Friday, 21 June 2013

Mixed Up Media Chix Summertime Blog Hop

 Hi everyone, welcome to the Mixed Up Media Chix Summertime blog Hop.
If you arrived here from the very talented Rebecca`s blog then you are on the right path. If you have popped over for a visit and want to join in . . . then hop on over to Maria`s to set you on your way HERE.

Come sail away with me . . . into my very old and aged book dating back to 1944 called 
" Highland Journey "
what better way to start a journal, here in my part of Scotland. 
 If you know me then you know I adore using old books to journal in . . . this one was given to me by Alex`s Gran and the texture of the paper is deeelish and soaks up whatever you throw at it . . . Bliss!
 I love adding texture so I stamped the boat a 2nd time, did a little fussy cutting, added embossing powders and glitter for a little sparkle to finish.
How cute is that boat I ask you and have you seen that big juicy sun . . . loooove and they are a joy to stamp with. 
 Throughout the book I want to have a reference on what I have used to create each entry, so on the left will be a list of materials like the picture above. . . simple but it makes me so very happeee!
 I have to apologise for no step by step and confess - Sooo yesterday I planned to get my journal pages done and pictured, but work first, cleaning the house followed by a trip to our allotment to see to our veg . . . when a friendly face appeared at the plot along with a deelish bottle of red wine . . . well I did have a cup . . . it was yummy . . .a few hmmmm hours later and it was 10.30pm...shriek, horror  . . . quick drive home and out to my shed for a quick splodge and splatter of paint, stamping, coloring, chopping and glueing  . . . so I am sure you get the idea - no time to stop and take pictures,lol. 
 Anyhooo your next stop along the way is the lovely Tameko 

Just click HERE to hop along.

I will be linking my journal to 
Friends With Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog later today . . . it`s a great way to make friends, be inspired along the way plus Angela also does a giveaway. . . all you have to do is include some gorgeous Unity Stamps to join in.
Click HERE to find out more. 
Thank you Unity for my prize package of stamps, woohoooo!!!

Thank you for looking and have a great weekend.
 Big hugs
xoxoxo

Materials from eclectic Paperie Shop -
Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Picket Fence, Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Watercolor paints
Embossing powder,Pink Paislee Glitter

29 comments:

Angeline said...

Tracy .. You are the bomb ;)
Your artwork is always amazing. Love the boat !

Annmaree (Emu) said...

This is so lovely, the sailboat just rocks!
Love the waves and glitters too!

Laura Turcotte said...

Love the page!!! Great job, great colors!

Maria Levine said...

Tracy this is fabulous! LOVE that boat!! And I love what you do on the opposite page regarding materials! Fabulous idea! Great job and thanks for hopping!!

Rebecca Daniels said...

Oh Tracy! This, as usual, is simply DELISH! And I LOVE the idea you have to provide a legend of your materials. That is BRILLIANT (because when I've been asked what I used on something...I can almost NEVER remember.)

And I'm glad you ran into your friend and relaxed. What a wonderful way to spend your evening (and I can so relate to starting a project at 10:30 :) ) Anyway, have a fab weekend.

Chris said...

This is a fantastic page!

Laura Hayden said...

So cute...and I love the idea of keeping a reference list of the materials used to create the page!

Tameko said...

Adorable....Love all the texture and color!

SherylK said...

Great layout. I love the water!!!

Linda said...

what a fun little story book. This is great fun for little ones to read!

butterfly said...

Totally delicious page... love it!
Alison x

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

oh.. This is so neat. I love your sail boat. Those colors are all amazing.

Kris said...

What a great journal page.

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous page with lots of yummy color! That boat image with the waves is awesome...so much energy!

Jen said...

Awesome page!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Neat idea making a materials list. Now you an also use it as a reference book for later. Fabulous job.

Lucy said...

Great journal pages! I have not started art journaling, but if I do, I think I will also list my materials on the preceding page, just to keep track-great idea! Awesome boat!

Esther said...

What a fabulous journal page!!! Love the colors and the touch of sparkle!!

Kary said...

Tracy, this is fabulous!! Love the colours and the lively boat imsge. Great idea with the page listing the colours and products ypu used. Have a great weekend!!

Danie May said...

Wouldn't it be nice to sail away from all our worries. Your beautiful artwork almost makes it feel like a reality. I am totally in love with your waves.

Michelle said...

Very very pretty!

trisha too said...

Gorgeous page, Tracy--was just stopping by for a visit, but will have to check out the hop!

:)

Julie Odil said...

I have that sailboat stamp! Why haven't I used it? This is fantabulous!! Tracy, I love the old book look and the wonderful richness of this page.

Rachel W K said...

making a reference page is really an AMAZING idea! Thank you so much for sharing that! your page is fantastic, and i really love the cut wording
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

SHartl said...

Wow, I love the movement of the waves and all the gorgeous color!

Scrapper Myra said...

Beautiful. Don't apologize about not having pictures of the step-by-step. The glass of wine is always worth it.

JPScraps said...

Love the page!!

Miwa said...

WOW! The page looks EXTRAORDINARY! So beautiful!

Gaylynn said...

Pretty artwork, as always. This is a nice sailing theme. I like how you place the words separately. Sure makes them stand out. :)