Thursday 7 March 2019

If nothing ever changed...

Totally inspired by the wonderful creations from the “A Vintage Journey” team, I decided to create my second piece for the 5th anniversary blog challenge.
I wanted to create a journal page with some negative space instead of my usual kitchen sink approach.

I began by covering my double page with some floral paper and knocking it back with white gesso and ageing it with Vintage Collage Medium. The idea was to create something that looked like really old wallpaper.
I forgot to mention that my focal image was going to be a photo of my beautiful paternal Grandma. Annie Barnes.
Next I added strips of music paper and added some writing to my Grandmother telling her how I felt about her and of memories of her. 
I framed her photo with a Kraft paper diecut frame and added some diecut flowers.
I was searching for suitable words to fit in with my memories and came across this lovely quote about change and butterflies.. it is on acetate and was meant to be a rubbing which should be gilded but I decided to use the acetate piece. Same with the butterflies. 
I added Loving thoughts which is gilded.
To finish I scribbled a frame with brown inktense pencil and lightened the frame with Chalk Paint.
I really enjoyed creating this page but my idea of creating White Space went out of the window!.....maybe next time!


  1. Oh my Hazel, what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. A beautiful spread with gorgeous layers and that delightful photo of her. This one didn’t need any white space, it’s perfect as it is. You’ll know when it’s right another time. Thanks for sharing this with us at AVJ, another wonderful entry for our birthday celebration xxx

  2. What a gorgeous journal spread Hazel and as Brenda said a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. Love the vintage wallpaper background, a really special journal page. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our birthday celebration! Deb xo

  3. Stunning pages full of loving thoughts and details Hazel x I love the butterflies and quote x Great to have you on board with us for our 5th birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey

    Best wishes
    Annie CG x

  4. Harrumph - another one I definitely saw, but seem not to have commented. (I do hope that doesn't mean that any visiting I did manage to do while in NYC has all entirely vanished from everywhere in Craftyblogland!)

    Gorgeous, richly layered collaging, full of nostalgia and beauty - a great tribute to your grandmother.
    Alison x

  5. Thanks for sharing this in the line up for our birthday challenge at AVJ Hazel and for all the wonderful support you give us. Huge hugs xxx