Sunday, 17 January 2016

Chic Craftique Journal

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I am sharing my decorated journal for Chic Craftique 12 month journal event over on Facebook.

Here is a video about the journal and subbies giveaway!

As you know I have challenged myself to learn new techniques this year and made a good start so far.

This journal I bought from the Range and the cover was black and is A5 size.
I gave the back and front a coat of Gesso.

I then mixed blue and white acrylic paint and painted over both sides.

I then added musical tissue paper and die cut fob watch and musical notes.

I then used Craftwork clock stencil and modelling paste and added to both back and front of the journal.

I then added the metal words which reads My Journal 2016 and painted a darker blue.

As the words got lost I outlined them with black marker pen and then dry brushed Pebeo DYNA silver iridescent paint over the letters and the raised areas of the stencilled clocks.
To finish off I spritzed Distress Spray Stain and dabbed with a wet wipe.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to craft #12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #23 - Anything Goes
Anything But Cute #9  - New Products (Distress Spray Stains)
Crafting with an Attitude #11 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #12 - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #93 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


  1. LOVE the result Linda, it's awesome and I love mixed media too. Did you paint/gesso the inside of the cover as well, not sure if that's what you meant. I am doing one at the moment but just glued my mixed media on the top of the black cover, think I may remove it and do the gesso and painting

  2. Nice work!
    Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra


  3. It is realy a great how it turned up!! Following you on your jurney ;)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  4. Wonderful journal!! Love your new style!

  5. Love it Linda, especially the vibrant colour. Happy journalling :) x

  6. You made a lovely cover Linda, I love the way you built up the layers and the final blue colour is very pretty indeed!

    Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne DT xx

  7. Fabulous art journal Linda.

  8. Hello Linda, Looks amazing, glad you had a good time at the class.


  9. Terrific journal covers, Linda, and I love that you showed us all the steps! The music notes were a great idea. :-D

  10. Awesome love the beautiful colour to Hugs Sandra xx

  11. Looks great Linda! Love your step by steps!
    Dawn xx

  12. A great journal cover! Are you enjoying getting inky? Great fun isn't it?! X

  13. Hi Linda this is a wonderful journal cover. Hugs Jackie

  14. Your blue journal cover sure is going to be an I soiration to use your journal because it is awesome sauce! Very clever to outline the letters in black so they pop off the page. Aren't Distress Sprays fun? Wonderous sheen with the silver over the letters as well.

    Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

  15. looks lovely Linda - gorgeous work xx

  16. Fabulous art journal Linda, great texture and colours.
    Pam x

  17. This looks wonderful. Greetings Janny

  18. A great project Linda.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  19. Fab job Linda and well done on challenging yourself. I want to get into stamping more of my images and learning to colour them. I'd like to be a bit more spontaneous with my crafting as I tend to overthink things X

  20. Brilliant journal covers Linda and a great step-by-step. I love the gorgeous blue and shiny silver. Have a good week xxx

  21. Hello Linda - Thanks for sharing your project with the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS... your journal pages look fab and enjoyed reading how you created them... good luck in the draw and hope to see you again.
    Diane Louise (DT) xx

  22. So beautiful !!!

  23. Hi, loving your videos, hoping to get into journaling this year, so will watching and learning from you.
    x sam.

  24. Fabulous Journal, can't wait to see what else you add. I've just started journalling along with mixed media. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  25. Fabulous Linda. Great tutorial.

  26. Fantastic Linda and a super step by step, I look forward to seeing your new techniques, this year...I have challenged myself to get one full day out of bed in 2015, and hugs xxx

  27. I know this journal is going to be an inspiration for you this year! I happen to love blue, and I love how you've layered up your colors! Great use of those new sprays! Thank you for sharing this with us at Anything But Cute for our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  28. Wow, what an amazing colour of blue! I love the music bits in your background, subtle but creates great interest and that extra bit of texture. The black outlines look fabulous against the blue!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  29. Looks like a lot of work , but the result is a great journal...thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends, please come back soon with another creation, hugs Blankina

  30. Love your tutorial and a great journal. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude. Helen DT

  31. Seems like you have great fun testing new techniques! Love the journal! Thank you for joining Through The Purple Haze, good luck:)

    Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
    Through The Purple Haze
    CT Lacy Sunshine
    MiC Gal


Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx