Captured Moments

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new theme for the next two weeks is Stencil, Die Cuts or Both. I decided to have some fun and use both of these to create my Captured Moments art journal page!

I hope you will join in the fun too and for further inspiration why not check out the wonderful creations of my fellow Design Team over at Try it on Tuesday!

To start I lightly rubbed an ink pad of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink vertically down the page and spritzed it with water to give a washed out effect. For my stencils I chose a fleur-de-lis design which I applied using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a blending tool and also a Shabby Diamond stencil using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, again using a blending tool. I also stamped a Script stamp by Kaisercraft using Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I left quite a lot of white space in my background to showcase some lovely fabric and papers that I added next. So with the background complete, I added a strip of fabric to the page using a UHU glue pen. Then I selected a Spellbinders die cut set and used my Big Shot machine to cut out some circular shapes from the same fabric which I had backed with card, and I also die cut some dark brown, pink dotted and grey-brown patterned papers. I edged all the paper pieces with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and arranged them on the page using a UHU Stic and then I layered the fabric die cut pieces on top. I added some pearl embellishments and a circular image of a pretty lady which is a sticker from Graphic 45. To finish, I added two lace butterflies which are stuck in place using a UHU glue pen, some pearls and a “Captured Moments” die cut using double-sided foam tape.

This page reminds me of a beautiful chandelier glass lamp that we saw at our local auction room Gerrards, and I think the pretty lady on my art journal page may have owned one like this. I was very tempted to purchase it myself but in the end refrained as pink really doesn’t match any of the rooms in our house.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m also sharing this array of pretty china teacups which were also for sale at the auction rooms. As I write this post I’m thinking that I shouldn’t go to the auction rooms so often, it’s far too tempting, don’t you think (grin!). Wishing you all a very Happy T Day!

If you are looking for my post featuring the Flora and Fauna challenge over at Art Journal Journey that I am hosting this month, please click here.


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, 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:

As I included the flower designs and lace butterflies on my page I’m pleased to join Art Journal Journey where I’m hosting the Flora and Fauna challenge this month; it would be great to see you there!

I’m pleased to be able to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Time Out challenge with my Captured Moments art journal page.

I’m also pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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 (Hickory Smoke, Shabby Shutters, Ground Espresso)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia B 175)
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Script CS752)
  • Spellbinders Die Cutting Set (Unknown)
  • The Works M&C Boutique (Fabric Roll)
  • Poundland Design Pad (Urban Style CR0701/16PL2, Pretty Pastels CR0701/PL1)
  • The Works M&C Boutique (Design Block)
  • The Works M&C Boutique (4 Crochet Butterflies)
  • Poundworld (Pearl Embellishments U-80929)
  • Home Bargains Sticker Mania (Gel Stone Stickers 74749)
  • UHU Stic
  • Docrafts Stick It! double-sided tape
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

56 thoughts on “Captured Moments

  1. What a wonderful journal page, spot on for the season as the sun is shining here today, birds chirping and the flowers pointing their little faces towards blue skies.
    Look forward to seeing more of natures beauty this month.
    Creative Hugs Tracey x

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  2. Your journal page could be a business card for an antique shop. Captured moments. To me the lady image you used looks like a bride. Bet she got that beautiful lamp for a wedding gift. And she would have a lovely selection of china tea cups to entertain her friends at tea. I think I would have found it difficult to pass by the tea cups at the auction house, especially the dark blue and white one in the lower left corner. Happy T Day!

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    • Thanks so much! You are right she does look like a bride and it’s lovely to think that she received the lamp as a wedding gift 😁. The teacups are beautiful, aren’t they and I think I would have had to sit on my hands when the bidding started …lol 😉. Happy T Day! J 😊 x


  3. Wow Jo. You really caught the feel of those gorgeous tea cups with your journal page. I like the little bits of lace- the fact that the lace is like butterflies really adds some lightness. 🙂 I am looking forward to your new theme at AJJ too. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Hugs-Erika

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    • Thank you Erika! As I didn’t buy the pieces I thought a journal page to remember them would be fun …lol 😉 I was really inspired by the pretty fabric that I used to create the page too. Hope you are having a wonderful day too! Happy T Day! J 😊 x


  4. Such a lovely page. It seems to capture the auction experience you had too. I would have absolutely no place to put that lamp but I might have bid on it at auction anyhow. That’s how I end up with things stored in boxes, haha.

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  5. Your art page is just lovely-even more so after seeing your inspiration I love the lamp-very unique I have learned if I love something and can afford it I grab it as i usually regret it later if I don’t. for myself I don’t worry all that much about color matching as I can usually find a spot-but that’s me.
    what a wonderful assortment of tea cups-would be hard to choose.
    My friend Barbara surprised me and photo shopped my bison photo-wow what a difference I need to check that out. Happy T Day Kathy

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    • Thank you Kathy! I know what you mean although luckily this time I don’t regret that I didn’t buying it …lol 😉. You friend Barbara is so kind to Photoshop your bison photo, she is so lovely and often visits my blog too! Happy T Day! J 😊 x

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  6. Oh i know what you mean.. I have to go to those sales with a very definite amount of money i’m willing to spend.. I just can’t go willie nillie.. and like you said alot of things i like just don’t go with the decor in my house… I have a thing for Tiffany lights even the fake look alike ones.. are so pretty.. lol I have one over my kitchen table but do i really need more?? noooo but i’m drawn to them and always end up ooooing and aaahhhing… lol Such a pretty Journal page Jo.. The lady in the center is just perfect! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  7. i think today the lace butterflies are the icing on the top of your Journal page. and you Chose a wonderful theme for ajj, i think i will participate this month, too. i can understand These auctions are tempting, oh my… awesome stuff! but good you resisted knowing the Color wouldn´t match at your home interior!
    have a great may and lots of fun at ajj! and for today: happy t-day!

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  8. Its a gorgeous page Jo, it looks so feminine and i do wonder about the beautiful lady, she has a lovely smile, what is she thinking.
    I loved those tea cups,, its so sad things like this end up in auction rooms, I think i may have been tempted to buy them.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    • Wow, thanks for stopping by all my posts and your lovely comments 😀. I really enjoy creating vintage style pages and this one was extra special with the lovely fabric and lace. Happy T Day! J 😊 x


  9. I adore this beautiful spread, and I adore the idea it fits both TioT’s theme and your hosting theme at Art Journal Journey. Vintage never had it so good. It’s a wonderful page, and if we didn’t know it specifically featured stencils and die cuts, I would never have guessed. You camouflaged it perfectly.

    That’s a lovely lamp, but like you, I am color driven, and each room in my house has a definite primary color. And even though most of my furniture is from the 1880s to 1900, that lamp is a bit too syrupy and ornate for me. The tea cups and saucers, on the other hand, are fabulous. If only I had a place to display beauties like that.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous journal page, which included your theme at Art Journal Journey (oh those fantastic butterflies) along with the gorgeous tea cups and saucers with us for T this Tuesday. I’m loving these photos today.

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  10. I am totally in awe of this beautifulbpage. Your style is so perfect and beautiful , I am always thrilled about your pages and posts as you already know! I’really love these photos!
    This tea cups and saucers are just fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing two of your fabulous journal pages today – wish you a wonderful evening and looking forward to all the inspiration and all the pages of the girls this month. I am sure AJJ folk will love your theme and will be pleased with our host this month♥♥♥
    Hugs, Susi

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    • Thanks very much dear Susi! I’m thrilled by all the lovely comments about this month’s theme over at AJJ and all the amazing pages that have been linked so far, including yours 😉. Wishing you a hapoy new week and I hope you are having a lovely time with your family! J 😊 x


  11. What a wonderful journal page. I love that strip of fabric. That just made it.
    It’s good that we haven’t any auction houses near us. I’d be there buying stuff I don’t have room for. I must admit that lamp is gorgeous. Too refined for me though. It would fit in a ladies’ boudoir I imagine (belonging to the pretty lady in your page).
    Happy T-Day,

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  12. Wonderful page, Jo. I saw it featured at TIOT earlier today. Wow – the DT outdid itself this time!

    The tea cups and saucers at the auction are lovely. I would admire them, but not be tempted since I don’t drink tea (grin).

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  13. Such a lovely page, Jo! I especially like the lace butterflies. Also, I absolutely love the lamp with pink. I wouldn’t have cared about the color not matching my decor. I use what I like and call it “eclectic”. 🙂

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  14. Another gorgeous page Jo and love how you got the inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

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  15. wow,such are amazing page,dear jo 🙂
    Love all embelishment of your page,the white lace butterfly give your page a romantic style,love this a lot! 🙂
    wishing you a nice day,dear jo ! 🙂

    hugs jenny

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  16. Those teacups are so beautiful! They would indeed be hard to resist, but surely there’s always room for another tea cup or two. Or three. Or…. 😉

    I missed T Tuesday completely this week, but Wednesday is worth celebrating, too lol So Happy Wednesday! 🙂

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  17. Here is another page that I have missed! Love the colors you choose!!
    Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp MOnday challenge! Please forgive me if this comment is way later than the challenge you joined in, but i had internet issue. I still wanted to thank you though for playing along with us and to let you know I appreciate your project!
    Have a gorgeous week!

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