Modern Art Journal Page

I spent the day trying to get rid of a cold and headache, and ended up recycling an old art journal page I started a while ago. It ended up being a good day.art journal page

The original page started with some white Gesso on the Kraft coloured pages in the Dina Wakeley Media Journal. The Gold stars were stenciled with my own stencil design using Icing Paste from Prima.
And that was it. nothing else.

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So I started to add some Impasto paint sponsored by Trocraft to work with. The paints are amazing and I loved working with them. And those gorgeous pastel colours – just so pretty.
Impasto paints are heavy bodied paints, making them really thick, they are heavily pigmented paints for awesome colour ways.
They are great for creating texture and can be applied with a palette knife, a brush, texture tools or your fingers.
You can water them down a bit should you wish to, and they mix really well into pastes. So yes these are amazing paints for art journaling and mixed media.

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I added some Mont Marte acrylics too in bright pink, orange and Turquoise.

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And then some gold leafing applied with some tacky gel.

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A few palette knife streaks using navy paint and black modelling paste. But the majority of the soft pastel coloured page was done with Impasto Paints (Manor Blue/Mint/Dusty Rose/Lavender)

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And then I tested a new set of Graphite pencils I got recently. Its a cheap set – but works really well and I love them.

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So all in all my headache is still present, I feel crappy but I wished this piece of art was on a canvas for my wall. So there’s that.
Not bad for an otherwise not so great day.

Disclosure: The Prima Impasto Paints were given to me by Trocraft South Africa to work with. The opinion expressed about the product is my own and I do not get paid for it.

Grace Bible Journaling Page

Today over on the @Joy Clair blog I am sharing this Bible Journaling page using one of the stunning new stamp sets.
This page started as something else, but I am happy to say by adding some new stamped images and more color it turned out to be bright and beautiful.GraceBibleJournalingPage_MainJN

I stamped some of the images directly into my Bible, and then added loads of colorful layers. These fun flowers were stamped onto white cardstock and colored using markers.
I then cut them out and adhered them overlapping the original stamping.

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The first layer as stamped using flowers, the flowers colored and then I added some stenciling details in various shapes of orange and purple.
The stenciled dots fill in some of the images as well as add an interesting layer of color and pattern.

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Stamped leaves and paint splatters add more color and detail.

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All my stamping was done using VersaFine Onyx Black by Tsukineko.

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I love how the page turned out using different stamp sets together for a fun look. But most of all I am so grateful for God’s Grace upon my life – without HIM I am nothing

2 Corinthians 12:8 -9
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Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

 

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Grace: It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses,
and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin

Products used are sponsored as part of my Design Team agreements.

Everyday Occasions with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone welcome to the new release with Joy Clair stamps. The design Team are all creating with the new stamps and you have to see the amazing works created with the new sets.
So hop on over to the blog and follow along. And don’t forget to visit the website to see all the new sets and get shopping.
We are also Collaborating with Bazzill Basics using their gorgeous cardstock for all our cards this month.
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And here is the blog hop order in case you missed it:

Joy Clair Blog – https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/05/everyday-collection-new-release-may-inspirational-blog-hop.html 

Martha Lucia Gomez – https://wp.me/p5TnaH-6Ri

Jowilna Nolte (You are here) http://www.jowilnanolte.co.za/everyday-occasions-with-joy-clair-stamps/

Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day.html

Kerry Urbatch – https://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-release-joy-clairs-no-problama.html

Angie Cimbalo – https://cimbacreativefun.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-blog-hop-everyday.html

Betz Golden – https://betzgolden.com/?p=4090

Karen Letchworth – https://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2019/05/baby-shark-bazzill-joy-clair-stamps.html

Jessica Kaiser – https://freshbyjess.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-blog-hop-everyday-occasions.html

Ceal Pritchett – https://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-bloghop-part-1.html

Lindsay Adreon – https://craftingwhilecaffeinated.wordpress.com/3-simple-handmade-fathers-day-cards

Helen Gullet – https://helengullett.com/?p=17261

Donna Idlet – https://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-may-2019-new-release-blog-hop.html

For my card I used the beautiful Friends and Flowers stamp set, combined with the red foiled heart cardstock from Bazzill Basics.
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I added colour to my image using watercolour paint and then a layer of dimensional glaze, and some diamante for the centers of the flowers.

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How clever that the sentiments stamps are designed to fit inside the truck and the number plate. You can create the cutest cards using this set.

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We hope that you are inspired by all the beautiful sets used today. Everyday occasion stamps are the best for all kinds of cards and this one for friends is simply the best.
Thank you for stopping by. Jowilna x

Now hop onto the wonderful Connie to see what she created
Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day.html

Clean and Simple cards with AAA Cards

Today I am participating in the AAA Card Challenge with Joy Clair Stamps.
Join us in the challenge in creating a Clean and Simple card with The theme Up To One Third and the optional twist of bright colours.
Come and play along and join in the fun.
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I used this gorgeous Wellie stamp from the Spring Stroll stamp set.
I stamped the image onto white cardstock, added colour with markers and then punched it into a circle.

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The sentiment was stamped onto the same cardstock and cut into a rectangle, that I raised using foam tape on top of some thread.

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A few embellishments finished off this clean and simple card beautifully. Keeping it all neutral.

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I like how the shade of white turned out to be different than my base cardstock – adding some interest but still keeping it clean.

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I hope you are inspired by this card challenge and will play along with us. Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers created that are playing along.
Until next time x

Mother’s day cards in 5 minutes

Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there! Thank you for all you are and do for us.
I created these quick cards using Kaisercraft Paper and Collectibles and a few stamps.
For this card I used my GoPress and Foil machine with an Anna Griffin Embossing folder to create the gorgeous background. A collectible flower and a stamped image with diamante finishes off this quick card.card1

For more card ideas head on over to the Kaisercraft blog for inspiration.

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This card uses only a few elements from the Collectibles pack and a stamp. I added some paint splatters and diamante and in 5 minutes I created a beautiful card.

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I love making these quick and easy cards – not only am I using up some stash, I can make someone’s day special with a beautiful card and message.
Until tomorrow – have a creative day! Jowilna

Project Life Scrapbooking – why it makes sense

I love Project Life Scrapbooking – when i first heard about it i was totally sold on it. It just makes so much sense.
It has taken years to convey my passion for it, and to ignite the fire in others, but I happy to say I have manged to do it!
But why? For some one like me the everyday little things really are the big thing – and simply put thats why.20190504 sneak peak JNPL

It’s not about the huge things, the dressed up special occasions where you compete with the Jones’s. It’s the real hard core good, bad and ugly things that count.
And those are memories that we all have. Its the dressed up fake lets pose for a happy family photo that doesn’t make sense. But this, this is what its really like in my life.
Its the story that when someone looks at my album, they can relate to me, know the real me – not the one that puts on a brave face everyday to portray something false to the world.

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Yes its raw, and maybe a bit too honest for some people, but its real. Its where my hopes and dreams and special moments are captured right alongside the sadness of real life.

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Each month I do a project life class at Short Cuts craft, and each month I see how more and more people get it – how you can add loads of photos into an album,

But where you also have permission to tell the real life behind the masks (scenes) stories of your heart.

My story matters if only to me – that’s all that counts. And this is the way I love telling it.
Will it ever replace my normal scrapping – heck no – its an extension of my art and memory keeping – and I love it all!

Trusty All-Purpose Inks

When you love your inks as much as I do, then running out of a specific colour is an absolute train smash. It’s a little like a 2-year-old throwing a tantrum in the middle of a store and they don’t realize that it’s really not that bad. In my case it was when I ran out of Walnut ink crystals – my go to for anything and everything.step1

But luckily the tantrum only lasted a few seconds and I made a plan.
Because I know how inks will react, I could recreate the effects and colour of walnut ink crystals almost to a T with things I did have on hand. My trusty All-Purpose inks!
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I used old papers that I needed to colour. Lightly misted them with water. Then add some Lemon Yellow and Truffle All-Purpose inks with a pipette and misted with more water. I did this all over a plastic tray and let the ink drip off the paper.
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Eventually, I just started dipping the papers into the ink collected in the tray, lifted them up and then placed them on my craft sheet to dry.
The mixed yellow and brown ink created the perfect light brown ink that mimicked my favourite walnut ink crystal brown.
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The initial inked papers in yellow and brown also created an amazing look that has quickly become a stunning favourite effect of mine.
Now to head off and use these beautifully coloured pages on my next project.
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There is always a plan to made when you have inks – so tantrums are totally unnecessary. But creativity is always the answer.

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Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop with Joy Clair

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I am simply in love with all their coffee stamp sets, and my thinking is, show me a crafter who doesn’t like coffee and I am suspicious – right?
For this Blog Hop, Joy Clair is offering a promotion for their Coffee Themed category on the blog.
Using the code: MAYCOFFEELOVE, all the readers and visitors can get the coffee stamps at 25% OFF. So get shopping!

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I created this card using one of my recent backgrounds using a stencil and some alcohol inks for effect.
I think it made the perfect backdrop for this stunning NEW stamp set. bright and beautiful!

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I used some messy watercolour painting to add colour to the coffee cup – I wish we got pretty paper cups for coffee like this one – how fun would that be.

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And the sentiments in this set is simply perfect for any occasion, beside Coffee with God is always a good idea.

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Hop on over and follow the path to where the coffee beans are being roasted next….
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Coffee with God – The Cutting Cafe Collaboration

Hi everyone Jowilna with you today
We are collaborating with The Cutting Cafe this month – have you seen their amazing cut files?
I chose this awesome Coffee Cup Gift Card to work with.

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And what’s a morning without coffee and God? Pretty dull right? I tapped into my rich brown ink colours to show the richness of Life in Christ.
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I combined my Coffee Lovers and Rise and Shine stamp sets for the outside and inside of my card.
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I used my paper crimper to add some detail to my inked card – the texture makes the card look like a real coffee cup which I love.
The lid was simply inked and a layer of dimensional glaze added and left to dry. I then cracked it lightly so it really looked like plastic. Such fun creating all those little details.
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I love how easy it is to make these cards with the cut file. Everything fits perfectly and once cut with my Silhouette machine it took mere minutes to assemble the card.
And inside a little coffee voucher card for a special friend.
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Until next time – enjoy your morning coffee and chat with God as you prepare for your day! Blessings Jowilna.

Make two cards using one stamp

Today on the Joy Clair blog I am sharing 2 cards using 1 stamp set, but changing things up by adding sentiments from another set.
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For my first card I randomly stamped the umbrellas over a piece of white cardstock. I added coloured using watercolour paint and added a layer of shimmer using a glimmer pen.

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I chose the colours for the umbrellas from the washi tapes that I used.

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For my second card I stamped the umbrellas down the side of a white panel, adding colour in the same way.

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Here i used a sentiment stamped from the Easter Blessings stamp set combined with the Spring Stroll stamp set.

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Combining different sentiments from different stamps sets is so easy working within the Joy Clair family.

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Until next time – I hope you are inspired to pull out those stamps and get creative!

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