the whole thing and then fastened the chain with Tim Holtz trinket pins

Looking forward to starting this CJ.

 photo SunshineSignature_zps54dc7c4f.jpg