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Saturday, 10 January 2015

The Lighter Side of Journalling

Hello all... me again.  Yes, I know it's not exactly very long since the new Vintage Journey challenge kicked off (Go West, Young Man, if you haven't already!), but it's sneak peek time already.

I'm over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog today with an altogether brighter bit of art journalling.  It's been very wintry on the journalling front here at Words and Pictures, but this one is a slightly different kettle of fish...


... though if you were to do compare and contrast, you'd find a lot of the same motifs cropping up - crackle, circles, blues, browns, book pages - you know the score!  Anyway, I hope that's enough to tempt you over to Artistic Stamper to take a look.  I always love to hear what you think.

Hoping to be able to do some hopping round myself this weekend, so I'll see you soon, either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.  Happy Crafting all!

There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen

44 comments:

Georgie C said...

Love those blues and greens and the crackle is so effective, the texture it adds is just yummy mixed media goodness xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful page, loving the circles! Ruth x

Rupa S said...

Your colors drew me here, off to check there!

Kelly Neis said...

My favorite colors and the crackled circles look great! Very beautiful!
Hugs Kelly

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a gorgious page , I love these soft colours , the circles and the details on it!! Great ART as always!!!

Greetings
Maria

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, - lovely page!

Helen said...

Comparing and contrasting your projects always finds beauty! off to check it out now.

Amanda said...

Another beauty, love the cracked circles
Love
Amanda x

Shirley Chillman said...

Lots of work gone into making this piece Alison but I love the minimalistic look. The bright colours are such a change from the wintery hues ... roll on Spring!!!

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Again so much techniques together...a stunning AJ Page, Alison :-)
Greetings, Alie

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Alison, lots of gorgeous colour and texture especially the crackle circles, they look amazing. xxx

chrissies said...

Just been for a look ALison and it is a terrific front for your journal. Love all different circle ideas and the meaningful quote of the day

Love Chrissie x

Evelyn Walter said...

Gorgeous page, dear Alison! Most love the cracked circles, they are looking great :)
xxx Evelyn

Jennie Atkinson said...

It looks fabulous Alison, just off for a look x

Inky and Quirky said...

More beautiful stuff from you Alison,is there anything you can't do?!

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Redanne said...

Your comment about the missing 'l' made me smile! It took me years to learn to add in all the extra letters to words and now I too miss the extra letters .... Your page is divine. Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy, looks amazing! Off I go for a better looksie! happy weekend, hugs and smiles :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Alison, that is absolutely incredible! I was just swooning over the fabulous texture and dreamy colours! Quick question about the leaves...is that a die?? hugs :)

Sue C said...

Fabulous page Alison, just been for a closer inspection and as usual all of your usual design flair. Beautiful! Sue C x

Kimberly Cobb said...

Just back from visiting your post at The Artistic Stamper. Your journal page is just lovely.

Kay Wallace said...

Definitely interested in "the rest of the story," Alison! The color palette was enough for me!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous journal page, super textures and crackles.
Yvonne x

Krisha said...

This is such a stunning page Alison!

craftytrog said...

Looks fab...off to visit

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks wonderful from the sneak peek! I'm off for a closer look! xxx

Dorthe said...

This looks so gorgeous in colours and all the texture you created with papers and rusted netting,- I will have a close look over there, Alison .
Hugs from Dorthe

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sumptuous colours and textures, off to take a peek at Artistic Stamper!

Chrissy said...

Stunning Alison..I love the cracked circles and glorious colours...beautiful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous sneak peek - off to take a closer look.

butterfly said...

Hope you got the reply - here it is again, just in case! No, not a die, but metal filigree leaves - they're around on ebay or from places like Creative Expressions here in the UK xx

cathylynn said...

You got me curious and I'm off for a look. I already know that your project will be awesome.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

pearshapedcrafting said...

It is a fabulous page! The colours you have used are getting me thinking about walking in Spring woods! You have also sorted a dilemma for me - I always thought that 'journalling' had two 'l's but thought I must have got it wrong - thanks for the Alan Partridge "Ah Ha" moment!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Thank you so much for the link Alison! I have found some and put in my bid...fingers crossed! hugs :)

Maelchen said...

Dear Alison, it seems ages that I have dedicated a written word to you... I have not lost you, by no means, as you are fixed on my blog-list... It just seems sometimes that it is difficult to find words that have not yet been used. As always, finding your art in its many different facets, I feel awe, astonishment, and inspiration in the beauty of your complete work as well as in its tiniest detail... But impressions are one thing, the expression of them seems dull and inadequate sometimes... Believe me, even if I do not always comment, I am a faithful follower of your artistic movement!
And today, too, when I visited you to easen my heavy heart a little bit after the horrible incidents in Paris, I was not disappointed. It is not that I close my eyes against the darkness in the world, it is the need to find the balance. That's why I search for beauty of which plenty can be found here. I have had my own way of processing the events, in case you are interested: http://vintagesavonette.blogspot.de/2015/01/feder-undgegen-stahl-random-acts-of.html
Thank you for your inspiration, dear Alison! See you soon!
Hugs from Manu

Sandy said...

Beautiful page Alison - I left some love. You have used such gorgeous colors.
Sandy xx

Terry said...

I love the colors and must see all of this! Hugs!

Deborah Wainwright said...

I keep looking at the Scrummy colours you used and my heart skips a beat. So loving the texture and the crackle. off for a better look. Great work! Xx

House of Bears said...

Oh I love the blues in this, it's funny, it can be thought of as a cold colour but you make it look warm. X

barbarayaya62 said...

I saw the whole project and I'm in love with it! I adore your color choice and your design is perfect! barbarayaya,

Coco said...

The sneak peek is fabulous... I'm off to see all the pics and details! Hugs Coco xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful page with fantastic color combination.
Hugs Anja

Shari Trumbull said...

Alison, I just love this beautiful journal page!! Love the layered and crackly circles! They are wonderful and for circles--so very full of personality :) I aspire to create in my art journal as wonderfully as you do, Alison!! I've got lots of inspiration to work from :) Thanks for your steps over at The Artistic Stamper!! XOXO-Shari

Lisa S. said...

I love this journal page Alison and so thrilled to see you creating these now. :) I need to dig mine out and dust it off lol. Beautiful colors and composition, as always! Hope your holidays were wonderful and that your new year is off to a bright start. xx

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW another super awesome journal page, I am totally in love with it. The double circles, the added crackle and the rusty patina leaves are amazing. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx