Thursday, 22 October 2015

Art Journalling with Tim - Wildflowers

Hello again 
Gosh, whats happening I'm posting twice in one week - think that may just be a first for me!
The Challenge theme this month over at A Vintage Journey is Art Journalling with Tim and I'm here today to share my latest entry in my journal that I will be entering into AVJ 's Challenge and no doubt a few other challenges too.

I began by applying colour to my pages using Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress technique and Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Wilted Violet)  

Once the pages were dry I added more colour using Distress inks and a blending tool. I then added detail using some of Tim Holtz stamps (Speckle, Script, Splat) and Archival ink and Tim Holtz layering stencils (Brick wall, Latticework, Dot Fade and Schoolhouse) and Distress inks. I also stamped some raindrops on each page .

Next came the textured Wallflowers! I used Tim Holtz Wallflower layering stencil, Texture paste and Antique Linen Distress Paint.  I used the stencil the right way round for the right hand page and then flipped it over and used the reverse side on the left hand page as I wanted to create a sense of balance so the viewing eye wouldn't be dragged just to the right. It was a lengthy process but definitely worth it . 
Using a dry brush I painted over the texture paste with some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle paint to add a touch of opulence and a little more texture . I also shadowed the wallflowers using a distress marker.

I think the camera has just about picked it up 
To finish off I dropped some glossy accents into the raindrops and once dry added white highlights to each of them.

 I added a few remnant rubs and one of my favourite quotes- 'Each life needs its own quiet place!'
Mine certainly does! 

I really did enjoy creating these journal pages but it is disappointing the camera hasn't really picked up the golden glow of the wallflowers! 
I would like to enter my journal pages into the following challenges 

Thank you so much for popping by to take a peek at my journalling . Your visits, follows and comments are gratefully received and always appreciated . Time now  for me to go and find my own quiet place before the creativity begins again ! 
Take care and hope to see you again soon 
Amanda x  


  1. Gorgeous pages Amanda, they glow. The background colours really set the scene and I love the added texture from the flowers. I love adding shadowing with distress markers and it works perfectly around your flowers. Lovely. Tracy x

  2. beautiful pages Amanda - love these - stunning! Hugs rachel x

  3. A masterclass of a journal background Amanda, simply stunning. Nikki x

  4. Stunning spread Amanda! The background colours are so stunning and I love those white wild flowers! The glossy raindrops are such a clever touch, - a brilliant page altogether and of course thanks so much for adding this to our challenge at AVJ!

  5. Oh wow Amanda, your page is stunning! I love the colours, they all work together so beautifully and the embossed wild flowers are so striking against the wonderful background. Great stencilling too! Love, love, love!!

    Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey too! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. This is absolutely stunning Amanda!!! LOVE the depth of colour you've achieved by layering ink and stencilling and it's brilliant the way the darker walls in the top corners have framed the warmer central tones. And those white flowers are a perfect contrast. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny xxx

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  8. Gorgeous Ms P.
    I used some texture paste yesterday. Brilliant stuff!
    Have a good day xxx

  9. Utterly gorgeous, Amanda - the vivid colours are stunning, the layers give such depth and interest, and the flowers look fabulous against the background. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  10. Just popped back to say this doesn't seem to be on the Linky at AVJ yet - I found it because I was visiting anyway! And also thank you for playing along at Country View Challenges too.
    Alison xx

  11. Gorgeous spread - autumnal - yummy layers FAB xxx

  12. Fantastic Amanda, loving the rich warm colours and depth in your pages. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x


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