Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Winter with Cards and More

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project to share with you.
This is actually a new project to me too.
I've made my first art journal page.

This is my DT project for Cards and More.
You can see my blog post for the shop HERE
...with links to products used from the store. 

Cards and More carries LOTS of products for this kind of fun!

I've had this book kicking around my studio for quite a while.
I finally just pulled it out and had a play.
I began with applying a thin coat of gesso over the entire page.
When that was dry, I sprayed with several frosty coloured mists.
Next was a layer of inking through a stencil,
followed by some stamping in blue and in white.

The sparkly die-cuts came in my DT package.
They are all cut from beautiful dies found at Cards and More.
I also added some snowflakes punched from white cardstock.

I found this quote, and simply wrote it across the page.
I could have done something much more creative with the wording, 
but that should have been done before I glued things in the way! lol
Finally, I added a touch of doodling around the page to frame it.

From what I understand about Art Journaling
...you can't make any mistakes!
How can that not be fun? :o)

Here's an angle shot that shows off the shimmer and shine:

Materials Used:
Book from my Stash;
Inks: Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire,
White Chalk Ink;
Perfect Pearls Mists: Turquoise, Forever Blue, Perfect Pearl;
Stencil: Heidi Swapp;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Arctic Snowflake;
Stamp: Tim Holtz - Holiday Knits Stamp.

Plus these Items from the Cards and More Shop:


Teresa Arsenault said...

This is very pretty, Nancy. You are hooked now. :)

Daffodil Cards said...

SO VERY pretty.

Susan M said...

Love your first art journal page Nancy ! It's something I would love to try , now you say you can't make any mistakes maybe i'll have a go ! Love the colours , stencils and that gorgeous Tim Holtz stamp.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous art journal page Nancy..love the colours and textures and the doodling around the edge...this is something I have not tried yet, think you just inspired me..


alexandra s.m. said...

How very pretty indeed Nancy!
You have translated the mood so perfectly!

Gemiel said...

What a beautiful page!! Hard to believe that it's your first. I've given it a try and just couldn't get the hang of it. You have mastered the art of art journaling!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Nancy and I just love the dies and papers chosen..xx {aNNie}

Georgia Ehrmann said...

It is so very pretty and sure looks a lot better then my first journaling page! I love it!