Wednesday, March 9, 2016

123 Challenge - March

Today was Art Journal day.. ;) 
In this post I am going to share with you the first page.. This one was created for entry into the 123 Challenge blog..
 The criteria are; Autumn Tones - "Memories" - Leaves
As I do with all of my art journal pages, I start with a page I have torn out of the book.. (I will glue it back in, onto of another page when finished).. I do this so if there are any unfixable mistakes, then I can simply start again without any hassles and it also keeps my book clean of any excess texture paste or stray misting spray.. lol.. 
Step one was to add that fun dry embossed image of the tree with some leaves smoothly blowing off it.. Then for this one I did not coat the base with Gesso like usual, but instead I simply coloured with some Distress Inks with the foam blending tools.. 
The next layer was two different size leaves randomly stamped around the page, mostly on the edges with Pinecone ink.. Using some clear Impasto and a really cute Bamboo stencil from Memory Maze I made a base under the Owls.. 
The die-cut Owls were super lightly wiped over with the Wild Honey distress ink to take the starkness of the solid white from it.. 
Then I journal a little saying that I made up on the top, titled Memories.. :) 
This challenge was so much fun and I bet you'd really enjoying getting some crafting time in soon too for it! The challenge is open all month, so you can link up to the 123 Challenge blog any time during March.. 


  1. Hi..Your art page looks wonderful, I love the tree with the leaves blowing off it.. thanks for joining in with the 123 Challenge blog this month..

  2. So very sweet. Many thanks for sharing with with us on 123 Challenge Blog.

  3. What a beautiful page. I love the texture you have created with the embossing and the paste. Thanks for playing along with the 123 Challenge Blog this month.

  4. Your page looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 123 Challenge Blog this month :)

  5. How great, love your art journal page and your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along at 123 Challenge Blog.