I’m Amanda, a.k.a. Ink-A-Pink and its a pleasure and a thrill to be invited back this month as a Guest Designer here at A Vintage Journey .I would like to say 'Thank you so much' to all the super talented Creative Guides here at AVJ for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I am, as always, truly grateful and incredibly humbled to be here today.
Having shared a little bit about myself the other month (if you missed it you can find it here) I thought I’d tell you about my Art journalling background instead.
Art journalling is something I had always considered doing from way back in my pencil sketching and painting days but never really got any further than the thought itself until last year that is when I bought a journal and began to dabble. I had the idea that I would create a page every month at the very least. Needless to say, and much to my regret, that hasn’t happened and I have only a few entries to date. The pages I have created so far are all hand drawn and painted – both images and text – few stamps and techniques involved, just simple pencil, paint and ink work .
So when I found out Alison had chosen 'Art journalling with Tim' as this months theme I thought 'Great, this is an opportunity for my old journal and I to get reacquainted!!' Hahaha! Oh yes, that was the thought!!
However, with the journal open I hit a wall!! How do I journal Tim style? What was I going to do? Where was I going to start? What if I made a mistake when I’m creating a page for a Guest Design Spot .......I guess you could say I had 'Creative Fright!'
After a long hard chat with myself, my perfectionist demons and my self doubt I decided to be brave and just go for it, get some ink on the pages then maybe it would all come together from there and it did indeed do just that!
I added colour to the journal pages using Tim's Wrinkle Free Distress technique and several colours of distress inks. Once the pages were dry I added more colour using Distress inks and a blending tool.
I then added detail using a few of Tim's layering stencils and Distress Inks,mostly Tim's stamps and Archival Inks and finished off with a spritz of perfect pearls.
My pages are all about having the courage to be yourself in this crazy world, to be brave, to take risks, to step outside your comfort zone and even when in doubt or being doubted by others , do it anyway - who knows you may just amaze yourself and those around you and it may just make you feel like you're on top of the World!
If you would like you are very welcome to pop by my blog where there is a little more info and a few more photos of my journal pages.
Thank you for stopping by today and again I offer my huge thanks to all the lovely AVJ ladies for inviting me to share my creativity with you all .
Wow, thank you ladies for your fabulous contributions to our Tim journalling theme, you did a great job with all your makes, we really appreciate your time and effort in creating such original pieces and all are very different.
Thank you to the lovely journallers who have already entered the challenge, we hope to see a few more before the end of this leg of the journey and if one of them is you who knows you might be chosen by Random Org as our winner or you might be chosen by Alison and the Creative Guides for a pinworthy mention. We look forward to seeing you.
Thanks for joining us today, have a great weekend.
hugs Brenda and the AVJ Team xxx