Thursday, 30 July 2015

A Visual Journey #30

I am in one of those moods where ideas aren't sparking in my head and I'm bereft of creative connections. It's times like this I need someone to ignite my inner muse and challenge me to try something different, so for me the best place to go for that is Pinterest and take a look around until I see something that inspires me.

Today I was really taken with a video that Marta Lapkowska made for Lindy's Stamp Gang and followed her steps to create a mixed media journal page. I do recommend you take a look whether you need a shot in the arm like me or just to stimulate your curiosity.


I followed Marta's steps to create an artsy background using torn papers, masking tape and I used dylusions ink sprays for the colours. I have to say at this point I was not sure this background was going to work ........


.... but following Marta's steps in my own way I ended up with pages that I am really quite pleased with.


Adding the stamps, the definition lines, the words and the circles really added to the artsy look.


Even through all the layers you can still see some of the torn text and music papers.


Thank you Marta for the inspiration, it was the perfect thing I needed to do right at this moment and I am pleased with the results I got. 


Thanks for stopping by on my Visual Journey and I can't believe I have managed 30 double pages this year, the journal is getting very fat. Please pop on over to Marta's blog and see the amazing projects she has displayed.


Take care.

hugs Brenda xxxx




20 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome pages, Brenda!

Mary Elizabeth said...

So very amazing ... Love how your background really is perfect for the bold colors, vertical and horizontal black lines, strong stamped images, fantastic circles, and wonderful words. 30 double pages -- I am really impressed. I will have to try this as a new years resolution :) Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

barbarayaya62 said...

I adore evry little detail in your pages! colors, design, stamping ... all! Absolutely inspirational, great great work! barbarayaya

Gina said...

Gorgeous yummy textures....thought you were going on holiday? :D XXX

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just AMAZING Brenda! I love this spread!
hugs
Susi

hazel said...

Wonderful pages Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

aussie aNNie said...

Marta's video's are great and you have done her tutorial justice, love it...am impressed by your work so have joined as a new follower.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

rachel said...

looks awesome. will need to check that video out! hugs rachel x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, this is just stunning! You have incorporated so many geometric designs in your page, but yet nothing looks overly sharp. Everything still has a wonderful, soft blended feel to it, I just love that!! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Gorgeous pages ! Brenda so much to see it provides a real feast for the eyes . Love the artsy feel you have created x

sally said...

Great pages Brenda - I've not yet got round to watching the video as the past few days have been a bit full on! No doubt by the time I return home my muse will have legged it & I shall just nicely be getting back in the swing of things when it will be time to go across the pond to see the G kids!

Sally

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous journal spread Brenda, a wonderful built up background,
Yvonne xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I really like the background - a wonderful energy overall to this spread.
Wishes
Lynne

Gio said...

I had to stop here and comment these spread, because is so creative and gorgeous! Love the white areas and suddenly the bursts of colours, as long with the stamped details. Brilliant!

Sue C said...

Fabulous pages Brenda ! I love Marta's work and have taken inspiration from her on a few occasions when, like you, ideas are hard to find ! Sue C x

Jennie Atkinson said...

I am a great fan of Marta's work too and often sit trying to absorb her techniques through her videos. I love what you have created with your page - so wonderfully colourful and vibrant. Love it ! Jennie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful page Brenda, amazing colours and textures,I will have to take a look at Marta's blog,thanks for the link.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is stunning - we are home for two or three days ( I know…gadabout!!!) so I will try to watch that video if it inspires such great pages!! Chrisx

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous pages, Brenda. Love your colors!!

Maremi's Small Art said...

Firstly I am totally blown away by your creation! Spectacular background and all added elements sit perfectly on your page.
Can you believe it... I saw your work on Pinterest and this is how I came here! I loved the design... I could see some similarities to my journal but it was still very much yours.
wow I am flattered! And I am so very happy to see such an amazing projects coming to life being inspired by my videos. This is such a pleasure and such a nice feeling.
Secondly thank you for giving my journal a credit!
You are an artisitc star and you can be so so proud of your work!
You are having another follower !

Love, Marta xxxx