Thursday, October 18, 2018

Art Journal - You Really Measure Up

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I am sharing another page from my Art Journal - as I have said before, we are all on a journey, whether it is art, faith, health or something else. I was inspired to journal when I created the Mixed Media project using some of the Spellbinders Seth Apter Collection - you can see the post HERE.

This page is very simple, not a lot of layers, which I usually love, but lots of added details.  The background has been stamped using a gorgeous butterfly background stamp by Penny Black Inc. using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.  

It has then been coloured using the Crayon Resist Technique where I have coloured parts of the butterfly using White Crayon and then sponged over the stamped background using coloured inks. Take a paper towel and buff the image to remove any ink off the white crayon.  I have randomly stamped postmarks and words using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk.

A few stamped ink splotches using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal and a few little 'additions' from my stash.  The sentiment is an older one from Crafty Secrets and has been trimmed, sponged around the edges with brown ink and adhered above the beautiful ribbon of large red roses - also from my stash - I believe it is from a RAK ( Random Act of Kindness).

Lastly I have cut red card stock using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die DLites Hearts Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and adhered to the journal page using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra I just love this journal created using recycled cardboard - I have great plans for it .... hope you join me and help me 'spread my wings' in this journey!! 

This project is linked to the following challenges:
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Lemon Shortbread Challeng - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Purple
Creative moments Challenge - Anything Goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Create your own Background
Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Always add an Animal

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Oh Linda this is fabulous - those roses are stunning. I love how you have coloured the butterflies and have added depth to the background with the layers of stamping

  2. Beautiful stamping and colouring for this delightful page . Thanks for sharing with us here at
    Good luck with your worthy entry and we hope to see more of your work soon .
    Shirley-Anne DT

  3. This is beautiful, what a lovely layout!

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Wonderful make… I love butterflies!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* Die Kreativtanten

  5. Wonderful butterflies. Like it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.
    Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#22 – Make your own background}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#22 – Anything goes}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#53 – Autumn / Halloween}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  6. This is such a beautiful card with so many pretty details.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

    October 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

  7. Lovely card! What a great technique and you put it all together so beautifully! So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

  8. Very sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  9. Lovely journal page.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Rijacki's Workshop
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. Great journal page. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Feminine" challenge.

  11. Wow very lovely! Thank you for participating in our Createful Heart Design challenge!

    Mary Owner/Designer of http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/

  12. Beautiful make thank you so much for entering this months challenge at http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/
    Good luck
    Fiona DT x

  13. A lovely project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use purple” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, I had been away on holidays and couldn’t comment earlier …


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