Mar 18, 2017

Mixed Media Journal Pages with New Ideology


I'm so excited to share my latest mixed media spread with you today!  It makes it so much more exciting to me because I made this entire album with my own two hands!  If you missed my tutorial HERE, do check it out.


Boy do I love some chunky pages.  The fact that I can go wild with my layering sets my crafty heart to pitter patter!  <3


My theme for this book is blue and green.  I chose this precious couple.  It's so strange to look back after 17 years of marriage and remember the wild and crazy kids we once were.  This couple looks like they are off to a good start, but they could never know the ride that was in store for them...  I layered them over some of my favorite vintage ephemera from my friend Barbara.  The lacy floral layer is a favorite Heidi Swap product that I found at Joann's.


My background was painted with acrylic paint, then stenciled with a Prima stencil and covered with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.  I used this hoarded Prima flower and Tim's new Quote Chips.  The ticket is stamped.


I used DOX for my stamping and it created great chalky spots on my pages.  I also rubbed some DOX onto my acrylic block and sprayed it with water, swished it with my finger and stamped the ink puddles randomly for more chalky patches.


The butterflies are part of Tim's new Idology.  These cutouts are so fun and easy to use!


I cut the HS flower cutouts into sections and applied to the corners as well.  All of these pieces came from one sheet of this stuff and you get 12 sheets in a pack for about $5.  :)


You can see that my binding string was stained in the process too!  I love that.  I hope you enjoyed this tour of my first pages.  Thanks for your visit today!  


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34 comments:

Marty Fishman said...

I love your theme for this book and your couple - can't wait to see what comes their way! Love all of your textures and those HS flowers are gorgeous and such a pretty addition. Looking forward to seeing more - hugs!!

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful! These blue and green pages are going to be a hard act to follow! I love this couple and the story the ephemera tells. Such a clever layout and backed with the most beautiful textured and colored pages. The left page reminds me of a water colored meadow, so ethereal yet dark and mysterious at the same time. Make sense? Love this to bits, Autumn! You did well! Hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

GORGEOUS journal spread!! LOVE!
Jackie xo

Marjan Küppers said...

Utterly beautiful!!

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous pages!! Love that HS lace as well as the new Tim Holtz cut outs.

Lisa said...

Your pages are stunning, Autumn!! The colors are so gorgeous!! The texture is amazing!! I love the vintage couple and the layers!! Spectacular, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

Love your colour choices and that couple really are lovely, those cut out flowers look amazing in the background and your hoarded flower is beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous layered journal pages, Autumn!!! I love your colours, the golden flowers and the whole design! xx

Brenda Brown said...

So happy to see these gorgeous pages beginning your fabulous hand bound journal, loveeeeeeeee all the layers and superb composition. Happy Sunday xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous first page in this wonderful journal! Great colours and textures and that photo makes for a brilliant focal point!

Kerstin F. said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, what a wonderful inspiration Autumn!

Karon said...

This is a stunning set of journal pages! WOW!

Wanda Hentges said...

LOVE your pages, Autumn!!!!

butterfly said...

Stunning layered pages, Autumn - the colours are just beautiful and all that collaged ephemera makes a lovely setting for the couple.
Alison x

Gio said...

Amazing spread, Autumn! I love it to bits, the layering, the lovely shades and the beautiful couple, well done!

Mandy said...

Wonderful pages Autumn! There are so many gorgeous details to look at, I absolutely love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Leslie Lineberry said...

Love every little bit of this! Your 'dreamy' blues and greens are the perfect color choice for your theme and your layering makes my heart go pitter patter too! Well done! Thank you for sharing this with us at Mixed Media World!

DeBe said...

Wow! i LOVE the fact that you made such a gorgeous journal and then created such a stunning art work in it. The colours are beautiful and as always , you add detail perfectly. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media, Anything Goes, #24 March Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

Инна Бронникова said...

Beautiful work of art! Thanks for your participation at Mixed Media World Challenge!

Torsa Saha said...

Wow !! Gorgeous layering !! Love the vintage look !!
Thanks for joining Mixed Media World Challenge !! Best of luck !! <3

Denise van Deventer said...

Totally stunning and gorgeous! Love the textures and colours! ;-)

Claire said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create!
Claire xx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous spread! Love the colours, textures, die-cuts and the ephemera too (sadly out of stock everywhere over here!) Great use of Tim's products and techniques with your own unique touch, thanks for playing with us at Country View challenges!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, love it ! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

Chana Harris said...

Your collage work is beautiful! Excellent color integration and fantastic composition! Thanks for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Jane said...

What a fabulous journal..so many details and perfect for our inspired by Tim Holtz challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun x Jane

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

If this page can speak, I am sure the story is a happy one! You did fabulous collage work and the elements attach so well with each other. The colors? I love them Autumn! Glad to see you regularly at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge and I can't wait to see your next fab project in April :)
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

Sari / Granne said...

Ohh wau, your spread is so beautiful, love the vintage in blue. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations March Mixed Media Challenge.

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. Love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge March.

A Pink said...

Hope to pop back later Autumn when I have a little more time to indulge in the detail but just wanted to congratulate you on being chosen as A top 3 winner AND the random winner at Country View Crafts for your fabulous projects. So happy for you . hugs x

Sara Barker said...

And back to give you big applause for being a top pick at Country View Challenges for your awesome pages! Hugs!

Darya Shkuratova said...

Very interesting project!
Thanks for playing with Mixed Media & Art blog :)

Lisa Griffith said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to watch your video...thanks so much for sharing your process and for joining us at MM&A!

Sara Barker said...

And again for being a Fab 3 at Mixed Media World! You rock!

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