You are my …

We attended our friend’s wedding this weekend and what an amazing time we had! The venue was perfect and the bride and groom looked stunning and it was wonderful to spend time with some of my dearest friends too. So I created a page to celebrate this magical day with one of my favourite quotes by E. E Cummings which reads

“You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars”.

Don’t forget that there is still another week to join the Add a Quote challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, it would be lovely to see you there!

I chose a blue and white colour palette to match the wedding invitation that we received; stamping Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean Distress ink pads onto the CD, spritzing with water and pressing the CD onto the page to leave an imprint. I did this several times to build up the intensity of the colour until I was happy. Next I used a star stencil to apply the two Distress Inks, again using a blending tool and then covered them with a thin layer of white gesso to dull the colour and push the star design into the background. I used black Archival Ink and the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to add a planet and star constellation stamp from a stamp set called Stargazer by Kaisercraft, layering the images to add more depth and interest. Then I drew around the CD using a black Uni Pin marker outlining the CD imprints and added a sun stamp from the same stamp set using the Chipped Sapphire ink again. Next I added some silver circles and stars which are outline stickers and outlined them all using a black Uni Pin marker, which took quite a while (grin!). The quote by E.E. Cummings is also from the same Stargazer stamp set and is stamped onto some blue design paper using black Archival Ink. I cut it out and edged it with one of the silver outline stickers and stuck it in place using double-sided foam tape. To finish, I added some clear jewel gems in varying sizes to the silver circle and stars to add a little sparkle.

The venue was so pretty with the old barn buildings and pretty gardens! I even cried a tear at the ceremony as it was so beautiful with the vows they had prepared especially for each other and with the fabulous violinists playing romantic music and also the personalised readings – it was truly amazing!

You could tell the bride had planned the wedding well, as there were so many thoughtful details that we discovered throughout the day including sweets “Take a little, eat a lot, enjoy these treats, we tied the knot” …

… flip flops “Here’s a little treat for your dancing feet” and blankets “To have and to hold incase you are cold”.

We decided to enjoy the day and company rather than take too many photos, but as T Stands for Tuesday is celebrating its 5th Anniversary here’s a fun photo of someone’s red wine (grin!). There was quite a drink selection on offer – iced water, gin and elderflower tonic (my choice – yum!), beers (hubby’s choice – yum!), champagne and a selection of white, rosé and red wines. We were also served tea and coffee if you would prefer –  Happy 5th Anniversary T Day wishes!

Maybe you will join me in a little dance around the fountain too (grin!) …

… and in case you are wondering here is my sun, my moon and all of my stars; we had such a wonderful time!

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:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris from Pearshapedcrafting, who is hosting the Arts for Art’s Sake challenge over at Art Journal Journey as I had fun using my new Kaisercraft stamp set and also experimenting by using the CD as a stamp.

Inspired by my dearest friends, I’m also joining the Get Sentimental challenge over at A Vintage Journey with my Art Journaling and Mixed Media Style page.

I’m also pleased to join Fashionable Stamping Challenges and their Use inks anyway you want challenge as I used inks and stamping to create this art journal page.

With the silver accents and sparkly gems, I’m also pleased to join Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Add A Little Sparkle 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 (Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.2mm)
  • CD – old
  • Creative Stencils Craft Essentials (Stars MAOB0004)
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Stargazer CS327)
  • Poundland Design Pad (Pure Frozen CRO701/16P4)
  • Starform Outline Stickers (Silver Circles 1144)
  • Crelando Relief Sticker Set (12 Sheets IAN289011)
  • The Works (Jewel Stickers)
  • The Range double-sided foam tape
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68 thoughts on “You are my …

  1. What an amazing journal page. It is so lovely with the cool tones you used and the moon and stars message. e. e. cummings had it right, didn’t he? And your interpretation of that quote is truly poignant. It’s also a fabulous entry for Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    Your friend also had a lot of attention to detail, from the sweets table to the dancing feet relief. I would have felt pampered, so I can only imagine what you and the other guests felt. Of course, the bottle of wine and glass sitting on the mushroom was the perfect T Tuesday photo. Thank you for sharing your journal page, photos from the wedding, and the bottle of wine with us for T this Tuesday.

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    • Thank you! I love these new stamps and thought they would be perfect to use for Chris’ theme 😁. I use to work with my dear friend and we are similar in that we both pay attention to the details …lol 😉. Sending you happy T Day wishes! J 😊 x

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  2. Wow looks like a very special wedding plus good times for the guests. Love the setting and the photo of you two
    Beautiful art page to remember the day.
    Happy T;s 5th birthday
    Hugs Kathy

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  3. Your journal page is just-well- out of this world:):) It is beautiful! And wow what a really gorgeous wedding from the sound and look of it. The couple really did tend to all the details, and it looks like such a wonderful and quaint setting. You and your sun, moon and stars make a brilliant looking couple. Happy T day!

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  4. This page is so beautiful dear Jo and so is the whole posting ! I am thrilled about the lovely photos of you and hubby and I am glad you had such a nice celebration at your freinds wedding! The bride really prepaired all so well for the event! Great!
    Thank you very much for joining Chris’ Art for Art’s sake theme again! Thank you so much for your support of the challenge my friend!
    Happy T-Day and 5th T-Day Anniversary!
    Big hugs,
    Susi

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    • Thank you so much dear Susi! It was one of the best weddings I’ve been too and we had such a wonderful time 😁. I’m just trying to catch up on everyone’s blogs and comments now …lol 😉. I hope you had a very Happy T Day and wishing you a lovely weekend my friend! J 😊 x

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  5. A wonderful post to read., with a beautiful journal page at the beginning. I love your colour combination and the quote.
    It was lovely to see the photos of you and your hubby at the wedding, which seems so special for not just the bride and groom but for their guests as well.
    Happy T day anniversary wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. How lovely to read your post, lovely photos of you and your husband and the little treats at the wedding, so much thought must have gone into every little thing. I like the sound of Gin and elderflower tonic water as I love the cordial in lemonade, very refreshing!
    Happy Tuesday
    Jan xx

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  7. Jo you and hubby look fantastic ! And it looks like you had a fabulous time. What a wonderful way to display the drink for the T party… on a mushroom!!! I love that quote too ! Someone said that to me i’d just melt.. lol Your Journal page is a beautiful tribute to the wedding. Your Journal pages always delight and inspire. Happy 5th Anniversary T day Hugs! deb

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  8. What a sweet post, Jo. The page and quote are lovely. The wedding looked very special. What a thoughtful bride. I love all the little extras she planned. I had a tear in my eye when I read your last sentence.

    Happy 5th T-day Birthday! Hugs, Eileen

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    • Thank you Eileen! The wedding was amazing and so well planned, I’m just playing catch up on everyone’s comments now …lol 😁. The last sentence had that effect on my hubby too 😉. Happy 5th T Day Birthday wishes too! J 😊 x

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  9. Wow! I love how you made this page Jo and it is perfect for Art For Arts Sake, Thank you for your support once again! The quote you used is wonderful! I can imagine the wedding was lovely – a great setting and such lovely thoughtfulness in the planning! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  10. Your journal page is gorgeous Jo, I love how you used the CD to make those beautiful marks and the way you carried the circles through your design. The quote is so perfect to remember a wonderful day! Thanks so much for joining in our Get Sentimental challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  11. They really did plan the wedding, well. It sounds like their guests enjoyed it, especially you and your sun, moon, all your stars. Great quote and page by the way! Thank you for a great post! Happy 5th T Day Anniversary!

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  12. Your page is so perfect with that quote. I’ve never seen items like that at a wedding. So thoughtful and so much better than 5 Jordan almonds wrapped in tulle (an Italian tradition). Your wedding attire is very pretty. Nice pic of you and your Hubby. Happy T Day

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    • I love this quote and it was the bestest of weddings! I had candied almonds wrapped in tulle at my wedding which was such a long time ago …lol 😉. Thank so much, that is very kind! Happy T Day wishes! J 😊 x

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  13. A beautiful quote for a beautiful day, what an amazing venue and attention to detail from the bride herself, I adore Weddings like these… sigh.!! Looks like you had a blast Jo with your wider than ever smile.
    Thank you for sharing you super journal page & Happy Belated T Day, i’m sure it was most enjoyable.
    Creative Hugs and wishes Tracey xx

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  14. That is a gorgeous venue. I can see why you were so inspired to make such a cool page. I love the blues, and the star theme is really clever. I think you picked a wonderful quote and it is a clever way to represent a wedding. You and your husband look very cute together in your wedding outfits. Glad it was a fun time and glad you shared it with us. I just wondered if you tried those dancing shoes at all? Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  15. hi jo,your blue stars page are amazing,love it 🙂 love the circles and the stars .the quote is beautiful.
    you and your hubby looks so happy ,iam glad you had a wonderful wedding day together,the outfitst so beautiful 🙂
    thank for sharing with us.
    wishing you and your hubby a wonderful week,dear jo ! 🙂

    hugs jenny

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  16. A stunning page to start with Jo, and how could you not enjoy a wedding at such a beautiful place, and with all of those lovely treats too! Lovely photos of you both!
    Hope you’re having a great week,
    Alison xxx

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  17. I adore how your pages commemorate a special event…a wonderful way to remember the day! Beautiful piece you’ve created, and love the photos. Very sweet details that the bride provided for the wedding guests…the flip flops are awesome! You and your hubby are adorable together…a great photo and you look so lovely! Happy Belated T day! ♥

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  18. You and your hubby look wonderful! Weddings can be so fun when you are able to relax and enjoy. So many sweet ideas they had made up for the guests. I love the setting where the wedding took place. Very quaint and picturesque.
    Your journal spread is the perfect commemoration, Your choice of color palette and the stars and twinkle are all beautiful, Jo!
    Happy Tea Day a Day Late,
    Kate

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  19. What a beautiful journal page. I can look at that forever. I love the blue/white and the quote and the details that refer to the bride. Stunning!
    And it looks like a really fantastic wedding. Beautiful setting in the barn.I love all those little details, especially the blankets. Such a kind thought. (On more than one occasion I have had to leave early at a do because I was freezing in my flimsy dress.)
    You look great in your ‘posh frock’. And the photo with you and hubby is lovely. Thanks for the wine, that was perfect for our T-party.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca
    Sorry I’m late. I always have problems with your website, so I leave it ’till last. I don’t seem to be able to get to the comment section. I click on several things, I re-load a few times and muck about. And then all of a sudden the comments pop up (and I have no idea what I have done to get them!)

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  20. What a beautiful and happy post Jo to clebrate your dear friends marriage.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.
    Your page is stunning, as always – love the colours, imagery and lovely quote.
    Many congrats to the happy couple – the wedding venue looked so amazing and romantic.
    Bet those blankets weren’t needed with the weather the way it is here 🙂
    Have a lovely day… Gill xx

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  21. A fabulous journal page Jo, love the idea of using the inky CDs. A great idea to use the colours of the Wedding Invitation and there’s lots of lovely stamping on there too, along with that lovely quote.
    Looks like you all had a lovely day.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Avril x

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  22. I not only love your artwork, but I also enjoy your posts that tell such great stories through your words and photography! Your blog is indeed a feast for the eyes! I also really love how your project turned out. The arrangement of the circular elements is simply perfect and the shades of blue you achieved make this project so refreshing and energetic at the same time. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  24. Yes, I’m REALLY late, but couldn’t pass up this opportunity to say congratulations on being one of our Pinworthies at A Vintage Journey last month! What a gorgeous tribute to this fabulous event! I so enjoyed your photos, too! A wonderful celebration, indeed! Hugs!

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