Monday, November 25, 2013

Thankful and Full of Hope Journal Page

As some of you know, the Central Illinois Tornado hit the communities on both sides of us this past week. We are feeling so incredibly fortunate not to have any damage, but our friends and relatives have lost everything in some cases....too many cases.
So I decided I needed to express myself in my Journal...I'm thankful and full of hope from the outpouring of help and volunteers that have flooded into the area.
I hope they realize that the Journey has changed course, but there are so many people willing to help them along the way.
This is in my small Dylusions Journal.

I started with Distress Inks and Blending Tools.  
I embossed the Texture Fade onto some manila card, painted it white with acrylic paint and the sponged on some various shades of blue.
When it was dry, I sanded it down to expose the white paint.
I used stencils and white paint, green and brown distress inks and the Words for Thought stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink. Just laying it out here....
Layer up several stencils in different areas with paint and inks.
I die cut Tattered Leaves with Core'dinations Distress Collection papers. Then I used an embossing tool to add veins on the backside, and sanded the front.

Ink, pens, stamped splotches with Distress Ink and embossing with Gold UTEE makes the leaves come alive!
I added Stencils, Stamps and Pens to the background in layers.
Use Archival Inks to make vibrant.

Layer the embossed words onto black cardstock.
I love the Autumn colors here. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I'm full of Hope and so very Thankful for everything. Check out the links below for products I used.
Be Well and Be Good to Each Other......
Your Friend in ART,

Products Used from Inspiration Emporuim:
Dylusions - Journal/Small
Tim Holtz - Distress Inks
Tim Holtz-Sizzix Texture Fades - Thankful Background and Borders
Tim Holtz-Sizzix BigZ Die - Tattered Leaves
Tim Holtz-Stampers Anonymous - The Chemist, Artful Flight, Mixed Media, Words for Thought, Classic Favorites 006
Tim Holtz-Sizzix - Little Sizzles Core'dinations
Ranger - Archival Inks - Jet Black and Red Geranium, Blending Tools, Manila Cardstock
Ranger - Ultra Thick Embossing Powder/Gold
Prima Stencils - 6x6 Crackle, 6x6 Checker,
The Crafter's Workshop-Stencils - Chickenwire 6x6
Tim Holtz-Sizzix - Vagabond Machine


shari said...

Just beautiful! My prayers go out to all these people

Yours Artfully said...

So glad to hear that you are safe and well Linda but so heart breaking for all those who have been affected by Mother Nature. Your journal page is stunning and those words are so appropriate.

Much love,
Lin x

Claudine Criner said...

Glad to hear you are safe but sad to hear some of your family is not. Take care! Loving this page, it's beautiful and those leaves are fantastic!!

Julie Steed said...

Beautiful page, Linda. I love the blue with the fall colors. I need to get back to journaling - it's been ages. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Kathi said...

I'm thankful that you are safe. My heart goes out to those that were affected by the storms.

Your journal spread is lovely with beautiful layers of color, pattern, and texture.

Brilliant idea to emboss veins into the leaves on the opposite side, then sand in the details! Totally stealing that idea!

butterfly said...

Stunning pages... and beautiful thoughts in this post.
Alison x

Helen said...

Nature can be so cruel, I am glad you are safe and hope that your friends and relatives affected get back on their feet soon. it sounds like the communities are rallying around. Gorgeous, thoughtful journal page, it's beautiful! xxx

sara j said...

Just gorgeous....I don't think I've ever written that before. Maybe it's the colors or the textures but I suspect it's your ability to truly put your heart on the paper.....beautiful and powerful at the same time....

Linda Cain said... make my heart sing! Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm so glad you are safe and my heart goes out to those who lost so much. Your pages are so beautiful, and clearly so meaningful. Hope you enjoy this long weekend with family.