Friday, March 3, 2017


Hi, There!

Happy Friday!!!  Even happier when I can find the time for being creative and playing!!  So another art journal page completed!!  This page is based on a book - Treasure Island!  Books can be some great spring boards for your imagination so I did have fun with this one.  Hope you like it - have a creative weekend - do something fun - Hugs and Blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing the art journal page at:

Crafting With Friends Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Week 8 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Based On A Book

Art Journal Recipe
Background done with distress paints - broken china/stormy sky/peeled paint  Rubber stamp - Star of India stamped with black archival ink.  Kraft paper used to make the map.  Edges distressed with distress inks - vintage photo/black soot.  Letters done from Concord & 9th - Sophisticated Script set.  Used Pitt India ink to shade around the map and the waters.  Shark fins I drew and the map images I drew except for the pirate - he was fussy cut and pasted to the map.  Compass image from Stampin Up stamped with archival black ink.  White gel pen used for around the pages and a few highlights here and there.  Heavy back gesso used for spotting around the page.  I rolled up one side of the map on the page.  Lots of fun creating this!!


  1. Cool!! This is a super fun page. Great concept and awesome execution CaroleAnn. Hugs!

  2. Great fun card. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting challenge week 8. Helen DT

  3. Wow! It looks like the real ancient document! Great work! Have a wonderful day!

  4. This is such a fabulous creation! Love the beautiful distressed effect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  5. Fabulous journal page...looks so real! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  6. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  7. Fabulous journal page brilliant background and love all the details--Thank you for your lovely e-mail
    Carol x

  8. Lovely journal page thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Friends. Louise DT x

  9. FABulous journal page and I LOve your distressing..Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  10. Fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

  11. Hi - what a fun journal page! So many elements to look at. Great colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x


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