Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Half Way There - The 100 Day Project Days 37 to 50

Hello everyone, back as promised with an update on my #100daysofartjournaling for #the100dayproject and I'm happy (and more than a little surprised!) to say that I've made it to the half way point!  Have to admit I've thought of quitting on more than one occasion but so glad that I didn't.  If you are interested in seeing my whole journey, here are the links to my previous #the100dayproject posts:

And without further ado, here are days 37 to 50, enjoy!

Day 37

Not much time to play so I just die cut Tim Holtz's Tree Line die from a variety of papers for future pages.

Day 38

Butterflies & Moths journal page, Paper Artsy Infusions and Distress Stain background with Tim Holtz's Large Stems die cuts stamped with his Ledger Script stamp and a piece die cut with his Lattice die that I had in my stash.  Papillon stamp to finish with some ascemic scribbles and credit card applied white craft paint.

Day 39

Die cut gears rusted with a variety of craft paints, Tim's Gadget Gears die.

Day 40

Tim Holtz's 3D Impresslits embossing folders; Mini Scallop, Medallion and Laurel; die cut from Metallic KraftStock.

Day 41

I love circular motifs so just die cutting, embossing, stamping and foiling a variety of circular shapes.

Day 42

Left overs page, Rectangular Patterns For Play stenciling in background and Perspective butterfly stamped onto tissue paper both from previous makes along with homemade washi tape and hand stamped sentiment.

Day 43

All the beautiful colours of green bursting forth at this time of year make me so happy so that was the inspiration behind my Joy art journal page.  Multiple washes of transparent DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints, a couple of Tim Holtz mini layering stencils, Classics #16 stamp set and Seth Apter Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing powder on the joy word and scattered around the page with some Finnabair Micro Beads for texture.

Day 44

Fleur art journal page, way outside my comfort zone with these intense colours but trying to push my usual limits!  Paint resist and masking in the background with Dina Wakley's Leaves Mask + Stencil and Distress Stains overlaid with Tim Holtz's Large Stems simply die cut from white cardstock and stamped with his Ledger Script stamp.  Fleur die cut with the Alphanumeric Script: 1" dies.

Day 45

Love this one!  Just took Mary Beth Shaw's Stencil 101 class over at StencilGirl Studios so had to play with some of her techniques.  Background Tim Holtz Speckles stencil then StencilGirl Products Song Birds stencil with Tim's mini Rosette overtop.  Die cut Sizzix Birds stenciled with the same mini Rosette stencil and hand stamped sentiment.

Day 46

Loved yesterday's page, hated this one!! 😂 Gesso'd over multiple layers of ugliness then added a die cut gel plate print on top of that because it was still ugly!  Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems die cuts  and a sentiment from his Quote Stickers, don't think I ever found any loveliness in this page other than the texture from all the layers underneath and Tim's die cuts LOL!

Day 47

After a rocky start ended up loving this page LOL!  Stenciled the sprig in the background through the off cut left after die cutting Tim's Large Stems die and overstamped it through the stencil with his Papillon stamp.  The rest of background was stenciled with a Brutus Monroe Tangled Waves stencil.  Wasn't working for me so I overlaid it with a piece of Tim Holtz's Halloween Collage Paper that I tinted with Distress Markers and added the sentiment with his Handwritten Journey dies.

Day 48

Gel Plate play yay!  With a variety of StencilGirl Products stencils.

Day 49

Gel Plate printing some tags for tucking into art journal pages with a variety of Tim Holtz Layering stencils.

Day 50

I use tissue paper or deli paper to lift paint from my Gel Plate, it often turns out way more beautiful than the pulled print and I love the translucence ❤

So that's it for now, half way there and I'm hoping that I can keep it up.  Getting harder and harder as the garden and outdoors are calling but I'm going to try!  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo


  1. Oh my gosh, you are putting together some amazing pieces and keeping your daily creative juices flowing in so many ways. Lovely to see the variety Deb. Xxx

  2. It's an amazing commitment and it looks as though it is firing your creative juices. Love the recurring ideas and themes and then something completely different pops up... keep it up! Sorry I’ve been so absent – there’s a quieter period on the horizon (at least until the next last-minute gig bobs up to spoil it).
    Alison x


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