My first AJ quote challenge page


So I pulled my first quote from my jar of printed quotes and it’s a good ‘un

I still had my envelope of scraps from the pleated tag book hanging about on my desk so that was where I drew my inspiration. I love hoe the little wings fit perfectly around the curve of the punched-out circle. Had it not had the second smaller circle punched out I might have tried to use the piece more as-is than I did.

I did a bit of stamping for more interest in the background, then added a different circle surround.

So far so good, I’m liking it. I stuck the quote to some black fun foam for a bit of dimension and stuck the snippets in place, weighing them down for a firm grip while I considered a bit of mark-making/doodling.

When I was done, I didn’t think I was DONE done, IYKWIM. It just needed something else.

I love this journal but sometimes I feel like I need to incorporate the brown paper tape binding bits into the page a little more so I added a few overlapping elements to try to do that:

and yeah, that I was happy with. I enjoyed the process and the slight challenge of working towards something that supports the quote. So I will do more of these I’m sure. At some point I will probably just make a page because I am feeling it, but for now it gets me creating and that is all I want. Hope you find the quotes interesting and if you use them, do drop me a comment with a link so I can have a look. If you missed it there is a download of two sheets to print and cut just a post back. Still exploring my style so I guess I’ll link to the Art Journal Journey again. It is frustrating that I can comment on so few of the other participants posts because of the need to sign in to Google to do it. Sounding like a bit of a broken record here, but there are so many ways to ensure little spam while allowing Open Id commenting it’s kinda a shame. But I guess others are as set in their ways as I am LOL!

17 thoughts on “My first AJ quote challenge page

  1. Pingback: Finally, and Art Journal page – woohoo! | scrappystickyinkymess

  2. Fabulous page!

  3. Beautiful page!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Carol N #20

  4. Hi, I love that Maya Angelou poem. It fitted in well with your lovely collage.
    Take care
    Lynnecrafts 15

  5. This is a real beauty. I really like what you have created. I love the wings, the circles, and the sentiment. Real beauties. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Bleubeard’s and my theme.

    I have no idea what Open ID is, but if I want to leave you a comment, I have to sign my name, e-mail, and blog address EVERY time. If I understand correctly, if you log into google, you only have to do it once, not like what your blog requires.

  6. Beautiful journal page. Love everything about it. Happy Day! #24

  7. Great idea to add the brown tape into the design. You’ve made a brilliant job of this page all the elements work so well together. I have to say that all the time that the Craft Club have been able to meet we have been really careful, tables well spread out, face masks when moving around and only a restricted numbers allowed in. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x5x

  8. Mary Anne I am looooving your journal, your udea and yooour page … fits perfectly with the words .. beautiful 😊😘💛💕❤ I’m hoping I can get this comment to publish tonight 🙏 I tried last week withoutvsuccess , sorry 😔 Sending hugs Tracy #23 xxxx

  9. A fun post, love your journal, great colors and I really like what you are adding to it. Hope you have a great weekend.

  10. Now you say it, I noticed the brown tape, otherwise wouldn’t have registered I don’t think. But yeah, I can see the need to make it included a bit now and then. Love the wings a perfect way to illustrate the quote,Maya would like them!

  11. Fabulous page. Interesting quote. I Googled it (of course) it’s hard to comprehend hatred based on colour or creed. Angela #2

  12. I Love the page you have created with those wings and the circle. Going back to the paper you cut the circle from I think I would be tempted to recreate – it looks so good.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  13. Happy WOYWW. Great page – love the colours and shapes. I enjoy seeing the process involved. Ali x #14

  14. I like what you’ve done and the quote, and I’d definitely be using the brown tape.
    Looking forward seeing more Mary Anne
    Lynn #1 x

  15. A beautiful page! I love the design and that wonderful quote!

  16. This is a great page. It is the perfect images for the quote. You are a master of understatement and the results work. It might have been a challenge, but you aced it. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey for Bleubeard’s style challenge. hugs-Erika

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