Monday, October 3, 2016

Journal Buddy Blog Hop

We, The Art Girls and Yvonne Blair Designs
 are celebrating being picked as the editor’s choice in the Oct-Dec Issue of 
Stampers Sampler by Stampington. 

 Each one of the Art Girls will be giving away 
a journal buddy on Friday Oct. 7. 

What is a Journal Buddy you may ask.....
The Journal Buddy is a multi-functional tool that helps you
add artful journaling to any paper crafting project.
The Journal Buddy is made out of high quality stencil material t
hat is not only pliable but see through so you can see where you are adding lines.
The Journal Buddy features a wavy and straight edge, a ruler,
straight edges on each side to line it up so your journaling stays straight,
as well as line guides for you to ink, trace, paint, or spray onto your page.
You will be amazed at how easy it is to use adding decorative journaling to your
 art journals, scrapbook layouts, cards and envelopes and more.

In case you didn't know....
I love working with NEW product
(or new to me)
so I pulled out my
Inky Art Journal
the place I like to work when trying

NOW.....when I am working in my Inky Art Journal
it not necessarily about the end product
but the step getting there!

I began my creative exploration by applying
gesso using the wavy side of my Journal Buddy!
(I had run masking tape down the spine)
I liked that look!!

Next, I wanted to try using the wavy edge of to apply
texture medium to a defined area....
that was pretty COOL, too!!

Next, I pulled out a Calendar Mist Kit and let the coloring begin!

When I was happy with my coloring, I used my Journal Buddy to
add more lines to my background.

Now where to go from here!
'Cause I had been LOVING each step so far!!

I then painted color into the various shape I had created
with my Journal Buddy

Here is my finished page....
(I had to add a bit more color and of course a few flowers)

I love cutting up stamped verbage
so, I decided to use the Wavy Edge of the Journal Buddy
as my guide to apply ALL the cut up words....
it worked like a dream. are some closeups of my page!

I chose an Yvonne Blair/Impression Obsession stamp
She Was Tired

along with Sketch Twig

Make sure to pop by the other
Art Girls Blogs
to see their AMAZING creations using the Journal Buddy!

Your comment must be received by noon October 7. 

If you leave a comment on each blog
you will be put in for a drawing to win a Journal Buddy,
Art Journal and Stampers Sampler Magazine Bundle.
The winner will be announced October 7th at 7:00 pm Yvonne’s blog.


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Cheryl Grigsby said...

Fantastic art journal pages, Lynne!! Brilliant use to double up stencils with the Journal Buddy and I LOVE the way you used Yvonne's Sketch Twig stamp. One of my favorites!! <3

Anonymous said...

This is so all your textures..tfs

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Fabulous page - love all the texture! Great sentiment stamp, too! Congrats on being editor choice.

Char said...

I am just starting to get into the mixed media craze (ok...I'm behind the 8 ball). I love this. Thanks for tge inspirations!

Unknown said...

Love the colors and the Rt you crested with the journal buddy!

Yvonne said...

Love your 'stained glass' page! It is beautiful! The textures are simply yummy! wink.

Les said...

I love the look of using the edge of the journal buddy with texture stuff. You also used my favorite stamp of Yvonne's! Beautiful!

sunshine29 said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful page! My brain is storming with ideas! I love the idea of of using texture paste with the Journal Buddy.... :)

ArtInMyHeartToo said...

I would not have thought to use the Journal Buddy like you did in your journal. Thanks so much for sharing.

langeatheart said...

I love the looks of what this tool can do!! What an awesome idea! Congrats! All the best!

Peggy Lee said...

Girl this is so beautiful and cool....loving this tool...I love how you used it for keeping paste in!

Gina H said...

WOW. Utterly amazing. I love that you used the tool to mask off an area when you used the patterned stencils. Love!

Diana said...

oh i love this idea!!! beauty of a page!! <3