Saturday, 19 January 2013

In with the old for 2013!!!

I decided that I would start the New Year this year with some projects using up my scrap from last year and here's the first one. I took inspiration from an article in the Stampington blog details here.

  The artist, Roben-Marie Smith, whose style I admire greatly, used last year's calendar pages to create her collaged journal.  I had an  old manila style folder which I tore into smaller pages to create my journal. I glued my collage shapes to the pages with diluted pva glue adding some leftover stamped, tissue paper.  I mixed white gesso, white acrylic and pva glue and painted the pages to unify them.   I stamped over them again with background stamps and decorated with my leftover die-cuts; birds, deer and alphas. I added different thickness string to the book rings and to some of the pages. I shall add some journaling during the year. I would like to enter this for the January challenge at SFH

I hope you like it, and thanks for looking,  I do appreciate it.


  1. This looks beautiful, and like a lot of hard work, too! Glad to see you crafting again! Hugs, Valerie

    1. Thank you Val it's good to be doing something again. hugs to you.

  2. Beautiful page!
    Thanks for playing with us at s Scrap For Help!

  3. Hi Jeanie!!! So glad you decided to play along with our challenge! Your mixed media work looks awesome and well done on using up those scraps!! :-)

  4. I love your page just a gorgeus work!!!!
    I love the way you using the string!!!!
    Thanks for play with us in S4H!!!
    Hugs from Brazil.

  5. This looks great Jeanie!! All the best for 2013 for you!!!

  6. beautiful project, love mixed media,Thank you for joining us at S4H

  7. It's great to see another Scrap for Help project from you! Wow--I can't believe this journal is made from a simple manila folder: you made it look so fancy! Well done.

  8. WOW you did an amazing job on this, love the colour palette you've combined and your layering and embellishing is just beautiful. I can really see how much you enjoy this style of creating.

  9. Hello, Jeanie
    This collaged journal is gorgeous! I love the embellishments and colors you chose. I also read your heart-felt story in Crescendoh and you are one brave gal!
    Teresa in Central California


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