Category Archives: Art journals

mixed media monthly challenge #39 – photo inspiration

hello everyone

today i am here to share with you some mid month inspiration for the August – Mixed Media Monthly challenge #39 – Inspiration Photo!

this month we had the pleasure of partnering up with Indigo Blu

IndigoBlu is a manufacturer of – High Quality “Quintessentially English” Rubber Stamps, paints, stencils, etc…

i had received  the Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu the Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu and for my first challenge i had used Floral Fantasy….. for my second i wanted to use both!

but before I go further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot

now when looking at the County House stamp i couldn’t not see it as a door to a fairy home!  so i started my art journal page by stamping and layering my flowers on one corner, the fairy door on the bottom and then taping off a tree i started making a fairy home

i mixed a bit of paint with texture paste and applied through the stencil

and then i coloured my tree using some watercolour pencils

added a few more flowers and butterflies to the page

a little fairy sitting on a tree stump chatting with the butterfliesand here you have it, my finished page!

don’t forget to play along with us.. you have lots of time left to upload and share your creation for a chance to win this months generous prize packet from Indigo Blu


Supplies used:

Indigo Blu – Floral Fantasy ,  (http://www NULL.indigoblu House (http://www NULL.indigoblu
TheCrafter’sWorkshop – TCW742 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop,  modeling paste, paints (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
Derwent – coloured pencils (https://www NULL.derwentart
Sizzix thinlit- fanciful fairy  (https://www NULL.sizzix







Eileen Hull journal – life is a journey

hello everyone!!

today i am here to quickly share with you a project i created using the newly released Journal die by Eileen Hull featuring her very own paper release!

I had created this quick project back in April but just found out I hadn’t clicked publish!!!

When you are looking for a quick an easy way to document that special memory/trip, look no further than for Eileen’s Journal Die and her paper pack.  It is such a simple way for one of all ages to put together that special book.  There are lots of places to document in writing as well as for adding pictures or drawings…you can even colour some of her papers so perfect for adding your own special touches

i was so involved in creating and just adding pages that i didn’t stop to take very many pictures but here are the step outs in case you want to create your own!

  1. Die cut two journal pieces from the Paper Leather
  2. Select two sheets of the paper with the camper on front and trim down and glue on one to fit onto front of the journal cover.  With the second sheet, cut out the camper and flag and pop dot over the first camper
  3. Cut 10 sheets of cards stocks 10 inches x 8 inches and score in the middle using a bone folder
  4. Cut various piece of Heartfelt paper into 4 3/4 by 7 3/4 keeping the left over bits.
  5. Apply using glue stick to different sections of your folded cardstock
  6. Glue your two journal bits together overlapping the first creases
  7. Using the cover of the paper pack, trim out 2 sections of 5 squares high and two squares wide and score 1/4 of an inch to each side of the centre on both. this will give you a 1/2 inch centre for your book.
  8. Place double side tape onto inside of each side of your 5 square sections (4 strips total)
  9. Remove the double side tape from strip that will be on your back cover, place ribbon and then press to the back cover.
  10. Place an elastic around your journal pages and then around your journal covers and then remove the double sided tape and attach to your front cover the 5 square section.
  11. Trim ribbon and tie together for a closure