I’ve been wanting to join a couple of blog challenges, so I created this art journal page which turned out to be quite cathartic in the end; with my friend passing, this journal pages serves to capture wording to prompt me to look at things differently – I hope you like it!

I also wanted to thank you all for your kind thoughts and comments regarding my dear friend, it is very much appreciated!

To start, I covered the page in Snow Cone, Lime and Boysenberry Faber-Castell Gelatos by scribbling the gelatos onto the page and smudging the colour with my finger which I wet with water. Once dry, I stencilled dots by removing the gelato colour through the stencil using a baby wipe and also added a flower design by applying white pigment ink through the stencil. Then I stamped some chevrons and arrows from a Kaisercraft stamp set using black Archival Ink. The feathers are wall stickers which I edged with black Faber-Castell marker and stuck to the page. I then splattered the whole page with black acrylic paint. Next I stuck a silver dreamcatcher and three silver arrows onto the page and embellished them with green gems. I added some Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz which prompts me to “remember” the good times, to “just breathe”, to “be brave”, to “stay strong” and to “love you”; the top and bottom edge are outlined with a black marker pen. I also arranged some clear teardrop gemstones in lines down the page and to finish, I embellished the feathers with a silver disc from an old necklace.

I thought the T Gang over at T Stands for Tuesday, may like this cute otter that was etched onto a glass containing my pint of Otter Ale (grin) – cheers and Happy T Day!


I’m happy to join in the Blue and Green challenge over at Country View Challenges with my page as they are my favourite colours.

I’m pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps too.

With the splatters of paint and splodges from the stencilling, my page also serves as a reminder that you still have another week to join our Splatters and Splodges challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, it would be lovely to see you there!

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 (Snow Cone, Lime, Boysenberry)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • That’s Crafty! 8x8ins Stencil (Decorative Flower – TC8039)
  • Docrafts Artiste Pigment Ink (White)
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Mister Fox CS173)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Main Street Wall Creations Jumbo Stickers (Watercolor Feathers SKU261499)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Docrafts Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • The Range (Dreamcatchers Stickers CR1237)
  • B&M Craft Pack (Turquoise)
  • Graham & Brown (Adhesive Jewels)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Small Talk #TH93193)
  • Handwriting Pen (Black)
  • Old necklace
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

23 thoughts on “Remember

  1. I’ve heard that art heals, and now I believe it. I know the death is still raw, but at least the journal page helped you find a bit of balance. What was most impressive to me were the teardrops that signified the tears you must have shed for your friend. This is a fabulous journal page, Jo.

    Otter ale? Who knew! Cute otter and a nicely etched glass. Hope it tasted good. Thanks for sharing your art and your ale with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  2. Gorgeous page Jo. It’s a good thing for art when things are tough, isn’t it? I love the colors (my favorite) and the dream catcher was a good choice. And otter ale? It looks good from the color and the glass is really adorable. I would want a whole set of those. Happy T day Jo. Stay strong when you need to. Hugs-Erika

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  3. I’m so sorry about your friend Jo, but you’ve created a lovely piece for her, the feathers and dreamry catcher are so striking. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at County View Crafts, and have a happy week, Sue xx

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  4. Stunning page, Jo. I’ve learned some more new techniques from you! I wonder where you get them all from: various challenges, videos, classes. … You’re amazing!

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  5. Lovely page. I wish I could use gelatos like that! I am amazed what you can do with them!
    Jo, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. Yes, and I like your otter on your ale glass. 🙂
    Happy T Day!

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  6. I’m so sorry you lost your dear friend. Your page has tear drops on them, that says it all.
    I love it that you always explain your workings. I have never been able to get on with my Gelatos, but you have inspired me to try again.
    What a beautiful beer glass. Otter beer. Where is that made? In Devon? (Tarka the Otter).
    Happy T-Day,

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  7. A beautiful page Jo. I hope creating this page helped you to escape and remember good times you had with your friend..
    The otter on your glass looks great.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. The colors you used are lovely…not the usual with that imagery…I really liked it as opposed to the usual warm color palette.
    The Otter pint glass made me smile. I have a friend whose nickname is Otter. 🙂
    Happy T day!

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  9. A very positive page Jo, love the blue and green shades of the background and the feathers look stunning . Great choice of words too.
    Have a good week and hope your weather improves.
    Hugs Avril xx

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  10. Your Art journal page is absolutely Gorgeous dear Jo !! I love the great background you have created with the stencils. This catchdreamer is lovely, and the feathers too. Love the words. I hope your soul will feel a little bit better, yes, i know, we need time.
    Love your otter glass, it´s so cute. I wish you a very nice Friday and August, and send you big hugs, Caty

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