Friday, August 22, 2014

"Falling" for my Art Journal!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Friday has come and that means craft time around the farm!  Things to start and things to finish.  Yes, I guess there will be the laundry, trimming the grass, watering, a bit of dusting and other various chores to be done...but still craft time is an important part of the weekend for me and it has started!  Yahoooo!

I started a journal page last night and couldn't wait to get home to finish it up this afternoon.  With Fall around the corner or at least me wishing for cool crisp Fall weather (especially when it was 101 degrees outside today!), I picked out some autumnal shades from Dyan Reaveley's Range of Dylusions Ink Sprays, some of Dina Wakley's stencils, stamps from Tim Holtz collection from Stampers Anonymous and some spare Idea-ology metal pieces and went for it.

Here's what I came up with...

Things Used:
Dylusions Tangerine Dream Ink Spray
Dylusions Black Marble Ink Spray
Dylusions Dirty Martini Ink Spray
Dylusions Lemon Zest Ink Spray
Dylusions Melted Chocolate Ink Spray
Dina Wakley's Media Mask- Leaves
Dina Wakley's Media Stencil- Tracks
Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Collection- Daydream Stamp
Assorted Idea-ology Metal Pieces
Black Fude Ball Pen
White Uniball Signo Pen

Well, off to finish up and start some new crafty projects!  Have an Awesome Weekend!

The Gentleman Crafter


  1. what beautiful colours, as you say autumn is just round the corner and these take us into that season very well.

  2. WOW! . . . and WOW again! Amazing colours and creativity! Have a fantastic weekend enjoying whatever you do!

  3. WOW...and...WOW again! This spread is STUNNING!!!

  4. Jim, this is just amazing. I wish I knew how you did it. I have a hard enough time starting a page, much less finishing. We need to do a day together so you can inspire me!!

    1. BTW - I need this head stamp!! Can I borrow yours?

  5. So much texture. Love it. The colors are perfect for fall. So inspiring to hear that you rush home to finish. In the journaling zone. You guys have a great weekend!

  6. And what did you stamp those leaves with? Archival? That is one cool journal spread! I can see you going into a trance as you drew all those spirals! With wonderful results!

  7. I always feel so intimidated when I see journal pages like yours, Jim. This is really cool. I have a hard time letting loose and just playing. You are very talented, and I always have fun watching you create.

  8. I'm just catching up on blogs after my holiday. Is there anything you can't do? Papercraft, Punch Needle Embroidery - you are amazing! Keep it up Jim - it's always inspiring!!!


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