Tuesday, 14 May 2013

More Journaling

Morning friends,
Back again with some more journal pages. These are in my large Dylusions journal. This first page is "hijacked" from a page I saw in my daughter's journal when she was visiting, so thanks Alyssa!
 The page has been covered with maps and roughly aged with Walnut Stain distress ink. I stamped my fantasy border around the edge in blue archival ink and the sentiment was just written in black marker.
 I stamped my Travel Mouse onto card and cut out. Colouring is with Distress Markers (very roughly, I must add!)
 This next page is the page I made a spelling mistake on and only realised when I had finished it! Not impressed with myself. Still; I was not going to despair and managed to patch it up. I'm sure that you can see what I've done but hey, there are no mistakes in art, only layers.......
 I began with a background that had been made with mop up inks a while ago.  I stamped the birds onto card, coloured them with Distress Markers, cut them out and glued them onto the page. Once stuck I cut away the page to the left of them (after first checking that I would not ruin the page on the reverse!)
 I like the way the cut away adds interest to the page.I stamped a geometric border around the other edges; added my journaling lines and wrote out the words and coloured them in so they stood out.
I finished off with some doodled detail in white pen onto the darker purple areas to break it up a bit.
So, I'm sure that you've discovered my patch up job. If you tell me in the comment what where I've patched it I'll put all the correct ones into a hat and choose one random entry to received a little crafty treat from me......
Hope you have a fun and creative day.

My stamps are available HERE at The Artistic Stamper if you want to get your hands on some!


Gio said...

Ahhhh I love these pages Neil, especially the colourful one.
But can't see the mistake, so it just perfect the way it is!

Nan G said...

These are fabulous pages, Neil! Love the colors and those birds! Wow! An oops....maybe the word 'timeless'. If not then you did a fab job of disguising it!

Frea Konings said...

Hi Neil, sorry but I can't find you mistake either LOL! You're probably the only one who notices, which I usualy do with my own work too hehe!
Love your pages, both of them! Hugs Frea

carolfromkiwiland said...

Hi Neil.We are our worst critics.The only possible mistake is the T in timeless was originally and I but hey if you had said nothing I would never have guessed.This is my first day commenting on your blog but I have been visiting for ages and I must say I love your work - mistakes and all.

Alyssa said...

Haha when I saw the preview for this I thought the top page looked familiar :P Looks good!:D