Friday, 23 January 2015

Love is in the Air

Yes "love is in the air" over at A Vintage Journey today with a brand new challenge chosen by our fabulously talented Astrid.  

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine
And man cannot live without love

So the saying goes! For this challenge please share what moves your heart with us, be it a Valentine's card for a loved one, a heart themed project, or something else that expresses what true love means to you.  Just make sure that Tim's style is evident in whatever you make.

I am somewhat into mixed media art journal pages at the moment and decided to use this opportunity to journal the fact that it will be 40 years in April that Terry and I first started going out together. We married a year later, so our 40th Wedding Anniversary is imminent too! Where does the time go ?

There are no "how to" photographs as it just sort of happened! Although these pages are very much in my own style I have used Tim's products (stamps, paste, stencils, inks, etc.) to complete it.

I started with various tissue tapes on both pages along with some pieces of dictionary paper, which then got a coat of gesso. 

Texture Paste through the Gothic Layering stencil came next and once dry I did some background stamping, blending and splattering with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Our photographs are both framed with similar stamped tags and tickets, again all stamped in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The 1975 Industrious Stickers were first painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then lightly covered with Ginger Alcohol Ink.

I love this bird stamp and as I stamped him on tissue paper (with Arcival Potting Soil) I managed to get him looking both ways!

I gave everything a final splattering of Picket Fence Distress Stain Spray before adding the photographs.

Do hop on over to A Vintage Journey as my teamies have come up with some amazing projects - and not all Valentine's either! And of course I hope you join us with your own challenge piece.

It is lovely to have you join me today and I really appreciate those of you who have started following over the last week and of course everyone who visits and leaves such lovely comments. Thank you x

 Have a lovely weekend.

Jennie x

Tim's products used:

Tissue Tape
Texture Paste
Gothic Layering Stencil
Industrious Stickers
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Distress Spray Stain: Picket Fence
Distress Paint: Picket Fence
Ginger Alcohol Ink
Stamps from:
Bird Feather
Going Somewhere
Classics #19
Simple Sayings
Spring Greenery Die
Tattered Florals Die


Lynn Price said...

What a lovely way to celebrate a long-standing and successful union! Love how you are getting into mixed media - I am learning a lot, including the reversed bird image :-) Great layout also. Congratulations on your 40th, and here is to many more! xx Lynn

S@ndy Diller said...

Congrats on your milestone. Time does seem to fly by. Your page is such a nice reminder of why we cherish our time together.

Hugs, Sandy xx

Tamara said...

I'm a new follower.. Congratulations on your "anniversary" ! I really like what you made..all the lovely layers and textures.. and the bird is so sweet..

Blessings, Tamara

Julia Aston said...

What a handsome young couple on these lovely pages Jennie (!) wonderful textures and colors on this - such a nice way to commemorate the beginning of your life together!

Brenda Brown said...

Sheer delight to look at these beautiful pages Jennie, love them to bits. You're not far behind me in the anniversary stakes then. xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jennie, I have totally loved all of your mixed media journal pages I have seen so far and this is no exception... just beautiful and what a wonderful commemoration of those 40 years together! Love all the subtle layers, stunning and gorgeous!

Nikki Acton said...

Jennie - these pages are beyond stunning. So well created, such artistic skill with your subtle tones and beautiful composition. Nikki xxx

Artyjen said...

Congrats on your soon to be 40th ;)
Great the vintage colours.
xoxo Sioux

Terry said...

Firstly, congratulations on your 40th anniversary. What a lovely project to celebrate so many beautiful years! Love this and the photographs! Happy Weekend.

Georgie C said...

Huge congrats on your 40 years!! That's so amazing! Beautiful page to reflect on memories shared xx

Redanne said...

I am really enjoying your foray into mixed media journalling and this page is just beautiful and a wonderful way to celebrate such an important occasion - congratulations - on your anniversary and on this beautiful creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Ruth said...

Gosh, you really are on a roll, one fabulous journal page after the neutral toned theme of them all....and Congratulations on your imminent Ruby anniversary! Ruth x

butterfly said...

This page spread is absolutely gorgeous, Jennie - so subtle and delicate and such a special way to commemorate the start of your relationship. Lovely, lovely post.
Alison xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Jennie, I love the soft subtle tones on your journal pages. Your photographs are so lovely to see and now beautifully documented for your Anniversary. Congrats.
Julie x

Sue said...

A lovely journal page and congratulations on your impending anniversary. I would love to start art journaling but I'm really not sure how to begin. However you've inspired me to find out more and maybe have a go!

Jools Robertson said...

Love your journal pages celebrating your anniversary, congratulations
Fabulous pictures and distress details

Jools x

Paula Cheney said...

beautiful, beautiful!

Buttons said...

Such a perfect way to capture your very special anniversary Jennie and what a beautiful couple you make! Huge congratulations. Jenny x

Sara Barker said...

Late to the party, of Course, but I love your tribute to your 40th (wow!) anniversary! You've done a spectacular job with that lovely stamp, and my, what a lovely couple you make!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a beautiful page, such a lovely way to celebrate your upcoming milestone! Love your colours and textures, a gorgeous journal page.