Poetry in Motion

I’m sharing my last page for this month’s challenge over at Art Journal Journey which I’m hosting and I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined in the fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs to read all your fabulous poems, quotes and sayings, and to see your wonderful artwork and I was delighted by all the different styles, techniques and mediums used as well.

This inspired me to capture all these happy memories so I created this page to remember how we collectively made “POETRY IN MOTION”.

I started by creating a border around the outside of the page using 3 different coloured washi tapes and edged it using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. Then I printed the letters of “Poetry in Motion” using my computer and fussy cut them out. Having chosen an alphabet stamp set by Dovecraft to stamp the names of those who took part in the challenge, I took the dimensions of these stamps into consideration to space the printed letters onto the page. Once arranged, I outlined each letter with a pencil to show where it would be placed. As each entry was published onto Art Journal Journey, throughout the month, I added the names to my page. I used Danube Blue, Lilac Posies, Bahama Blue, Love Letter, Grape Jelly Memento Ink to stamp the names and as you can see I alternated these five colours of the ink as I went along and also stamped a small heart or a series of hearts using black Archival Ink between each name. For the printed letters I stamped the names using black Archival Ink and went over them again with a black Uni Pin marker to make them bolder. I backed each letter with white card so they were sturdier, and then edged them using a ruler and a black Uni Pin marker so they stood out from the background more. They are stuck in place using double-sided foam tape. To finish, I coloured the hearts with black, light blue, dark blue, red, pink or purple Uni Posca paint pens and then covered them with Glossy Accents to give them a shiny 3D look.

When the challenge had finished I stamped the last of the names and had just enough space to add the number of participants which totaled an amazing 185 and the month of the challenge, August (grin!).

I sure had fun creating all my pages for this challenge and I hope you did too!

I’d like to say a special thanks to Valerie for initially asking me to be a guest host and also to Susi for making this happen. Susi has really provided such valuable support and encouragement, thanks so much!  I have also been overwhelmed with everyone’s participation and lovely comments; it has been such a pleasurable experience – thank you all! Jo x

Tomorrow is a new month and brings a new challenge at Art Journal Journey and I can’t wait to see what the new theme is and say hello to our new host – I hope to see you there!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Memento Ink (Danube Blue, Lilac Posies, Bahama Blue, Love Letter, Grape Jelly)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Uni Posca Paint Pens (Light Blue, Dark Blue, Pink, Red, Purple, Black, White)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.2mm)
  • Dovecraft Essentials Alphabet Stamp Set (WDN ALPHA STMP DCVW0050)
  • The Works The Craft Place (Spotted Paper Tapes)
  • White card
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • UHU Stic
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

21 thoughts on “Poetry in Motion

  1. I love this idea Jo! Spotted myself a few times 😉
    I had such a wonderful month, joining in with the challenge, it was a great theme! Thanks for all of your beautiful inspiration too.
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Alison xx

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    • Thanks so much Alison, what a lovely thing to say! I’m so glad you enjoyed my theme and I really appreciate all your support and the fabulous pieces you created this month, thank you 😀. Wishing you a lovely day too! J😊

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  2. Oh my GOSH! The idea for and the implementation of this page is incredible! Absolutely AMAZING! I am thrilled about this!!! ♥♥♥♥♥
    You made us all very happy this past month with all your fantastic pages, inspiration, encouragement and the kind and profound comments you left at all the participating blogs!
    You are AMAZING!!!!
    Thank you so so much for supporting AJJ so much and I really enjoyed every single of your pages – great to see them all together here – a wonderful collage of all your beautiful entries!
    Every hostess after you will have a hard job I guess!LOL!
    Wishing you a happy weekend ahead and a beautiful September!

    oxo
    Susi

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    • Thanks very much dear Susi! You are very kind and having experienced first hand being a hostess I’m in awe of all of those who host Art Journal Journey! They all do such a wonderful job with the inspiration, encouragement, imagination and themes they choose and as we all approach things differently they bring their own style and flair to each month which is exciting too 😁. Thank you for all your support and encouragement, you really helped me as a hostess and without it I wouldn’t have had so much fun! Enjoy the rest of the week and wishing you a Happy September! J 😊
      p.s. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the Art Journal Journey page, that’s so kind – You’ve made my heart sing with happiness, thank you! 💓

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  3. What a finale Jo! You have been an excellent host and Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! Your pages have been inspiring as have the words you have used but to finish in this way is such a lovely thing to do! Big Hugs, Chrisx

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    • Thank you Chris, that’s so nice of you! I created this page as I wanted to remember everyone’s wonderful entries to my challenge 😁. Thanks so much for your support, all your fabulous entries and taking the time to leave such nice comments on my blog too! Wishing you a Happy Thursday and Happy Travels! J 😊

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    • Thanks very much Erica! It’s been a pleasure hosting AJJ this month and thank you for all your wonderful support and kind words, I’ve loved seeing all the pages you have created for my theme too – you’re a star 🌟. Wishing you a very Happy Thursday! J 😊

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    • Thanks very much! It was lovely of you to join in the fun too, I loved your calligraphy piece and I was so pleased to add your name to my compilation, thank you! 😁. Enjoy the rest of your week and wishing you a Happy September! J 😊

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  4. Its a fantastic page to end your month at AJJ. I think we will all say the same you have been a wonderful inspiring hostess. All your pages have been awesome.
    It was a wonderful theme and please take a ‘ curtain call’, bow for this last page you have created.
    We are all giving you a standing ovation.
    Thank you for all comments you left for me this month, I have so enjoyed making my pages for your theme.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Forgot to say it was lovely to see all your pages again on this post.

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    • Oh, what a lovely thing to say, thanks so much Yvonne! I really appreciate your kind words, it means a lot and I’m pleased you liked my theme. Its been overwhelming how supportive everyone has been and I’d like to thank you for all your support and participation, I always love the imagination you put into your artwork and enjoy visiting your blog 😁. Wishing you a Happy September! J 😊

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  5. I was in AWE of this page. I really would never have considered anything like this, and it was a wonderful way to end the month. You were an excellent host and I’m quite certain you will be invited back again (and again, etc.) Like you, I was originally invited by Valerie, but Susi was the one who took the reins and was so supportive.

    Thanks for making this such a fun month, even if I really didn’t get it right off the bat. Once I did, I was so glad to participate, especially since you are such a great artist. I adore everything you create, along with your “real life” tidbits you throw in with each journal page. Have a super week, dear.

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    • Thanks so much dear Elizabeth! This page took quite some time to put together and I’m glad I had enough room on the page for everyone’s names, phew …lol 😉. I did have a contingency plan though …lol 😀. I appreciate all your support and wonderful entries for my theme, thank you! Have a super Friday and Weekend too! J 😊

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  6. What a great great idea to make a list of all august-bloggers onto one page, and to bring the theme on the foreground too! I adore what you created! Thank you so much for your inspiring artworks and all your lovely comments, and I like how you collected your pages here!
    Wish you some resting days now 🙂
    Rike xx

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    • Thanks so much! It was fun hosting AJJ for the month 😁. I’m still playing catch up on everyone’s blogs and the lovely comments you have left, thank you! Hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy start to the week! J 😊

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