Tuesday, 21 June 2016

K is for.....................

Thanks so much for you lovely comments from my jewellery post last time. If you missed it this is the link here. If anyone lives in the South East of England, I do hold jewellery parties in the London/Surrey/Kent/Hampshire/Sussex areas. If you are interested in either hosting a jewellery party (you receive 10% of the takings to spend on my jewellery and I organise a free raffle piece of jewellery) or in coming to one of my Open Houses do email me. My address is on my side bar.

 For this fortnight the dictionary challenge over at the craft barn is asking us to use the letter K.

OK ;0).....I thumbed through my vintage dictionary and found that I had used a lot of my K pages in previous mixed media work! I wanted to use kite, that was missing or kiss..that was also just a hole in the page...so then I found KEY!

I cut it out and decided I would try to incorporate all the definitions.
I also decided that I would use the phrase...."key to my heart" and that immediately made me think of love and hearts so that is where I started.

I used some spray inks and stencils to make some card for cutting out some hearts and some musical "keys" too....I have decided the music score is in the key of F major ;0)

I then started to make some background stamping in my art journal. I found another music score stamp from my LOTV grunge stash I won 3 years ago. There is also a great key stamp and a heart. I also wanted to use my new "Dear Ruby" sentiment stamp as it is composed of parts of real love letters.
 I did some random partial stamping using black and sepia archival inks.
 I also added some texture paste through my TH heart die.
I thought I took more process photos but obviously I got carried away with my creating so this is where the photos end.
I used some hot summer colour distress inks to blend a background and then put everything together.

Here is my finished Key AJ page

 lots of textures and layers.

 I hand wrote the phrase with gold pen.
and added a key charm instead of writing the word.
I would like to enter my AJ page into the following challenges;

The craft barn alphabet challenge k,mine is for key
As you like it  1/3 favourite die and why I love heart dies and the Cheery Lynn heart cut out die is one of my faves as it makes a lovely border around other dies...in this case a MB stitched heart.
A Vintage Journey texture or embossing paste I used TH texture paste through my heart stencil.
Crafting from the heart 1/3 anything goes
Cheery Lynn sizzlin summer colours my cut out heart border die is part of a CL heart set.
Our Creative Corner a beautiful mess
Rhedd's creative spirit June
Love to create 1/2 #13

We have still be getting lots of showers amongst the sunshine here but boy is my garden looking lush. I really need to cut the lawn but the rain on Sunday scuppered that. Never mind I am just loving seeing my pots bursting with colour.

Thanks for visiting me today and for your kind comments. May I also extend a very warm welcome to my latest follower. Thanks for joining me on my creative journey.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. I swear you showed more stamps in this post than I actually own (grin). Lovely spread indeed. I just adored the background.

  2. Loads of lovely layers in this piece and an interesting read. I love those little tag stamps, they look perfect for backgrounds.

  3. gorgeous work Jane - really lovely stamping and use of colour - wonderful xx

  4. It never ceases to amaze me how you compile these art journal pages in the dictionary challenge. Once again another brilliant one, well done my friend!
    Enjoy the rest of the week and like ourselves let's hope there's more sunshine than rain.
    V x

  5. Great way to use the stamps and add texture and the reds really pop, love your page. Your garden is looking beautiful and green and your pots look fab too. The rain has been so heavy again hasn't it? But it means we haven't had to water the new turfs so much. Hope your week is going well xxx

  6. What a fun project!!! Thank you for playing along with us in this week's Cheery Lynn Design's Challenge.

  7. Beautiful Jane!
    Sending hugs from Normandy ;)

  8. What a gorgeous creation Jane! I love all the different hearts you used, and the stamping in the background with the little key stamps really brings your theme full circle! Lovely flower photos, ours are all starting to shrivel around here. hugs :)

  9. Beautiful page and great background! xx

  10. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  11. Fabulous page, love all the different elements which come together so well.

  12. Gorgeous page, very romantic! Looks like summer is doing it's thing in your back yard.. same here!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. A stunning page, I love all those stamps...you created a gorgeous background with them..a lovely entry for our challenge this month over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...I love visiting your blog..those flowers are gorgeous, you always have interesting thing here...x

  14. Fantastic looking page here Jane. Visit romantic & lush xx

  15. Wonderful page - you sure had enough stuff to use for your"key" word.
    Always love your pictures!
    sandy xx

  16. I love to read your thought processes and to see how you put your page together.

  17. Fantastic page, love all the stamps you used and it's a good illustration of the word key.

  18. Hi Jane, Very cool journal page; filled with love!! Our garden is looking lovely, too.
    Happy and creative weekend (soon).
    From across the pond,
    Anne D.T. xx

  19. What a beautiful project and such interesting details. Your garden is looking lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT

  20. Sometimes I find heart projects rather boring! NO WAY with your creativity Jane. Your hearts are SUPER STUNNING and FUN! The dictionary page was perfect and it's always a great treat for me to see music notes too. Great variety and yummy layers. Your flowers are beautiful - so cheery and bright. Great post. Thanks bunches for joining the 'A Beautiful Mess' challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER. j.

  21. A great project. I love the multiple layers of hearts and how they all combine xx

  22. Fabulous textured journal and what a wonderful collection of stamps you used!! Love it, thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  23. A lovely cheerful and colourful page. Great ideas and textures.

  24. So lovely Jane, you really are an endless source of ideas and creativity!


    Di xx

  25. A beautiful piece of art with pretty details and textures, and your favourite heart die is gorgeous :-)
    Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It.
    Hugs, Kat x

  26. Fabulous art, and I love the pics of your beautiful garden too.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    My Mum's Craft Shop,
    In The Pink Challenge
    As You Like It Challenge.

  27. So much lovely texture and detail on your page.

  28. So lovely-both your page and your flowers! Hugs!

  29. Layers of loveliness here! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx


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