Friday, 12 June 2015

Memory - art journal page

Hi, crafty friends! I am back today to share with you my 'Memory' art journal page I've created for Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge #30 . This challenge is about the Faux cracked glass technique (described in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities 3, page #54). The generous sponsor of this challenge is The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I've started with several DI for the background and some stamping and stenciling using several different Archival inks. The stencils I used are from TCW and Tim Holtz. Most of the stamps are from Tim Holtz and I used two of Paper Artsy's. I used the faux cracked glass technique on a piece of acetate from one of the Alterations packagings. I used some Deco Art Media products to achive the patina effect (Andy Skinner's technique) on Pocket watch die.

Challenges:
Try it on Tuesday blog challenge - Watches and Clocks
Eclectic Ellapy challenge blog - Purple team - Steampunk
Altered Eclectics June challenge - Anything goes
Art Journal Journey challenge - Masculine/Feminine
Moo Mania June challenge - Anything goes





Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments! It's much appreciated! 

Don't miss our 'Vintage Garden' challenge Winner's post TODAY at Anything But Cute Challenge blog!

Happy crafting!

41 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love all the masculine details. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and More Challenges, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much, Valerie! I am glad you like this!
      Hugs x

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  2. Super journal pages Branka with great inking colours and layout.
    Have a fab weekend, Julie x

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    1. Thank you so very much, Julie, for those kind words!
      Have a great weekend! Hugs x

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  3. Great idea to use the technique on acetate and incorporate the wonderful pocket watch onto a journal page! Well done! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Susan! Those are very kind words!
      Branka x

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  4. What a great idea to do your cracked glass in the pocketwatch. Love your pages - thank you for joining us at CC3C!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marjie! I've learned a lot from your Inventive Ink! So happy you like my pages!
      Branka x

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  5. What a fabulous spread! Great effect on the clock with the crackle !
    Amazing!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE as well as at TioT's Branka!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Thank you so much, Susi, for such a sweet comment!
      Branka xxx

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  6. That's gorgeous! Love your journal page! Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT challenge.

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  7. Hi, Branka! Love your journal pages and the crackled pocket watch! Two great minds...working on something similar for my husband's Father's Day card. Your cracked glass technique is FABULOUSLY done and your coloring just yummy! As always, you are the Queen of Steampunk, and your composition is perfect! Well Done, my friend! Hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. Oh, dear Sara, thank you sooooo much! I am always happy to see you here! Can't wait to see your Father's Day card! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend! Hugs :) xxx

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  8. Wow Branka, I am so in love with this one!! As you know I have just recently dipped my toe in the pool of journalling and I have a new appreciation for the work that goes into these pages! Your colours are blended perfectly and that black stamping just adds an amazing extra touch of grunge to the steampunk feel. A very inspirational page my friend!

    OK, back to work now...Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Watches/Clocks' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thank you so very much, Pamellia! Your sweet comment made my day! I am thrilled! Your first art journal page is as fantastic as everything you do in art, my friend! Have a great weekend! Love, Branka xxx

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  9. Very nice Vintage image, good composition of stamps. I like it much.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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    1. Thank you so much, Sabine, for stopping by to my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
      Branka x

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  10. WOW!!! This is totally awesome and so artistic!!! I am trying to find right words to describe how I feel about this piece....still totally blown away and pretty much speechless...that pocket watch is amazeballs like Niki would say!!! and that air balloon lady stamp is so fantastic I love this work or art!!!! BRAVO!!!

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    1. Awww, thank you sooooo much, my dear Samra, for such a great support and those very kind words! Couldn't imagine a better start of my day than reading your sweet comment! I wish you could see my happy face now! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!
      Love, Branka x

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  11. Samra-cakes is correct. This is amazeballs! Love that cracked effect on the acetate and the depth of color in the cracks. Tutorial on that please, my cracks never work, let alone hold any color. All of the wonderful stamping on this awesome sauce piece brings it to life! Loves it! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thanks sooooo much, hun! Love to read your sweet comments and I am always happy to see you here! I must not post the technique description here. You can find the detailed description in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities 3, page 54 :)
      Have a wonderful and fabulous weekend, my friend!
      Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  12. A super art journal page, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

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  13. What lovely pages! Wonderful stampings - and pretty cracked glass on the pocket watch!

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  14. My news feed appears and I see 'VintageHandmade', and my mind goes straight to pooh what delights has Branka got to share... I'm am soooo always glad I have a good oggle here!! lol! Love the colours, blue, yellow, greens are always so powerful in my mind, they flow beautifully! Your crosshatch border frames the page to draw the eye in to that oh-so-very-true sentiment.
    Stunning hun as always, and just want to say a huge thank you for your wonderful comment on my Friday Focus post - I must admit I was nervous about that, you guys make putting yourself out there that much easier!
    hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Awwww, thank you sooooo much, my dear, for such sweet comment! You put a big smile on my face! I am really thrilled!
      You're welcome, my friend! The interview was perfect as well as your creation, as usual! I am a big fan of your amazing art!
      Hugs! xxx

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  15. Fantastic pages! Great mix of colors and texture! Love all the stenciling and stamping!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Mona! Those are very kind words! xxx

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  16. This is inky perfection! WOW that background is stunning and I love the texture and shimmer in that clock. I've just spent the last little while scrolling through your incredible work and girrrrrrlllll, you've got talent! Happy to be your latest follower. :)

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    1. Oh, Becca, thank you so very much, for stopping by and leaving such sweet comment! I am thrilled! Those are very kind words! So excited to see you here!
      Branka xxx

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  17. Love the colored background and how it strengthens your images. The clock being more dimensional finishes it off perfectly.

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  18. Beautifully done art journal pages! Your faux cracked glass technique on the acetate clock face is a great idea. You did a beautiful job on the technique and it really give that embossed pocket watch some added character. I love the blended colors you used, the black stamping and your design of your art journal pages. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing your faux cracked glass clock face with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Oh, thank you so very much, Candy, for those kind words! I am really thrilled and glad that you like those pages!
      Branka xxx

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  19. What a cool idea ... great journaling page !

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  20. Really lovely colours and such brilliant stamping, Branka - amazing pages!
    Alison xx

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  21. Wow! Loving all the colors. Great project.
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Monica
    DT Member for Eclectic Ellapu!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

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  22. Hi Branka,
    Congratulations on your Top 5 Pick with TioT.
    I am on the Admin there and wondered if you could contact me at:
    avril_branthwaite@hotmail.com.
    Thanks, Avril

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