Tuesday 28 December 2010

Do You Make Resolutions??

Bet you don't because you know you will break them, or if you do, you will break them by the 5th of Jan??

This year I am determined I will not break any and that is what determined my final project for The Artistic Stamper. So here is a Journal page, one of my resolutions is that I will do more Journalling - that I may or may not keep but I hope I do. I think my other resolutions will be much easier!

I have used Claudine Hellmuth Paints - which I favour over most acrylics for journalling as they are such gorgeous colours and being of such great quality they don't make the paper buckle. I started by painting on a generous amount down the middle of the pages and using an old credit card, drew/smeared the paint across the page. I then used the orange at the edges of the page and drew that towards the centre. After the paint had dried I filled in the spaces by sponging on and blending some Barn Door Distress ink.

The lines were made by dipping the edge of the credit card in paint.

I then used the Clockwork, Harlequin and Dotty background stamps all available from The Artistic Stamper. Masking out my 'resolutions' and then doodling here and there with a Red Sharpie Pen. The 'bubbles' were made by using the lid from a bottle of ink and, again, dipping it in the paint.

I really enjoyed this piece of Journalling - it was very therapeutic after the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day.

I have really enjoyed my time as Creative Designer for Jennie and Hels Blog but now I am done, so all I have left to do is to wish you all a Very Happy and Creative New Year.

Thank you for looking

Nicks -

Oh..... maybe I should explain number four - I will be Wrecking a Journal - more details about that on my personal blog!


Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Nicks, thank you for being our designer of the month, love the journal ideas :))

Sarah A said...

Great journal page, love the colours and those are my kind of resolutions!!

Sarah x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha, brilliant page, love the colours and the overlay of the stamps.

Katherine said...

I'm with you on the not eating offal but can't promise I'll keep the sit up one. Lol!

Love the page though!

Helen said...

Love the journal page. I bought a journal to wreck 2 years ago and haven't started it yet! Maybe in 2011...

Debs said...

Love it Nicks, fab page, not sure you will keep No 5 though, not a chance! lol

Anonymous said...

A stunning journal page Nicks, so creative & inspiring! x

Sid said...

Fab journal pages !!

Minxy said...

Fab journal,love that you added your pic.. and great work throughout the month, always like seeing your art xx