Thursday, October 25, 2012

My First Journal Page!

Hi all!  My brand new Dyan Reaveley Journal was just begging to be arted up, and thanks to the very talented Marjie Kemper, I found Dyan's Art Journaling Group on Facebook!  These are my first attempts at the coloring techniques I'm using, so I'm experiencing a major learning curve.  All part of the fun, right?
Dyan's challenge this week is to create a page that incorporates her spider stamp, the color orange, and the words 'New Beginnings'.  Sounds fun, huh?  I took pics this time to show my progress (another first).

To start, I sprayed my pages with Dylusions Sprays in Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime and Peeled Orange (I'm getting hungry). Then I used a couple of her stencils to spray water on, removing some of the color. I didn't mean to do the reverse circle stamping in the same direction, but it will disappear later. I also learned to pay attention to the edge of the stencil, if that's not what you're going for ;)

I then took one of her border stamps to stamp, um, the border. I did some random stamp rolls, which I wish I had done a little lighter or with another color, and a little doodling with my white pen. 


I stamped Dyan's stamp circles onto white cardstock, cut them out and adhered them with a glue stick.  I used Tim Holtz's Sizzix die, Typeset, to create my 'New Beginnings'. I went over the letters with my white pen, but will probably go back and outline them with a black pen to make the letters stand out more.

I knew I wanted to use wings to convey the exhilarating feeling of starting something new, and I thought it would be cute for the spider to go along for the ride to start his own new beginning :)

Here are some close-ups...


I had a lot of fun creating this!  I'd love to know what you think (creative criticism is always welcome).  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love the flying house! Great page.

  2. Hi Julie, I love what you've done with these journal pages! The flying house with the spider along for the ride is just sooo cute! Great job with the colors too! I've yet to get my journal inky and this sure makes me want to!

  3. You GO, girl! Welcome to the dark side. Your flying house is so cool, and I love the background. Great job taking all those process pics!

  4. The fun you had shows! I am having fun looking at it and all the layers of colors and stamps!!

  5. Totally flipping cool!!! The flying house is genius and then the spider hitching a ride...I love it!!!

  6. PS...Thanks for the read well! Your the only one who brought up steam punking Rick!