Hope is a waking dream

I was inspired to create this page for the “Poetry in Motion” theme that I’m hosting at Art Journal Journey using my favourite colours, some pretty dream catchers and a wonderful quote by Aristotle:

“Hope is a waking dream”

I started by stencilling feather shapes using a grey Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker and London Fog Memento Ink with a blending tool. Then I added large splatters of pastel blue and green acrylic paints and also small splatters of black acrylic paint using a paint brush, letting each colour dry before applying the next. The silver feathers, small dots and diamond-shaped border are stickers by The Range and they are arranged on the background with strands of plasterboard/drywall tape that were left over from a previous project. To make the tags, I used three different sized tags by Docrafts Papermania and Poundland which I covered in layers of white, pastel blue and green acrylic paints using a brayer. Next I sprinkled the tags with a small amount of Ultramarine Colourcraft Brusho Crystal powder and spritzed it with water and just watched the magic as the colours burst into life. Then I added fine splatters of black acrylic paint to the tags using a paintbrush. Once the tags had fully dried, I used the same set of stickers by The Range to add the silver dream catcher and star images and I also added some sparkly hearts from Home Bargains and pale green paper flowers from Poundland using Ranger Glossy Accents. I outlined the holes of the tags using a silver metallic pen and then used double-sided foam tape to stick them to the page. The leaf is from The Handmade Paper Company and is dyed using the pastel green acrylic paint, I then placed it behind the small tag in the middle of the page using Glossy Accents. I made the sentiment using paper from a Design Pad by Craft Sensations and rub-on transfers by Royal & Langnickel, it is edged with a black Sharpie marker and stuck to the page using double-sided foam tape. Next I added a couple of larger pale green paper flowers using Glossy Accents which tied everything together and finished the page.

I’m also pleased to join the “Blues and Greens” theme over at Country View Challenge.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing a glass of water that I had at the hairdressers last week, it was served in the most amazing glass so I quickly took a picture to share with the T Gang – Happy T day! I think it looks a bit like a totem pole carving, what about you?

I’ve been overwhelmed with the participation and support shown for my theme over at Art Journal Journey, thank you! There are still a few days left to join in the fun by creating a page inspired by a poem, saying or quote. I hope to see you there!

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:

  • Aldi Script (Ready Mixed Paint – Pastels)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black, White)
  • Colourcraft Brusho Colours (Ultra Marine)
  • Tsukeniko Memento Ink (London Fog)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
  • Script Metallic Pen (Silver)
  • Brayer Ranger (Small 2¼ inches)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection Tags (Elements- Wood PMA 174318)
  • Poundland (Die Cut Tags 117106)
  • Craft Sensations Design Pad (Vintage Glory 154878)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Sentiments (Positive Quotes #ROY-554 Rub-on)
  • The Handmade Paper Company (Nature’s Touch Art)
  • Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
  • Poundland (Gem Florettes 117128)
  • 151 Adhesives Plasterboard & Drywall Tape
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

52 thoughts on “Hope is a waking dream

  1. wow jo.your dreamcatcher page is amazing,love how you created the blues tags on your page,looks so peacefull,and the soft green leaves in your backround is so beautiful 🙂
    the qoute from aristoteles is lovely and perfect for your page 🙂
    wishing you a happy rest week,dear jo !


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  2. LOVE the dream catcher page…..my favorite colors…….and I am a huge dream catcher fan!!
    I would have taken a picture of that water glass too….*grin*
    Haven’t gotten my T-day post finished yet, but I’ll say Happy T-day while I’m here LOL!!

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  3. Great images and colours, its a gorgeous page Jo.
    The tags look so beautiful against the background.
    It does look so peaceful to the eye and I can imagine the dream catchers moving in a gentle breeze.
    Its a great glass of water, the face has a Tribal look to me, perhaps African or Polynesian
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Jo your dream catcher page is just brilliant-love the feathers and composition of your lovely page!
    The spatters, floating feathers and flowers really make the page magical and dreamy.
    And what a cool looking glass-I have never seen anything like it. TFS and happy T day!


  5. What a beautiful delicate page. Just perfect for ephemeral dreams to be caught in the dream catchers. Thanks for picking such a great challenge this month. I like how it made me think and read a little poetry. 🙂 And yes, that is really one cool glass. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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    • Thanks a lot, that’s very kind of you! I’m so glad you enjoyed the challenge this month and I loved reading all the quotes and poems as well 😁. Thanks for joining in the fun with me, it is much appreciated and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊


  6. A wonderful spread with a lovely dreamy feel, love those dream catchers and beautiful soft colours! I am always so impresessed wiith how you list all the things you used so carefully! I never seem to know or remember where most of the items I use come from – you must be a very tidy crafter! …

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    • Thanks so much! I’m not very tidy when I’m actually crafting but I do keep the materials I use in a fun so if I want to add more of anything to the page it’s right at my finger tips …lol 😀. Hope you made having a lovely time in China, wishing you happy travels! J 😊


  7. this page is my absolute favorite of yours so far i think… i love everything native american and my Kids always had dream catchers in their rooms… love the way you made the tags, great stencils and stickers! and the “totem pole glass” fits perfectly to the theme;)
    happy t-day!

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  8. I can’t believe you created those dream catchers. I thought they were mini dream catchers you had purchased. The feathers were stunning, but the entire entry was out of this world.
    You have done a fabulous job hosting AJJ this month. I was more than impressed with all your art, and even though it took me awhile to “get it,” I loved everything you created. For being a first time host, you did an excellent job. I’m super impressed, but I always am impressed with your journal pages.
    That glass of water was fabulous. I agree that it really DOES look like a totem pole. I was most impressed, because MY hairdresser doesn’t give me water. Lucky you.
    Thanks for sharing your incredible dream catcher journal page, and your glass of totem inspired water with us for T this Tuesday.
    Off topic:
    I realize Lisca gave us “sod” but I have another, different use
    English: disgust, contempt
    American: a type of grass/turf grown, then cut, especially for starting a new lawn

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    • Thanks so much, that is very kind of you! I have enjoyed hosting AJJ and visiting everyone this month, everyone’s entries have been amazing and although the month is drawing to the end I still have a couple of posts for my theme yet …lol 😉. It’s quite normal to have a tea or coffee at hairdressers here too, but it was a hot day so cold water it was …lol 😁. I do hope that you are feeling much better, wishing you a Happy T Day! J ! 😊


  9. You always make such wonderful emotionally pages Jo – this one is no exception! I am in love with every detail of this brilliant lyrical and soulful page – the soft coloration and all the perfectly fitting details – absolutely gorgeous!!!
    You have encouraged all the participants to make amazing entries this month! Thank you very much for your wonderful theme and all your magnificent entries and for leaving such lovely comments for everyone . You just were a brilliant hostess! THANK YOU so much!!!
    What a special glass – great! I have to see the hairdresser as well soon – but at mine aren’t such special glasses used….Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

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    • Thanks so much, that is such a lovely thing to say! I have really enjoyed hosting AJJ this month and your help and support has been invaluable dear Susi 😁. Although the month is drawing to the end, I still have a couple of posts to make, I thought I’d keep going right to the very end …lol 😉. I’ve had so much fun getting creative and I’ve been working on one of the pages throughout the month which I plan to post on Thursday 😁. Thanks again and Happy T Day! J 😊


  10. Wow! What a stunning page! Beautiful colours and such wonderful dreamcatchers! I wish I had had more time to take part but we are preparing for a trip away soon and have a lot to do!! That glass is fabulous for sure! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  11. Jo, that’s an absolutely gorgeous journal page! You have the neatest supplies. The Colourcraft Brusho Crystal powders and feather stencils have me intrigued. I watched a few videos about the powders. Wow! The tags stand out beautifully against the pale background.

    Yes,that is a cool glass – totem pole or maybe African mask design.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  12. A beautiful page Jo, gorgeous soft colours and I love the silver dreamcatchers. It’s a fabulous quote.
    That glass is amazing, looks like an African mask.
    Great page and wonderful photos in the previous post too. Looks like a great day.
    Avril xx

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  13. Your dreamcatcher page is beautiful. I love those colours.
    That glass is amazing. It reminds me of an African mask tha sombody brought me back from Africa many years ago. I had to put it in the cupboard as it gave me bad dreams (at the time).
    We are still travelling. At the moment though at our daughter’s house,and she is busy today, so I have time to spend at the computer.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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