Saturday, 19 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge #664 - I Love....

 Hi Crafters,

Saturday again!

Where do these weeks go?

Another Allsorts challenge theme to join in with and this week and we would like to see your cards and projects depicting what you LOVE to do.

Although I spend most of my time cardmaking for customers and my stall at markets when I have the time I create mixed media art, in the form of ATC's, Journal Pages or 3D projects.

Here are a few pictures of a page that I created in my journal.

Using Distress Inks and Oxides with some stencils I created the background before adding stamping, die cuts and some more stencilling with texture paste.

I had a polaroid stamp that I've been wanting to incorporate on a page and so I cut out the centre portion and added some mirror cardstock behind, this acts as a mirror showing the viewer a reflection of their own face which fits in nicely with the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous tall stamp down the spine.

Another Stamper Anonymous Heart stamp with a die cut word underneath following the theme.

Here you can see my camera in the reflective polaroid panel.....

...and a close up of the quote stamp and texture on the page.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Fingers - #225 ATG
Crafting Happiness - #120 ATG
Art Journey Design - #131 Hearts
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped opt. Stencilling
Creative Artiste Challenge - #79 ATG Mixed Media
The Crafters Cafe - #282 Make Your Own Background
Creatalicious Challenge - #229 ATG opt. Make Your Own Background
We Love 2 Create - #2 ATG Mixed Media

This week we have two prizes from Oakwood Archer a bundle of craft goodies and a craft stencil.

We only have a few rules - no backlinking, link to the challenge blog in your post, follow the theme and a maximum of 3 entries per person - so please adhere to them if you want to be in with a chance at winning a prize.
The DT are looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you have created.


Sorry if I have been MIA this week but it was my youngest daughters Wedding on Tuesday so my time has been taken up in preparation for the Big Day. The weather could have been kinder but we all enjoyed a lovely celebration of the day which was so welcomed after being cancelled several times since last year due to the pandemic.
I'll leave you with a snapshot of the happy occasion.



brenda said...

We learn about each other all the time Lorraine, I had no idea your main love was journaling and how fabulous these pages are.

I was hoping you would share a photo of your daughters wedding, she looks beautiful. We are hoping Anysia's will all go to plan in June as well, her's should have been May 20. I can't imagine quite how awful it was for all the brides whose big days' were cancelled.

B x

meg said...

A fabulous colour combo and fantastic detailed stamping with gorgeous embellishments Lorraine,beautiful journal pages,
Congratulations to your daughter on her marriage,a lovely picture of the happy couple

Mervi said...

Gorgeous pages with fab colours and stamps.
Congrats to the happy pride;-))m

Pauline C said...

Wow Lorraine this is so artistic and really fabulous .. love it! Congratulations to your daughter on her wedding .. beautiful photo and glad you enjoyed your day
Pauline x

Lisa said...

Congratulation to your daughter and son-in-law. Beautiful picture.

Sarn said...

WOWZA - what a wonderfully inky double page spread in your Art Journal Lorraine.

You've reminded me I haven't played in my AJ for a long time now . . . I should really get it back out, as messing about with inks, stencils, stamps and paste brings out my inner child and is joyous! xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal page and quote stamp love the polaroid stamp and great heart stamp-congratulations to your Daughter and new SIL
Carol x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such gorgeous work Lorraine. Lovely photo of your daughter and her hubby as well, thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

JD/ Jill said...

Great journal pages...and congrats on your daughter's wedding. A lovely couple!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
these pages of your journal are so wonderful and very colourful too.
Wonderful work with the inks and stamps used.
Love that poloroid stamp that is quite unusual.
What a very wonderful wedding photo of the happy couple.
Congrats to them.
I remember when my Granddaughter got married quite a few years ago it was the 12th of July and it poured with rain so heavy and strong winds also all day long which you don't expect for July and it was bitterly cold also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful Bride and a lovely photo of the happy couple Lorraine. Congratulations to them, for a happy life together.
Your journal pages are just wonderful, beautifully design, gorgeous colours and images, very artistic, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Your pages for your journal are brilliant and the style far from your gorgeous card designs!! Fabulous!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant , love the design and colours. :)

brenda said...

HU again Lorraine, popped back to say thanks so much for linking up at We Love Stamping challenge. This is also exactly what we like to see at River of Creativity.

B x

Zoechaos said...

I love a good inky "messy" project and your journal page is fabulous and it's all cool colours so much the better. I came to thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping and see Brenda has beaten me to it telling you about River of Creativity! Sincerely hope you will join us (no promises about out shoutouts there are already some excellent entries this month) and maybe become a follower there! xx

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful and creative pages, Lorraine. Loving these colors you used, they compliment each other so well and such fabulous details with the stenciling, texture paste etc.
Congrats to the happy couple! Beautiful photo!

Linby said...

Fabulous pages in your AJ and loving the polaroid stamp too.
Congrats to your daughter it's a beautiful photo.

Sarah said...

Wow, is there no end to your talent Lorraine!! What a truly fabulous double page spread in your journal, I love that perfectly positioned quote and the mirror panel, a genius design!! What a beautiful photograph of the newlyweds xx

cass said...

Great journal pages. Thanks for joining us as The Crafter's Café this month and showing us your background.

Wendy L said...

I love journals and this is gorgeous , xxx

Lys said...

A gorgeous journal page with melting inks and lovely details. Thanks for joining in our February challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media.