Called Dec this Journal, it was based on Wreck this Journal. We were given an A4 file folder, and a list of page ideas, the object being to create a minimum of 10 A4 pages all linked to the page ideas. Some of the pages were also part of the bi-monthly challenge.
I managed to completed 15 pages - so for posterity's sake, they are recorded here! I have posted some previously.
This page is from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll - well, it had to be didn't it!
The cut out words read "a cautiously curious consequence of the prettiest sheep".
Love the moth stamp, but not the winged cats one! The border stamp is a favourite too.
Images stamped with acrylic paint, using celery stalks, cut celery base and cut celery pieces used in a squiggly fashion. Celery is my favourite veg!
Bird stamp is hand drawn and cut from funky foam.
I dislike anything too cutesy, so found some free digi stamps, (including a spooky half-face one), which I coloured in with ProMarkers and Copics. Also used a yukky decoupage thing found at the bottom of the unwanted box!
All on a not very nice flat coloured background!
Acrylic ink dropped onto Yupo paper, and an awful lot of puff through a straw.
Used very little ink, but as the paper is completely non-absorbent, the ink goes a long way.
Birds cut from randomly painted card.
Used ProMarkers and Copics to make the small dots, and all my different sized circle punches to create the eyes!
This is my passport photo - much better now!
My favourite word - serendipity - the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
I used various dilutions of iridescent acrylic paint to create a serendipitous background!
Some Like It Hot - one of my favourite films. I created a digital collage, then prepared the background with acrylic paint and used some die-cut scrolls.
Acrylic paint brayered background, then used all the tapes I could find!
Aluminium tape, plasterboard tape, washi tape, masking tape, paper lace tape, measuring tape.
The flowers are made from washi tape and masking tape with a thin layer of gesso and Distress Ink.
Introducing the B family, probably starring in a B movie!
I mainly used pens, with a few alphabet bits found in my unwanted box (that box is quite useful!).
Acrylic paint brayered, stamped and stenciled. Used Distress pens to colour the humming bird.
Tried to resist using blue and nearly made it - the bird was when I came unstuck with that!
If you have never come across this before, just google it!
For a few months I always had some googly eyes on me, just in case an opportunity arose!
A watercolour background, and a collection of nature's bounty dried in a very large and heavy American dictionary!
Plus a little irridescent paint on the sycamore seeds.
One of my favourite techniques, and it had to be blue!
At the time I was learning about making faces, so this gave me an opportunity to have another practice!
I used lots of different blue papers, and the blue dress is cut from a fashion magazine that featured a blue dress! Finally, a little blue trim.
This was an inspired challenge and I really had fun, doing stuff I wouldn't normally try. And the bonus? I won!
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!