' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Dare to Dream

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Dare to Dream

The written word, our theme for the Country View Challenge this month, is perfect for Journalling, after all journals are originally all about words! Today I'm showing a journal page featuring stamps for my journaling instead of handwriting as I don't like my own…

I prepared my journal pages (a calendar) by applying a generous layer of gesso.

For colours I used Gelatos and scribbled several colours before spreading them with a baby wipe.
Next I used a stencil (Crafters Workshop Mini Ledger) to remove colour, also with a baby wipe. I added colour with the Imagination Crafts Stencil - Drop Screen. 

Then onto the stamping, all the stamps are from Rubber Dance:

For the background I used blue and pink dye ink to help the words fade into the layers of Gelatos.
from left to right, Art Defined, Summer Love and bits of the Vintage postcard.

The main journaling words, from the Affirmations set,  have been stamped with the stark black of Archival ink.

Finally I sprayed Prima Blooms in Precious Stone through the Layered stencil Rays by Tim Holtz to fill in the corners that looked a little too bare.

I hope to see you join in our Country View Challenge, you still have 2 weeks to create something wordy to be in with a chance to win a £20 voucher…

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Stamping SensationsAddicted to stamps, Craft Stamper TIMI, Vintage Journey and Rubber Dance Forever challenges.


  1. I think we are all much the same about our own handwriting Christine, a lovely fusion of colours with the subtle rays.

    B x

  2. I agreee with Brenda... most of us don't like our own handwriting but that's part of what makes us special and unique, so I try to embrace mine even when I think it's 'naff'!

    Lovely pages - great colours and great stamping. I have that stamp somewhere... as an old Time to Stamp image. Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for the reminder.

    Cath x

  3. This is fabulous Christine, I really like those sunrays! My handwriting is rubbish too, just like my drawing, which is why I have my bodyweight in rubber stamps :-D Have a fun week, Sue xx

  4. Beautiful pages! I love the summery colours and inspirational quote, and the layers of stenciling and stamps looks amazing 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

  5. Like the colours on these journal pages very much! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  6. The beautiful colours you used in the background are wonderfully summery and cheery and the quote is very inspiring! Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Fabulous colours and great text!!! And I join the club whose members don't like their own handwritings :-))

  8. Beautiful, Mrs C! Love the colours you've used! Thank you so much for using so many of our stamps and joined the Forever Challenge at Rubber Dance! ♥

  9. Fabulous journal pages .... love the colours. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  10. Wow, such an fantastic project!! The details are amazing! Love the subtlety of the colours. Thanks so much for adding it to our Stencil It challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  11. Lovely rainbow colours, and I love how subtly the images hover into view. So sorry I've been missing so much... I really hope to do some proper catching up soon. Lovely to have you join us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  12. Love your page, Christine! Fabulous colors and amazing stenciling. The sentiment is wonderful.
    xx Evelyn

  13. Love this rainbow feel and how you've added the dark sunbursts! Gorgeous journal pages! Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork with us at A Vintage Journey in our Stencil It challenge! Hugs!

  14. Two stunning pages Christine with such striking colour tones.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x