' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Come aboard!!!

Saturday 1 September 2018

Come aboard!!!

This summer whizzed by and it's time for our September Country View Challenge! The theme is Planes, Trains, Automobiles hosted by Miriam. It had been a while since I played in my journal so...

I didn't take photos along the way because, as I wasn't following any plans, the direction kept changing! My "technical" process was, more or less, to throw things at it until I was satisfied with it.

For the base layer I used some Prima papers, which can be glimpsed on the border, under the crackle paste (Prima Texture Paste Clear crackle). Successives layers included, blue and buff acrylic paints, gesso, Grunge paste through a stencil (Tim Holtz Layering Mini Stencil Set #35 ) and finally powders, a mix of Paper Artsy Infusions and Bistres.

I then stamped my vehicles (both planes and train are from a Katzelkraft set) and bits of map (La Mappa Rubber Dance). The stamping isn't the best but because this is a journal I couldn't use my favourite stamp positioner and the surface isn't entirely flat, so it's a bit grungy as a result.

I finished with some highlighting in white with a Graphmaster pen and added a die-cut title (Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Adventure Words: Script by Tim Holtz).

Do check out the inspiration from my teamies on the Country View Challenges blog and join us to be in a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend on new crafting goodies...

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SanDee & amelie's Steampunk, SSS Wednesday Challenge, Allsorts challenges.


  1. A super creation as always Christine and so textural as well.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Fabulous journal pages, Christine!!! The texture is great on the background!!! xx

  3. awesome - love this to bits - those planes are fab!!!

  4. Super background and some really great images. Thank you for joining our 'Things with Wings' challenge over at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. Ooh, that looks like a page I'm going to enjoy! Off to see more...
    Alison x

  6. That's weird - came up with only the first photo to start with, so I assumed I was hopping - now they're all there, so I can see I'm right!! The colours are right up my street, and I love all the dynamic movement with those planes swooping and steam train heading right for us. Brilliant page spread.

  7. This is fabulous....makes me smile

  8. Une chouette page, avec ces tampons Katzelkraft que j'aimais (j'aime encore !) beaucoup !!!
    Bon dimanche Christine. Bises

  9. A wonderful spread with lots to look at and admire. Your stamping is always so good.

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Un thème que j'apprécie et tu as su faire une très belle page AJ Christine. bon dimanche. bises

  11. This is fabulous Christine, I belong to the school of'throw everything at it' too! Have a very happy September, Sue xx

  12. Fun pages Christine I smiled at your technique..great textures xx

  13. Very cool design. I love the texture. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  14. Fabulous pages! The texture you created is amazing 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and happy weekend! J 😊 x

  15. I like your journal pages that float and are down to earth. And you seem to have enjoyed doing it. Thank you for viewing your journal pages at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Hugs, Susan