Thursday, 30 June 2011

Where did it all begin?

Hello All,

Hope you are all doing well ..... I love looking at blogs of where people do Art Journaling, I can spend hours looking at their works of art, looking at all the detail, it is such a beautiful and creative way to express yourself, something about it just really appeals to me. I bought the book "Journal Bliss by Violette" which I just love .... at at the mo I am looking longingly at the dvd's that Kate Crane has just created .... I would soooooo love to take one of her classes.

In March my wonderful hubby bought me a fabulous box full of art supplies, that coverts into an easel ... so I was all set. Then Life happened, and I just couldn't face it .... I think If I has already been into art journaling it would have helped me deal with things, but I just didn't want the art journaling story to begin on a depressing note ...... Anyway tonight I have pulled my paints out and had a play ... this is a first page, there will be a few more to follow, but my basic idea of this one is just to tell the story of where the crafting obsession began ....... you may guess by the picture that it was sewing!!

I have used a "Kanban" lace stamp from the recent QVC tsv. I stamped all over the page, and then painted it over with watercolour paints. The main image is "Lorali" once I had painted in the image it lost some of the detail, so I stamped over it again ... with it being a rubber stamp I could not get it quite perfect, but I actually quite like the way it turned out slightly off set! ..... and I have added lots of faux stitching to go with the sewing theme.

I don't really have a clue what I am doing when it comes to Art Journaling, It is all guess work and I can see I have a lot to learn ... but hopefully it will be fun getting there!!

Thanks for looking, and for putting up with all of tonight's waffle!!
Hugs Juls


  1. That's a lovely page....and I don't believe there is a right or a wrong way! It is what works for you and makes you happy to produce ;)One of my blog bud's Dawn is starting a monthly journal challenge called Journal Journeys tomorrow (1st July) she is fairly new to it herself and would like people to play along and...well...enjoy the journey!!! :)
    xoxo Sioux

  2. Oh! Jules, this is an amazing first page. You are so talented and artistic hun. I can't wait to see the story unfold. Enjoy. :o)

    Donna x

  3. Brilliant start Juls and a fab first page...look forward to seeing more soon :) Donna x

  4. That is one fabulous journal page Juls. I love the paint over the stamps, the experimentation and the way you have 'grounded' the words with the cross stitch. Keep going girl and just have fun 'playing' to see what you come up with.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Well done Juls, your first page is fantastic. Hope to see more of these pages in the future. I agree that there's not a right or wrong way here. As long as you enjoy making your pages that's the most important thing.

    Kat xx

  6. WOW! This is awesome! Love it! Olena

  7. Love your page it really talks to me but I am not familiar with Art Journaling. Sounds interesting - gotta Google it later.

  8. Oh! Oh! Oh! I am so excited, Juls!! I too love looking at the journal pages of other art journalers. I never cease to be amazed at the layering or the painting or the techniques or the raw honesty of writing. Something always GETS me. I am super impressed at your first page! I am even more excited that you are doing this! yay! You are a natural. ~kathy

  9. Just wonderful, Juls! Can't wait to see more of your creative journal!

  10. Hi Juls

    It will be fantastic to go on this new journey .. .. and if your first page is anything to go by I am sure you will take to it like a duck to water.

    Have fun!!!

    Love Jules xx

  11. Love your journal, great start, I look forwards to keeping up with you on this journey.

  12. Oh so beautiful and what a start love that stamp and I totally agree about the off set look. It all fits wonderfully together ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

  13. If this is the first page Juls I can't wait to see the next one. Absolutely gorgeous hun !!

    Hugs, Sandra xx

  14. this is gorgeous juls.the stylish image is fab and i really love your colours and details ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Hi Juls
    Your pages are just AMAZING my darling. You have a wonderful style and such patience to produce such beautiful pages. I WISH you lots of fun on your art journaling journey. Lots of love, Gez.Xxx

    Shout if I can help in any way hun. Though I don't think you need any!! I'm always around if you fancy a chat.xx

  16. Fantastic front cover sweetie and greats style :D
    hugs and xxx

  17. This is gorgeous!