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Corrective Scrapping and Some Cards, of Course

 I did a page in my travel journal of our trip to Sloss Furnace. 

I had to do some corrective scapping on this one.  I realized I had mounted my top picture over one of the words and didn't want to redo the page.  I redid two lines and put one of them over my mistake.  Doesn't look as good as I thought it would, but it looks a bit better IRL.  Sharing this with the lovely tribe at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY where the August theme selected by Neet is "Type."  Lots of type on this page.  The background was made by inking up an embossing folder (rectangles), spritzing with some water, and slapping it on the page. 

I checked out the book Haunted Birmingham, by Alan Brown, at the library this week.  There were hundreds and hundreds of people who died at Sloss Furnace.  It was a dangerous place to work with the moulten iron, the chemicals, and the steam.  There are multiple ghosts documented including dogs, deer, kids, women, and men. At some point in the history of the site, the workers lived on the property with their families  - they say over 500 workers lived on site at one time. Shockingly, several top investigators have documented sightings during the day, so I am super glad we didn't run into anything.  I love the concept of ghosts, but don't actually want to see them! LOL.

I have a few cards to share too.  I just got this new Isabella flower stamp from CTMH and had to play with it.  The background is Ink/Spray/Smash and I water colored the flowers and lemon and layered them up for Kittie's challenge at 

Here is another version of it, colored up with neutral colors and paired with the Isabella paper.
I also bought the July/August CTMH card kit just so I could get this cool die set.  I wanted to use it with my favorite DRS Designs Greeting, Love You to the Moon and also Starry Background.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope your week is going well.  It is back to school time around here and my Grandsons appear to actually enjoy school (so far - lol). 




  1. I have seen Sloss furnace on some of the ghost hunting shows. I bet it was a scary place to work. I'm glad you didn't actually see a ghost either. I am like you; I love the idea of ghosts but would freak out if I saw one. I probably wouldn't sleep for nights.

    Your page is fantastic about your visit too. Thanks for sharing all that TYPE with us at AJJ. And those cards are wonderful. You've inspired me to make some, one of these days. Hope your week is going well Nancy. Hugs-Erika

  2. That place sounds delightfully scary! But I'm not sure I want to see a ghost here! Love the page you made, and you covered the mistake very well. Love the cards, too, one lovelier than the other. I painted some flowers today. Have a great day, take care, and thanks for joining in Neet's challenge again! Hugs, Valerie

  3. This looks like a fabulously interesting place to visit. And then add haunted to it and it becomes even more interesting. I think the correction lines you made on your page adds wonderful interest. As if the ghosts were trying to change the story and you needed to put it right again. Love your little ghosts popping up not he page. This all makes me smile. Your cards also are so pretty.

  4. I am going to look up this place when I leave here. I have a morbid curiosity with spirits but like you I would freak out if I saw one. I come from a family who believed in this kind of thing but it scares me and I am sitting on the fence with it but I do like to read about these things
    You made a super job of covering that line up, if you hadn't told us I would never have known. Love the two little ghosts you have added.
    Lovely cards too.
    Thanks for joining us at AJJ with your typed journal page, lots of different type on there and I do like the main heading.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. The redo-page came out great! Huh, even at daytime... a scary place for sure (I´m afraid of anything hot).
    Great cards. Oh, I´m so not creative atm, no idea why... The icky "summer"-weather? So... very nice to see yours :-)

  6. A great way to correct your page Nancy and I love your cards, the floral ones are so pretty and I like the fun cityscape with the starry sky.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Nancy I like what you did on your art journal page. It adds interest. I love ghost stories too but would run a mile were I to see one. I have had some experiences over the years of “some presence”. Your cards are always beautiful my friend. Thanks for your blog it brightens my day and week and this week has been a busy one. Sending hugs from Oz jx

  8. At first I thought your page was from an old newspaper because of the brown spotting (I think it may be called "foxing"?) but then read that you had actually make it that way and what a great subject too. I thought I might have liked to go to Sloss Furnace but then read about it and it sound quite dangerous and very seriously spooky. Very interesting indeed.
    Then I came to your super cards and to the last one which put me right back in the modern world, thanks for that.

  9. I think you overcame your problem well, Nancy. It's a gorgeous journal page. Of course, I love rust. Even your background is great, dear. Thanks for sharing another great entry with us using Neet's theme at Art Journal Journey. I would have loved to see Sloss Furnace because of the history and actual furnace, not the ghosts. Sorry, I'm a scientist and would have a hard time trying to believe they were there.

    That floral stamp is beautiful and you used it so well in two very different ways. I think the moon die would be great for Christmas, too. Nice choices you made in purchases, Nancy.

  10. That sounds and looks an interesting place to visit, not sure I would feel able to go visit somewhere like this but good to read about it. Its a fantastic journal page to share with us and Neet's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Your cards looked fantastic as well

  11. Beautiful cards, your smoosh smash background is wonderful and Sloss Furnace sounds cool but scary place to visit :)

  12. Hard to imagine the awful conditions and atrocities that occurred at any of these furnaces and working environments. You did a great job of capturing the old rusted and worn patina of the furnaces on your page!
    Beautifully made cards as well. Happy T day!

  13. This is such an interesting post Nancy, the Sloss Furnace sounds an interesting place to visit.
    I think we may have a ghost that walks through our house. Years ago I was convinced I saw something walk into the wardrobe in our bedroom, and recently I think I saw a figure walk through the cupboard that is in that exact same place now. Spooky! There used to be orchards in the garden of a large house, where our house is built, so maybe it's someone walking through the 'trees'.
    Enough of ghosts though! I love your cards, they are truly beautiful.

  14. Fabulous journal pages and your cards are so beautiful! Loving your flower stamp and the moon die looks amazing, so many uses for both of these 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy new week! Hugs Jo x


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