Monday, November 14, 2016

Turn Turn Turn Art Journal Page

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by!  Deb here today and since it is Monday that means it's time for a new art journal page.  I made my Turn Turn Turn art journal page to incorporate some of the metallic leaves I didn't use on my first project this month for our Autumn with the twist of Metallics challenge.

I've a few step out photos on how I made it, enjoy!

I started out with a single page from my art journal (which I have had to take apart since it was getting to thick to close, I can't stop adding embellishments!).  I stamped the page with Tim Holtz's new Pine background stamp and Tree Branch Archival ink and then coloured the page with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress stain.

The word TURN was stamped several times on the page with Ground Espresso Archival ink and I then spattered the whole page with diluted white, orange and brown acrylic paints.

I die cut the Bird Branch die from some crackled cardstock I had in my stash from another project.  I cut the bird off and saved him for a rainy day!

The branch was a little too pale for my design so I coloured it first with Ground Espresso Distress stain and then intensified the colours here and there with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress crayons.

The Weathered Clock was die cut from some chipboard packaging and embossed with Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder.  Love this embossing powder!

And then the page was assembled.  I made a tag by painting a piece of cardstock with Frayed Burlap Distress paint and then running it through my printer to print the sentiment (the font is called Beyond Wonderland).

The tag shape was cut out and some oak leaves were punched from a remnant of Distress ink coloured cardstock with a couple of Recollections punches.  The edges of the tag were edged with some gold Decofoil.

The leaves are Ranger Foil tape mounted onto cardstock, die cut with the Layered Leaf

and Arbor dies and then coloured with alcohol inks.

Here's a close up of the Pine background and spatters, such an easy way to get some texture and interest on your background.

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing my Turn Turn Turn art journal page, I really enjoyed making it and was humming The Byrds song the entire time I was putting it together.

You still have plenty of time to enter our November challenge so hope you will head into your craft space and make something to link up.  I can't wait to see it, happy creating!

Deb xo

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autumnal Loom

This month Theme is Autumn Twist Metallics.

I added some pigment powders into a water filled spray bottle and shook it gently to mix.The pigment powder leaves a lovely sparkly sheen on the paper

I sprayed the watercolour paper and also added some watercolours in Autumnal shades. I stamped the sentiment using a metallic inkpad in Mineral.


I decided to create a loom and weave it with leaves, berries etc from the forest, along with my chosen sentiment.


I hope that you will enjoy creating something for this months challenge.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mixed Media Media November

Hi there!  I hope everyone had a fantastic October!  Thank you so much for all those who played along with us in our Spooky challenge!  

Our October Mixed Media Diva is:

Check out her fabulous creation:

Congrats!!!  Please contact our Guest Designer Coordinator Jannet - (gillslap AT for your badge and information on being our next Guest Designer!

Now for November we are thinking Autumn and Metallics!

Check out what our amazing Design Team has come up with:


I hope you will play along with us this month! Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges. Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva!

I hope you will come play along!