Bitten By the Challenge Bug

I’ve been wanting to alter the cover of my travel journal from my trip last year to China for a while now and this week’s challenge of Travel/Places from Arty Girlz gave me the inspiration to finally do it. So here is my go at the challenge:

The background uses a black and white photocopy of a map of China that I have coloured in using the same technique as the background for the flower card but then highlighted areas with watercolour pencils. The main highlights being the actual journey we took from Beijing to Xi’an to ZhengZhou and back to Beijing. I then stamped a dragon onto acetate with stazon and coloured the dragon with cosmic shimmer mixed into three dimensional glue. The letters were all cut out by hand and ‘China’ has been accentuated with three dimensional glue. It was great fun doing this AND I’ve ticked off one of my jobs from my ‘To Do’ list 🙂



  1. May 18, 2008 / 2:25 pm

    beautiful work! love it!!!

  2. May 18, 2008 / 4:12 pm

    fantastic work love the journal cover sound like a fab trip.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

  3. May 18, 2008 / 6:57 pm

    Wow this is absolutely stunning. Fantastic creation.

  4. May 18, 2008 / 9:36 pm

    This is fabulous and what a wonderful memory of your trip

  5. May 19, 2008 / 2:51 pm

    really an amazing piece of art!

  6. May 20, 2008 / 8:10 am

    I love it Well Done!!

  7. May 21, 2008 / 3:37 pm

    WOW This is totally Fab!!!

  8. August 13, 2008 / 2:25 pm

    What a work in colouring! Thanks for sharing your background technique. I’ll give it a go. M. Carmen

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