Make a wish

With the garden blooming with colour and happiness, I created a bright coloured flowery art journal page which was also inspired by a few of my favourite challenge blogs – I hope you like it!

I started this page by collaging pieces of flowery decoupage paper onto the background using Liquitex matte gel medium and then I applied some Pébéo white gesso. When it was dry I used a couple of stencils to add dots over the white gesso using Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. Next I stamped the flower images from Magenta using black Archival Ink and coloured them using red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, light and dark green Uni Posca paint pens. I added more detail to the flowers using a black Uni Pin marker and a white Uniball gel pen and then added some sparkle using Ranger Stickles. The fairy is a wooden shape which is coloured black using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and covered with some glitter glue; it is stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. I doodled lots of small dots using the white, pink, yellow and green Uni Posca paint pen and outlined them using a black Uni Pin maker. The “make a wish” wording, which I thought the fairy may be asking, is a sticker from Kaisercraft and I outlined it using a black Uni Pin pen so it stood out more. To finish, I splattered the page using black DecoArt acrylic paint.

The flowers are starting to bloom in our garden, here’s what our flower beds look like at the moment.

They have changed so much over the last few months as we head towards summer (grin!).


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 Erika N, also known as BioArtGal, who is hosting the In the Sky/In the Air challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the fairy flying between the flowers on my page.

I’m joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Use Stencils! challenge as I used a couple of  dot stencils on my art journal page.

I’m also joining in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Bright Colors Moodboard challenge with the bright colours and purple flowers on my page.

There are a few more days left to join our 10th Birthday Party at Try it on Tuesday, so grab our badge and join in the fun, be colourful and share your art that you love to create with us.

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:

  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Uni Posca Paint Pen (Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Light Green, Dark Green)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.2mm)
  • Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Stencil (Dots)
  • Magenta Self-Cling Stamp (Delicate Daisies C40296-0)
  • DecoTime (Patch Paper DS9454)
  • The Works (Fairy Shapes)
  • Ranger Stickles (Icicle)
  • Hobbycraft (Light Green Glitter Glue)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Secret Garden SS283)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

21 thoughts on “Make a wish

  1. I love that little fairy and her magical powers to create such pretty blooms on your art page. It is great Jo. Thanks so much for your support once again at Art Journal Journey and for joining us. And wow, your garden looks amazing. It was beautiful in the spring and you have so many beautiful flowers now. Mine looks more like your first photo with the just the green as the daffs are doing off and it is mostly just green. We are way way behind yours. So I love seeing yours because of that. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  2. WWooww This is an Amazing Art journal page Jo !! it´s so happy, with so lovely colours and flowers !! Yeahh, Spring is there and blooming now !! Great your Art !
    I loooooove the flowers of your wonderful garden, which is fabulous.
    I wish you a very nice weekend, and send big hugs,

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  3. This softness, magic and spring excitement of this piece is gorgeous dear Jo! This amazing happy fairy page reflects your wonderul garden beds perfectly! Have a great weekend and thank you so much for joining in at Erika’s topic again! You are such a supportive AJJ DT member! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    Happy TioT’s teamie!!!

    Big hugs, Susi

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  4. A fabulous colourful page Jo, it certainly reflects your wonderful garden!!
    Sorry for my long absence, but I am now back home and you can expect regular visits from me again. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend, hopefully with plenty of sunshine…

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  5. Your journal page is a joy. The colorful and fun page made me smile. I was taken by those flowers. You colored them SO well AND you even stayed inside the lines. I need to know your secret, I guess. This is a great entry and also wonderful for Erika’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I LOVE your flower bed. This is so colorful now that spring has warmed the earth. SO much more colorful than anything I have.

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  6. Your garden is truly blooming Jo, I can feel the inspiration it brings just by looking at the photo’s I can just imagine how uplifting it must be to see how it’s progressed over time. Your journal page is a beautiful reflection of it all. Wishing you sunshine this weekend so you can enjoy it all even more. Big Hugs Tracey xx

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  7. Such a happy joyful page (as always) Jo, really lovely, just like your garden – love the flowers you have. Sorry I’ve not visited for ages – hope all ok at your end of the world 🙂
    Gill xx

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  8. Jo your garden looks so pretty, the flowers with the wall behind them look beautiful.
    I love the page you created and the magical fairy that you added, perhaps you have them at the bottom of your garden.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Your bright coloured flowery art journal page is just gorgeous! I love the colours and all your lovely details! Your real garden is a beauty too, blooming in all colours!
    Wish you a happy rest of the week, dear Jo! Rike xx

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