Happy Easter

As it is Easter this weekend I was inspired to create an art journal page to wish all of you who celebrate – a very Happy Easter!

I started by applying diluted Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the page by stamping the pad onto an acrylic block and picking the ink up with a wet paintbrush. Then I sprinkled on some Leaf Green Colourfast Brusho powder and spritzed it with water to watch the colours burst onto the page. I used a stencil by Dutch Doobadoo Masks to add a dot design using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and a circle design using Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I also added Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using a star stencil from Creative Stencils and then stamped a Script stamp by Kaisercraft using black Archival Ink. Next I edged the page with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and a blending tool and splattered the whole page with white and black DecoArt acrylic paint. The eggs and flowers are made from felt and are stuck to the page using a UHU glue pen and glue dots. I drew lines on the page for the stems and then covered them with either strips of black gems or black border Glitterations stickers. I also added some little black flower stickers and the words “smile” and “fun” which are stickers from Sandylion Sticker Designs and stamped some leaves from Hampton Art using black Archival Ink. To finish, I fussy cut a “Happy Easter” banner which I recycled from an advertising leaflet, backed it with white card, edged it with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and stuck it to the page using double-sided tape.

Continuing the Easter theme, here are some of the little chicks and eggs that are adorning my seasonal window (grin!)

There are about 24 chicks adorning the branches – aren’t they cute!

Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

Over at Moo Mania and More the theme is Happy Easter so I’m pleased to join in the fun and wish you all a Happy Easter!

I’m pleased to be able to join the lovely Rosie from Rosie’s Bastelwelt who is hosting the Spring challenge over at Art Journal Journey with my colourful springtime Easter page.

I enjoyed using stamping and stencilling to create this page so I’m also happy to join the Stencils & Masks challenge over at The Artistic Stamper.

I’m also joining the Use a stencil and Three Mediums challenge over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge as I used stencils and at least three mediums which included Distress Inks, Brushos and Acrylic paints to create my Happy Easter page.

I’m also joining the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday challenge as I used a fun inking technique layering the different Distress Inks using stencils and a blending tool to create my colourful Easter art journal page.

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:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry)
  • Colourcraft Brusho Colours (Leaf Green)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White, Black)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Derwent Graphik Line Marker (Black 0.8mm)
  • Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art A5 (Geometric Tiles)
  • Creative Stencils Craft Essentials (MAOB0004 – Stars)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamp (Script CS752)
  • Hampton Art Bella Blvd cling mounted rubber stamps (Surf & Turf ICO226
  • Advertising leaflet
  • White card
  • Poundland (Design Gems 175751)
  • Docrafts Papermania Glitterations Stickers (Black Border ANT8181015)
  • Sandylion Sticker Designs Kelly Panacci (Stitches & Borders KSCB102)
  • Aldi (Easter Collection Bonnet Accessories 25099751)
  • Home Bargains (Decorative Sticks 38352)
  • Wilko (Sticky Dots)
  • UHU Glue Pen
  • The Range double-sided foam tape
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46 thoughts on “Happy Easter

  1. Your Easter page is magical dear Jo! WOW! And I love your beautiful decoration !
    Thank you so much for this awesome Easter greetings for us!
    I am so pleased to see you joining Art Journal Journey once again and you also make us happy at Moo Mania & More with your link to us there!
    I wish you a blessed Easter Celebration!
    Hugs,
    Susi

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  2. Its a gorgeous happy Easter journal page Jo. The colours look so bright and cheerful.
    Your seasonal window decoration is fantastic, the chicks look so sweet on the branches.
    Happy Easter wishes Jo to you and your family.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. Hello dear Jo, what a cheerfully page, such fresh colors. I like it because it gives me good sense.
    Your Easter decoration looks also very nice, I like the little chicken. 😉
    Have Happy Easter
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  4. Your Easter page and greeting is really lovely Jo. Fabulous background – I love the fresh and happy colours which cheered up the grey rainy day we have here 🙂
    You always have such wonderful window displays for different occassions – love this one too!
    Sorry I am yet again behind… hope all ok with you.
    Happy Friday and Happy Easter.
    Gill xx

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    • Thanks so much Gill! Glad this page makes you happy as it makes me happy too …lol 😉. It was cloudy this morning and now the sun is shining – lovely 😁. All is ok here, me and hubby are both better after the flu and my dad is doing well, thank you 😀. Wishing you and yours a Happy Friday and Happy Easter too! J 😊 x

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  5. Happy Easter to you Jo. I enjoyed the colors and spring feel of your page. Spring is the start of a new season-we hope- this year! The felt pieces really look nice on your pretty background. And your window looks ready for spring and Easter. I like those little chicks. They are cute. Hope your holiday weekend is warm and spring like and mostly-NO cold weather. Hugs-Erika

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  6. I really love all the patterns and colors in this background. It reminds me of Easter eggs and spring. I struggle with using stickers in my art and wish I could use up my stash but I stink at it. But I love how you used stickers on your page. They go perfectly with your background.
    Happy Easter,
    Kate

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  7. A bright and beautiful journal page a real celebration of colour this Easter. The addition of black really helps pop those bold colours right off the page!!. Love your seasonal window what a great idea!! Wishing you a blessed Easter and a wonderful weekend.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

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  8. Oh how happy and colourful this is! I’ve just read every word of how you made this and it makes me feel quite (artistically) giddy with all your exciting techniques. The background with the dots and stars and these wonderful colours makes my heart beat faster.
    The chicks are adorable – they must cheer you every time you catch sight of them.

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    • It is such a happy page, isn’t it! Thanks so much, I always enjoy looking back and reading how I created the pages so I’m glad you get the same “buzz” of excitement …lol 😉. Yes, those chicks make me smile everytime …lol 😀. I hope you had a lovely Easter and wishing you a great weekend! J 😊 x

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