Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spotlight Creative Embellishments - Inspire

Welcome crafters everywhere to the second of the Sponsor Spotlights this month

Kerstin  here again with a new project - an ART JOURNAL :-)
Perfect theme, it makes me happy!,
It relaxes me and helps me to stress management

This month our Sponsor is

 They have a huge assortment of gorgeous chipboards and it was not easy to 
decide which ones to choose!

There are no rules for journaling, it is 'anything goes'.

This is actually the oft-quoted "The journey is the reward

With journaling very different forms of expression can be used: painting, drawing, photography, collage, stamps, stencils, chipboards, writing, .... and much more

Often it is a combination of different techniques in Mixed media style, that lead to pages.

For this project I chose the Leafy vine frame, the wonderful Flourish dragonflies and the Words Inspire

For the background I used some acrylic paints (brown, black, white)

The wet paint was marked with a tool to give the impression of natural bark

I also worked with stamps, stencils and Distress spray paint

The chip board was primed with Golden/green acrylic paint....

.....and gold embossing powder was used here

and covered with a white patina

Before becoming a journal page this was an old calendar page
 This was perfect - It become a wonderful background

I hope you will be inspired to discover the fascinating world of using Chipboards from Creative Embellishments, and I hope you will also have gained some new options in Art Journaling

I look forward to seeing you all play along this month in Laurie's Color Your World Challenge.

Click here to find out the full details from your host the wonderful Laurie.

You could be our winner or Top 3 next month...

You could even win a $25 voucher prize from this month's sponsor Creative Embellishments!

Looking forward to seeing you here at Our Creative Corner again soon!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow Kerstin, what an amazing page!! Stunning textured background and I absolutely adore what you did with those chippies, wow, the colours are so yum!! Love this spread!!!

  2. Wonderful journal page, Kerstin. Beautiful background texture and interesting photo that goes along with it. TFS this beauty.

  3. Art journaling has never looked better, Kerstin!

    Wow - what a stunning art journal page this is! The texture is just divine! And it is the perfect background for your lovely photograph and the wonderfully painted embellishments! You really showed a way of using them that makes me want to try it out too - this is so much more than just some embellishments added to some painted background! A wonderful, wonderful creation!

    Claudia xxx

  4. An amazing journal page with so much texture and so much to see - love it

  5. I love What you made with the calendar photo... Both pages are wonderful, fresh and so well fitting the nature feel.

  6. Fabulous page Kerstin! I love how you used the calender, very creative! Wonderful job with the chipboard, using the big one as a frame for your focal image is so brilliant! hugs :)

  7. This is fab...great use of the calender page and that bark texture looks absolutely stunning!

  8. What fabulous journal pages! The way you created the background is so beautiful. I adore Creative Embellishments chipboard. So many lovely pieces to pick through. Love they way you colored and textured them to make the perfect accent for your pictures. xxxx

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous page,love the other one as well! is that your sweet fur baby? Beautiful!

    1. Yes, that's my sunshine Filou ;-) a little sheltie rascal! Hugs, Kerstin xx

  10. I have never seen an art journal page like this Kerstin. Really interesting and lovely. I have that little wood grain roller but never used it - now I know how!! Thanks bunches. j.

  11. Thank you very much for your sweet comments, that makes me very happy :-) :-)!!

  12. Really beautiful Kerstin! I love how you used those embellishments. Julia xx

  13. WOW, Kerstin!! :) These are beautiful AJ pages!! The Creative Embellishments that you've chosen to use here are lovely and add so much to the story you're sharing. Fabulous Sponsor Spotlight!! XOXO-Shari


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