Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Anything Goes in January at Crafting By Designs

Welcome to the first Crafting By Designs challenge of 2015! As per last year, the first of the month is 'Anything Goes' and I have used an image from Smeared Ink, one of this month's generous sponsors. This is the 'About Time Pocket Watch' and I chose it as I love it but really didn't know what I was going to do with it. However, you know that way when a song gets stuck in your head... well, everytime I looked at the image all I heard were lyrics from Smashing Pumpkins 'Tonight' in my head! So I figured I'd make an Art Journal page with the lyrics and the image! This is a smaller 6x6 page.
My background uses several dylusions sprays, I've stamped across with black Archival ink using a Visible Image barbed wire stamp. The stars were stencilled on using a Dutch Doobadoo Mask and Black Soot DI, highlighted with white Uniball Signo Pigment ink pen. Around the edges, I coloured with black promarker and wrote the lyrics with the Uniball pen.
The image itself is coloured using Rusty Hinge and Crushed Olive DI applied with a blending tool I've used the white pen again to highlight parts of the image too.

I will enter this at Smudgy Antics January Challenge.

Cant wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!
Thanks for looking!
mo xxx


  1. Wonderful creation Maureeen! How lovely to see one of the oldie images from SI :) great job. Thanks for playing along with us at SA / DTlisa

  2. Happy to see your entry Maureen! Your pages are always so interesting and so well done. Killer colors and love the highlights. Great use of image and awesome text. Shoni - SIDT

  3. Oo I just now noticed the barbed wire. Love it. Such a cool layout. Thank you for entering hope to see you next month.

  4. wicked cool page Mo! I always love your use of colour. Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics this month xx

  5. Beautiful art journal you made and great colors you have used. The text in white is perfect! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  6. Wonderful art journal page. Love the vibrancy here. Thanks for joining in with us at Smudgy Antics.