Sunday, 20 January 2013

C - is for Celluloid

Well, I've actually done a Journal page, I've been itching to do one for months, but never had the courage just to crack on and do it, so this challenge has given me a subject to work to, which has helped with the starting point.

I got some really cheap Kraft journals from Sainsbury's earlier in the week (74p each to be precise!) so I got one out and primed the pages. I then used distress inks to create a kind of kaleidoscope background, it was at this point I realised I was sadly lacking in materials, no distress stains, no panpastels, very little in the way of acrylic paint; hey ho! But I did have a lot of stamps and varying types of ink pad and an array of colours in those, so most of my colour pallet would come from their.

I used Paper Artsy Stamps, Andy Skinner Stamps from Personal Immpressions and KaiserCraft Stamps for the images and Paper Artsy die to frame the word from the dictionary - as it was celluloid the film cel was most appropriate.



Not too shabby for a first attempt at journalling.

I would like to enter this in http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.co.uk/  Alpha Challenge - C
and into Scrappy Frogs - Try Something New and finally in Technique Time Tuesday



21 comments:

Cazz said...

Perfick. Looks good to me and shows you don't need all those stains and pastels as you've got everything you need already :-) x

Helen said...

Well done for taking the plunge! Hope you don't think 'we' bullied you into it... it looks great.

Annie said...

Very nice start! A fun spread for letter C.

clare said...

what a great word, clever you and fab pages too. x

Laura said...

'not too shabby?' more like bloomin amazing!

Esther said...

Looks like a great first page ! Fab images and stamping, Esther xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Definitely not shabby in the slightest. FAR better than my first attempt, so bravo to you! Great images, wonderful stamping :0) Mo

Scrapmate said...

An interesting take on the letter C. I like your pages.

Karen said...

Well done on your first page!!!! I love it and such an interesting choice of word too! Thank you for joining us over at The Craft Barn x

Maggie said...

Great first page and C word....each page gets easier this is my first altered book and its such great fun!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Looking great - you sure have some lovely stamps!

paulaexuk said...

It's a great first page. Love the choice of word and how you have depicted it. Well done

Dawn said...

Love the page Jacqui, beautiful colour choices and fab composition sweetie.
Love the word choice too, brilliant.
Hugs x

elenigratsia said...

I was always surprised by your choice of words ... and welcome to the world of art journalling ... it's an amazing trip!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful idea, great page.

The Craft Barn said...

Very good for a first attempt!! I hope you enjoyed it. It looks fab :-)
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Sylv said...

Great choice of word, love the filstrip and the characters, colours too

Mynnette said...

I think this is great! LOVE the amazing images you used and the muted color scheme! If you have time, I'd love for you to play along with our challenges at Inkspirational and Technique Time Tuesday! :) HUGS!

Susan said...

Great page! I love all the stamps you used!

ionabunny said...

Great page. Nice to see some different stamps and shows that a simple technique is still very effective. And space left to journal. Good on you

Michelle Webb said...

Well done Jax keep it up, it's look fab, even with the first page! You go girl!
Michelle x