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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

More Mixed Media October challenge - anything goes optional orange

More Mixed Media October challenge - anything goes with the option of orange - use a little or a lot

I have done another journal page in the journal I am making for my 2nd grand daughter.

I rarely use orange so this was a challenge for me and I made a bit of a mess.   Painted journal page with white gesso.
Made frame with orange Distress crayon
Background green and blue crayon and used water brush to spread colour.
Wiped baby wipe over butterfly stencil.
Coloured tag with crayons and baby wiped 2 butterflies and stamped sentiment from Greeting Farm Glory to God clear stamp set with black ink. Layered tag on top.  Then I made the mistake painting over with distress collage medium which destroyed the sentiment stamp.  So stamped again with green ink.  Added punched flower.  Drew around tag with the orange crayon.
Stamped another sentiment from the same stamp set further down the page.
Used flower stencil with distress inks and gel pen.
Stamped the girl from the Glory to God set, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.

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

A Inky Mess 14 - anything goes

Addicted to stamps and more 262 - make your mark

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media/altered

Country View challenges- mixed media with autumnal hues

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes with an inspirational message

Mixed Media World 29 - anything mixed media

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1740 - anything goes

The Crafty Addicts 41 - anything goes/Autumn colours

We love 2 Create - anything creative/mixed media

Word Art Wednesday 302-303 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.


Unknown said...

Lovely journal page Margaret. Hugs Jennifer xx

Fikreta said...

so nice!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is really beautiful Margaret!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely page despite the mishaps! Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

Judy McKay said...

Lovely page Margaret. Love the colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectic this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Wendy said...

too funny how our mistakes can make us think outside the box and "do" stuff we wouldn't have otherwise!! I really enjoy the collage style & both sentiments look great ~ just right :) Thanks for adding to the fun this week at PIP Challenges!!

suzARTe said...

This is such a lovely card, beautiful words and love the colours as well.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Lovely journal page!!! Thank you for joining the October challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

Sandra Wright. said...

A lovely page..your grandaughter will love her journal...
Thank you for joining is at Altered Eclectics this month...x

Sandra Wright. said...

Fabulous journal the butterflies...
Sorry I haven't visited earlier..I have been on holiday..x

Susan Renshaw said...

Great colouring Gran Margaret!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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Maria Lillepruun said...

Lovely creation! Thank you for decorating our challenge this month! Mixed Media World

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in The Crafty Addicts Challenge this time and good luck :)