Art Alchemy paints, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz

Blue nature art journal page

Today I have an art journal page to share that I made a few weeks ago…

I added some distress stain onto some mixed media cardstock and then added texture paste through a Claritystamps stencil. I then added plenty of stamping and more ink around the edges.

I then added the sentiment to some scraps of bookprint.

I love the depth to the layers.

Next I added a tag I made separately using distress stains onto a canvas tag and then added another layer of tag which I used distress oxides to add colour and then added the stamping.

I added this to black cardstock to frame it and then found a page in my journal to add it to. I added some blue paint to the background with a baby wipe to add it like a wash.

Really happy with how this came out. Love all the layers and the how the different colours combined. And for those interested… here is the video of how I made it.

Originally this was supposed to be for a swap but the swap didn’t happen so happy to have this artwork for myself.

Happy crafting !


Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!


Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, YouTube video

The other part to the circle journal

Earlier this week I shared the page I made in Marie’s journal… well I had to do both sides of the envelope so today I am sharing what I did with the other side. I also have an apology for the wobbly video as I kept bashing the camera! Ooops.

Anyway… check out the video here to see the process…

And here is the final piece…

Absolutely love this … and the fact it is such a contrast to the other side of the envelope. This side was a much softer page and more about nature and flowing … the other side more graphic and edgy…. which do I prefer? Neither and that is the joy of art journalling… Everything can be different and take you in a different direction and style.

Here is a close up of the yummy textures and colours…

Happy crafting!


Gummiapan, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown

Pink heart inchies

A quick post to share the inchies I made for UK stampers forum as today has been a bit busy doing shopping, gift wrapping and ironing… so it’s time to share something pre prepared!  

I painted the card with metallic pink paint and then stamped the pattern using a Lin Brown Paperartsy stamp. Then I added copper thread and the heat embossed and fussy cut Gummiapan heart. 

They are soooooooo cute! 

Happy crafting!


Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - JOFY

UK stampers atc swap 

Today has been an odd day … with a poorly princess and IT issues.  So I am glad of having a prepared blog post today!  This month over at UK stampers forum the ATCs for the swap have to be red and green so I made these three using paperartsy stamps. 

The background is a mix of two stampin up inks… mossy meadow and gumball green and is mixed media cardstock and a strip of bookprint adhered too. Then I added some stamping using a Jofy alphabet stamp and some red paint.  I also stamped the Lin Brown leaf in red paint and fussy cut it. 

I added some green ribbon for texture and then the leaf and some sequins for sparkle. 

Love how they came out. 

Happy crafting! 

Art Alchemy paints, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal

Claire’s Patwits circle journal page


Today some art journaling to share… this time in Claire’s Patwits circle journal which has safely arrived with the next recipient! 

She provided a piece of watercolour card and an envelope for us to decorate as we please but to include typography somewhere! 

Well I add book pages and some stamping which should meet the criteria! 

I started with a distress oxide background and chose yellows and browns for the main colours as I fancied doing a vintage style page.  I added lots of hot picks stamping in the background and then layered a few pieces of bookprint I had also added distress oxides to. 

The main feature I chose a Hot Picks hot air balloon and stamped it using archival onto bookprint and then added versamark and embossing powder all over to give it a waxy appearance and a glossy finish. 

I layered it up with some Angel hair to add texture. 

I added the whole panel to a piece of patterned paper that I added the embossing powder border to. I love the texture and colour this added. 

Finally I added Inktense pencil shading round the edge of the layers and the title stickers and some doodling. Oh and some added sparkle with some shimmer ink splats.

The envelope I went for a more organic finish. I added gesso and modelling paste with a palette knife and then stamped some Lin Brown stamps and used the fresco finish paints to add colour. I mainly painted with my fingers to blend it nicely.

I also added some of the Sparks paint and then the feature of the mini stamp which I stamped and then added the top layer by stamping onto a piece of cardstock I had painted the Sparks paint onto and then cut out the hand and pen image and layered it up.  I love how this came out. Simple but effective.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - Ellen Vargo stamps, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Paperartsy playing

I decided after the Lynne Perella play I shared the other day to make some more Paperartsy themed birthday cards.

This time I chose to play with Distress Oxides and the fun Ellen Vargo carved flowers.  I love the linocut appearance of these. 

I started with making two backgrounds… both different to each other but both fun to make. Then on a separate panel of cardstock I made the tags. The top one was a scrap of cardstock I had already painted with a layer of fresco finish paints and I decided to heat emboss the tag and the flower. The bottom one I did a watery layer of distress oxide using the same colours as the background.

I raised the tags on foam tape to give dimension and added some scraps of ribbon to the tags. 

Both sentiment and the tag shape are Emma Godfrey stamps. 

Happy crafting!