Sunday 29 January 2012

A journal page, a class and a winner.

Winter by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique
Abstract Foliage (lower border) by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique
Sentiment by Stampotique
Basic Backgrounds by Dylusions
Random numbers (in red) by Ma Vinci
Inks by Dylusions

I had a fabulous time at Art from the Heart on Saturday, teaching a workshop to a great and fun group, on Art Journaling using Stampotique images. 

Art journaling + Stampotique = fun!!

Whilst teaching the class I decided to challenge myself to complete a page in my mop-up sketchbook, to see if I could make anything out of this ugly ink spill:

I am LOVING my new Stampotique stamps - abstract foliage (great for borders!) and the sentiment which makes me absolutely laugh my socks off.
I was quite pleased with how this page turned out in the end, considering it was just an ugly spill on a page to start with. Even my husband said he really liked it, but then he added .... 'ooh, that person looks just like you'. 


Is that a compliment do you think?

Anyway, here's the class hard at work:

Here's me with the lovely Debra, all the way from the USA:

And here's what they came up with, I think these pages are FABULOUS!

Made by Pat

Made by Jane

Made by Eleanor (age 11)

Made by Pam

Backgrounds made by Debra

Made by Colleen

Made by Jane

Made by Liz

Made by Ali

Made by Gill

Wow, great job everyone!

Thanks to everyone who left a comment for my little give-away. After deleting duplicate entries I used to select a winner, and it came up with ....

who said:

Loving the Rogues Gallery - and dead jealous that you have started your February calendar pages - I'm still trying to sort out my pages for January :-) ...BUT... I have at least started to play with paints and spray inks - I got seriously motivated from watching your 2 DVD's!

Well done Weasel! Please e-mail me with your details and I'll get it in the post to you ASAP.

And finally, have you seen Dylusions Inks for Ranger? Have you?! They're going to be fabulous! Have a lookie here, and at the stencils here. Oooooooh, can't wait! 

Byee for now ....


  1. Ooooo gorgeous the blues and greens fabulous and looks like you have been super busy teaching x

  2. Great idea for the mop-up book - and love what you've created with it. And - a big thank you for picking me to win your Rogues Gallery - so looking forward to receiving this!

  3. Wowee, can't believe you managed to make a lovely page out of an inkspill! The colours are wonderful and she just fits in perfect! I really enjoyed the journey clas on Sat! More more more!!!;-))))

  4. your page is WONDERFUL Kate!!! Looks like a great class-everyone's art is beautiful!! and congrats to the lucky winner of your give away!

  5. This is my first visit to your blog. I have to say that I really like your style of AJ and they are so inspiring. I love colors and these are just my alley. I just wiched I could join one of your classes. Guess that`s kind of difficult since I live in the North of Norway.
    So I had to become a follower instead. :-)

  6. Oh Kate..I am totally jealous! Looks like u all had sooo much fun! That page ink spill ...WOW...So cool! :)

  7. ~Wow Kate, I just love those pages especially "The Key Keeper" (who is my new best friend). I loved using him and "Whiskers" and the Giant "Shroom", just love them all.

    I love the page you have made with your "Leftovers", the image is cooky and cute, and the sentiment really funny, lucky Weasle winning your rouges gallery (still wish it had been me!) LOL

  8. Love your page, Kate but I don't think it was ugly to begin with - great colours and I love the way it ended up. Love those words, too - and I think that was a compliment from your OH, he, he. I should get one of those for my OH - a people person he is NOT. I spy Liz in your group and love her page - along with those made by the others. One day I'll make it... x

  9. Kate love this, color you used are fab, and I am laughing at what it says too...perfect for the stamp. Your students did a great job, love the one where the snowman's head fell off and says my head was too full...

  10. Great "Winter" page from an ugly sink spill..........though I have to say I didn't think it was that ugly:)

  11. some fab creating going on there Kate. love your messy background page and particularly the randomly stitched little bits of newsprint!

  12. Love, love, love your ink spill page Kate. The sentiment goes great with Winter! I hope your DH got his shins kicked!!

    Loving everyone's pages, what a talent bunch of ladies.

    Take care, Gez.xx

  13. I love your page and hilarious words, Kate! Your backgrounds always inspire me. Kath

  14. Your class sounds fun and by the students results it looks as if you are a good teacher. I would love to take a class from you-your painted pages are fabulous.

  15. All those pages are so lush - well done everyone. LOve your ink spill layout


  16. Hi Kate, do you know if the stencils are available in the US? Thanks!

  17. Wow!! Wish you did workshops here! Looks SOOO much fun! I love the "If you think I'm messy you should see my house!" Hilarious...that's me...(unfortunately!)

  18. Awesome page!!! I must admit, I'm feeling like that right now. :) Everyone at the class did such a good job, I must give a shout out to Eleanor; her music page is gorgeous.

  19. My first chuckle for Monday morning! love your gal and her sentiment!

    Beuatiful work from all! Mx

  20. I love that sentiment it's made me smile on this cold dreary Monday morning

  21. i love that sentiment too! it makes me giggle. you are way cuter than that little girl - your hub isn't giving you enough credit kate! haha

  22. Beautiful! Love the random bits of red in there and how part of your page itself shows through.

  23. love what you turned the ugly page into, and those girls had done some serious work at your class. . x

  24. fabulous page again Kate and all the girls in your workshop made some lovely creations too, looks like you all had a lot of fun

  25. WOW What an awesome page.. and from a splodgy mess too...your talent is endless x
    Wish you did classes nearer to me down in the west country, i'd be there all the time if you were lol
    The whole class did a grand job..i'm totally jealous lol

  26. Me again - I received the matchbox in the post this afternoon and WOW your pictures don't do it justice, it's so cute and the colours are great. Thank you so much again for picking me! Oh, and I've just blogged it as well!

  27. Every one did a great job what lovely work Dxx


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