Friday, 2 October 2015

Art Journalling for A Vintage Journey


A huge welcome to everyone - new followers as well as old friends - on this the first Friday of the month and a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  This month our wonderfully talented Alison (aka Butterfly) has challenged us to 


Art Journalling - Tim Style

Your journal pages can be any size, format or type, but we want to see some Tim techniques, grunge or vintage style and of course any Tim products.




I am still quite new to art journalling but my style seems to be developing into a more mixed media scrapbook style and of course Tim products, dies and stamps are just perfect for this. I love making little collages of tickets, letters and tags and of course so many of the stamps from the Shabby  Chic and Correspondence stamp sets are just perfect.



I created a background using texture paste and as my Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain and Distress Ink Pad had literally just been delivered by the postman I decided to just dive in with them pairing the Wilted Violet with Ground Espresso for a vintage shabby look. I used tissue tape and the Harlequinn and Splatters layering stencils to create the texture and old shabby look. 



And "dare to dream" ……….. I am so glad I did as I have now been to all three destinations Pairs, New York and London and had the most amazing holidays. So where next ????

Thank you for joining me today and do hop on over to A Vintage Journey for some amazingly inspired art journal pages from my fellow Creative Guides.

And would YOU like to be considered as a Creative Guide ?? If so check out the link HERE as Brenda has put out a DT call for two new Creative Guides but you will have to be quick as the DT call closes on 5 October.


Happy Crafting!

Jennie x

17 comments:

butterfly said...

I adore the variety of colour tones and shades you've created here, from the ethereally pale background to that wonderful vibrant ticket amongst the ephemera. Beautiful collaging... really lovely pages.
Alison xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your layout Jennie. The color combo is simply fabulous and so well executed.
S@ndy xx

Julia Aston said...

What lovely collages on each page Jennie - the subtle light colors of your backgrounds add soft texture and color - I really enjoy your style of journaling! Julia xx

Redanne said...

I love your journal page Jennie, you have a wonderful style that allows the eyes to settle easily on the focal points - your use of white space is so clever and so very effective. Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

Candy C said...

Beautiful art journal pages, Jennie. Love the blank areas and then the collages pieces. Very effective!

Scrapthat said...

Love your pages TFS!!

Team Clark said...

Love these amazing bundles and the softness of the colors on this spread - just beautiful!

Astrid Maclean said...

A truly wonderful spread Jennie, and like usual, your collaged elements are placed to make for such a perfect composition. The pale and subtle textures in the background, make for the perfect backdrop to the collage, I just love this style of journaling! It looks fantastic!

Nikki Acton said...

Love the contrast of the subtle background tones with the wonderful collage Jennie - great composition. Nikki x

Terry said...

Jennie, your soft style is delightful! I love all the elements that you combined and the lovely colors! Happy Weekend!

Buttons said...

Positively stunning Jennie!!! Your composition and layering are sublime and completely up my street. And as ever you keep the colours soft and dreamy. What a creative genius you are. Jenny x

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful collaged layout and I adore you soft romantic shaded colours, perfect for the Eiffel Tower.
Julie x

Paula Cheney said...

really beautiful Jenny!

Sara Barker said...

Truth be told, I love your style of art journaling better than some of the more random, heavily worked looks. Perhaps a style I find more do-able. But this is just gorgeous and speaks volumes, even in it's simplicity. I love those layered bits over your subtly textured background! You may just have inspired to give this Art Journal thing a try! Hugs! PS You have really gotten some use out of Tim's newest colors! Well done!

Remya Sreekanth said...

The background compliments the collage . I loved the way the papers and embellishments were arranged.I t just fits perfectly on the subtle background.. Superb

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful pages Jennie - love the collage aspects of it and the great use of white space.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How did I miss this gorgeous art journal page? Beautiful colour combination Jennie (wilted violet and espresso are now on my shopping list!) and love the layered bits and bobs of ephemera, so perfectly Tim! Thanks so much for sharing it and wherever your dreams take you, have a wonderful time! Deb xo