Friday 2 October 2020

A little numerical journalling


It seems ages since I have I have joined in one of the challenges at A Vintage Journey. This month the theme is Numbers - hosted by lovely Annie!

"Numbers is our challenge theme for this month and we would like to see them being a focal point in your entries. You can use stencils, die cuts, fussy cuts or rub ons, rust them up, use texture paste or paint them, the decision is yours as long as the numbers are prominent. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."

I decided to a create journal page with lots of numbers. My background was fun - a combination of collage, stamping, stencils, washi, paint etc. 
I die cut some flowers in black card and added numbers to these too before dry brushing over the surface as the black was a bit - black! I wanted the quote and clock to have a little more prominence!

I don't know why but I have really lost my mojo during the pandemic - when it would be a great opportunity to craft. This was a fun way to just be free and play.



  1. Great page! Love the collaging in the b/g and the fact you can see all of it. The black flowers with the numbers are the perfect focal point. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Nikki x This is a fabulous page and I love the wonderful layers you have created. The colours are stunning and dry brushing the flowers looks amazing. The clock and quote are the perfect addition.
    Looks to me like your mojo is returning xx Have a lovely weekend xx

    Take care and keep safe
    Annie xx

  3. I think it looks amazing - there's real depth and drama. I always fight shy of black (finding the India Ink a bit much in my Inktober journey already - I'm heading for lighter possibilities!) - but when I see it in other people's work I can see what strength and power and atmosphere it brings. Incredible layers and yet the flowers and the quote still pop. I'm so relieved to find that my mojo hasn't died altogether... I'm sure yours will bob up again just when you least expect as mine did.
    Alison xx

  4. Hi Nikki Wonderful layers of washi, paint, stencils here in your fabulous journal page x I especially love the flower and quote xx
    I thought I had left a comment on Friday but clearly it didn't post so I am sorry about that xx

    Take care and huge hugs
    Annie xx

  5. Fabulous journal page Nikki, love all the layers and the depth you have managed to create. Some of my favourite techniques really come to life on this page. And as far as mojo is concerned, join the club lol, - the new blogger certainly does not help either...

  6. Saw this at AVJ and had to come tell you how stunning that background is and how worth the effort. Amazing, XXO


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