Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Art Journal Page for today

Hi special peeps from all over the continents!!  💖

I hope that you are doing well, and that you are not feeling like a melting ice-cream, just like I am!!! :) lol  
I so wish this hot and humid weather shoos away asap; it gives me so much a lethargic feeling, and I really hate that!!

Enough of my rant! Today I am posting for Magnolia-licious Store, and I will be sharing with you something different which we can do with our lovely Maggies (Magnolia stamps) and other fun stuff that you can buy from the Store. We all have loads of fun stuff to use, especially when it comes to Art Journalling. You can also use things you find at home, in the craft room and in the stationery boxes or drawers.

In fact, I used a couple of older stamps from Magnolia and things I have to create this fun journal page.

I started to create my own background using Gesso, and then Ranger Distress inks. As soon as I was happy with the blended colours, I added splashes of water first, then blue and gold splashes for some fun.

Next step was using Tim Holtz stamps for some grunge flowers and a hint of music notes in some places. Those grunge flowers reminded me somehow of the designs the gates of castles and other majestic buildings often have, so I felt it went with the theme I wanted to create.

Using a Tim Holtz die, I used the die cut instead of a stencil to create the same effect, it is nice to be spontaneous and accept that you cannot own every crafting goody that exists :)

The quote that I wanted to highlight is the following:

"I am a citizen of a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, 
a child of a King with no limitations" 

For this project I used the 2013 Once Uopn a Time "Sweet Cute Tilda" and  the 2013 Little Circus Moscow Collection "Moscow Cathedral," which I have just won from a couple of Magnolia challenges. I used the top part of the Cathedral, imagining it was a part of a castle instead:) 

In this picture you can also notice in white gel pen the Biblical quote I had in mind while doing this art joural page, which is 2 Cor. 6:18:"and I will be your father, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Stickles were used on the castle, and a tiny bit of Tilda's dress. 3D gold paint on Tilda's crown - it definitely made it pop, In this photo you can see the glossy accents I used on the crown I placed above the letter :I", a crown which I cut from part of a patterned paper. 

I hope that you like it, and that I inspired you to try something new and get out of the comfort zone. I still have much to learn to make more art journal pages, but thanks to Vicky  I am learning new techniques and encourage myself to get out of my comfort zone more often. 

Thank you for joining me here today - Let me remind you of two things: 

1. That in Magnolia-licious you can grab some, or a lot, of stamps from previous Magnolia Collections (and other brands) at a very good price - go and check them out NOW .

2. A special offer is on until the 3rd July at the Store! In Shawn's own words: 

"Magnolia-licious Store is delighted and thrilled to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday by offering all orders made from June 30th - July 3rd, 2017 to all Canadians
This will work by everyone selecting cheque/money order option when placing their order. I will then convert the US invoice over to Canadian Dollars, then personally send each individual a PayPal invoice reflecting the changes in price.  

I will be using Google Currency to convert US funds to Canadian funds."

Supplies used: 

Distress inks: Feathered Peacock, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet

Script: Computer generated, Basic Grey Stickers (the word Kingdom), HOTP, 
Alphabet tiles, Making Memories faux wooden letters, Artemio alphabet stamps 

Stamps: Magnolia, Tim Holtz

Dies: Tim Holtz set

Other supplies: Rhinestones, Stickles (Diamond and Crystal), White gel pen, #D Gold Paint, Glossy Accents 


Some challenges for this page: 

Midweek Magnolias - Butterflies and/or Bees 

Paradise of Magnolia  - Anything Goes 

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 

Creative Artiste Challenge  - Anything mixed media goes 

Many Blessings sent your way! Smile, and enjoy life!!! 

Rosette xx


  1. What a gorgeous journal page, I love the colours in the background. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias for our ‘Butterflies and/or Bees’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  2. Such a gorgeous note book sweetie. Love the background you have created. It is good to step outside our comfort zone, its good to learn new things. A stunning project.
    Thank you so much for joining us over at LHOSM, good luck hun. Hope to see you again after our short break.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx