Monday, September 28, 2015

Ocean Life ... In the Beginning

Hello :) I'm Jenny of 'Art by Jenny' (an arty treasure shop). I'm a lover of all arts and crafts, especially anything with colours and or textures! My current faves are watercolours, crochet, art journaling, mixed media and of course, ATCs :D Just need more time each day! lol Don't we all?

My journal has left for its journey around Australia now (Sept) and the following pics are of its creation.

Stonehenge 250gsm paper and silk paper thread was used to make the pages. When they come home I'm planning to use the backboard of this paper pad for the cover. If I remember to keep it for the next year!

Stitched and ready to attach to the other folios. 

I haven't done my actual page so decorated the title page but it didn't leave here too neglected of art!

I also used Tim's groovy tissue tape to stick it all together. 

Dyan Reaveley mentioned in one of her videos that this stuff is archival and once cured, is super strong. And of course, we can paint over it :)

So that's my journal... the first one I made from scratch and loved it!

Can't wait to see everyone's journals as they arrive, and mine when it returns too!

Happy Creative Day!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jan works in Tattered, Torn and Treasured

This lovely journal arrived while I was in Vanuatu and was eager to get home and get some time to work in it!
Had some 'me' time over the weekend and had some fun playing with stamps and stencils.
I followed on the key theme from Roz's front page and that gave me my inspiration.
I'll have it on its way to Gail soon. Just need to sit with it for a bit to see if it tells me it is finished=).

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wendy 'Enjoys' Lee's journal

I worked in Lees' journal today. It was so exciting and scary all at the same time. Lee's journal 'Enjoy' is absolutely beautiful and it was my privilege to work in it.
I thoroughly did ENJOY myself. 
It has a bit of texture on it, a corner pocket made with hessian, tissue napkin and my beautiful made butterflies. I called it....'Stronger, Braver, Smarter'....I hope you 'enjoy' it Lee.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Gail works in Faces and Figures for Jan

Here is my double page in Jan 's journal,
Faces and Figures.

 I hope she likes it.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tattered Torn Treasured is ready to go

My journal is ready to be posted tomorrow...just have to write something about the topic.
Sorry to take so long Jan.
 Here's the cover and 1st page

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Round Two. Welcome to the Circus

I have always loved the circus. 
When I was growing up, the circus and carnival used to come to town every Summer. I think it is partly the memory of the anticipation and sheer wonder of it all that fuels my enjoyment of all things circus today. 

In order to further wallow in these memories, I have chosen vintage circus as my theme for round two journal swap. It is only a small journal with two signatures and a pocket at the back. I have put some 'admit one' tickets for everyone to include on their page.  Either use it in the background or somehow really creative. 

Please keep the colours a bit muddy in the vintage theme. 
Feel free to draw or collage or both. 
If you are stuck, check out the early part of the movie "Water for Elephants ". I love that film. Sad but so beautiful. If you are not movie fans, think of the strong man, the merry go round or the prancing ponies.  
I even love clowns. 

I hope you have fun