'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Our first challenge of 2019 at TIOT is a lovely way to start the  year.

Something Old or Something New; use something you may have not used for a while or something that is new and has never been used… with a few words about what you’ve used and whether it’s old or new.

I chose to use a new set of stamps in my new 8”x8” Kraft Journal. I love these stamps, designed by Andrea Ockey Parr and this is my third set so far. I bought them from Inky Antics but you can also get them from Simon Says Stamp.

Firstly, I (roughly) added some gesso, then used Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron Oxides for the background colour and random stamping. I used Posca paint pens to colour her hair, dress and crown. The random stitching is from the same stamp set, as are the incomplete circles and most of the words. The imperfect splat words are from another set and the ‘She alters everything she touches and everything she touches alters her' stamp is from Stamp Camp. Random bits of personal journalling in Signo white pen.


I should have printed the words I wanted but don’t (yet) have…’If the crown fits, wear it…!’

Please pop over to the TIOT Blog to be inspired by what the rest of the Design Team have made … I do hope you’ll join us for this challenge – it would be lovely to see you there. You have two weeks to take part, so no excuses Winking smile

There’s also a Something New Challenge at SSS Mondays, so I’m pleased to be able to link to that and Use Stitching is the theme at the Alphabet Challenge.

I’m also (reliably) informed that this fits the Geometric Shapes challenge at Art Journal Journey, though it seems to be a very tenuous link to me, even if the journal is square, lol. Thank you, Susi Winking smile

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19 very kind comments from lovely people:

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page Cath. The colours of the background look lovely. Its a super main image stamp you used and the words are good ones as well.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

The colour combination and the artsy layering of the stamps - it's such a beautiful page and I can tell you that it would also fit GEOMETIRUC SHAPES at AJJ again as there are many circles triangles and the whole journal is a square ...lol! Why not linking to AJJ also?!

Have a great week teamie!
Happy Try It On Tuesday! I hope we have much fun this year at the challenge blog again!

Hugs, Susi

Sian said...

A beautiful journal page. I love it! Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Sian.

Joan said...

You do have the most amazing stamps. Cath and you have made a fabulous page with them, great words too


brenda said...

Just so you know I've been. Bxx

froebelsternchen said...

You just made us happy Cath! Thank you for linking up to Art Journal Journey! ♥♥♥ Happy evening!

Rosie said...

Just wonderful, Cath. I love the background - fantastic

Let's Art Journal said...

Stunning page! The way the inks have blended in the background looks fabulous and I love your new Andrea Ockey Part stamps - beautiful 😁. I think you will be using this stamp set again for sure! Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Cath, the background colours look gorgeous and I do love the image.
Avril xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, I have to agree with Susi. This perfectly fits the challenge theme at Art Journal Journey. Even Bleubeard agrees! You can't possibly believe this is only a tenuous link when all three of us moderators agree it is a perfect entry for AJJ. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks to Susi for suggesting it, since I am so late visiting.

BTW, i love the colors of the background, the random stamping, and the new beauty, too. She's a princess in waiting.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this Cath! The colour you used are two of my favourites that you have made look great here! The words you added fit perfectly! I haven't been visiting many blogs lately but ho;pe to geta catch up some time soon! Meanwhile a very Happy New Year to you!! Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

cath I love your new stamp and the page you made with it. A new journal is always fun and so full of arty potential. Hope your new year is going well! Hugs-Erika

Marjut said...

Lovely journal pag. I love how you created the background.

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a pretty journal page! I love that image and the background really makes her pop off the page. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can play with us again soon.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is a fab journal page Cath, I love your choice of colours reminds me of icecream on a sunny day. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs Tracey x

butterfly said...

I love the bright, cheerful colours here - and the stamps from Andrea are just fabulous.
Alison x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wahoo! You made my day with this fabulous project and perfect post! It is such a treat to see how cleverly you used my stamp image. The way you did her hair is nothing short of genius! Thanks so much for supporting my crafty efforts. You have done me proud here and I'm honored that you spend your hard-earned money on one of my stamps. You've really taken that image to a whole new level of beauty and creativity! Thank you!!!!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

what a beautiful art journal page you created here!! Love the colors!
THANK YOU for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you and your creative ideas soon!!
Have a great day, Zoey x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous page Cath, and thanks for linking it to my theme at AJJ.
Alison xx