Beauty and the Beast

With my Birthday fast approaching, my hubby took me to the cinema to see the new live action Beauty and the Beast film as an early present. I loved the film and have been singing the songs ever since, so I created this page.

To represent the song lyrics and story, I stamped a Script stamp by Kaisercraft over the page using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink fading the image as it reached the bottom left hand corner by using secondary stamping. I then covered the whole page with a thin layer of white gesso to push the stamped image into the background. Choosing colours to depict the constant snowfall and candle glow from the castle scenes in the film, I diluted ink from a grey Faber-Castell Big Brush marker by scribbling it onto an acrylic block and spritzing it with water, I then pressed and dragged the block horizontally across the page. I repeated the same technique using Paris Dusk and Pottery Clay Memento Inks. Next I stencilled more diluted Pottery Clay ink with a blending tool using a Swoosh mask by Creative Expressions. I stamped tree branches and cogs on the top of the page using Docraft clear stamp sets and the Rich Cocoa ink, these link to the castle grounds and also to Cogsworth who is one of the enchanted characters. The cutlery, chains and other images are paper cut from a Vintage Classic Design Pad by The Works and I stuck them to the page using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. I added some sparkly swirls, dots and flowers using gold Glitterations outline stickers. Using the same stickers, I outlined a picture which I cut from the Cinema booklet and my cinema ticket which I coloured using Spectrum Aqua markers and stuck them to the page using a UHU Stic.  To finish I fussy cut a rose that I had stamped on some of the same Vintage paper using Burgundy and Moss Spectrum Aqua markers and coloured the image further by pulling some of the colour from the stamp outline using a wet paintbrush. All of these elements remind me of the cutlery, china and rose in the film.

As we were out at the cinema, I’m pleased to be able to join Yvonne from Meggy’s Way’s theme “Out and About” over at Art Journal Journey.

Our local cinema is independently run and not part of a chain. It is situated on the beach front and has 4 screens. It’s quite small, but with only 6 rows of seats, it has a great atmosphere, we really enjoyed the film. At less than half the price of a multi-plex screening, there is plenty left for popcorn!

To tie in with the film, my hubby surprised me with these lovely roses too! He knows how much I love the story; we have seen the animated film many times and we’ve even been to see the Broadway Musical when it came to London, which was amazing! My favourite song has to be “Little Town”, it’s the opening number in the film and I’m always singing the lines that Belle sings about her book:

“Oh, isn’t this amazing?
It’s my favourite part because — you’ll see
Here’s where she meets Prince Charming
But she won’t discover that it’s him
‘Til chapter three!”

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa. Paris Dusk, Potters Clay)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Desert, Slate, Burgandy, Moss)
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Script CS752)
  • Creative Expressions That Special Touch of Mica Masks (Swoosh)
  • Docrafts A6 clear stamp set (Build a Tree DCE907130)
  • Docrafts Creativity Essentials A5 clear stamp set (Steampunk DCE907125)
  • Unknown wood mounted rubber stamp (Rose)
  • The Works Design Pad (Classic Vintage CRO707/TW7)
  • Docrafts Papermania Giltterations (Gold Flowers ANT8181020)
  • Anita’s Giltterations (Frame Circle – Gold ANT8181028)
  • UHU Stic

38 thoughts on “Beauty and the Beast

  1. Your page is just charming – so beautiful – and your hubby is charming as well- beautiful roses!
    Glad you enjoyed the film, I hope to see it soon as well – you inspired me with your wonderful page!
    Thank you very much for another fantastic post and entry linked to the OUT and ABOUT theme at Art Journal Journey! I wish you a happy weekend.
    Happy Birthday to you♥♥♥♥
    Wish you all the best – celebrate !!!!

    oxo Susi

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    • We normally wait and watch at home too, I think my hubby knew that in this case I wouldn’t be able to … lol! It was the perfect birthday treat and the roses were such a lovely touch too, he’s so thoughtful 🙂 . Many thanks and wishing you a great start to the weekend! J 🙂

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  2. What an incredible journal page. It’s so romantic. I’ve never seen any Beauty and the Beast, but I can tell it is one of your favorites. I was so impressed with the page, because it makes me want to learn more about it, now.

    Small theaters have more atmosphere and appeal than the large multiplexes. Sounds like the perfect outing to compliment the movie.

    Those roses are incredible. Yellow roses were my grandmother’s favorite. Yours are so beautiful. Happy birthday a few days early. Gosh, that’s a shock for me, because I’ve been late for everything this month!

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  3. Its a gorgeous page and looks magical with all the wonderful images in the background. A great memory page. Thank you for adding another brilliant page to Ajj this month.
    It sounds like you had a fabulous day out and that small theatre sounds a lovely destination. The roses looked lovely as well and I hope when the day comes you have a very Happy Birthday.
    Yvonne xx

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    • Thanks so much Yvonne! I love the way this page turned out, it makes me so happy 🙂 . I was hoping it may stop me singing the songs everywhere I go, needless to say I think it only increased my singing … lol! I have really enjoyed your theme over at AJJ this month, thank you so much for being such a supportive and inspirational host! Wishing you a Happy Friday and have a great weekend! J 🙂


  4. You have so many fabulous details on your wonderful and romantic page Jo!!! Your journal pages are always very inspiring!
    The bouquet of roses looks precious!
    Here the movie premiere is March 17th, I am looking forward to seeing it. And l also think the animated film is super!
    Mar 🙂

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  5. What an amazing page. Its perfect for this story. I love how you have all those wonderful movie pieces like the tea pot and keys hanging from those chains. I still want to go see the film-maybe this weekend. Hope yours is fantastic. And if your birthday is this weekend I hope your special day is fantastic. Hugs-Erika

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    • Hope you get to see the film this weekend, I’d love to go and see it again and I can’t wait until it’s out on DVD 🙂 . My birthday is on Monday, thank you for the your lovely comments and birthday wishes! Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 🙂


  6. Lucky you Jo – I love that story so I’m waiting for the DVD as we tend to watch a lot of DVDs (over and over) instead of tv.. Your cinema sounds really fabulous… and what a lovely end to the day with the beautiful roses too – awww 🙂
    Your page is a real beauty – so soft and romantic and I love your background especially.
    I couldn’t help seeing that your birthday is Monday but perhaps you will be continuing some early celebrations over the weekend too – have a wonderful weekend ( I shall save my birthday wishes for now )…
    Gill xx (ps thank you for the kind comments on my post yesterday x)

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  7. The tiny cinema sounds delightful, how good that they have up-to-date films showing and how romantic of your husband to give you roses, what a treasure he is.
    The way you have added the cutlery and china is ingenious and I also like the way you used the brush marker and acrylic block to create background colour.
    As always I am so impressed by how you turn your memories into art.

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  8. I don’t know if you will get this message with it being two years but I absolutely love this. I’m making beauty and the beast name blocks for my little cousin for her birthday and was wonder if i’d be able to get right side of the page from you on a 8×11 size to be able to glue on a couple letters. again i don’t know if its possible and I don’t want to copy and paste your image and mess up the beauty of it by messing up the pixels.


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