Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Journal page and altered book

Hello to everyone visiting Jumbled Crafts and thank you for calling in. Hope your week is going well and the weather is being kind where you are as I know there is a lot of strange weather all over the place. Ours is ok but still not very summery.

Another journal page from me today for Art Journal Journey and their MAP theme

This started out as a mop up page and a piece of an old map that was printed on a canvas backing. I stuck it onto the page then covered the whole thing in white paint and blobbed on some alcohol ink that turned into trees. The crazy animals are from an old calendar that I couldn't bear to throw away

Now for a changed book that I made with a few challenges in mind.

I painted the book white then green then added crackle to the bottom part of it. When it was dry I added a bit more white paint here and there over the crackle as it looked so bare. I made the flowers and the top one is a TH tattered flower die cut with textured paste and Distressed stain. The stamp is one I got from Astrid in one of her bundles which has been a joy to use. I coloured part of the stamping then highlighted it with white pen.

I am not a fan of crackle-well not on my pieces anyway.

Here is a close-up

The book that was part of a bundle I bought at a charity sale.

I would like to enter the book at

Altered Eclectics June Challenge-anything goes

A Vintage Journey-texture or embossing paste

Stamps and Stencils- a floral frenzy

Have a good day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Oh my, you have been busy. Thanks for making another lovely journal page for AJJ, and the altered book is really interesting, looks like you had a lot of fun going to town with all those stamps and stencils and such. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  2. I love your Journaling page, it's cretive and fun.
    The book page is beautiful.
    Hugs ❤

  3. A wonderful bookcover Chrissie great color and design and the page for AJJ is amazing ... I love that quote...lol!
    Thank you for joining us again at AJJ !
    Happy day

  4. That is such a funny quote and I quite like the crackle! You've got some great texture going on with those amazing shades of green! <3

  5. Great technique on the journal book! I think the crackle gives the cover its own unique look and appeal! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  6. Great concept for your journalling page, but oh my your book cover is to die for, that gorgeous green and that fantastic crackle really brings it to life, well to grungy anyway!! Love it, gorgeous xx

  7. Two fantastic projects Chrissie, its a super journal page and I love the addition of the cute animals. Your altered book is beautiful, super textures and crackle.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Beautiful colours on your amazing projects Chrissie.xx {aNNie}

  9. Gorgeous card and what a fun journal page. That is a funny quote and the whole page is a riot. It made me smile which was a needed thing this morning. :) Hugs-Erika

  10. Fun art journal page! Great idea to use a mop up page and collage with a map printed on canvas! :)

  11. I love your map Chrissie, so happy and what a great quote. Your book is fab, brilliant flowers, and I must admit I do like a bit of crackle. Have a great week xx

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  13. Fantastic journal page and so fun with those adorable animals. The altered book is fabulous, the flowers and textures are super.
    Hugs, Mar

  14. Both your journal page and your book look super Chrissie and you certainly have been busy! Fabulous work on both and of course thanks for adding the latter to our challenge at AVJ

  15. Love your vintage car piece Chrissie, but that altered book has stolen the spotlight today! WOW!!! The texture is amazing and that rich green background is completely divine!! Well done!! happy weekend :)

  16. Hello from AJJ Chrissie
    The RBarr quote is too funny and you made a super page around it.
    Your book cover looks wonderful to me.
    That ancient finish is really special.
    Happy beginning of the weekend.

  17. Love the Roseanne quote on your great maps page, and I really enjoyed the weathered, distressed crackle you achieved on your book cover - a fabulous alteration with those gorgeous flowers and lovely word stamp. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  18. Love the journal page (great quote!) but I especially love your cover, wonderful textures and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  19. I love seeing your creative takes on the map theme. The distressing on the book is amazing!

  20. Beautiful projects, love the journal page!!!
    Thank you for being with us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Arlette DT x

  21. Beautiful art journal page. Very nice design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  22. Lovely book and journal page. The texture is fabulous and I love the layers you added. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  23. I love your fun journal page! Your bargain sketch book looks amazing now - I love the crackle! Hugs, Chrisx

  24. I love your book Chrissie and think the crackle looks wonderful - love the texture on the flower too! Thanks for joining in with our crackle challenge at CVC and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  25. I'm back again Chrissie - this time to say thanks for joining the floral frenzy challenge at stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

  26. Loving the crackle in white on the front and you're glittery flower is in such lovely shades, beautiful blue green tones. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. ruth x


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