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Monday, 17 July 2017

Travel Plans - Scrapbook page

Hello, well its been a very long time and I am sorry I haven't blogged any makes with the Goodie Boxes, hopefully we shall be fixing that. 
I will start with a post of a scrapbooking page I have made with our latest box called Travel Plans, as we speak there's just single figures left on the website, just go to www.artfuldays.co.uk to order yours. 





Nearly all the elements used are from the box, but I have added a 12 x 12" page, a world die, Seth Apter Stamp, Prima White Gesso, Molding Paste and some Lindy's Sprays.



I started with a the 12 x 12 " sheet of paper and used Prima Clear Gesso to seal the paper, this stops other wet mediums from soaking into the page. Then a coat of Prima White Gesso in the middle of the page, before finishing with a stencil and modelling paste. 


Next some colour, using Lindy's sprays, flick, brush and splat the colour on, not really taking much care at this stage. Also adding flicks of white paint at this stage. Stamps using the Seth Apter Stamp with Black Archival ink 


There's loads of papers to choose from this month and some jornalling cards, here I started to cut and layer them up. I also used that fab Stamps washi tape to create some lines below where I plan to add my photo.


I used a photo of one of my dogs Kayla on a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads a few years ago. All my papers and photo have been distressed, this can be done with the Prima distress tool of scissors, just be careful with those :) 


It was then a case of arranging the elements from the box, I used the little envelopes, large tag, 2 flowers, a couple of charms, Scrapiniec pieces, a stamp (love those) and a Resin camera.

Splats of Black & white paints finish the design. 

I really enjoyed digging out a photo to use in this piece, and its a great keepsake, in fact I plan to frame it.




Thanks for looking, until next time.

Jules xx




Sunday, 11 June 2017

Circle Journal Round Two 2016/2017

Hello

So we have just finished, well a few weeks ago our 2nd round of the journal circle and I wanted to show all the art inside mine, we had 12 wonderful peeps join in this time, so it took a full year but boy it was worth the wait. I think I was probably cursed a few times as I chose to make a large journal and asked fro a double spread and a word page lol. 
The brief was to choose a shape, so mine was waves, each double page is a different size with a wave down each edge. We really had a great and fun variety of shapes coming room.

Here's my cover, 








Finished Words from everyone



First in my Journal is a great colourful page from Wanda Hedges, loving the flower stamp



Next is a page from Chris Cresswell, sooo much to look at...




 Shabby Chic from Jo Myhill with loads of texture



Love these stamps and colours from Hazel Agnew




Fab figure from Gabby Price




Loads of colour and texture from Linda Regan





 Lots of bright colours from Tracy Scott, love the tops of the paint




Great vintage page from Catherine Johnson, recognise the keys lol




Love the delicate colours and stamps from Claire Snowdon




Wonderful girl, with so much texture from Marie Hampson





Another fab girl and published work in Mixed Up Magazine well done Debs Wainwright





Just the back inside cover to finish off at some point :) 


I was blown away by everyone art and how much work went into each page, thank you. 

Looking forward to the next round, here's a sneak peak of my front cover. 


Jules xx




Circle Journal Round One 2015

Hello

Well I can't believe its taken me so long to post these photos. Back in 2015 Chris Cresswell started a Journal Circle and the brief was to make one 8 x 10" as a maximum size.
I had never made one before and I looked at all the very complicated ways on binding but settled on a very basic 4 stitch one through the middle of the pages and covered the outside pages with fabric, this was ready to decorate later, but alas later never came and its still to do :) 



Here's my inside cover pages






First in the page is this very textured and stunning girl from Catherine Johnson




Another beautiful girl from Clare Lloyd 




A page full of texture and 3d designs from Claire Snowdon





Love the white boarder to emphasise the great design from Gabby Price




Bright & colourful from Linda Regan




Very cool design from Chris 





 I still have 2 double pages to fill in this journal. which I will do and show them at some point. 



Thanks for everyone's fab art, its stunning and all very different, love my Journal 


 Jules xx