Live a colourful life

In January we always start to fill our calendar with things to do during the year which are often the things that inspire my art journal pages (grin!). So to capture my excitement and happy feelings, I created this colourful page.

I started by covering the page with some music sheet pieces which were left over from another project using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. Once the gel medium was dry I scribbled Red Cherry, Watermelon, Mango, Peach, Guava, Kiwi and Lemon Faber-Castell Gelatos over the page and used my finger which I wet using a baby wipe to smudge and blend the colour. I used a Geometric Tiles stencil from Dutch Doobadoo to remove some of the gelato colour, using a baby wipe, to create the blocks of white circles. Then I stamped three different Gummiapan stamps using black Archival Ink to create my landscape of flowers; the stamps were Worn Rings 2, A Lot of Splats and Large Rudbeckia. To finish, I added the wording “Live a colouful life”, which is from a Kaisercraft sticker sheet, and outlined it with a black Sharpie marker.

There is so much that we are looking forward to this year: spring calls as we always enjoy visiting Lytham Hall to see the snowdrops.

At the start of summer we have the St. Anne’s Carnival to look forward to and then the summer ends with the St. Anne’s International Kite Festival.

In autumn there are the International Firework Championships.

Then, in winter we always enjoy the Victorian Festivals too!


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 Alison/Craftytrog and her Geometric Shapes challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the circles from the Geometric Tile stencil and Worn Ring stamp that I used to create my page.

Over at A Vintage Journey their challenge is Put Your Stamp On It  so I’m pleased to join this challenge too as I used quite a few stamps to create my happiness inspired colourful Mixed Media Style Art Journal page.

I’m also happy to be able to join the Landscapes/Cityscapes challenge over at Country View Challenges with my colourful landscape of flowers.

I enjoyed using all the stamping to create this page so I’m pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at The Artistic Stamper.

With the focal images being stamped, I’m also joining Fashionable Stamping Challenges and their Anything Goes challenge.

I’m also happy to join the Anything Goes + optional twist of Sentiment As Main Focus over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my art journal page too.

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:

  • Faber-Castell Gelato (Red Cherry, Watermelon, Mango, Peach, Guava, Kiwi, Lemon)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Marker (Black)
  • Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art A5 (Geometric Tiles)
  • Gummiapan Stamps (Worn Rings 2 11050601, A Lot of Splats 11050106, Large Rudbeckia 15030501)
  • Music Sheet – Bosworth Violin Studies
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Fiesta! SS284)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

26 thoughts on “Live a colourful life

  1. This is so vibrant and happy – a gorgeous page , so beautiful!
    You are lucky to have so many events on the 2019 agenda again!
    And don’t forget the beer events…lol!
    Happy weekend dear Jo and thanks a lot for yet another fantatsic page linked to Art Journal Journey. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful techniques and elegant style!
    Hugs, Susi

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  2. Such a fun and happy page Jo with those lovely bright colours! I always forget about the technique of baby wipes and a stencil over gelatos, thanks for the reminder! It certainly looks like a year full of fun events! And wow, that snowdrop photo looks absolutely amazing!!
    With us the first snowdrops are only just popping their little heads out of the ground.
    Have a lovely weekend!!! xxx

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  3. A wonderful bright page Jo that made me happy when I saw the great colous and lovely details.
    You have a lot of super events to look forward to during these months of winter, lets hope spring isn’t long in showing it on the way.
    Have a good weekend Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Love that rudbeckia and the colours you used… easy to feel your positivity shining through. The music sheet goes so well – I can almost hear the sound of happy music, lol. The wiped off gelato rings look fab and add a lot of contrast and interest. Another fab spread, Jo. Beautiful.

    Cath x

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  5. Your year looks like it is full of fantastic things-or at least that selection you shared Jo, so I can see why you made such a joyful page. I live the bits of music and the flowers, and those warm happy colors too. Hope you have a colorful weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  6. This page is so full of energy Jo, gives me the vision of summertime sunsets against a backdrop of palm trees with the distant sound of sweet sweet music!! Heaven. There’s always something to look forward to when we note them down in our calendars.
    Glad your Dad is on the mend too, wishing him continued strength and happier times ahead. Hubby’s awaiting his Echo cardio results before he can continue his Cardio rehab, hoping the wait will not be too much longer now.
    Wishing you a super weekend.. Big HUgs Tracey xx
    P.S Lovely photo 🙂

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  7. hi jo,amazing wonderful page,i loved this warm vivid colors and the soft texture 🙂
    this people in this victorians dressed looks so happy,i love the image with you in the flowers,beautiful smile you had,my lovely friend 🙂
    wishing you a nice sunday ! 🙂

    hugs jenny

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  8. This is a gorgeous colorful page – I love it! It brings sunshine in our cold winter days, first I thought these are palm trees, then I realized those are flower stamps – wonderful!
    I wish you a happy week!
    Rike xx

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  9. Thank You so much for hopping on board with us over at A Vintage Journey Jo x Love those warm and inviting colours and those lovely stamps you have used.

    Best wishes and Good Luck
    Annie x

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  10. A fabulous page Jo, love the bright colours, they make you feel so happy on a cold January day, sounds like you’ve got a full year of happy events to look forward to.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing this over at Fashionable Stamping.

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