Writing in my art journal is getting more and more important to me these days. I’d like to share with you a page I created to commemorate a wonderful person who died of cancer at the age of 47. Despite the sad occasion, I managed to turn it into a bright and positive page, for that totally reflects his own state of mind. The idea for this page has been slumbering in my mind ever since Dan died two years ago, but I’m so glad I finally created this spread, for it helps me cope and I’m sure it will bring back many happy memories every time I’ll look at it.
I incorporated a photograph I took many years ago, but I blurred it a bit, for I don’t want to share anyone’s picture without their permission.
I’d like to enter this journal spread into a the following challenges:
The quote I used for my pages comes from this rather sad but beautiful song called ‘To each his storm’ by ‘Rome’:
If this journal spread inspires you in any way (the colours, the theme of nature/trees, your favourite song quote, the theme of commemoration/illness …) in creating your own, please feel free to post a link to your creation in my comments, so that I can have a look!
Hello there, don’t be scared! It’s just a journal page dedicated to ‘Lullaby’, a song that is very special to me because it introduced me to The Cure in 1989 and I’ve been a big fan of their music ever since. We will even be heading to the UK for a special concert in the Royal Albert Hall in March…I’m so looking forward to it!
This is my entry for the current ‘Rock N Rolla challenge’ at the Smeared and Smudged forum. I’d also like to enter this page into the ‘Hit the right note’ challenge currently running on the Craftitude challenge blog.
Here’s the video that inspired me :
- Music notes: Katzelkraft
- Spider, small splatter: Martha Stewart
- Texture stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Here’s an ATC series in celebration of fashion and sewing, featuring stamps by Stampers Anonymous:
I’d like to enter these into the following challenges:
Hello! Back again, with a series of ATCs that I’d like to share with you:
I’d like to enter these ATCs into the following challenges:
Here’s a masculine birthday card I made for my father. Nice cars and pretty ladies… what more does a man need?
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- A Capella: car, map & girl
- Stampers Anonymous: stripes
- Flourishes clear stamps: old timer sentiment
When I saw the challenge theme ‘Volksmotive’ on the Art Cards Challenge blog, I thought it an excellent excuse to start playing with my Celtic knotwork stamps!
I have some great Irish Blessing stamps (by The Stampsmith) that are very large, so I hardly ever get to use them on atcs or cards, but I found the perfect solution: I used them on the inside of this card!
Inside of the card
I’d also like to enter this card into the Kreativer Bastelblog ‘Borders’ challenge (#40).
Stamps are by Stampabilities, Dovecraft, Inkadinkado, Stamp it crazy, The Stampsmith, Make Your Mark.
Yay! One of my New Year’s resolutions is trying to make more journal pages and here’s the first one of 2014!
The musically challenged blog wanted us to create something inspired by an Alice in Wonderland themed song. This journal page is based on a song called ‘Red Queen’ by the band ‘Funker Vogt’. I love this song, as both the lyrics (read them here) and music are beautiful. If you have become curious, feel free to listen :
As I’ve used lots of Stampotique stamps, I’d also like to enter this page in Stampotique Designers Challenge 129 ‘Anything goes’.
- Stampotique: Gooseneck, Relaxin (poor fellow, I cut his legs), Angel (poor thing, I cut her wings), Halloween cube (skull)
- Cherry Pie: card suits and Alice in Wonderland text swirls
- Stampinback: Playing cards
- Stampers Anonymous: various texture stamps
- Deviantscrap Finecrafted Designs’AliceInZettiland’: floor image