Sunday, January 12, 2014

Smile and Up lyrics art journal


I won this journal awhile back. Its by Amy Tangerine. I am doing the challenge on The Craft Barn, this year its the Quotes and Lyrics challenges. You can use one or both of two words, this fortnight its Smile and Up.
 I first did Up, using the lyrics to Forever Young by Bob Dylan, its one of my favorite songs. I used one of the red pages and my sister in law wrote it out for me in white paint pen. She used a black pen on the words Up. I doodled around the page.
 I wasnt satisfied just doing one word so I went the page next to it, which was just notebook lines. I gessoed the page, then painted it. I then stamped a music page stamp in black ink. I then took a piece of white mulberry paper and put it over the paint and stamp with Golden medium. It was too opaque so I went over the top with more medium and I can see everything through it. I stamped my favorite and only face stamp in walnut distress ink. I then wrote out the lyrics to Smile written by Charlie Chaplin and sang by Nat King Cole. I love love love this song.
I am going to do as much of the challenge for the year in this journal, but will run out of room before too long lol. It does have pocket page so I will do some on tags. Really excited about this whole challenge. 



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15 comments:

The Craft Barn said...

Fantastic start Christina. Looking forward to seeing more of your pages.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love it Christi! Thanks for sharing your fab journal with us at The Crafting Cafe, in our Anything Goes challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

beautiful mixed media, loved this super cute, Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I hope to see more of your amazingly wonder projects in future events and challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Dangina Martinez said...

Fantastic! I have to try this. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Hugs, Dangina

Lynn Holland said...

I've just joined and I'm enjoying seeing how everyone works. I've used the Nat King Cole song too

chrissies said...

Wonderful start to the challenge

Love Chrissie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous idea, I'm sure you'll create a fantastic album.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - I'm impressed that you did both words for this challenge :o)

Sylv said...

Two fabulous pages, love the lyrics.

Sylv xx

massofhair said...

Beautifully written words & 2 fab pages. Love your colours, warm & inviting:-) x

Karen Gist said...

Just fabulous! Your journal is going to look lovely! Thanks for playing xxx

Erin Bentley said...

Great project, Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Hugs Erin x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely pages ! Bob Dylan sure wrote some gorgeous lyrics!

Scrapmate said...

2 great songs there.I like your journal.