Thursday, 6 September 2012

Journal Journeys Challenge 12

Oooh look at me - 6th of the month and I'm already entering the challenge.  Makes a refreshing change!

I've had a few comments thanking me for tutorials.  Tutorials weren't my intention.  I intended to put all of the details in purely to remind myself of how I did something and why.  I'm so pleased that helps other people too!

Dawn over on Journal Journeys gave us the challenge on 'friendship' this month.  Its a special month as its the twelfth challenge Dawn has given us and she will enter everyone who posts a picture of their entry on her blog via linky a chance to win some blog candy!!

I searched the internet again for some inspiration and I found a quote that says everything that I know makes a friendship a great one.  I wanted to get this feeling over on the page so I wanted it to be quiet and not at all busy.  This'll all make sense when you see the finished page.

I started off by gessoing the page to cover up the ink from last months challenge that bled through.  I'm a messy journaler ;)  I started off by blending Shaded Lilac DI onto the page but it was a bit too pale for what I wanted.  So I used Picked Raspberry DI (a yummy berry pink colour if you've not got it) around the edge of one page and Dusty Concord around the other.  As I continued to blend I noticed that there was a heart appearing on the page where I'd left Shaded Lilac.  Its must've been serendipity cos it works perfectly on the page.

I outlined the heart using a Signo uni-ball in black. It mustn't have like working over the gesso and ink cos the ink only flowed intermittently.  It just makes it look even more hand drawn.  I also drew a couple of lines down each edge of the pages too.

I copied the quote into Word and changed the font to Kristen ITC and made it much bigger and printed it off in grey.  I made sure there was plenty of space between each word so I could cut them out.  I stuck the words to the page and drew lines around them with the Signo uni-ball and traced the letters with a Sharpie to make it look more like handwriting.

This is truly how I feel about friendship.  I can think of no better way to enter this challenge.  Also I've never done a journal page where I've made the words the only embellishment.

Thanks for organising this again Dawn :)


Janet said...

A great double page, Jill. Simple and succinct. I am lucky enough to know what you are saying.

Janet xx

Dawn said...

I love the sentiment & your pages are lovely. Don'y you just love it when something emerges from the page like that? Thanks for joining in with Journal journey's again this month ;0) Love Dawn xx

erasercarver said...

Beautiful page, Jill. I like how the heart just appeared whilst you were working :) Yes, that quote sums up true friendship :)

~*~Patty S said...

Your pages are perfectly lovely and the words speak volumes ;)

Such fun playing along in Dawn's monthly challenges


Gina said...

What a wonderful sentiment :D and a lovely soft page...simply lovely :D XXX

Darlene K Campbell said...

Beautiful background. Don't you just love gesso? I just found out that gesso is made from glue and plaster of paris. A little tid bit of info I didn't know.

PetraB said...

a wonderful sentiment, so fitting and a wonderful subtle background