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 :).

Astrid Stulemeijer (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

theboelemas@aol.com 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!

Sam & Poppy 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.

Anonymous said...

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

Hearts Turned 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

Unknown 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!

Unknown said...

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

Hugs~

Tee Hall said...

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