Thursday, 21 February 2013

Journey Journal off you go to Trace

There's been such a buzz in the air about Birmingham's Hobby & Stitch with all the new products that will be available soon to buy. I'm very excited about the new journal style PaperArtsy stamps designed by Sara Naumann, they're going to be such a staple in my collection, I'll be using them all the time.  If you've not seen them yet you can check them out here.

The last time I went to Art from the Heart I was given a 'Journey Journal' which is passed around crafter's to complete a page and then send it to another crafter. It's a brilliant idea. Each page is an envelope, which you have to decorate. This is the journal below.


 You have to include the address page from your envelope and decorate the back of it. The page you decorate is also an envelope, and the theme is journey. I've finished my envelope page which is shown below.

The front of my envelope.

Using PaperArty Fresco Finish Paints and Stampotique stamps.


The back of my Envelope.

Using Hampton Arts, Crafty Individuals and Papermania stamps.
I've also used Tim Holtz chit chat words, which reads "Take time to see the world".




I made a tag to go inside my envelope.

Made this tag using PaperArtsy & Crafty Individuals Stamps.
I still carried on with my travel, journey theme with the stamps. 
I coloured the image using Tim Holtz Distress markers, then distressed all the edges using Gathered Twigs distress ink


I'm sending this off to my crafty buddy Trace Metcalfe for the next crafter to decorate a page.

Hope you're having a good week.
Michelle x

18 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are just beautiful! LOVING the colors and love love love love the vintage feel to it!!

Juls said...

such a lovely idea, and I love what you have done with your envelope!! Hugs Juls

Helen said...

Great idea, and I love how you've decorated your page!!

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous idea Michelle,your contribution to this is fantastic,love the Paperartsy Stamp you have used on the tag.i'll be interested to see everyone elses art work.I shall keep an eye open.Jacqueline.S

Redanne said...

Hi Michelle, that monster page really made me giggle, it is so cute, I love it. That Venice image is gorgeous and you have coloured it so beautifully. Your work is always beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous art work as always! will look forward to getting it! no pressure then after those yummy makes!
sorry if I have missed some comments hand makes typing slow and painful hugs trace x
one fingered typing!lol xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic idea, love what you did to your addition.
Yvonne x

Lynne said...

Lots of beautiful work on your blog, Michelle. Love the monster! Thanks for helping me out today. I've got that black dabber to finish off my book!

butterfly said...

What a fantastic idea, and your envelope is just fabulous, front and back - love the contrasting styles, both executed to perfection!
Alison x

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Michelle and such a great idea. lovely to see you again today
x catherine

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your envelope - sounds like a fantastic idea to be passing around! The tag is fabulous! Chris

Sue Lelli said...

Michele, LOVE all of the wonderful things you have posted! Love the Tim H vintage look and the blue green background you created! I am taking a Donna Downey mixed media class Satourday and hope to learn a Lot and create more! Hugs!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous work Michelle. Someone is going to be very lucky to keep this journal when it's finished.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea and your addition is splendid. Who ends up with this? Whoever it is - is soooo very lucky!! Trace will do a fantastic job I know, even one handed.
sandy

Sandra said...

This is such a great idea and I love what you've done with it. Front and back is amazing! Love the tag too! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Gillian .... said...

Looks amazing Michelle, love what you have done and such a cool idea too. xx

Helen said...

Wonderful artwork, love how each side is so different.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this idea and how you decorated YOUR envelope!

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