Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge

This time around the Stampotique Designers Challenge is FREEDOM and what it means to you.   After looking at my friend Sue's blog I was inspired to have a go at Art Journaling.  I don't know much about Journaling other than what I have read and the blogs I have visited.  I am not very good at putting my thoughts down on paper either so I thought I would keep this first attempt simple.
All the crafty stash I have and I never have the colour I want in paints, threads buttons etc., I had to improvise and use what I did have. 
I really needed some thicker thread but had to make do with cotton, but the result is ok.  FREEDOM to me means being FREE to do whatever you want and that is how my page evolved.
I used texture paste to give me some texture in the background and paint dabbers for the colour.  The rest was simple stamping and colouring.  A liitle more practice is needed, and maybe some more reading but I have enjoyed having a relaxed play with some different ideas and now I can keep this page for future reference, like Sue said, one advantage of Journaling you can refer back to it.  Have a great Wednesday everyone, Tracy x

17 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Wow if this is your first attempt I want to see what you're gonna come up with soon LOL, it's great,xx

Netty said...

Terrific, I see you have included the french knots, they work very well. Great. Annette x

DonnaMundinger said...

Are you kidding? This is fabulous! xxD

Moniqui said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! awesome background,great use of color. I can tell you had fun creating this!

Moniqui said...

Thanks for submitting this to the Stampotique designers challenge! ;))

Basement Stamper said...

Great journaling page!! Love what you did. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Sue said...

Yehhhhh see its easy!! And the BEST thing about journalling?? THERE ARE NO RULES! You do what you like! It looks fab, I think I need to get me some of those mushroom stamps!!
See you soon x
Sue

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooooooooooo the mushrooms look FANTASTIC on newsprint!!! I love seeing what ideas people come up with using them. A great combination of Stampotique stamps- I can't believe this is your first page. Its turned out brilliantly!! I hope you go on to do more. Thanks for joining us on SDC this week.

Willy said...

Love your journal page, it's great! Thanks for joining us on SDC #10.

Kaz said...

I wish my first journal page had looked so good! I really like this, thanks for joining us at SDC xx

Chris said...

Wow wow wow!!! Totally gorgeous page me lovely and if that's your first page ever than I think we are going to see some amazing pages from you in the future. You have a real talent for this... your art is beautiful :D

hugs
Chris xx

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE the background and those bits of torn text really add. Also the mushrooms from the text - I love love love that. I would say this is a pretty successful first foray into art journaling!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant journalling & art Tracy! Love it!

AngelaC said...

A wonderful card - it really sums up 'artistic freedom'!!

artyventure said...

Really love your Stampotique page! Wish I had more Torrente stamps and more time to play with them too.

Shannon said...

What a wonderful idea. It looks like you already have a knack for journaling. Using what we have in our stash of stamps and supplies is what it's all about right? Love your idea of what "FREEDOM" is. Take care and I hope to see more of your journaling pages.

Fiona said...

great journalling page :) lovely colour...