Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Altered Journal

I attended a Mixed Media Canvas Journal class at our local craft store, Creative Accents last week where we definitely got our inky on.

I have to admit I wasn't too sure about the project, quite frankly it looked hideous at the start.  The secret to this project is layers, layers, layers and with each layer comes more ink.  The Dylusions ink spray was a fave, the colors are so vibrant. 

The canvas album is by Prima and there are different styles to choose from, the one I used  is the Script style.  Some of the embellies used are buttons, butterfly, pins, flowers, ribbon, pearls, paper clip, clothspin, key, gems, and so much more.

It's a bit difficult to see the sentiment so this is a close up of the canvas letters "True". 


Simon Says Stamp -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Flowers
Totally Stampalicious - Anything but a Card
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Pink
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Office Supplies (journal & paperclip)
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Vintage
In the Pink - Pink and things with wings (there is a butterfly on the flower)
Paper Craftng Journal - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - It's all about the Flora
Frilly and Funkie - How can you Resist
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/Sentiment (mine is  True)
Everybody Art Challenge - Vintage and Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Something New (journal) Something Old (embellies)


  1. This is just stunning!!! LOVE the gorgeous colors and all the textures! It's amazing!!! I'd be honored if you created something with my tutorial over at Technique Tuesday! :)

  2. This one is a WOWSER, Michelle! Love it in the bright and bold pinks. So glad you chose to join in our "Anything Goes" challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you next week, too.

  3. Forgot to tell you I like the new blog look! :-D

  4. Absolutly beautiful. Great job. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  5. Beautiful! I love the pinks and all the embellies. Thanks for sharing with us in our Anything Goes Challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

  6. I love the layering on your journal. And the colors are awesome! It must be stunning in real life. Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Office Supplies Challenge. Beverly

  7. What a great journal. The color just pops. Thank yoU for playing at CYP Challenges.

  8. Stunning creation in gorgeous colours.

    However, we would have loved to see the wings as a focal point on your entry for our Things with Wings challenge.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at In the Pink and hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  9. A lovely Journal, very bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us in our flora challenge over at Southern Girls. XOX Tania

  10. Lovely project. Such rich colors! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley!

  11. Gorgeous vibrant colours and a wonderful journal, but the "wings" are hardly visible, and we do ask for a maximum of 6 challenges entered, including ITP.
    Thank you for joining us - Sylvia.

  12. Wonderful color and texture.... a real beauty! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  13. Beautiful creation. Thankyou for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Make sure you check our brand new challenge later today for a very special post.

  14. Great project!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!!

  15. I looove this altered journal. Such a great color :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

  16. Wonderful layers, colour and embellishments - I love your journal. It's one of those pieces that you want to be able to pick up and have a good look at! Gorgeous work.
    Thanks for sharing your work with us at ABAC's first challenge.

  17. Stunning project - Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs

  18. Wow, what a gorgeous project - love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  19. lovely project the colours are just fab thanks for joining us on challenges 4 everybody hugs vicky

  20. What a lovely combination of texture and luscious colour you have achieved on your Journal, Michelle. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card Challenge.

  21. This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck..

    Caz x CYP DT

  22. Wow you are so clever Michelle thats quite stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  23. This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  24. What a beautiful creation, fab inspiration, thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybug crafts, Gaynor x

  25. What a fac creation <3 gorgeous with all the red
    Thanks for playing at SGC

  26. Stunning journal pages. Love the layers of texture and the subtle colour changes.

    Thanks for playing along in our "It's all about the Flora" Challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  27. Wonderful altered journal--love your colors! Glad you could join in our Challenge #21 - "So Old/Vintage.`

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  28. Great looking album. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

  29. great journal love the colour thanks for joining us at C4E and good luck emma xx