Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year's Resolution journal page

Claudine is the challenge hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. Her challenge theme is "New Year's Resolutions". Here's what she's got to say about her challenge!
"Most of us always create a new year's resolution at the beginning of the new year. For 2015 try your hand at making something with your new year's resolution in mind."
 If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! 

Here's my journal page with Stampotique's Dance (Linda Peterson).

Dance (first time inked!) was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy-cut. Dance was stamped again onto a scrap of patterned paper and the dress was shaded with Copic markers, then fussy-cut, and pieced in place. Dance was put aside while I created the background for her. 

I've been doing a lot of painty backgrounds and my Distress inks were feeling lonely, so I pulled them out to use for the background! I pulled a  blank page from my journal, taped off the spiral binding, found the page's center, and taped that too. Tumbled China Distress ink was sponged over the left hand side of the page, heat set, then sponged again over the Positive Times Two stencil by Green Peppper Press. 

The center tape was lifted, repositioned, then Chipped Sapphire Distress ink was sponged over the right side of the page, heat set, and sponged again over the Raindrops stencil by Prima. 

The tape was lifted off the binding and repositioned. Black Soot Distress ink was sponged over the spirals.

Green cardstock was torn and adhered to the base of the page. White cardstock was die-cut using ancient Roxy Mini font dies by QuicKutz to spell out "Balance". The letters were sponged with either Tumbled China or Chipped Sapphire Distress inks and adhered to the page atop the green cardstock. The entire page was edged with Black Soot Distress ink, then Dance was adhered to the page.

A lot of people choose one word at the beginning of a new year, based on Ali Edward's One Little Word® challenge. Being me, I've selected several words.  Balance is one of my words for 2015 and I've interpreted it on this page as a balance between light/positive and dark/rain, though it also means several other things to me. I likely will create another few pages for the other words I've chosen for the year. I don't know whether I will share them or not...

Anyway, thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this page in the following challenges:
Open-Minded Crafting Challenges: New Year's Resolutions  
Crazy 4 Challenges: Clean and Simple
Simon Says Monday Challenges: Old and New  


  1. Love this Kathi, Dance looks perfect here xx

  2. Beautiful page, your background is wonderful and I love your word for the New Year. Balance is a good one!

  3. She looks great and perfect resolution to go with the image. It's one we all struggle with :-)

  4. I think this is such a clever design! Love the "balance" you achieved with color! And your image is positioned perfectly in the middle. She must be more balanced than I am...
    That image is just adorable, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Fab page Kathi, it shows perfect balance xx

  6. Dancing is all about Balance, a perfect interpretation for your 2015 word. Some fabulous colours and very CAS, love your journal page very much :-) xxx

  7. Hi Kathi

    LOVE the back ground and your thinking . Great journaling too .Interesting read . Thanks for sharing on Open - Minded Crafting Fun Challenge

  8. What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  9. that is a great project! love the interpretation of that word with this image.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

  10. I love the dual different background designer papers. Great dance image too! Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #27 - New Years Resolution.

  11. A beautiful piece of work Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  12. Super cute project! Thanks for playing along with Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Open-Minded DT member