Sunday 24 July 2011

Planes and Trains - art journalling

The Random Redhead Challenge at Gingersnap Creations this week continues the machines theme with a focus on planes and trains. I decided that having not done any journalling for quite a way this would be my chance to have a play and get very inky.

The backgrounds were made with torn strips of paper, including newspaper, stamped over the top and then given a colour wash. Over that I masked some sequin waste and added paint through it.

All the images have been downloaded, some from the Graphics Fairy and some I just Googled.

Both the planes and the trains are being transported high into space by the balloons enabling them to travel further distances, being watched by some very dubious characters. Are they spies?

The images have been cut out and inked and some have been edged with pen.

I had a real Steampunk fun time creating this.

Inspiration was drawn from -
Gingersnap Creations - Planes and trains
Try It On Tuesday - Steampunk
Simon Says Stamp - use newspaper
Sunday Stamper - Back to Black - as a tribute to Amy Winehouse, after the tragic news yesterday that she has died age 27. Like Hels says I hope she may now find the peace she couldn't find  before. xx The blue page has alot of black in it - hope that counts Hels.

I hope the weekend is going well - we have some lovely sunshine today and I have been to a carboot sale and picked up a couple of little bits for altering.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Kathyk said...

As I'm just scratching the surface of this genre (and having a ball doing it too) I can appreciate the time and effort put in to it - BRILLIANT PIECES Brenda

Happy Sunday


Jean Franks Beck said...

Gorgeous!! What fabulous backgrounds, and I love the creative ideas behind the scenes. And of course, your vintage steampunk style rocks! Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations!

Gram's Treasures said...

Well, I guess the rainy days were good for something! (lol) These are gorgeous, so many little the story bit too.
I would gladly give you some sunshine in exchange for a little rain...
Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Martina said...

This is incredible!!! I love everything about it.


Stunning project Brenda - the images are fabulous. Love all the delicious inkiness and the background techniques.

Hope you are having a sunny weekend.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Margreet said...

Breathtaking Brenda.....I wish I had half of your inspiration and creativity...we have seen NO sun today...wishing you a fab week!
xxx Margreet

Lorraine A said...

oh wow !! this is fantastic Brenda :-) all the details and design of this are amazing ,, a pleasure to admire :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooow, fabulous pages, Brenda! Love all these transport related eye candy! What a fab selection :). And the background is coolest ever! Hugs, Joanna xx

Pami said...

Amazing project Brenda, you are so inspirational, and so clever! Hope your weekend is going well. Pami x

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is lush this is Brenda... love the different elements on your pages... and yes, there's black so it fits!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Gillian .... said...

Fab fab fab composition to these pages, so much amazing detail to take in.

Zoechaos said...

Love these pages and the fantastic flying machines! XOXO Zoe

trisha too said...

Brenda your pages are SO much fun--you must have had a fantastic inky time playing with these!!

Thank you for joining in the challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


Shirl said...

Have to get into this what an inspiration you are Brenda, these pages are the best work I have seen.
Hugs Shirley x x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow Brenda! This is amazing. Love the colour themes that you've used and love, love the images! Awesome!!
Hugs Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic journal pages, so much detail to look at. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, I'm missing words, these are two outstanding pieces, so much to see.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is a work of art, I am sure I have said this about your work before and I truly mean it. The detail, colours and images are perfection.
Lorraine x

Berry said...

Such fab work Brenda love the colouring and details hugs Rebekah xx

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
these arte incredible journal pages. The colors, stamps and images are fantastic together. I have never done any have inspired me to try!thanks for yr incredible comments this weekend. take care, gerri

StampDancer said...

Fabulous pieces Brenda. I made my first ever journal page last week and I love what you have done! Giving me some ideas, you are! Thanks, hon.
Deb M

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one amazing piece of work hun the backgrounds are brilliant and the detail as ever is first class hugs cheryl xxx

debby4000 said...

Amazing pages Brenda really striking.

Juls said...

love your journaling!!! these pages are just brill!! Hugs Juls

Sally said...

These are just amazing Brenda. They just look fantastic.
Hugs Sally xx

Anonymous said...

You are amazing Brenda, these pages are superb !! fantastic work my friend.
hugs June x

michele said...

Fabulous pages Brenda love them both hugs x