Sunday, 7 April 2013

Fashionable Journaling with Jumbo Daisies - FSC #45 and a quick tutorial



Guess what? The sun is finally shining and who knows, maybe Spring is finally on its way? But if Mother Nature is still unsure whether it's time then I hope this project will make it absolutely clear - yes, it IS time! LOL.

And it's also time for another Fashionable Stamping Challenge :). This fortnight we are challenging ourselves and you lovely stampers with  (Art) Journaling! But we could not let this challenge go without some inspiration from a professional Art Journaling artist so we have a very special guest playing with us - the one and only - Kate Crane from The Kathryn Wheel. How exciting is that?

I am a big fan of Kate's art and I love her Art Journaling DVDs. So what a better way to join this challenge than with a project inspired by Kate's all year long challenge of journalled calendars - here you can link up your April pages.

For almost a year now I've been trying to make a journalled calendar to keep track of all important dates, anniversaries, birthdays etc. But so far I only made June, July and October ha ha ha! It will probably be another year before I finish it (and that's quite optimistic). But since my dear friend Ruby recently told me to get on with the calendar, I decided to....errr...get on with it! :).

Without further ado, here's my April page.


For my April page I reused parts from an old calendar. I kept it because it was so pretty and I knew that one day I would find another use for it. 

My background was created with acrylic paints, Inktense pencils, Colour Wash, Glimmer Mist and Cosmic Shimmer Mist sprays. I used a brickwork stencil to add gessoed texture and to add some colour highlights.


Those fabulous flowers are stamped with Stampendous Jumbo Daisy with a free template.


And I thought I would share a quick tutorial how to use the free templates from the new Stampendous Jumbo flower stamps.




I hope you can join us for this challenge, there is fabulous prize waiting for one lucky stamper - $20 voucher to spend at Flonz Craft store. Be sure to check out all the gorgeous Journalled projects my talented DT Sisters have created - and of course the magical pages created by our lovely Guest!

Have a fabulous week!

Big hugs



Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Sunday Stamper #252 - Squares
Pan Pastel UK #14 - Use a stamped image
The Kathryn's Wheel - April calendar
Blogger's Challenge - Backgrounds
Inspiration Journal - Masks and Stencils

32 comments:

Sue C said...

Beautiful journal page Joanna ! I love the large daisies ! Sue C x

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous idea, great page and wonderful tutorial thanks for sharing Joanna. Hope all is well

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful pages, love the colours.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous pages Joanna, lovely spring colours. - perfect for today with the temperature a boiling 9.5 degrees C lol!!

Claire said...

Gorgoeus work Joanna, such beautiful spring colours and those daisies are top of my wish list now. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Buttons said...

Beautiful Joanna. Love the background, especially with the sunflowers. Hugs, Jenny x

Evik said...

Świetne! :) Pozdrowienia

Meggymay said...

Beautiful page, love those large stamps.
Yvonne

Netty said...

loving your April page, so colourful and fresh. Hugs Annette x

Brenda Brown said...

Love these pages Joanna, beautiful work. Are you going to ally pally I will be there Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

My name is Erika. said...

LOve your journal page- the giant daisies are super.

Ros Crawford said...

This is fabulous!! i love all those pretty flowers ... beautiful work Asia

Joanna said...

Wspaniałe tło :) Piękne stemple i cudnie wykorzystane :)

Laurart said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! This is amazing - Truly awesome! I might have to pop over and have a peek at this challenge! Lots of love from Laura xxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, it's a gorgeous page.

Sandra said...

Stunning pages! Love those daisies! Really pretty colors too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Lisa S. said...

I love Kate's work too and this calendar page is fabulous Joanna! The daisies are so pretty and I love the colors you used. :)

Shirley Chillman said...

I feel the Spring jumping out of this page Joanna. The daisies are coloured beautifully.

Hugs Shirley x x

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous calendar page. So bright and happy...

Hugs~

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great and beautiful page Joanna.
Thanks again fot the beatiful stamp .
He is arrived here.
I am going to make something nice with it.
Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

What glorious calendar pages - fabulous Spring colours (hope April looks like this from now on!). Love all the layers in the background, especially the bricks for some reason, and the daisies look magnificent! You make the stamp/template combo look very tempting...
Alison xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Joanna,Wow...Spring is jumping off the page on this! I so love the vibrancy and the daisies are amazing...thanks for the tutorial on it :)))
Dot x

Terry said...

Love this journal calendar and those lovely jumbo daisies! Such a breath of Spring and I hope it stays there for you! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Hels Sheridan said...

gorgeousness... love the fresh spring colours you used... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, I can understand that this was a challenge for you - it would be for me as well!

Caro said...

Thanks for this little tutorial. I like it very much and I'm just thinking of using your technic on my next page :-)

Lisa H said...

Great idea and your calendar is wonderful. I love what you did with all the masking and misting. Thank you for joining us for the April challenge at Inspiration Journal! =)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful pages, I love those colours, the stamp is gorgeous and the drips look fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Brenda Brown said...

Just popped back to say thanks for linking your lovely pages to PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love the calendar idea and your pretty, pretty colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful and fabulous details! And so good to see you again Joanna!

spikescreativeside said...

Joanna what a wonderful, colourful journal page. Love the daisies!! And thank you for the tip with the stencils :)

Thanks for joining us for the April challenge at the Inspiration Emporium!

Hugs

Spike

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