Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My kind of scrapbooking !

I love all kinds of art and I think I am always trying to evolve.  :)  Though I have admired a lot of scrapbooking pages, it hasnt been a passion of mine.  However, now.... with all the very cool ways to art journal and scrap book I am really enjoying it!  The new challenge at the Stampotique designers' blog is to   "use a photo along side a stamp for a mini book or scrap book page."   I ALSO had a project in mind to make for "Altered Arts" magazine and decided to tie them all together.  I picked up a "travel journal" from a used book store and gessoed, painted and applied a vintage sewing pattern to the cover.  I stamped my hand in black ink and then applied an old watch piece over some tea bag tops.  Along with several other embellies and letter stickers.  I used my white uniball pen to highlite.
 I really love the way it came out.  Now a peek at the inside...I gessoed several pages together since they were so thin.  I painted with my fingers (acrylics) and did some stenciling with some Julie Balzer stencils.  I stamped "crooked houses", "daisy daisy", "heart vine" and "wee owl" all from Stampotique.  I decided to start the book with my four kids and printed some pics on card stock and cut them out.  They were strategically :)  placed behind the houses and "collage pauged" down.  I even printed pics of my dogs!  lol  The crowns were given to me from a friend so I am not sure where they are from.

  I have a sneaking suspicion all "my scrapbooks" are going to be a bit "qwirkey" from now on!  By the way...you really NEED to check out what the other dt girls did for this challenge...Seriously...this could be my favorite challenge so far! 
I am linking to "art journal everyday".  Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh Jane, this is so much fun!!. I'm with you, go on doing this for your scrapbook mini album pages :). Brilliant playfulness with the photos and stamping. LOVE the orange colors, this is still summer, eh?. The dogs look happy too :).

AssiCrafts said...

Love the cover of your journal! And your photo page is hilarious :-D Your dogs are so cute... your children aren't bad as well ;-) XOXO

Happy Days said...

This is such a fun piece, love it. Claire x

Kaz said...

This is so fab Jane, you make it sound so easy!! x

Basement Stamper said...

I love your journaling pages, brilliant!

Karin said...

its gorgeous, love the colors and the fun images you made!

Samantha Read said...

Marvellous scrapping, made me smile, love how you used the stamps :o)x

Linda said...

Oh my goodness this is wonderful. I did a cover like that a month ago and just love it but haven't finished the book. Now you motivated me. Love this kind of art. So much fun.

Pam Sparks said...

awesome creating/art Jane! You have the spirit/creativity for this look!

A Vintage Chic said...

Love, love, LOVE it, Jane! Every bit of it! I think that's why I'm loving art journaling so much--we get to tie-in, as you said, all the stuff we love. And I love the quirkiness, too!

Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

Julie

Jessica Sporn said...

I love these pages and how your style completely comes through them. Great orange background too! And I love your pages below - the turquoise and green, and the pink spread - just yummy!

Linda R said...

These pages look great. And that cover is WOW! Very creative my friend. I LOVE it..

Hugs~

The Altered Paper said...

Am Lovin the hand print!
Such a great way to stamp your style & personality, on this journal-Fun & creative.
Hugs,Tee