Guest Designer at Creative Artiste

Hello everyone, I’m so excited to be Guest Designer at Creative Artiste for their June #50 Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge this month.

I am often inspired by things I see and do, so my art journal page today is inspired by the quote “never lose your sense of wonder”. I had so much fun using lots of Mixed Media to create my page, I hope you like it!

I started by cutting papers into squares and rectangles and collaging them onto the page to make a grid pattern. Then I used a ruler to outline them with a black Uni Pin marker. I used a dot and also a cross stencil to add some modelling paste and when dry, I covered it with some Pébéo white gesso.

Then I applied some black embossing powder using a Versamark watermark stamp pad over the modelling paste and heated it using my heat gun; I really like the grungy crackle effect that resulted. Next I coloured areas of the page with Acqua Dolce, Strawberry and Coconut Faber-Castell gelatos using my finger to smudge the colours and also some white acrylic paint. I stamped a Script stamp from Kaisercraft using black Archival Ink and also applied some Celebration Pink DecoArt Glamour Dust through a Flourish stencil from That’s Crafty. When dry, I stamped a scroll and also an ornate circle stamp from Kaisercraft using black Archival Ink and splattered the whole page with white and also black acrylic paint.

I added three pink roses which I edged with a Cold Grey Faber-Castell Big Brush marker; they are stuck down using double-sided foam tape and then decorated with Icicle Stickles to add some sparkle. To finish, I added the words “never lose your sense of wonder” which is from a Kaisercraft sticker sheet and outlined with a black Uni Pin marker.

I’d like to thank Creative Artiste for having me as Guest Designer this month! I love everything mixed media so had fun creating this page, I hope that you will join in their Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge too – Happy Crafting!

This quote always makes me remember the amazing flowers that have appeared on the palm trees in our garden, aren’t they magical! My hubby says they look like Christmas trees and the bees love them, so much so that when you walk passed the whole flower is buzzing (grin!).


I’m pleased to join the lovely Halle of Halle’s Hobbies  and her Words to live by challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the quote that I included on my 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:

  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.8mm)
  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Tsukineko Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
  • Papermania Embossing Powder (Black)
  • Faber-Castell Gelato (Acqua Dolce, Strawberry, Coconut)
  • Art Discount Arcylic (White)
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust (Celebration Pink)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil 154892)
  • That’s Crafty! 8x8ins Stencil (Flourish TC8024)
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Script CS752, Magnolia Grove CS822)
  • The Works Design Pad (Vintage Love CRO707/TW25)
  • K & Company Die Cut Cardstock (Floral by Susan Winget)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Secret Garden SS283)
  • Ranger Stickles (Icicle)
  • Ranger Heat Gun
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

20 thoughts on “Guest Designer at Creative Artiste

  1. How cool you can have palm trees in your garden. I have never seen them bloom and that is so cool. And I love today’s page. You are a busy lady lately, aren’t you Jo? Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  2. This page touches my whole sense of beauty! I am in LOVE and can’t look long enough on all the delicious layers and beauty you added here! My gosh! You are in a FLOW!!!
    Congrats on being a guest at this amazing challenge! You are such a wonderful artist – so it is no wonder you are invited everywhere – as your art is simply UNIQUE and makes us all happy!
    And I am sure this is YOUR personal quote for LIFE!!!


    Happy weekend once again and thank you very much for thinking of AJJ at this occasion as well! Such a wonderful entry! Much appreciated!!!! ♥♥♥
    Your palm trees are a gift of heaven …. gorgeous!!!!!

    Big hugs, Susi

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  3. Congratulations on being chosen guest designer this month. What an honor and you have truly outdone yourself. This spread is amazing for many reasons, including the wonderful composition and the beautiful background you have created. It’s a most impressive and beautiful journal page. It also pleased me to see you have included it for Art Journal Journey using Halle’s theme, too.

    Those palms blew me away. I love palms, but I had NO idea they would survive that far north. Lucky you, dear Jo,

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  4. Love how you created the background. I’m all about backgrounds. Layers and layers and more layers…the best in my opinion. Congrats on your guest designer status! Nicely done.
    Thanks for linking up for Words to live by for AJJ.

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  5. You’re so talented, Jo! This is a beautiful page – very soft and lovely. Congratulations on being guest designer at Creative Artiste!! Eileen xx

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  6. Congratulations Jo on your Guest Designer spot.
    The page is a beauty, lovely soft pastel colours and fantastic layers.
    Your palm tree looks awesome, you are lucky to get one to grow in your garden, we would be to far north.
    happy Weekend
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Beautiful page, love all the details and the gorgeous colours. Congrats on being chosen as guest DT. The palm tree is lovely, they are such an attraction when they bloom, I often admire a neighbour’s tree, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  8. Hi Jo-your page is gorgeous and I absolutely love the colours! Glad you were able to join us as a guest designer at Creative Artiste this month! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my “Grow Old With Me” project-much appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your weekend….Lynne 🙂

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  9. A gorgeous journal page Jo. You’ve created a brilliant sense of depth with the collage, stencilling and stamping. It’s all so pretty.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Artiste as our guest designer this month xx

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  10. Wow Jo I love what you have created here. So many elements to look through and such beautiful soft colours. So lovely to have you join us as our Guest this month.
    [Ina]Designer for Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges

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  11. Lovely to see you in action over at Creative Artiste – and with such a beautiful, romantic spread – gorgeous soft layers of Gelato colour over the patchwork and great circle motifs carrying the eye around.
    Alison x

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