Art Journal – What’s Next?

A new eTeam Picks challenge starts today Eclectic Paperie (now closed) and the call is to use corrugated cardboard in a project.  I made this page in my oversized Dylusions art journal and used a favorite Dina Wakley stamp called Lonely Girl.

Art journal - What's next

I cut my letters with Tim Holtz's Sizzix Word Play die and then glued the corrugated cardboard to an old chipboard piece for the question mark.  I colored the letters with a few swipes of Distress Paints followed by black archival ink, and then heat embossed with clear powder.


I used loads of stencils…  one of my absolutely favorite tools.


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  1. maida on March 26, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Like the CAS design of the shadow box. Such fun pictures.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  2. Tracy on March 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

    That stamp is brilliant,loving all the layers Marjie!!!
    Big hugs

  3. Wanda Hentges on March 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Marjie, I haven’t made it here in awhile. Your website looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all the journal pages you’ve posted!!! I’ll keep browsing.

  4. lynne on March 24, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Brrrr it is as though she is standing out in a snowstorm against a windowpane full of the imprints of snowflakes and icicles.
    I love those layers.

  5. Shahrul Niza on March 24, 2013 at 7:13 am

    That’s an icy cool color combo :). Beautiful masking, LOVE them when you layers so many designs. HUGS.

  6. kathy/NorthCarolina on March 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I love this…it makes me think of looking at the bottom of a pool…the way the light reflects off the water and sort of distorts the mosaic design. It’s really striking how you captured that effect in this page. Lots of wonderful texture and color…but the light is the thing that really grabs me.

  7. Maria McGuire on March 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Lots of beautiful layers–love your letters–they look like metal. Think I NEED that Lonely Girl stamp now :)

  8. samara on March 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    just beautiful and intense and creatively vintage and meets the mark marje. and who would ever think that you would miss that! not me. what a challenge. Phew. Your ecclectic-ness is really to be admired. Nice to see you friend. Happy Balzer-ing! Lovies, Samara

  9. Bonnie Irvine on March 22, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Scrumptious layering of textures and colours on this journal page, Marjie. The Dina Wakley stamp looks wonderful. Very cool use of corrugated cardboard for the lettering. I’ve been eyeing that TH die and you are making it even harder to resist :)

  10. Micki on March 22, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Love it, love the color and I’ve been eyeing that stamp. Love your sentiment…it’s perfect. OOOOhhhhh and I just signed up to take Dina’s class in May back in Oklahoma City. :-)

  11. Boo on March 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Wonderful page.

  12. Annette G on March 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    would never have thought of using corrugated card in my journals Marjie and this page is fabulous. Especially love the building of layers with the stencils. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

  13. Buttons on March 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Using the corrugated card in a different colour has really made the sentiment jump out beautifully. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

  14. Claudine C. on March 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    So amazing Marjie! Loving that Dina Wakley stamp, she is a cool chic!!

  15. butterfly on March 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Oh, very cool! Love the lettering done with the corrugated card, and the colours are yummy, perfect for the dreamy questioning of the sentiment and the figure in the corner…
    Alison x

  16. Carolyn Dube on March 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Love the texture in the words & the gentle layering of the stencils in the background- fabulous!

  17. Annette Green on March 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Ooooh, you and I are thinking alike today. Journals, Distress Paints, Word Play, and stencils. Love YOURS! Amazing, as usual.

  18. Michelle Reaves on March 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    This is splendid!! I love the ethereal look of the background SO much!

  19. Corrine on March 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    The multilayered stencil background has a dreamy quality and really makes the corrugated stand out. I love corrugated it’s so versatile. Great job! xox

  20. Redanne on March 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Great use of the word play die Marjie, I have not tried corrugated card with mine, but will now. Love your page, the stencilling looks fabulous and I love the black ladder shape down the side. Great blues too. Hugs, Anne x

  21. susan salyer on March 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I love this piece..and that stamp ..I just recently ordered it..the work is awesome.Love this piece.
    susan s

  22. Julie Tucker-Wolek on March 21, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Wowwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING!! LOVING the colors and the way you did the title!!

  23. Kate on March 21, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Marjie, love your journal pages. I love working with corrigated cardboard but I always forget I can die cut other things besides paper. And I love your stenciled background. You always know hhow to mix colors and pstterns