Friday, 7 November 2014

Seven Day Journal Page Challenge

I've been taking part in the 7 background pages in 7 days workshop over at Jennibellie's Studio. 
Today is my sixth day.  The pages have been built up in the following way;

day 1 - stick down paper
day 2 - add paint (I used acrylic)
day 3 - add marker pens
day 4 - use stencils
day 5 - add collage items (I used reproduction Victorian  scraps)
day 6 - use rubber stamps
day 7 - still to be decided but I will probably use water colour pencils.

This challenge has taken me right away from my comfort zone using materials that I am not totally confident with. By day 2, I was dismayed at how the pages looked and by day 4 wanted to throw the whole lot away!  After I used the collage items it seemed to bring things back into balance for me again.  I have no idea what the plan for these background pages is as yet.  I am glad that I continued with the challenge and am quite pleased with my first proper attempt with mixed media.


  1. Good for you for sticking at it Simone, it all looks so lovely.
    It's always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then.
    V x

  2. Well done Simone, they look very colourful. It's good to be challenged once in a while, gets your creative juices flowing even more than normal!
    Lisa x

  3. Hello Simone,

    The journal sounds like a mystery course. Lovely papers you have chosen. Have fun with it.

    Happy days.

  4. Very pretty Simone, looks like fun, looking forward to seeing more:)

  5. Love, love love these. I think I'll have to try my hand at this some day. Your results are great fun. Don't stop after 7 days, Simone. Your pages look as if you enjoyed the process.

  6. These look lovely, Simone! So colourful and interesting. Wishing you a happy creative week ahead.
    Helen xox

  7. Who's been a busy bee?
    Such joyful work to see.

    They would make lovely greeting cards.

  8. They are looking lovely Simone, I have a journal full of pages I don't know what to do with!


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