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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Mixed media journal pages

I made these journal pages today at a class at Mad for Markers at Rockdale

Painted pages with pink and purple paint - spread with credit cards.
Added white gesso over purple paint.
Stamped images all over.
Sponged words by Dr Seus with distress ink, cut out, layered onto black card, cut out and pasted onto pages.  Drew around with white pen.
Sponged with distress ink picture drawn by my 2nd grand daughter Emily and photo of Emily, layered onto black card and onto page and drew around with white pen.
Added a few finger prints.
Wrote out the other sentiments and stamped One of a kind.
Added butterfly and white sqiggles.

We invite you to join the Mad for Markers facebook group and join in the progressive freebie challenge.

I would like to add my journal pages to the following:

Alered Eclectics - mixed media

Art Journal Journey - Every journal page tells a story

Crafting by designs - anything goes

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 50 - anything handmade

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team - anything goes using stamps

Word Art Wednesday 266-267 - anything family friendly with and encouraging or uplifting sentiment


My name is Erika. said...

Great page! I like ll the blocky words in your quote and how you added the photo! Thanks for linking in and joining our challenge at AJJ. :) Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page! Nice of you to join us again at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

Carole Pollard said...

Great pages love the layout and colours on these love and hugs Carole x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't think I've seen that Dr. Seuss quote before, but it certainly fits. It's a beautiful spread with two of my favorite colors. You created a lovely AJJ story with your granddaughter's help.

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic pages - great that you linked to Art Journal Journey Granmargaret! Nice to meet you there!
Hope to see you soon there again!
oxo Susi

Barbara Bruder said...

Cool journal page. Like the colors you used and the word blocks are a great accent. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is a gorgeous journal page spread! Love the colors and the background is fantastic! Beautiful photo of your granddaughter!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful page Margaret - love the background you created and the way you have used the words across the top of the pages.

Barb said...

Great layouts on your journal pages. I like the way you have positioned the wording. Barbxx

Ginny Maxam said...

Love, love your journal!! Very inspiring! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT

Sammi said...

Your pages came up so beautifully - I love them! What a treasure this journal is becoming :)

Suze said...

Great journal page. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and apologies for the late comment.