October 27, 2015

Life Mind

This month I worked through a blog challenge presented by A Vintage Journey where participants were asked to incorporate Tim Holtz techniques, style and/or products into their art journals.

Using the large format Dylusions journal, my first page was completed a few weeks ago and features a stamp from Tim's Flower Garden stamp set. It coincides with an online course I just completed on the subject of Mindfulness.

For the second page, I used only Tim Holtz stamps and if you don't count the Remnant Rubs text and some paint, I stayed true to my goal. I'll admit that the subject matter might have been a bit more interesting if my stash were larger but it was great fun just working with what I had.

And so, I'm also linking this post to Simon's Monday blog challenge--this week's theme is Throwback where you make something from a previous challenge. I picked the first challenge from July, 2013 called A Little Stamping which is what gave me the idea to use only stamping on my journal page.

To see more detail as you browse my images you can click on them to open the larger, lightbox view.

Journal Page No. 1

Journal Page No. 2


  1. I am really at a loss for words miss bee...I love them both but the background of the flowers stole my heart. The used of black is exceptional. BRAVO.

  2. Wonderful work on both pages. Makes me want to start an art journal.

  3. Great journal pages! I just couldn't pull this off, but you've given me quite the dose of inspiration. TFS!

  4. Such lovely pages, I love them both and couldn't pick a favorite. You have gone above and beyond for this challenge. Thanks you so much for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Both pages are wonderful. I love the repeat stamping of the flower... there's a meditative quality to the repetition which is perfect for the word "mindfulness". And the layered stamping of the children's page is just stunning. I love the journeys and stories it triggers in my mind as I look at it, the fabulous touch of colour from the paper banners along the top, and the glow of the turquoise flourish at the foot. Amazing work! Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  6. When I come to your blog I am sure to find something that gives emotion and good feelings, thank you for sharing these pages!

  7. Wow! Your pages are wonderful! I can't chose ! All are so beautiful and inspirational! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbarayaya

  8. I had completely forgotten about that challenge! You certainly have done it justice. Not one, but two journal spreads? You have been busy this week! Both are beautiful. I've found my self drawn to the 2nd layout. The chemistry formulas work beautifully with the children. Love it!
    Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It's always a pleasure to see your work. ~Michelle

  9. Oh WOW!!! Both pages are superb, no. 2 absolutely captures my heart! Layer after beautiful layer of vintage joy. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x