Friday 1 August 2014

Word Play..... the new theme for this months challenge on Country View Challenges. Do pop over and join in the fun, there's a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at Country View Crafts and also to join in the fun as a guest designer :)

For my first piece for the challenge I decided to do a couple of pages in my small moleskine journal. Never like doing the first pages in case I mess them up!! So although I have quite a few pages used up in this journal the first ones were empty, but decided that the quote I wanted to use would be perfect for the opening pages ...
I was very good and took a few pics whilst I was making this so if you fancy seeing how it evolved then carry on reading!  Started off by applying some yellow and green acrylic paint to the pages (had already given them a coat of gesso). I often use a bit of sponge to put the paint down on a background which is what I did here.  Then I took a stencil (That Special Touch - Swoosh)and applied some blue acrylic 
Then I painted the back of an alphabet stencil (That Special Touch - Alpha Sprinkle) with Iced Spruce Distress Paint and used it to stamp the letters onto the page in a few places... 
Then another layer in the form of a bit of stamping using a grid stamp by Kaisercraft.... 
Then I took a white gel pen and coloured in a few of the grid spaces.... 
Then I painted a few circles with Rock Candy Crackle paint and once it had dried and cracked doodled round it and added some more white gel pen.  Also highlighted the crackle by rubbing over the top with a bit of distress ink.......would tell you what colour but to be honest I just grabbed a rather dirty bit of Cut 'n' Dry and used was a sort of browny colour!!!! Lol! 
Then I used some alphabet stamps to stamp the quote.  Still with me? Well Done!! Don't forget to pop over to Country View Challenges to join in the fun, see you back hopefully in about a week with my second challenge make.

Donna xx 


  1. what a great page, and I love those stencils!!

  2. Love this page,fabulous colours and

  3. This is wonderful, Donna! The wish to do some more art journalling is up there on the list with the Gelli plate!!
    Diane xx

  4. Hello Donna,
    Green is such a friendly colour and these pages reflect that, the construction is fabulous with great words for a beginning of a journal.

  5. Great colors, and layout... Love to journal too... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  6. Such beautiful pages, Donna - I love the fresh pretty colours, and the words are just wonderful!
    Alison xx

  7. This is just gorgeous! I love your colours and all the wonderful details you put into the background! Great sentiment as well! Thanks for the inspiration :)


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