Blue and Silver Journal

I finished another journal page this week, and couldn’t be happier with it.

With this page I really went for a style that was truly me. My favorite colors are blue and silver, matched with the warmth of ivory, and I really think this page showcases how well those colors blend, and complement each other.

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The basic theme is ‘Journal.’  So, I had a few stamps that printed ‘notes’ and I distressed them with Tim Holtz Vintage Warmth.  (Can you tell that’s my favorite one? Haha)  I also had a damask stamp, and I used Staz On ink to stamp it beneath the note tag with white ribbon.

On the left I just used a strip of paper torn out of one of my drawing journals, and distressed and mod podged it to the page.

Finally I added some small embellishments.

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I added the white ribbon, with a silver tag, with Note stamped inside. I added ‘journal’ in faux type writer letter stickers, and stamped the definition of journal onto a blue paper, then covered it with Diamond Accents.

This page came together fairly quickly, and I’m so happy with it.

What is your favorite color combo for a journal page?  What are some of your favorite journal themes?

Have fun!

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Journals, Cards, and More

Hello!

This is my first blog post for this new adventure of creating cards, and journals, giving classes, and selling on etsy.

So you know a little about who’s writing to you:

I’m a stay at home wife, of 25 years old.  I love to draw, craft, and create.  I’ve been creating cards for about 4 years now, and am ready to try a hand at doing it professionally.  I picked up art journaling recently and absolutely love it.

With these blog posts I’ll be posting about my recent art journal pages, classes and tutorials, cards I’m posting for sale, and my adventures along the way.

So without further ado, here is my very first journal page I ever created.

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I had just returned from a trip that really encouraged me to cherish every single memory.  So with a tiled green paper, some mod podge, and Tim Holtz Vintage Warmth Distress Ink I created a weathered background.

I used a stamp from Stampendous on ivory cardstock, then tore it up, and distressed it, before mod podging it onto the back ground.  The ‘Cherish’ letters I got from stickers in a paper stack, and stuck them onto one inch punched ivory cardstock, inked with Wild Honey distress ink.  Then I created some tags, and used famous landmark stamps I had to create the essence of travel.  The ‘Every’ tag was made with Fiskars stamp, and colored with Copic Markers.  Finally, the postcard was stamped with a Bo Bunny stamp, and the ‘memory’ was stickers from the same paper stack as ‘Cherish’.

The twine was from American Crafts.  I glued that down with mod podge as well.  I used the twine to try to lead the viewers eye around the page and tie both pages together.   All in all, this page was a lot of fun to create, and means a lot to me.

I’d love to hear about your first art journal page, and what inspired it.