Tuesday, February 14

Journaling on scraps ... literally!

Hello people! I hope Valentines Day is being kind to you ... and if it is n't ... well ... it's a good day to treat yourself to some new stash ... Go on! You know you want to!
I have been playing with my scraps again ... this time ... venting my frustration at not being able to sell my flippin' house! It has now been on the market ... like ... foraaaaaaaages! It puts everything in limbo ... hard to make plans etc., and it is oh sooooooooooo frustrating!
Anyways ... enough of my whinging ... this double page spread just about covers it all! And very therapeutic too I might add!
The background was made using Wild Honey Distress Stain and Dylusions Burnt Orange Colour Wash ... a bit of Vintage photo Distress Ink and then some stencilling with Acrylic Paint. The wonderful Lin showed me and the lovely Karen a really cool shadow effect with paints and stencils the other day ... sadly ... I have n't mastered it yet ... but it is great fun trying!
The stamps are all Dylusions ... coloured in with Pro Markers and the Ranger White Pen has been used to within an inch of it's life!
So many of you ask what paper I use to journal on ... and my secret is ... unused and unloved 12 X 12 Scrapbooking paper ... one sided stuff that I bought yonks ago and for some reason ... I no longer like it! It gives such a smooth base ... fabulous ... and a scrap no less ... so it can be included into my journal ... which ... as you know ...is only made of scraps. I literally fold the paper into four ... adhere it all together and then get started ... Simples! And no pressure ...
I must away ... I need to get lots of jobs done before the postman arrives with my annual sack of cards ... erm ... not! ...
Have a good day!
Laters!

23 comments:

Artyjen said...

What a glorious page ;) And such a fabby idea for using up that pile of scrapbook papers that I will never use if I live to be 2000 years old!!!! ROFL
Thanks for sharing Linda
xoxo Sioux

Kaz said...

Totally love your pages Linda...gorgeous colours! Sending some good home selling vibes! Hope you sell soon xx
Kaz x

Claireliz said...

Love this Linda, so vibrant.
C xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous pages, I LOVE the colours.

Helen said...

I think it's a great page - and the shadow (bumping we call it, lol!) is a great technique - I imagine it's the same one you mean - I saw it demo'd at Stevenage - you should have been there!!

ellen vargo said...

What a fabulous journal page! Love the bright background and, of course, the Dylusions houses! Sending good wishes it will sell SOON!!! xxx

Sid said...

Fab & bright journal page Linda !

Elaine said...

What a fab vibrant layout, you are a natural at this journalling lark aren't you! Hope the postie bought you something nice! Elaine x

Rosie said...

Clever girl, using up your unloved stash. I use my paper offcuts too. Loving the intensity of colour you are getting - maybe I have to use the same products as you.

Dylan said...

will you be at stitches Julia.!!! lol havent seen you for yonks xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

love this page, perhaps you should send it to the estate agents to include in with your details, LOL

craftimamma said...

I like Siobhan's suggestion, in fact I love it! I love the pages too and the tip about using up unwanted 12 x 12's is a great one ............ I have a paper mountain of them. Trouble is I can't seem to get the journalling bug inspite of having several of the brilliant Dyan's stamp sets :-(

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sarah said...

Those churchy folk sure need another bag of gold......they say houses go better in the spring, so all blenders and dabbers crossed! Loving your zingy colours and seeing you happy in ink...will run you up a tissue wrap ra-ra skirt and leg warmers later this week...!

Angie said...

Thanks for dropping by tonight ...I am so in love with what you are doing at the moment ..inspiring.
re your comments ...
I have tried so many diets over the years ...some worked ...one worked so well I got addicted ...and some catch my interest for a few weeks ....I love food and cakes and at my age I think why not ...its my only vice ...except buying stash lol ...now I have to eat low fat and very low sugar ...not a lot left lol As for not smoking ...how did you do ...I smoked for 46 years ...tried to give up many times and then did 4 years ago ..if you want tips I may have a few to help.xx

Ophelia said...

Wow!! Really beautiful! Love your blog, and will visit often!

Marjie Kemper said...

LOVE these pages... maybe you should make another one that says BUY ME and leave it on the front door for next open house? That'll do it... they won't be able to resist your gorgeous art!

scrappee said...

Great page - love the idea of using scraps too.

Kim Dellow said...

Looking great! I love them Linda! Kim

Ann said...

All my fave colours together, fabulously glorious Linda!! Love your art ....take care xx

JoZart said...

Love the quirky colour combo of the pages but I feel for your heartfelt plea. hope the house sells soon. Spring bring changes in people so hang in there.
Jo x

Maggie said...

Fabulous vibrant page and great idea using unloved paper for your AJ perhaps you should frame this page and hang so buyers can see it!!!! rofl it may work! hope you find a buyer soon I hate that part of moving it is soooooooo stressful.

Maggie

snazzyoriginal said...

Love everything about this xx

Choka said...

Just love this page - i really like the idea of using th back papers that you don;t like :0)

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