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Friday, 1 April 2016

Creative Artiste - April Anything goes

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I do hope that you have had a very good day. This is the last post from me you will be pleased to know. Our day didn't work out as we thought it might we were at the hospital a lot longer than we expected. So we went to Port Solent for a meal and then we saw the Eddie the Eagle film which I can thoroughly recommend.

The new challenge starts today on the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog and the theme is Anything Goes with a twist to use chipboard, stencils or flowers the sponsor is The Dusty Attic an Australian company who produce laser cut creations and embellishments.

I decided to decorate a journal cover. I write a journal everyday I have been doing it for about 26 years. Just recently I realised that it was much nicer to buy plain journals and decorate them myself.


The background was created from Kraft card using the Faux Leather technique there is a tutorial showing how to do this at the top of my blog.  


The flowers were made with my Sizzix Bigz Tattered Florals die I used felt and leather to create them. I added leaves cut from paper with the Faux Quilled Leaves die set.


There was a space on the cover and I wasn't sure how to fill it and them I remembered my butterfly dies I cut one from brown card and used gold gilding wax on it. 


I am looking forward to writing in this journal. This is the last post from me for today. I am going for a lay down in a dark room. Enjoy the weekend. Take care.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful. It will make you want to write in it.

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  2. A beautiful card, love those flowers and pretty colours.

    Crafty Hugs Jen xx

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  3. Wonderful card, I love the flowers.
    Kevin xx

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  4. Beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Loving the flowers and your leather effect background!! Thanks for the tutorial too!!
    Hugs Donna xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

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  6. Your flowers are so beautiful! The leather look is awesome!

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  7. This is a brilliant cover for your journal Jackie. The faux leather and flowers look wonderful. Have a good weekend xx

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  8. Gorgeous project Jackie, I love the flowers you made and the background is awesome hunni...

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

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  9. Great project Jackie...love the flowers and colours together...Joolsx

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  10. Beautiful Journal cover and fab flowers

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  11. Stunning project Jackie. Those faux leather flowers are amazing. Cathy x

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  12. Super cover - enjoy the writing :-)

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  13. Super cover - enjoy the writing :-)

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  14. Beautiful page Jackie. Lovely design and colours. Judy

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  15. Fabulous! Love the texture and design. The flowers look fabulous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  16. Hi Jackie, I love that faux leather technique. I also love all the fabulous dimensions you have created. Hugs Sheryl xx

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  17. That background technique works brilliantly .

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  18. Wow, love this combo! Technique is beautiful and those die cuts are just lovely. Great job

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  19. My my you have been busy I used to keep a journal I had it for about 10 years After my son died I found it too difficult to write because I'd end up in floods of tears About 4 years ago I started using Serif and now keep a photo journal of significant events - so mainly happy times I love your decoration and ought to do the same with my photo albums

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  20. Beautiful journal cover - the faux leather technique is super and love the flowers - the butterfly just finishes it off perfectly!

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  21. Great journal cover Jackie. Lots of lovely detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  22. Wonderful journal so pretty and I'm amazed you write in them every day so dedicated its a wonderful thing to do Enjoy the weekend love and hugs Carole x

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  23. Hi Jackie
    Wow this is beautiful and will be so lovely to write in. The bed of roses embossing folder is amazing as the faux leather background.
    Love Diane xxx

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  24. Such a pretty journal cover whith lovely details!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. So many layers !!!!! Awesome project !!
    Hugs
    Kerry xx

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