Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Tiddly inks challenge 65- special 2 week Art Journalling challenge.

Image- Aida from Tiddly inks.
Paper- Key paper ( retired freebie from Christy)

Morning Peeps!!

Its that Tiddly time of week again and so its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog.
And this week it is a super one, we want you to join us over the next two weeks with a special journal page---or project (featuring a Tiddly Inks image, hopefully). We thought the extended time would be helpful if art journaling is new to you.

And for me, art journalling was totally new(....yup.....I panicked totally when I got the email for this challenge from our Christy!!!!) so after much scouring of google ( don't worry, Christy has found some excellent linkies over on the challenge blog for you to peeky at!!) I took the plunge and decided to do a page on my utter confusion of where to start!!!!

Aida represents a very confounded Lou and the string is my loopy mind trying to work out where to go!! lol!!! anyhoo a bit of scrunching up paper, distressing and heat embossing copper powder and I was a bit happier about my new learning curve!!! and I can happily report I am busy with page 2 already!! yey lou!!!!

Well, thats me for today then!!! I am going to take little Mo to school ad then pop in on my mum, then its home for some crafty goodness!!!!

Huge hugs
Lou xxxxx


  1. I love notebooks and yours is fantastic Lou ! I love the distressed look and the cute image ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  2. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love the colour & the distressing is fabulous hun. Enjoy your day shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Hi Lou

    Love this very much.

    Gorgeous colours and fab image.

    Loving all the distressing.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Lou, this came out beautifully! I love the image and it all just blends together so well. Great job - I can hardly believe you are new to it! :) xo

  5. How do you do it, you tried something totally new, yet still maintained a Lou-escness to your project. That is meant as a compliment.

    I too had to do some reading up on what "art journaling" was. I had no clue. Not having inkers or sprayers I went the doodle method. It was freeing for me for once not to have a real plan and just letting it happen.

    I can't wait to see your second page. I know I want to try more too. I have so many more ideas in my head now. :D

    Glad you got your card, can't believe it took that long. I sent it off straight away.

  6. This is LOVELY! I adore the cording your wound up the side of the page!

  7. Hihihi Lou I also paniced when I got the email from Christy, but I have to admit I actually enjoyed making my card. Your page is gorgeous Lou. I love that it represents you, I smiled when I read the sentiment. LOL


  8. Oh super creation Lou and lovely image.
    Hugs Fi xx

  9. Yup! that looks like me, too. Talk about a challenge, eh? It turned out just beautifully, though Lou! Not so sure I'll ever be comfortable with this, but it'll be fun trying. xxD

  10. Lou hon this page is super adorable! I love the crinkled pages and all the distressing! Aida sitting on top of it all is just too cute! And GO MO for getting an award!!! PROUD MUM I guess!

  11. Just gorgeous...love the finish.
    Hugs Emma x

  12. Lou, your art journal cover is wonderful! I absolutely adore the "loopy" string and what it represents. Very clever, you...lol! Hugz, Cheryl

  13. You did a super fabulous job Lou!!! I love the crinkled papers and the thought and meaning behind the page. Love it to pieces!!!

  14. Wow Lou, love this! It's just so fantastic and I love how you put it all together!

  15. This is so beautiful Lou!! I love the natural and neutral colors of this!! I, too, am not fabby at art journaling. It's something I aspire to be good at but man does it take practice! I TOTALLY love your interpretation and I think you've done a gorgeous job!!

    Hugs honey!

  16. Your art journal layout is fabulous, I think you did a great job! I have an art journal link party just for fun and inspiration at my blog each Thursday if you'd like to add your link I'd be honored: http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/2011/09/art-jouranl-link-party.html

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  17. Oh Lou this is so so gorgeous x


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