Raggy doll magic moment!

Yes another Raggy doll journal page! This time a page for me!

The prompt was something to do with interpreting lyrics from a song which had me stumped because my favourite lyrics to a song are honesty by Billy Joel but had no idea how to use that in a page.

So instead went for a rummage through old sheet music and found Magic Moments by Burt Bacarach. Might be cheesy but I do like this song.

So here was my starting point. I used the sheet music as the base and cut it to size. Added some gesso and then some colours onto using a roller.

I used some silver paint to stamp the stars down the right hand side and then roughly rolled some down the left.

Next up I used the lid of the paint tube and the end of the tube to make some marks randomly on the page.


I added the title of the music back in and then distressed the page using Black soot distress ink. Then I used a scrap of card from which I had punched a leaf branch and used as a stencil to push silver and black paint through along the bottom of the page.

I then hunted through my stamps for a feature image as I didn’t have one in mind. I found the hot air balloon stamp and thought it was a lovely image I could use, imagining that a hot air balloon ride would be fairly magical as moments go!!! I stamped it out several times onto Whisper White cardstock and used Pacific Point & Melon Mambo ink and aqua painters to colour them.


Then it was time to cut them out and layer up the one in the foreground with some dimensional foam pads and curving the cardstock round. I stuck them to the page and then added some more distress ink to blend them into the page a little more. I also added a little glossy accents to the balloon baskets to give them some texture. At this point I decided the background needs something else to turn it into a sky… So found a simple cloud outline stamp and stamped it in Versamark and then heat embossed with white detail powder. This was not exactly easy as I hadn’t exactly waited for all the layers to dry and also as the paper was quite fragile there is a distinct burn mark in one place as I held my heat gun a little too close… But you know what, I have learnt to love these little ‘creative features’ in art journaling! So different from the clean approach to card making and scrapbooking I take!


So now it it time to think about words … Well I usually find a quote or poem or something by the power of google … But I knew what I needed to write on this page … So using a silver marker and black paper I created the phrase and stuck it on! Perfect for how I feel about my Raggy doll sisters!


All that was left was to affix it to some scrapbooking paper ready for when we swap pages and then bind our journals together!


I did add some more distressing once it was on the paper just to make it all come together more.

Such fun creating these and actually finished my two UFO’s for January as I had pledged! Horrah!

Happy crafting!


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