Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The whole universe ...

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am showing a project made for Country View Challenges. It is the 1st of November and that means that a new challenge starts today ! Why not play along with us and have a chance of winning a GBP 20,-- voucher for the shop. Just make sure you read all the rules first... You'll find them on the CVC blog.
Anyway the theme for this month was chosen by the lovely Rachel and she went for "stars".

Here is my art journal page :

And here is how :

I started with a piece of white card stock. Not sure what is is but it is very smooth. Smoother than normal card stock and not as smooth as glossy card stock. I stamped the stars (the stars are from a Dina Wakley set called Grungy Stars)  with Versamark because I wanted to heat emboss them with white powder. This will act as a resist when I apply the ink. 

This is what that looked like... if you can see it, lol...

Here is what it looks like with all the inks applied. 

Next the centre piece, stamped with archival ink on the same paper and heat embossed with black powder so it is nice and black. 

Here is what it looked like after ink was applied.

This is the finished article. I added some background stamping with a script stamp from PaperArtsy from the Eclectica set ESN11 and grey ink. I matted the orange star on black paper to make it stand out more and added some sewing thread under it for more interest. I added a quote from a pack of 'small talk' stickers by Tim Holtz and doodled around the words and the edge of the page... 

That was it ! Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. What a great journal page, Corrie! I love your white embossed starry background! The contrasting yellow star is perfectly highlighted! xx

  2. Fabulous journal page Corrie. The background is stunning and just sets off that wonderfully rusty/yellow star! Gorgeous! Jennie x

  3. Love the colour contrast Corrie. What a great starry make. Xx

  4. Gaaf kaartje en bedankt ook weer voor je duidelijke uitleg Corrie!!

  5. A great starry page Corrie xx

  6. I really love this Corrie, the black thread is a great accent xx

  7. absolutely awesome - I need that stamp set for sure - brilliant corrie! Hugs rachel xx

  8. Great colour scheme, the orange star pops off the blue background.

  9. Beautiful journal page, Corrie! Love your embossed stars - the white and the black one. Great colorblending!

  10. Vind die kleuren super bij elkaar; mooi weer! Groetjes, Gerrina

  11. Gorgeous! I love your background and the feature star really pops. Great contrast! Hugs Debs xx

  12. Just LOVE how that orange stamp pops on the blue background! You've obviously taken your text seriously!