Thursday, June 16, 2022

New YouTube Series... Art Journaling My Favorite Songs

I'm experimenting with a new series of art journaling inspired by my favorite music in my newest Homemade Journal! My first layout explores "Games People Play" by The Alan Parsons Project.

This is some great music in a symphonic rock genre! The album, The Turn of a Friendly Card, was released in late 1980. You can check out the entire album HERE.

The sentiment on the left hand page of the layout is part of the lyrics written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

Vocals on the song I've journaled, "Games People Play," are performed by Lenny Zakatek.

Check out the video below for ideas and info about how this layout was created.  You won't hear the song there, due to copyright and such, but you can listen to the above links!  ;)

Curious about this layout:  how it was made, the ideas or symbols in it, or other?  Join me at the video below.  

Material List: Digi: Heart Clown DigistampAtelier Copic Markers Polkadot paper from Polkadoodles CTMH Ink Red Gems, Red feather, Thread, Old Playing Cards Prima Flower Embossing Inks and Powders CTMH Background Stamp (retired) Adhesives: Aileens, ATG Tape Runner Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Access: Broken Heart from Something to Remember; Spider Web from Miss Kate Cuttables; Admit One Ticket; Ace of Spades from Fantastic Graphic T-Shirts; Lyrics font from ITC Golden Type Std Original Cricut Maker

I'm sending this layout off to the following challenges:

Do-Al(l) Kreatives: Group (3 or more items) 3 playing cards, 3 monkeys
We Love 2 Create: AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste: AG Mixed Media
613 Avenue Create: AG opt twist: Let it all Hang Out (Threads)
CD Sunday Plus: AG using a CD, USB or Digi
Allsorts:  Any Stamped Image
Inkspirational:  Us a a Digital Element  (Lots of them here!)
little red wagon:  Digi Do~ Use something Digital 
Try it on Tuesday:  Recycle (red hearts from Christmas envelope, cards from old deck missing cards, thread from prior sewing projects, feather from ...not sure!)

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel. 


  1. What an amazing and marvelous idea! I so enjoyed your video and process. Brilliant creativity! Thank you for sharing, Katrina, and joining the 'any stamped image' challenge at Allsorts this week.

  2. wow - this is a work of art. So many wonderful details and beautiful colours. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts challenge.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Jackie, Mirtillamente DT

  4. Wow! This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  5. Stunning art journal layout - really original and beautifully executed with so much interest and detail. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

  6. This is a wow journal page, love the colouring and really interesting
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  7. beautyful card
    Thank you for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt mixed media lovers

  8. Such a cool page! Black and red always look so good together. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  9. Really beautiful and such a lot of work.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  10. Wow oh wow, look at the details on this journal. Simply awesome. Thanks so much for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create !"
    Berni Cuttino, 613 Avenue Create ,DT Coordinator
    613 Avenue Create ,Challenge Blog
    chasingthedream,My Blog

  11. Amazing art journal pages. Loving how you incorporated playing cards with the "Games People Play" song. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  12. Wow! This is absolutely fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. Congratulations!  You have been selected as a TOP ROCKER for the week of 06/18/2022
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  14. Oh wow. What a fabulous project. So much work and attention to detail.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Wowsers Katrina this is an awesome layout!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  16. Great work! Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge. Greetings Andrea

  17. A fantastic project and details. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  18. Stunning work; love the movement and layers! Thank you for joining us at INkspirational~

  19. Such fabulous pages! Loving all the detail that you created and then playing cards look beautiful as part of your design ­čśü. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

  20. Beautiful, great project!
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at Mix It Up 59-th Challenge. I hope you will play along again.

  21. Wow.. that's just awesome! Very cool colour combo and fab details!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
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  22. Great project, LOVE this artwork!
    Thanks to join us in Mirtillamente Challenge!
    //EVE mlj * owner & designer°° Mirtillamente

  23. Super cute! Love the idea of a song album! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

  24. Prachtige creatie heb je gemaakt! Zo fijn dat je meedoet met de Mixed Media Lovers!!
    Marlies, DT

  25. Congratulations!  You have been selected JUNE FRONT PORCH WINNER for (Anything Goes)
    613 Avenue Create
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  26. Fabulous creation. Will be heading over to look around later. thank you for linking up with us over at Crafty Gals. Best of luck, Jana Forrest DT