14 May 2015

Be True...

Hi everyone and welcome. A few days ago, feeling in need of an injection of positivity I splashed out and enrolled on Marjie Kemper's online class 'Inventive Ink - Colorful Mixed Media Effects' - when I say 'splashed out' it was less than £10!!! I know, what a bargain!!! And I can't recommend it highly enough. To see a trailer and hear more about the course from the hugely talented Marjie herself hop on over to her blog HERE.

With the first few lessons still fresh in my mind I set to work. Apologies for the 'naval gazing' with this one - I've often seen people explain how journalling can 'release' inner thoughts/turmoil and figured I'd give it a go. Fantastic! It's almost as though the process of turning your doubts into something so visual clarifies where you are and where you want to go. I'd highly recommend it!

(click on the images for a closer look)

Marjie's first lessons involved tips and techniques for blending, stencilling, using papers and layering and I decided to 'go for it' with the colours. You'll see they've been added to a piece of paper from Tim Holtz 'Correspondence' collection as these never fail to work perfectly with Distress products. Marjie's projects always have a real depth and intensity and now I know why...


You'll need to take a closer look at the stamping on this page (I didn't want it to be too obvious). As a trained touch typist the querty keyboard image from the 'Documented' stamp set really appealed to me. Another thing I'm loving are the 'Small Talk' chit chat stickers; when you're at a loss for how to express your feelings there always seems to be the perfect thing in the collection.


I'll be off to watch a few more lessons and recharge those creative batteries and highly recommend you join Marjie for the same purpose.
Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


38 comments:

  1. Wonderful spread with beautiful coloured background and great stamps.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. This looks great Jenny and it looks you've had a lot of fun with it. I will certainly have a look at her blog, thanks for sharing. Hugs,
    Veerle xxx

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful class Jenny... You've created some gorgeous journal pages...love the layers, stamping and that fabby typewriter!! X

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  4. Fabulous pages Jenny, love the colour combo too. Need to check out Marjis blog. Sky is blue ,sun is shining and we are all going to Loch Lomond today. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. these are great pages, love the colour heaps as well x

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  6. Fabulous pages Jenny - looks like you had so much fun. I am also enjoying Marjie's course too x

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  7. another fantastic page ! Jenny . defintiely worth the closer look to see all the fab detail ! Hope you continue to enjoy Marjies classes xx

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  8. Stunning work, such rich colors and striking design.

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  9. Read your post and headed over to Craftsy....Signed up right now!! Can't wait to get started!!!!

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  10. Looks like the class was well worth it. Love the mix of greens for the background and the overall design!

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  11. Jenny, sure looks like you are mastering this class! Love the vintage typewriter on top of all that mixed inky goodness! I actually learned to type on a typewrite just like this one! Hugs!

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  12. What a rich and detailed journal spread, Jenny. 'Going for it' with the colours was absolutely spot on. Definitely £10 well spent!

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  13. As a touch typist myself, both the stamp and the image of the typewriter appeal to me. I love the rich green you have going here.

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  14. Cute cute pages! LOVE that typewriter and the way you've joined the pages!

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  15. Such striking pages and I adore the detail on your typewriter.
    Julie x

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  16. Great AJ pages with green tones blending so well. I love the presence of the typewriter.

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  17. Brilliant pages Jenny, love it.
    Popped over and had a look at Craftsy. What an amazing lady, and great work.
    You do some amazing work Jenny, you clever lady.
    Patricia x

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  18. Love the colours on your journal page and the obvious enthusiasm you have put in to make such a super page. I'm off to checkout the online class, keep up the fantastic pages. I'm going to have a proper play day tomorrow in my journal too, wish me luck. x

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  19. This is such a cool page, and thanks for sharing about the course.

    I really love how this came out, the background, colours and words are just perfect!!

    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  20. The class is excellent and you have certainly put what you learned into these fabulous pages, the colours are wonderful and I love the 'typing' in the background. Anne xx

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  21. brilliant pages Jenny - thanks also for the link to the class - I've joined up too! Looking forward to it! Hugs rachel x

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  22. Such gorgeous pages! Love the beautiful color scheme and the typewriter. :)

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  23. The depth with the color and layers is amazing. It shows how much fun you had just creating.

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  24. Wonderful Jenny, fabulous colours and wonderful sentiments! Thanks for the reminderabout Marjie's class, I definitely want to take it, especially after seeing your spectacular journal page inspired by just one lesson!

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  25. What a fantastic page, Jenny - I can certainly see the influence of Marjie's trademark depth and layering, as well as the intensity of colour! I already knew I wanted to take the class - though it will have to wait a while, sadly - and these pages are further confirmation. Lovely to hear that you were able to work through some thinking with them too...
    Alison xx
    (Did you see that Zuzu answered your question over at Calico - basically, yes, in the Create Your Own Word section you can request any word and choose from a selection of fonts for it - very cool!)

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  26. Great pages and you sound refreshed! Artistically, I mean :-))

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  27. Wow, how amazing is this! Love the typewriter theme and the background text looks exactly like an old typewritten font!! Awesome! Have to go have a look at those classes. hugs :)

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  28. You have obviously really enjoyed this. I love it
    Rosie x

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  29. Another beautiful journal page you created! =) Gorgeous colors and great background.
    Hugs, Elenor

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  30. I'm a bit behind in catching up with you and your wonderful creations. But wow - I am a typewriter gal myself, so you had me at the image alone :-) And then add in your colors and depth as well ....fantastic!! I've enrolled - hoping to get time in a few weeks to explore all the great techniques that Marjie shares. Thank you so much for your visits and comments - I know how busy you are!! xxx Lynn

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  31. So sorry that I haven't been around for weeks. You've been very creative during this time and created wonderful works :)
    This is a fantastic spread in great colors.

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  32. I just loooove it!! The typewriter, the background , the shades...it looks like you had lots of fun !

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  33. I absolutely ADORE these pages. Love the choice of colours and the theme and the typography in the background. Absolutely fantastic journaling! xx

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  34. Jenny!! More amazing art journal pages :) :) I'm taking Marjie's class too (I'm having internet problems so I got to start her class, but not finish, yet...) and these pages are just too darn fun!! Love the bursts of red and yellows here!! XOXO-Shari

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  35. Love this!!!!!!!!!! I adore the typewriter and the background is fabulous! barbarayaya

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  36. Just getting it down...getting it out...exploring and releasing....Tis all good Jenny!
    Remember too- Confuscious say "Those who gaze at navel keep it clean!"
    I've just taken a couple of hands on classes involving metal - so freeing!

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  37. This is such a wonderful spread, Jenny. Thank you so much for the shout-out as well. I'm really glad you enjoyed the class.

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  38. Fabulous page and it looks like you enjoyed this.
    Avril x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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