Monday, 18 August 2014

Nothing ventured, nothing gained – Positivity Journal

Hello Everyone, I hope you have had a good week. I thought I would share another of the altered playing cards that I have been making ).
Although I have been following the ideas and techniques from Stephanie Ackerman, I am using different colours and am using them in my small Positivity Journal. I have two to share over the coming week or so, both using the same design on the card, but different colour combinations on the pages.
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The background was made with tissue wrap, daubed with distress paints and wiped back in places with a babywipe.
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Sprays and masks/stencils create some great texture and contrasting colour …..
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…. and tissue tape adds another layer to the depth.
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A computer generated quote to help me remember to always try new techniques and look for new ideas.

Another one of these soon.

Have a fabulous week and take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

25 comments:

debby4000 said...

Love the altered playing card and the journalling page is a perfect finish for it.
luv
Debby

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh fabulous Brenda!! Totally love this, both the idea and the way you have put it to use in your journal!!

You put me to shame, both my cards and journal have been sadly neglected for weeks now.... really love the idea of putting both together, this looks great!!

Margreet said...

This is so beautiful...love the quote!
xxx Margreet

hazel said...

A wonderful journal page, the altered playing card is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

hazel said...

A wonderful journal page, the altered playing card is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous page Brenda! I still love your work, always something that inspires me!

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning Brenda! Love the colours, textures and fabulous depth. Nicola x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this Brenda. Great job with all the stencil layesr and I lvoe the shading. I would love to try my had at this as well. Gorgeous!! Although this is one of my favorite color palettes, I can't wait to see the other color renditions of this design :) Oh the joy of experimenting with color !! -- Mary Elizabeth

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely combination of colours and patterns.
Joyce xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a beautiful project!

Redanne said...

The colours and layers look wonderful Brenda. You have reminded me that I must catch up with the class too! Hugs, Anne x

massofhair said...

Fantastic entry into your positivity journal, love all the colours :-) xxx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Brenda, this page is absolutely gorgeous. I love every detail

TangledBlueRose said...

I really love the altered playing card and altogether makes a wonderful project! Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

Meggymay said...

Fantastic page Brenda, love the way the background is so layered and textured.
Yvonne

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, wonderful backdrop and I love the heart . Lovely design and warm tones too. Tracy x

Sandy said...

What a wonderful lea to have a positive thoughts journal. I am not one bit good at layering but what better place to start than in a journal. Beautifully designed! I am going back to re - read what youbsaid.
Sandy xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is a gorgeous page and love how you have used the card here x hugs x

Gio said...

It's gorgeous, Brenda. Love the colours you used , and the quote...so true!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The altered playing card is so beautiful but to then take said card and create a journal page, that is inspirational in itself.
Wishes
Lynne

Ana K. said...

Gorgeous!

Samantha Read said...

So beautiful and I'm loving those colours together :)Big hugs xx

daqadoodles said...

Lovely journal page! Having a quick look through several of your recent posts, I am a bit behind in reading.. I've still got 70 unread posts from you (I receive your rss feed in my mailprogram), so won't comment on them all hehe. But it's lovely to see your work!
Now I'm back to browse a few more posts before doing some househould chores.

mamablitger said...

This is just fabulous. Great composition of elements. Love the colors !!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs from SPAIN

Marjie Kemper said...

I just adore this color combo and composition, Brenda. Had spied it on Pinterest and pinned it last week to my art journal board, but now today it's going onto ATCs as well. So beautiful!!