Saturday, November 2, 2019

Crow Totem ~ art journal page

Som mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #174., har jeg lagd en mixed media side i min art journal, noe som er en sjelden begivenhet! De gangene jeg lager noe i min art journal, er det som oftest pga. helt spesielle ting, designerark, malte motiver og pynt ~ ting jeg ikke får til å bruke ellers, og heller uansett vil beholde selv..

Har nok vært influert av halloween og det at jeg så på 'the Labyrinth' (for ørtende gang ~ elsker den!) når jeg så for meg temaet her... 

Hovedmotivet fikk jeg for en god stund siden som en freebie i Michelle Traceys nyhetsbrev, og da hun skulle være sponsor for denne utfordringen tenkte jeg med en gang på å bruke denne nydelige 'Crow Totem' jenta. 

Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

Forresten... om du ikke har sett den enda, så har jeg en flott bloggcandy her

I think this theme came to me since it was Halloween and having watched 'the Labyrinth' for the umpteenth time.. absolutely LOVE that movie ♥

Made this mixed media art journal page as my DT creation for challenge #174. at Creative Fingers. I rarely make art journal pages, but when I do it is usually because I got a painted motif and/or papers that I don't want to part with, just wanting to keep them for my self ;)

This motif was a freebie I got in a newsletter email many months ago from Michelle Tracey, and when she was going to sponsor this challenge I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous 'Crow Totem' girl ♥

As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

Did you see the blogcandy I have up now? Take a look and join in if you want a chance to win some crafty goodies 👍
Michelle Tracey Art on Etsy, FB & Group

I enter my ArtJournal page in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Monday ~ Art Journaling! [Nov.4th.]
A Perfect Time to Craft #11-2019. ~ Always AG!
Your Scrapbook Place ~
November: Anything Goes! [Nov.28th.]
the Creative Crafters #21. ~ always AG! [Nov.8th.]
Crafts Galore Encore ~ Always AG! [Nov.29th.]
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #32. ~ November: AG with a Critter! [Nov.25th.]
As You Like It ~ Favourite Papers (& why)! [Nov.6th.]..
I have so many! The papers I've used here is one of my absolute fave companies for papers, Diecuts with a View ~ or DCWV, they have such wonderful quality, thick and gorgeous designs! Perfect for mixed media too.

EDIT: I was one of the Top 3 over at Your Scrapbook Place! Thank you ♥

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #177. ~ Alt er lov! [30.Nov.]


Stamps/Images: Michelle Tracey Art 'Crow Totem' digi stamp coloring page. Visible Image 'Leave your fears behind' clearstamp set.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. 12x12 Designerpapers from DCWV 'High school foil dance' & 'all dressed up - mod & chic GLTR'. A4 classic/silky silver paper 4601 by Hobby & Crafting fun.
Embellishments: DMC Mouliné multicolored E135 glittery thread.

Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Panduro Hobby 'Feathers' A4 stencil.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006' die. Hero Arts 'Filigree Border Fancy Die'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Special Occasion Collection 'Arbour Gate CED9403' (cut to smaller pieces). Scrapbooking made Simple - Simply Defined 0318 True Comp Collection 'Love by Gaslight' SMS dies.
Essentials/Adhesives: Aleene's clear tacky glue. Double Sided Scor-Pal Sookwang 5" strong tape.

Techniques/Mediums: I stenciled the feathers with using Versafine 'Onyx black' inkpad, my preferred ink for stamping with also.  
To watercolor and distress image and papers: Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's 'autumn skies' blue Shimmering Watercolors. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'Black soot', 'Hickory smoke', 'Vintage photo' & 'Tattered rose'. Viva Decor Inka Gold waxes 'Steel Blue' & 'Platinum'. Winsor & Newton white calligraphy ink. Staedtler pigment liner 0.1 black.

I actually 'ruined' my first go at this image (as u may tell by the emoji!).. coloring black crows and black hair is never easy! Lost most of the lineart and messing up the background and loosing the pretty border.. but I'm happy with the end result now! Re-drawing up some of the lines and even gave her an arm tattoo :)


  1. Those crows look scary, I wouldn't want them sitting on my head! thanks for sharing in our challenge at 2CraftyCritterCrazies. We hope you join us again soon, CarolG

  2. Lovely journal pages. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  3. So wonderful pages. Love the colour combo.
    Valerija xx

  4. Beautiful page! Love the blue and green colors:9 Thank you for partaking in our challange at NSHK.DT Ingunn.

  5. Great page, I love the brown and blue combo.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  6. Wonderful art journal pages! Great colours. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  7. WOW! This is gorgeous. I love gold stamping, it looks so elegant.

  8. Fabulous art journal pages! I love the spooky look and feel that you created and the girl with the crow image is amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Happy and creative wishes, Jo x

  9. Jeg er altså så sjalu på dere som får til denne stilen her. Synes du er helt rå med fargene og hvordan du bruker både elegante elementer og litt råere, men de går allikevel som hånd i hanske..
    Tusen takk for at du scrapper med oss i Nordsalten Hobbyklubb :-)

  10. Så herlige sider du har laget! Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Nordsalten hobbyklubb! Klem fra DT Anita :-D

  11. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs


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