Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Busy journal

DLP released the new prompt on Saturday use gesso & the theme "the beginning is always today"

My pages were already gesso-ed so I smeared some acrylics that I had rediscovered onto them. I'm still not a great fan of this form of paint for some reason but one of my plans for this year was to try and use up some of the art supplies that have rarely seen daylight, these particular paints came from a friend who was clearing out some cupboards.

After the paint was dry I added some stencilling using sequin waste & distress ink, feeling far more comfortable all of a sudden :-) with products that I usually use.

I stamped a border and a journaling tag with some Paper Artsy stamps (swirls & curls 1&2) and added a little doodling with white gelly roll pen. The flowers are an assortment of stamps (chocolate baroque, ??) that have been stamped onto papers that I'd painted with silk paints.

The future comes one day at a time is also from Paper Artsy, One step.... Was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest.

And then I turned my thoughts to the new promp from POSITIV>>-+->JOURNAL
Release your creative inner child.

I had quite a lot of ideas for this one, as I lay in bed tossing & turning for a couple of hours whilst listening to someone snore rather loudly I managed to work out where I wanted to take the subject.
Eventually I moved to the spare bedroom and managed some sleep and the ideas had moved on a little further by the time I sat down to tackle them.

My page had already got the tissue wrap remnants glued down but for some reason I'd given the page a yellow wash! I must have been dreaming of sunshine at the time....

I did a diluted gesso wash, dried it and then added another, thicker, layer across the middle of the pages.

Once that was dry I stamped a row of children (craft Stamper freebie  may 2004) the sky got some Promarker & inktense, the same for the grass. The kids & crayons are coloured using Promarkers .

Under them I've added the names of friends from my childhood in Libya & France, there was a lot of sunshine around in my life growing up so the yellow tinge (!) mirrors the feelings I still have of those early days. My paper aeroplanes, well Dad was in the air traffic control tower & it was his job that led us to travel to all that sunshine. I could do with some right's snowing outside & I've got to go walk the dog :-(


  1. Oh gosh... such beautiful pages! GREAT!

  2. Awesome pages Sally, love the greens of the first one. Had to smile how you formulated the second page while coping with lack of sleep, I can say 'snap' to that problem, don't we just love them.
    Yvonne xx

  3. These pages are just so lovely. I so enjoy seeing your journaling pages.

  4. Great pages Sally. Love the bright colours, makes me long for sunshine.
    Enjoyed the reminiscing of your childhood memories.
    Avril xx

  5. Loooove these pages!! The row of kids is just adorable--I love how you used the prompt on that page!

  6. Oh wow wow wow your journal pages are amazing, I am so in love with both of them, full of colourful blooms and gorgeous memories of childhood. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx