Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Stamoptique Guest DT week 2

Hi lovely friends....
A journal page from me this week - tis my 2nd week guesting over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog!!! eeeek! #happydays

Lovin Coby Van Willigenburg's - 'Stitches' challenge - cos me 'n' my Singer loooves to do a little mixed media creative piece together :-)  thanks Coby, thanks a million :-D

So, a journal page with oodles of texture....I've added thin vertical lines in the background to represent interference (like in the old days on tv - suppose it goes with the vintage stylee photo :-))) But there's so much interference in the outside world - Mother Nature, People, Creatures, tis an amazing but unpredictable place to be 'LIVING' in.....
Can hardly close my book hahaha x (will have to tear a few pages out i suppose - small price to pay for layers of texture.

I couldn't wait for France Papillon's Majestic Tree to arrive over at Art From The Heart, I've had this page in mind since i clapped eyes on France's beautiful new stamp x

Faber Castell Gelatos add fabulous doodles....I looooves to doodle - a lot......
And the final magical touches to give that extra depth and darkness were from my PanPastels x

 I've used the fabulous Vintage Bill Stamp with a bright zesty lemmon ink in the background, tis a real neat size making it soooo easy to use x

Do you spy my stitches in the piccy below - in the distressed pleated paper :-D

Can you spy the word 'LIVING' - it's from France Papillon's Barcode Text - such a fun and must have text stamp - love Barcode Text #2 too lol and the Barcode image lines that the text neatly sit into :-)

I just adore old vintage photos so I set to to re-create an old but well preserved photo of the Majestic tree. It's the plain crisp borders that do it for me :-)))

Great to be joining in again - can't wait for next weeks challenge now - thanks for popping by...

(for a peep at all the Stampotique designs - pop over HERE to Stampotique OR HERE to Art from the Heart



  1. WOW Karen your pages are so exciting, the colours and textures are so amazing, the stitching is just perfect. this challenge has your name all over it doesn't it lol. Wonderful inspiration :-) xxx

  2. Exquisite Karen. That vintage photo effect is amazing and brilliant.

  3. This is a gorgeous journal spread xx

  4. Absolutely stunning pages, love the stitching and the colours and the 'photo', well all of it ! Mwah!
    Corrie xoxo

  5. Strikingly beautiful journal spread, Karen! I love your "signature" stitching, as always. I, too, love France's tree (must add it to my wish list!). Great texture, interest and detail--including color--in your background. You are a true artist and I love your work. So glad to see you as Guest Designer on the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

  6. This is a beautiful page and I just love the tree stamp, it's one of my favorite stamps. Well done!

  7. Beautiful Karen, a stunning spread! xx

  8. Wow, Karen, this is just breathtaking!!! I'm so glad you shared so many pictures of all of the amazing details. I can only imagine how amazing this is in person - a true treasure! You're helping me get psyched up to crack open my new (first/only) art journal and put color to paper... I've been a bit of a chicken so far!! LOL! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!
    Rubber hugs,
    Val :)

  9. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful xxx

  10. Really stunning Karen. Thanks bunches for sharing your beautiful art. j.


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