Wanderlust 2016… First pages and… Gratitude!!!

Bonsoir à tous, Hi everyone.

J’ai décidé il y a un bon moment déjà de me joindre au cours en ligne Wanderlust 2016, animé par Jamie et Kasia, qui ont entraîné dans leur sillage plus d’une vingtaine de grand noms d’artistes mixed media… Impossible de résister bien longtemps, d’autant plus que c’est aussi pour moi le moyen de continuer à me former à de nouvelles techniques que j’ai bon espoir de transmettre à mon tour. 

Sachez qu’il n’est pas trop tard si vous êtes intéressées. Les videos sont en anglais, mais elles sont généralement assez parlantes d’elles-mêmes. 

Aujourd’hui je vous montre les deux premières pages d’AJ que j’ai enfin pu faire. On doit en être à la 3ème vidéo, mais j’ai manqué de temps jusqu’à présent pour être une élève assidue! Je compte bien essayer quand même d’en faire autant que possible en me libérant suffisamment de temps pour ça. 

Sur ces pages pour Wanderlust ne m’en voulez pas, je donnerai sans doute plus de détails en anglais dans mes posts à venir, car je les partage sur le forum de Wanderlust où la langue commune est l’anglais.

I decided a while ago to join the Wanderlust online course, this is being run on the Everything Art ning…  and is hosted by Jamie and Kasia from Artist Trading Post, with a lot of amazing artists joining in the fun as teachers!   

The course has started almost three weeks ago already, but only this week-end I was able to have my first play on Kasia’s first prompt. For those interested, it is still time to join up. You can find out the details HERE.
There are several parts to the course, one being an art journal. I looked avidely at Kasias’s video, won’t be sharing the « how » of it here – that’s for Kasia’s class to share of course. However, I’m pleased to share with you a few pics of my very first pages! 


 

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Just for the little story, I decided to use an Art journal offered by Karin to become my ‘Wanderlust book’, never started yet after a few months in my stash… Although I love it, really! 


And, as Kasia encouraged us to play with chipboards, I also immediately thought to a very beautiful Steampunk chipboard gifted generously by Claudia recently..
 
We had to chose a word in the video…. So from this moment and as a consequence, the single word that came to me was « GRATITUDE »!

Gratitude to Karin who offered me this wonderful piece of her art, and this beautiful journal full of good smooth mixed media pages.  

Gratitude to Claudia, who sent me from her own a wonderful tag and beautiful gifts in place of a sponsor for her Sandee and Amelie challenges (the sponsor never sent me anything!). 
Gratitude to Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals, from who I receive so amazing stamps, and for their confidence for very long now…
Gratitude to Tando Creative and to the ones of the team who chose me a long time ago to be part of their DT… (thinking to Karen in particular, this is such a fun and lovely lady! ^^ also uber-talented!). That has been my first opportunity to start as a proud DT member for a well-known brand of products I love… and to Andy Skinner for his great masks like the one I’m using today! (still among my fave ones!!).
Gratitude to Leandra and Mark from PaperArtsy for their wonderful stamps, paints and glazes, and other great stuff I couldn’t do without like their Treasure Golds (!), as well as all the Patwits for their wonderful kindness, support and art.  
Gratitude for all my crafty friends from all the world and France of course, from who I have learned so much…. and who still give me a lot for some of them, so much friendship and love.  
Gratitude to all the talented persons that spend a lot of time to host and/or manage some great inspirational blogs so full of ideas, tips and creativity, like the ones I’m entering at the end of this post… Sharing their amazing samples in details for our greater pleasure and just for the love of Art…  
Finally, Gratitude to Kasia for her great video and to all the ones hosting or teaching Wanderlust!!! I’m super motivated! 🙂


Vous l’aurez compris sans peine puisque c’est le même mot en français Lol, ma page exprime toute ma gratitude envers de nombreuses personnes et amies !!!! ^^

Il fallait choisir un mot… moi le seul qui me soit venu à l’esprit sur l’instant, c’était Gratitude. Facile, car j’ai choisi d’utiliser comme support de cours Wanderlust ce très beau livre d’AJ vierge offert par ma copine Karin! 

A présent je vous montre toutes les photos que j’ai prises, on voit assez bien les détails, sauf le côté brillant un peu craquelé que j’ai ajouté sur les engrenages et les horloges, la photo ne le rend pas du tout c’est dommage.

Here are all my photographs… a bit of Decoart Crackle medium was added on the clocks and cogs which gives an interesting (gloss and lightly crackled) extra texture, but it is not possible to see the effect on my pictures, sadly…
 

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Sur ces deux pages, après mon fond peint selon la technique de Kasia dans sa vidéo, j’ai ajouté des tampons et un pochoir, en jouant avec des encres Distress et diverses encres et peintures en sprays. Les tampons que vous voyez viennent exclusivement du set CI-305 ‘Clock and steampunk gentlemen’; et pour le mask, c’est celui d’Andy Skinner: Incognito.  

On first painted and scratched background, I added stamping (using CI-305 ‘Clock and steampunk gentlemen’ for the first time – so happy to introduce this new stamp just bought on my beautiful finished background! -, stencilling (Andy Skinner’s Incognito), Distress inks and various sprays and a wonderful Steampunk chipboard offered to me by Claudia… 


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J’aime la texture créée ici, et ce tampon Crafty Individuals acheté il y a déjà un bon moment mais encore jamais encré… Elle est magnifique cette horloge !!!

I really love the texture of both pages, and this fabulous clock stamp… 

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 Et ce bel embellissement bois que vous pouvez revoir ici dans sa version d’origine (que j’ai coupé en deux) s’est révélé génial placé et vieilli de cette façon…

 Also the Steampunk cogs and clocks chipboard element (that I cut in two, you can see here its raw wooden shape) is amazing like that, isn’t it?…

Sur la première page j’ai écrit à l’encre de chine les mots ‘Time flies’ (le temps s’enfuit) – il défile tellement vite en ce moment je trouve, que c’est probablement inconsciemment ce qui m’a inspiré ce choix des horloges !! – puis le mot ‘Gratitude’…
On the first page I wrote by hand with china ink the words ‘Time flies’… Thinking to that as I’m so much in the rush of life at the moment, and time flies so quickly, sadly… 
And then ‘Gratitude’

 
and on the other page I added only the most important word in my thoughts, repeating it in bigger and bold letters using a black pen…  also creating a few china ink splatters here and there for adding to the worn and distressed look.

Je vous remontre la couverture de mon Art Journal Wanderlust, faite par Karin (Creativity) 

For reminder, this is the art Journal very beautiful cover made by Karin…  

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  L’ensemble encore une fois

And my whole spread again a last time 🙂

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Voilà, j’espère que ça vous plaît?.. Si oui vous verrez surement la suite un peu plus tard, quand j’aurais visionné une autre vidéo…

 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :


Anything But Cute – Challenge – Ring out the Old bring in the New (new CI-305 in my stash never used yet, as well as the Art Jounal Book I used) 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Best Friends (everything chosen in my stash and these two first pages are all entirely dedicated to my best crafty friends)
Craft Stamper ‘Take It Make It’ Challenge -Inspiration: Take a Stamp (playing with CI-305 only here)

And I would finish this post by the words I read on Darcy’s blog, written by her at the end when she was sharing her own first Wanderlust pages… Gratitude to you too Darcy and all the artists who always encourage to develop our creativity and art skills! 
Keep going, keep trying, keep hoping, keep doing, keep arting, keep on keeping on… 
Merci de vos visites et pour tous vos messages, et à très vite avec des cartes et un petit tuto!
Thanks for looking, hugs and happy crafting!

Coco
xx

43 commentaires sur “Wanderlust 2016… First pages and… Gratitude!!!

  1. butterfly Répondre

    Absolutely magical pages, Coco – the colours are of course very appealing to me, and I love the depth you’ve created in the paint layers. Fabulous use of the cog chipboards too, and a great choice of images to go with your steampunk look… and what a joyful post full of gratitude. Lovely lovely!
    Alison xx

  2. Lynne Répondre

    Coco, the colours are amazing and I love your use of the chipboard pieces. Bravo to you!
    I am ashamed to say I have not managed to watch any of the videos, it is disappointing as I was very interested to start immediately.
    This is such a beautiful post with your words of gratitude. I have gratitude also, that I can view your beautiful art, that I treasure your beautiful art and that you have been a good friend to me with your support and encouragement.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  3. selena Répondre

    Evidemment j adore! les couleurs, les effets et le rendu est magnifique! Je ne raterai peut être pas la prochaine promo de Wanderlust. bises

  4. Jac de Besac Répondre

    C’est tellement beau que je viens de le montrer à mon mari qui est du même avis. J’adore ce mixed dans ces tons !! Une superbe réalisation. Belle journée, bisous

  5. Shirl Répondre

    An amazing piece of artwork Corinne, I am sure you should be one of the teachers.
    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

  6. Anne Redfern Répondre

    This is truly a stunning journal page Coco, full of beautiful colour and texture and your word ‘gratitude’ shines through in your wonderful blog post as well as on the page.
    Thanks so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne DT xx

  7. Branka Répondre

    Absolutely beautiful steampunk grunge art journal page! Loving your colour choice and that wonderful rust patina effect you’ve created! Amazing texture! Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  8. Lys Répondre

    Une double page d’art journal magnifique! Belle harmonie des couleurs et quelle richesse! A la hauteur de la gratitude que tu as voulu exprimer… superbe! Merci de ta participation à notre challenge ici à Our Creative Corner!

  9. Kay Wallace Répondre

    I admire you greatly for making the Wanderlust 2016 commitment of time, Coco. I fail to find the time each time I sign up for an online class, so I didn’t sign up for this one–although the roster of teachers are ones I know and love and many from whom I have taken classes in person. Your work here today gets an A+ from me, as I love all thing steampunk-ish and my favorite colors palette ever is brown/blue! You have a fan here, of course! Mwah!

  10. Samantha Read Répondre

    Terrific art Corinne. I would have to look at it for days to see it all!!
    Big hugs to you lovely. Mwah xx

  11. Bbcadum Répondre

    Trop beau J’adore. Je voudrais me lancer dans un art journal, néanmoins je n’ai pas encore trouvé le temps.
    Bravo à toi

  12. Sara Emily Répondre

    This is a wonderful work of art filled with gorgeous colors, depth, movement, and emotion! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your post as well as spending quite a bit of time admiring your beautiful pages. Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  13. Autumn Répondre

    Every inch begs to be inspected! What a delightful spread, so dimensional and so varied. Love your gorgeous details. This is truly fabulous!

  14. Batchaka Répondre

    Quel travail d’artiste, c’est MA-GNI-FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-QUE!!!!
    Big Bravoo!
    ScrapbizOOOOUS XXL ma belle

  15. Lisa F Répondre

    Oh wow, this is stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the colors and the details you added!! It’s spectacular!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything But Cute « Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New Challenge »!!
    Lisa
    Anything But Cute Guest Designer
    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  16. gio Répondre

    Thank you for having the patience to trranslate all your words and feeling in English.Thank you to you, for sharing your Art and your big heart.
    The page is superbe, the colors, the depth of it, the amazing texture. Brava!

  17. Licho Répondre

    This gear-clock chipboard is amazing! I desire it! This background is stunning and with my favourite colours! And thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges!

  18. Andrea Ockey Par Répondre

    This is a gorgeous creation! I am so impressed at the vibrant colors you used and how skillfully you blended them together! This looks almost magical and the textures and sense of movement you created are just stunning. Beautiful work and I’m so glad you shared this post with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  19. Samra Répondre

    Gorgeous work!
    Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs
    Samra DT

  20. Claudia Répondre

    Such a beautiful journal spread with loads of eye candy, Coco! The depth you have achieved is stunning!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us again at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges!
    Claudia x

  21. scrapandlys Répondre

    Magnifique dommage que les vidéos ne soient pas sous titrées… je crains l’anglais. En tout cas toi tu le comprends et tu sais en tirer partie, tes pages sont très belles… Bisous

  22. Avriul Répondre

    Wonderful pages Coco, such gorgeous colours and amazing textures with the chipboard. Love the depth the extra stamping brings too.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril x

  23. Ruth Répondre

    Very late getting around, gorgeous journal pages Coco, thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

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