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This is the start of my Junk Journal July 2024. I have made a concertina journal out of various scraps - mainly different shopping bags and ...

Friday 27 January 2023

Gecko Galz January Challenges

        

 This month the main Challenge theme is 

Through The Looking Glass

Follow the link to share your make!

January 1st - 29th.

Feel free to grab our badge, and share on your blogs.


There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 




I have just come back from a few days away - and as usual when I go on holiday I take a few crafty items for when we are in the hotel bedrooms in the evening.

This time I took some Gecko Galz images with which to add a few pages to my Alice Junk Journal:




I printed out lots of Poe images so that I could join in a Poe Hop to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday and also the freebie images in the Challenges mentioned below.  This morning I joined in a UK Stampers Network Zoom Craft and Chat. The workshop was to make folders in a variety of sizes to hold different cards. I made one to hold my Winter Wolf ATCs from the


I then adapted the idea to make a more boxy folder to hold all the POE ATCs I made while on holiday.



You might notice the ATC on the left at the back features the image from the
MONTHLY Gothic Challenge

I also used this image on a junk journal page...


I used the reverse sides of these corrugated card pages for the


and the


I made a card for the



Somewhere I have the image for the Stamp Challenge ...oh I found it...








There's still time to enter these challenges and don't forget the challenges on the Facebook Group


These are the January challenges:





Have Fun!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 25 January 2023

WOYWW #712

            WOYWW

How can it be Wednesday again?

 Anyway I am linking to the Stamping Ground!

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #712

So - Sophie and I arrived home yesterday - so today I added a little to my journal:


Scroll down to the next post for more information.

Sophie and I had a lovely time while we were away, seeing wonderful scenery



and caves:



We went on a rib to see seals




Yesterday, on the way back, we visited Sovereign Hill at Ballarat where we found out much about the Gold Rush.
We also dipped candles!





Happy WOYWW!

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2 Post #12



    This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 2022 - Term 2! 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

This is only the second time I have opened a journal since November so it was really lovely to have a play!

I put together the background after watching a workshop on Wanderlust 2023 using pastels.

I used a white spread in a new Dina Wakley Media Journal and added washi to make a border.
 I used matt medium to add the image from Expand



I used Dina Wakley's stamps Not Subtle to add the sentiment and vegetation.



I then added some black and white penwork and removed the washi.


Happy Crafting!



Monday 23 January 2023

8th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop - Day 5 continued!

  


2023 POE BLOG HOP

This is Leigh's 8th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.
It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...

simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details here 

My plan is to show something old and something new each day... but as I am away on holiday for a few days this might be a little difficult. 

I have really enjoyed looking through some of my past posts, so I thought I  would add one more post with some of my old makes...

1. Using Smeared ink Digis:


2. Using Ike's Poe Skull Bust and a triple stamped moon (Kitchen Sink)

3. Using Ike's Lenore and Poe Paper Background 
plus an unknown rubber stamp from my stash
4. From a Creepmas album, using Smeared Ink rubber stamp
 and a vintage Santa (again unsure of the origin)




5. Using Ike's Poe's Death bed



6. Using Leigh's  Nevermore



As you know I have managed to make a set of ATCs in our hotel rooms over the last few days - and two junk journal pages. This is the second - I started with a piece of corrugated card to which I had added colour using my Gelli plate and a piece of string. This I brought with me completed.




I then added some strips of burlap, patterned paper and images from Gecko Galz




I will add these to the Linky

This is a picture of my Poe projects from this week...




Happy Crafting!



 

8th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop - Day 5

 


2023 POE BLOG HOP

This is Leigh's 8th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.
It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...

simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details here 

My plan is to show something old and something new each day... but as I am away on holiday for a few days this might be a little difficult. 

Yesterday I reminded you of my Poe ATC box which I made last year - on the top of this is one of Ike's images (sadly Ike is no longer with us - we miss her).


Today I will start by showing you another old favourite 'Poeject'.


Details of how I made this are as follows:

The frame is plywood cut to shape, burnt using a technique I have mentioned before and varnished.
For the canvas: Step One...Spray canvas with walnut stain through a Clarity Stencil and leave to dry.

      
Step Two ...Add texture medium through a Creative Hands (Dubai) Stencil and added extra texture with a Lost Coast Designs Fern Background stamp and leave to dry.
Step 3 - Spray with Perfect Pearls Mist in mandarin.
Steps 4 and 5 - Stamp with Smeared Ink rubber stamps - Poe and Nevermore - emphasise with Black marker and black paint. Add Sissix texture and raven dies cut in black tissue with Mod Podge lustre glue.
Step 6 - Place behind frame.
  



Today  I am sharing four more ATCs using mainly images from Gecko Galz. However this first one has an image I usually use for Bah humbug makes (old image from Delicious Doodles) but I thought it was Poe-like.  It is printed small, coloured with markers and cut out.





I will add these to the Linky


Happy Crafting!