Friday 13 June 2014

Journal Page {with Lynne Perrella & Ellen Vargo Stamps by Marjie Kemper}

Hello, everyone!  Marjie Kemper here, delighted to be back with another guest post, this time playing with new stamps designed by both Lynne Perrella and Ellen Vargo.

I started out working in the large Dylusions journal with the LPC030 set. From the moment these stamps arrived in the mail, I've had dozens of ideas on how to use them... there are so many images on that jumbo collage stamp, there are probably hundreds of ways to use it! 

I stamped it multiple times on both tissue paper and manila cardstock. My thought was to neatly trim it into strips and make a border frame around the edges of the pages, but then I decided to tear the images stamped onto tissue paper, and use them in the background instead. I really like the more organic shapes of the torn papers.

Here's how it looked with just some gesso and paint and the first layer of stamping.  Matte Medium adhered these fragile pieces quite nicely.

This lovely lady is from the LPC029 collection. She's quite large (as big as my hand) and I found using a brayer to be the best way to evenly coat all her raised parts for stamping


I wanted her to have someone or something to look at across the page, and started making a multi-headed gal with the other female image that comes in that set.I added the fountain pen from LPC030 as legs.


Deciding it was a bit too strange for me today, I colored all three stamped faces and cascaded them instead, as if they were a bunch of individuals checking out the first gal, all alone on the left.

Wanting some of the jumbo collage pieces to "pop" off the page, I colored a few with Distress Markers and attached them on top of the tissue.

I filled in my background with Ellen Vargo's Lines (EEV05) and Circles (EEV06) stamp sets, and added some of Tim Holtz's Remnant Rubs as well as a bit of stenciling with archival ink.

The letters are a Sizzix die, and I textured them with one of Tim's new Texture Fade embossing folders.

I hope you enjoyed this peek in my journal.  If time allows, please visit me on my blog as well.  

Thank you!


A huge thank you to Marjie from all at PaperArtsy,we love this page, so many layers to look at. The cascading ladies are just wonderful  as are the huge bold letters, very striking. The use of Ellen's stamps in the background unifies everything and makes the two sides gel together. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 15th June 2014


Lucy Edmondson said...

Brilliant, Marjie! Love how the arrows lead the eye! Just got my first two Ellen sets today!

Lucy x

Helen said...

love the journal page, Marjie, stunning colour and lovely stamping.

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the way that you talk us through your thought processes which help virtual newcomers. Your build up of stamps, colours, images works so well and love the finished piece. X

craftytrog said...

Fabulous spread! xxx

Ruth said...

Just fabulous! Love the colours and depth you've created.

Keren Baker said...

I've never been tempted by art journalling but your page makes me think again! Love the effect with the distress markers- a beautiful page! x

Anonymous said...

Marjie, you now how much I love your journal pages & this one is no exception. It's utterly wonderful. I love the torn edges, the textured letters look great & the colour is gorgeous.

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - what a magnificent page from Marjie - jaw-dropping colour and dynamic movement. I love the trio on the right, and all the other images your eye is drawn to by the bold graphics and chevrons. Fabulous!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous page Marjie! Love the depth of colour shining though the layers and great use of both sets of stamps!!

Renee said...

Beautiful deep colors! I love Lynn's stamps so much, you really did them justice.

Julie Lee said...

Beautiful combination of stamps, colours and text. Wonderful journaling. Julie Ann xxx

massofhair said...

Vivacious and bold pages, great use of the collage stamp and other images. I am sorely tempted to purchase the collage set, thank you for such spirited inspiration :-) xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning journal pages, such a bright amazing and awesome page :-) Kezzy xxx

Jackie PN said...

My Favorite Marjie! Paper Artsy- thank you for sharing Marjie's art!

Marjie Kemper said...

Thanks so much, ladies! Those stamps are dreamy... if I have to be an Enabler, so be it! xx

Unknown said...

Love all the fab colours x

Cocofolies said...

A gorgeous colorful page, with so many details to look at! Well done! Coco x

Carolyn Dube said...

What a great page you've made! Especially love the 3 ladies stacked at the angle!