Fly Free

I had fun creating this happy page using colours that remind me of some of the flowers in my garden and the bright summer days we have been having of late – I hope you like it!

I started by painting Deep Violet, Bright Aqua Green, Primary Yellow and white acrylic paints onto the page using my finger, blending the colour together where they joined. When the paint was dry, I used a Tim Holtz stencil to add the flowers, using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Next I stamped some Tiny Dots, stripes and chevrons, all from some Kaisercraft stamp sets, using black Archival Ink. The bird is fussy cut from Kaisercraft design paper and is teamed with some pink flowers and wording, which reads “Let your dreams take flight” from a Kaisercraft Sticker Set. I outlined the wording sticker with a black Uni Pin marker and white Uniball gel pen, and then to finish I added some small white star embellishments using Ranger Glossy Accents.

This amazing pink geranium influenced my colour choice for this page, it’s a joy to see it every day from our kitchen window (grin!).

Being summer, it must be “Pimms O’clock” somewhere, especially as T stands for Tuesday – Cheers and Happy T Day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m joining the #194 Animals challenge over at Moo Mania & More with the pretty bird that I included on my page.

I’m happy to join the Spots and/or Stripes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with the dots and stripes I stamped onto the background of my page.

I’m also joining the Stars and Stripes Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the stars and stripes on my page.

I’m also happy to be joining the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Liquitex Acrylic Paints (Deep Violet, Bright Aqua Green, Primary Yellow)
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)
  • Tim Holtz Collection Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil (Floral TH5077)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Tiny Dot CS360, Mister Fox CS173)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Kaisercraft Fly Free Collection Paper (Sister P1897)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Fly Free SS289)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.8mm)
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen (White)
  • White star embellishments
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Pritt Stick

24 thoughts on “Fly Free

  1. Oh Jo—I am in love with this super brilliant, vibrant and masterful made beauty! What a fantastic page!
    And the drinks…yummie!!!!
    Happy SUMMER T-Day ! Thank you very much for supporting our challenge over at Moo Mania & More! Much appreciated!
    Happy start of July!
    Susi xxx

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  2. The flowers from your garden are so pretty. Your journal page is so vibrant and the perfect way to remember their colors. That purple is so WOW! And I love the various colors that you have chosen to go on this layout.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  3. Oh what a lovely page! I just love those colours! A beautiful combination. I have geraniums too in my little courtyard. But not with such a beautiful colour. They are bog standard red and a few pink ones. I do have a different kind of geranium with the ivy shaped leaves. Those are a very stunning dark red.
    I’m sure it’s Pimm’s o clock here all the time. Only I have never seen Pimms here. But we have lots of other yummy drinks to compensate (that’s why I never try to lose weight in the summer. All those nice drinks…)
    Happy T-Day,

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  4. I have NO idea how I skipped over your name last night. For that I apologize. It wasn’t intentional. I guess I got caught up in letting people know they didn’t need to add the asterisk this week.

    Your little bird is beautiful, but the background is what caught my eye when I first saw this journal page. It was so clever how you first painted the background, then added the stencils. For some reason, I would have never thought of that. I can see how it led to your view outside your kitchen window. Wonderful art today, dear.

    I remember the first time I heard about Pimms. Of course it was on your blog and during T time, too. It was so fun to see how the Pimms O’Clock came to be. Now I know what to look for in one of these drinks. Thanks for sharing both with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  5. Wooww this is an Amazing Art page Jo !! Absolutelly Gorgeous, I looove the wonderful background you have created , the colours are very happy, like summer, and the bird so cute. I love the flowers of your garden . Very Happy T-day !!
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send big hugs,

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  6. The page is beautiful, Jo! So are your (real) geraniums. I love that the flowers in your page look so much like the real ones.
    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  7. your geranium is a feast for the eyes… and so is your journaling page! love these vibrant colors, they are so uplifting – matching the quote ♥♥♥ have a great week, jo!

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  8. Jo your page is gorgeous, all those splashes of bright colours and they all go together perfectly.
    I love the geranium and the colour is so bright, I love them but they die pretty quickly here, I think it just gets too hot, then again it could be me, ha,ha
    nothing like a cool glass of pimms on a summers evening, we once had one years ago at a beach bar in Portugal, took all night to eat the fruit and it was in once of those goldfish bowl glasses as we call them, enjoy!
    Happy T Day
    Jan x

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  9. Fabulous ‘in your face’ colour here, Jo – definitely my cup of tea, lol – colour can have such an amazing effect on the way we feel and think. Gorgeous.
    Cath x

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