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Thursday 19 January 2012

All about me at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog

Hi, back again with my second post today and this one is my DT project for Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog where Nat has set the challenge this time around. The theme is 'All about me' and Nat wants to see us celebrate  ourselves! Now this one really made my poor little brain cell struggle. I work for a mental health charity and have done lots of groupwork about positive thinking, I came up with the brainwave of creating a journal to record positive 'stuff' about me.


I began by carefully removing the cover from the journal (actually a 99p notebook from the Works) and covered it with white card. I had planned to used some of Sarahs gorgeous papers from Tinseltown but my printer has been playing up (my fault I jammed it up trying to print on thick card eeeek). I created the background with distress inks, painted with watered down gesso and then misted with glimmer mists. Next I used a Tattered Angels flourish mask and sponged green PanPastel ovet it.  I stamped with  dandelion clocks from Chocolate Baroque, stars (from Stampotique) and a couple of my favourite sentiment stamps (serendipity by Stampers Anonymous) and a wood mounted stamp that reads 'Be the change you want to see in the world. The world Serendipity is embossed with clear sparkle EP and the stars are painted with glimmer mists.

I found some scraps of my favourite papers from Sarah's  Tinseltown cd (available here!!)and paperpieced the fairy from Stampers Anonymous. It looks a bit weird in the pic as the dress is a solid stamp so I stamped and embossed with clear sparkle EP and its reflecting the light in a really strange way lol. I was tempted to swap the fairies cute little face for my mugshot but gave up on the idea lol

Now for the scary bit lol, I painted white acrylic paint where I wanted to write and added the text with a fineliner pen. One of the group activities we use it to create an acronym of our names using positive words so I decided to add that to my journal cover.

I really enjoyed creating this so think its a project I that I can tempt our craft group with at work, if I ever get through the mountains of paperwork in my office that is.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

CD Sunday: enchantment
Fabulous Friday: use paint
Hooked on Crafts: try something new
Little Claire's: Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp and show: anything but a card
Totally Gorjuss: use a star
Through the craftroom door: Anything but a card
Try it on Tuesday:do you believe in fairies

Thanks for calling by
Claire xx


  1. Wow Claire, this is a stunning piece of artwork
    Beryl x

  2. Beautiful project! I absolutely adore your background. I spied your thumbnail on Simon Says and had to click over... I used that same fairy stamp myself this morning. Happy Stamping!

  3. Oh I love it Claire it's really inspired me to have a go at doing a Journal.

    Kerry x

  4. Absolutely fabulous Claire - just lurve this.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Great idea. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. (i have candy and items for sale on my blog.)

  6. What a super fairy! Thank you for entering the Try it on Tuesday challenge.

  7. This project is great. Thanks for joining the monthly Little Claire challenge. x

  8. Claire it's so good to see you joining us and with such a fab project. I love the idea of usiing your name in such a way.
    thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  9. Hi Claire. I love your journal cover. It's really an amazing background and I'm sure as you're adding your thoughts to the pages, they will be filled with wonderful art and images. I've been toying with the idea of doing an art journal. I have no idea what I'm doing, but jump in with both feet, right? haha Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  10. Beautiful project Clare, love the design to this journal page. xx

  11. Claire, your journal is gorgeous! I would not even know where to start. Beautiful. Best, Yvonne

  12. Wow Claire this is beautiful and inspirational. Seeing this has given me an idea. I'll have to post about it when I have done it. Thank you.
    Thank you also for sharing this with us at Cd Sunday.
    CD Sunday DT

  13. Loving this Claire... getting into journaling like me .. well done you
    Love Cynthia x

  14. What a beautiful project Claire. I think I would be alright making the journal, but writing in regularly is where I would fall down.

    Sue x

  15. A wonderful project Claire, nice to see other things than a card and you have produced a beautiful journal.
    Good to see you joining us again at CD Sunday.
    Christine xx

  16. That's a wonderful page, looks really fab.

  17. Projects like this make you really think & a real thank you from me for sharing the background info - I know a little about art therapy during hospitalization & really appreciate that charities like yours can make a huge difference.
    Paula (PEP)

  18. Fab project, very creative, thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday x

  19. Amazing! That must have been a labour of love.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  20. A wonderful project. Thanks for joining the CD Sunday Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  21. Great journal - love the colours you've used and the images.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Helen x


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