Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A First!

Yes this is my first attempt at a journal page! I will admit that I am clueless as to what a journal is and that may be, because I just am not a journaling type person! The odd thing is that this page was started months back with the stenciling, glass beads and mesh! All painted white and left blank!!  Since Astrid (who is nearing 2,000 followers and has a giveaway), started her Positivity Journal, I really liked the idea and have wanted to start! So a few days ago, I decided to spray on some color!
A Little Bright From Mr. Sun!
Well once we played with our colors, toning it down with White Linen, misting with water and letting it drip and blend a bit, I let it dry and then highlighted with Treasure Gold White Fire. Then a girl has to figure out what on earth she will put down! I am very open to any suggestions - really!
The thought of Spring crossed my mind and I grabbed the "Birds of A Feather" lovely stamps.
I knew I wanted to use a POSITIVE sentiment from Artistic Outpost and so it was. The sentiment was stamped on manila card stock with clear embossing ink and clear embossing, inked, splattered with water and dressed with gold! I then ironed away the EP and further inked a little. This is being linked to Inspiration Journal's "Show It With Words" for their February challenge!

A little lace and flowers with more glass beads were added to finish. This is the start of a new month and that also means a new "Monthly Referral Program" at AO, so join in!

Many thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the week! Oh and the winner of my stamp set giveaway is, by random folded paper in a cup drawing........

34 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry, your first journal page is just wonderful, oh my, such glorious colours and textures, and that sweet bird as the herald of Spring is just perfect! The quote to my mind is perfect as well, for to me, that is what journaling is all about! There is no right or wrong, just play with what makes you happy and enjoy the process. I hope to see many more of these beautiful pages!!!

butterfly said...

It's a glorious first page, Terry - and I completely agree with Astrid... I think art journalling has to be about doing more of what makes you happy. It's absolutely what you want it to be! And if you don't like how something turns out, you can just close the book and not look at it!!

Fabulous - looking forward to lots more!
Alison x

Pam said...

Awesome job on your first journal page!! I've never done a journal either!!

Michele said...

i'm so glad you tired a journal page Terry and you've done it brilliantly. all the fab techniques you've learned from your tag work translates wonderfully to the journal format and you have created something truly beautiful. i hope you'll keep at it. the nice thing about an art journal is that it can be anything you want it to be! happy week. xo

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the journal page, wonderful colours and texture, and you should do more, journaling is such fun! Hugs, Valerie

sally said...

A very beautiful page Terry! I'm taking my first steps via JOURNAL52 (challenging when several days drive removed from all ones supplies!)

Hope we get to see more :-)

Sally

Kathyk said...

Your first page is glorious - you simply MUST keep it up

Kathyk

Sharon said...

Wow a great page terry I love the colours and texture

Redanne said...

Wow Terry, what a fantastic first journal page, the colours are glorious and that quote is absolutely perfect. I don't think you need to put any more on it, the quote really does say it all. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

Vada said...

Oh Terry, WOW!!!, I don't know much about Journaling, but I think this is beautiful!!
Dad is still under the weather, I'm working from my laptop today, PC should be back from Dr. Friday.
Take Care.
Hugs Vada

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous first journal page Terry, love all the textures and colours and a great theme.
I keep meaning to have a try, but..
Avril xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Bravo to you Terry!
I haven't dipped my toes into the art journalling world (as yet!) so I applaud you and can I say, this certainly doesn't look like a first attempt, far from it.
Gorgeous inky colours and beautiful texture. Surely this is only the first page of a journal that will be brimming with art journalling, eager to see what you create next!
Terry, thank you for your words on my butterfly canvas. Colour and I don't associate together very often (LOL) but strangely enough, once I started the canvas I really enjoyed the process.
wishes
Lynne
Congratulations to the lucky winner, Valerie.

Maura said...

Perfect saying, and a lovely page.

Beth said...

Terry I can not see anything you could do to improve this beautiful work of art.....absolutely gorgeous love the colors and the textures yummy.....great job GF.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, that's an outstanding creation. Love the colors, the texture and all.

Karin said...

ohhh this looks fabulous for a first page!!Love the texture on it! Groetjes Karin

Meggymay said...

Wow, Terry, its a beautiful page, full of super texture and detail.
Yvonne

Buttons said...

This foray into journalling is a real winner Terry. I can see how you've been inspired by Astrid's wonderful work and have taken this very much in your own direction. Love all that texture on the page, and very much looking forward to seeing more. Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous first it is too, you have really captured a mixed media journaling style here with the fabulous textures and gorgeous blend of colours, you did great GF xx

1CardCreator said...

Lovely journal you should definitely do more. Congrats to Valerie too! ~Diane

Marjie Kemper said...

It's beautiful, Terry! So glad you gave journaling a try.... hope you will keep playing so we can see more of your creations. Love all the texture you included!

Ira Huberts said...

How beautiful to see your journalling page Terry, whatever you undertake, every creation that comes out of your hands is very special indeed! And the fun thing is that journalling is all about YOU! And I can definitely see that here! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Martina2801 said...

Your first attempt at a journal page? I can`t hardly believe it!this piece is lusciously beautiful with the textures and vibrant colors! WOW!

Sandra said...

Terry, what a great journal page! Almost can't believe it's your first! I'm not much of a journaling person myself, but I use my art journal to try new techniques and just play! I'm don't really journal, like in writing. Your sentiment is really fitting! Perfect! Hugs, Sandra

cheryl Baker said...

Oh wow hun first page this is just amazing hun the colours and detail perfection hugs cheryl xx

Gaby Bee said...

I can't believe that's your first journal page. Gorgeous Terry, just love all the textures and details, great composition too.

Gaby xo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a gorgeous page Terry! It is amazing! the colors, textures and words! I love the colors (purple is my favorite)! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend...can you "PEAS" make the cold/snow go away here in Michigan? I don't remember a winter this brutal in years and years! :)

Linda R said...

Well for your first page I have to say you did an awesome job. I LOVE it..

Hugs~

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Terry. What a cracking first page.
Hugs
xx

Pam said...

Your page is really pretty!
Love the texture and colors!

Coco said...

This is really fabulous, I totally LOVE this AJ page... :D Crafty hugs, Coco x

Lisa H said...

Love it! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks so much for joining our Inspiration Emporium February Show It With Words Challenge!

I love your wonderful colors on your journal-pure fun!!

♥ Sue Kment

Danie May said...

Beautiful journal page Terry and I couldn't agree more with your quote. Loving the wonderful texture too! Just giving you a heads up that I am going to feature this over on the Unruly February Community Update this month. TFS with our Yahoo Community.