Saturday, September 2, 2017

Joan Mannix's page in Colleen Mulholland's Journal

Colleen's journal theme is "Things with wings".  It is a lovely little journal made from 2 signatures with only two pages or 4 spreads in each signature.  I thought that others would  probably use birds, fairies, dragonflies or angels in their layout so I wanted to find something else.   When the kids were young they used to love flying their kites and I vaguely remembered that the actual kite bit  is referred to as the wing, so I went with that for my theme. 

I used distress oxide ink pads for my background.  I used about 8 colours all up. The great thing about oxide ink, is that provided you dry it in between layers, you can combine warm and cool colors
without ending up with mud.   I then stamped randomly with a stamp, using back and front which gave me two slightly different patterns.  I  used stazon ink to stamp them.  Using gesso I stamped some circles and using my glue gun I put some circles in the middle of the stamp circles.  This gave it a bit more texture.  I had some clear round stickers in colours similar to what I had used on the background, so I stuck them on randomly. 

I printed a girl  I had in my digital stash for ages and cut and pasted her.  Then I paper pieced 4 kites and stuck some string and the kites on the page.  I also use some scraps to stick embellishments on the strings of the kites.  I doodled etc on the girl to give her a bit of lift.  Whilst I was doing this the words from "Lets go fly a kite" from Mary Poppins kept going through my head, so I wrote sentences from the lyrics around the stickers and the stamped circles.  I finished the page off with  faux stitching around the edge and Distress oxide Vintage Photo ink all around the edges.  Colleen had included tags in her journal for each of us and asked that we make one in return.  I made mine to match my page.  I have made a quick video which wont upload here but I will include a link in the comments on the AASG page, when I post notice of this blog.  Hope it is ok for you Colleen.


  1. What a fantastic page! Loving all the colours and textures :) Kite flying is heaps of fun :D

  2. very cute illustration, Joan - love it 😁

  3. Oh Joan I love it so much. I think the kite idea is fantastic. I can't wait to see it. Thank you so much. The tag looks delightful too.

  4. You know we're all going to have that song stuck in our heads now Joan! Great page! xx

  5. Loving your out of box thinking for your theme. Your page is totally fun and I love all that color. xx

  6. This is so gorgeous - it makes me smile!!!!


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