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     This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

I love to browse the Op Shops - recently I found these heart-shaped chipboards. I think the idea is that they could be hung on door handles - but I thought they would make a good February junk journal.

The current February Challenge is to create an Art Journal:

Create an ART JOURNAL...
Let’s play over the next 28 + 1 days, Yes 2024 is a leap year...
There are 7 challenges comprising of 6 themes & 1 cover.
Complete it in a week or take the whole month we don’t mind.
In a journal of any size, handmade or store bought create pages of the selected themes, using any MCW images in each page, this can be wallpapers, add ons or beautiful facial images & don’t forget the tiny words then upload to the album in Michelle’s Creative Warriors Facebook page and tag #cwfaj on your social media platforms.
The Themes:
#1: stencilling & flowers
#2. birds and butterflies
#3: stitching & fabric
#4: decorated tag & ribbon
#5: dripping ink & faces
#6: stamping & envelope
#7: your cover
So I used these my chipboards for the challenge...
I started with covering the pieces with bookpaper.


I then used my Gelli plate to add acrylic paint to these - and when dry,  used stencils to add an extra layer. (I put them to dry on packing paper!) I painted the edges with black acrylic.


I have a box of MCW pre-printed images and sentiments - and I picked through these for my pages.

#1: stencilling & flowers

The stencil I used for this page was lots of dots. When dry, I used a black Posca to make these into flowers.


I then added an image from Michelle Grant's Enough


#2. birds and butterflies

In this second page I used Annette Gearside's Muddles and Puddles from Collab Pack #2
I painted this with water colours and used some Noolibird wooden stamps to add the birds..
I then added hearts cut from a paper from Collab Pack #1 and the sentiment.


#3: stitching & fabric

I used both faux stitching and stitching using embroidery thread including beads.
I collaged various items including fabric hearts and flowers printed on and cut out from a gelli pull.
These are from Elisa Ablett's Blossoms


#4: decorated tag & ribbon


This is the tag I added - the background is from
Michelle Grant's Brave Warrior wallpapers
I added a paper doll using Michelle Grant's Paper Dolls plain card, covered with a piece of the paper from Michelle Grant's Believe printed on vellum. The sentiments on this page are from Fi Gains' Thank the Trees.


I tied all four pages with ribbon.


#5: dripping ink & faces


On this page I added the image from Michelle Grant's Flourish and faces from Cindy Porter's Animal Heads

#6: stamping & envelope


To make the envelope I used a paper from  Michelle Grant's Brave
I used a foam stamp and a circular tube to stamp with black acrylic and an Art by Marlene stamp with black archival to add the images. I then embellished these with white Posca.



Inside the envelope are three ATCs featuring a Tracy Evans stamp and then butterflies from
Michelle Grant's Wings and Things #1


#7: your cover


For this page I used an image from Karen Yates' Vintage Vibes
The main sentiment is from Collab #1


Happy Crafting!




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