On my blog yesterday I mentioned the More Mixed Media Challenge - Yellow
and I said I would have a go at something more 'mixed media' when I got back to my craftroom...
Well we are now home from our travels - we had a lovely time!
While we were in Australia we visited Montsalvat in Melbourne - this is an 'artist's colony'.
It is an amazing place...
One of the exhibitions was photography, some of which was inspired by quotations.
I came across this quote which I decided had to go on the front of my journal - which until now had no cover piece.
I printed it, matted and layered it and added a little acrylic paint around the edges.
I added a piece of card on the back so I could thread a ribbon through and tie this around the journal.
To the front of the journal I added a piece of canvas paper which I had 'wrinkle free distressed' using some inks in yellow tones. Next I added some yellow plastic mesh trimmed to a part star shape at the top left corner. I added some texture paste coloured with some gold glitter glue through a stencil to the right top corner.
I added yellow acrylic down the spine and a stamped image - using black stazon on an upcyled greetings card back. I cut this out and added 'wild honey' distress ink.
I then tied around the quote...
The quote is easily removed for adding the next pages to my journal!
I will link this to the More Mixed Media Challenge - Yellow
OK - so I am jet-lagged - I totally forgot to add my embossed and diecut, distressed butterflies that were waiting on my desk...
This is the final picture...