Today I find myself thinking of friends so I created an autumnal coloured journal page to celebrate friendship. I feel very blessed for the friendships I have made over the years including those here in blogland – thank you (grin!).
This page is especially poignant as my dear friend who passed away earlier this year is having a remembrance service this weekend in Maine, USA (where she hails from although she lived here in England) and as she was known for her beautiful smile, I wanted to capture this on my page too.
The background of the page was created using Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw Distress Inks; I dragged the ink pads on the paper, spritzed with water, blended them lightly with a paint brush and left them to dry. I stamped an ornate circle stamps from Kaisercraft and also a faux zig-zag stitch and little stitched flower stamp from Urban Stamps using black Archival Ink. Then I splattered the page with white and black acrylic paints using a paint brush. Next I added some pretty stickers from Kaisercraft; this included a border, a butterfly, a patterned doily, flowers, and wording saying “remember”, “love your smile”, “friends fill your life with joy, your soul with sunshine and your heart with love” and “smile”. For the heart, I covered a white heart tag with a border sticker from the same Kaisercraft sticker sheet, cut around the heart shape and edged it with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and Elderberry Memento Ink. It is stuck to the page using double-sided tape and decorated with a bow which I made from some satin ribbon which finished the page.
Talking of dear friends, we have just picked the grapes from our friend’s garden.
They kindly give them to us every year …
… so we can make grape jelly – thanks so much! As I’ve been making the jelly this week I think the colour of this autumn treat must have inspired the colours of my page too (grin!).
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:
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Magnolia Grove CS822)
- Docrafts Papermania Urban Stamps (Craft Collection – Pastels PMA907222, PMA907223)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Art Discount Acrylic (White)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Elderberry)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Bombay Sunset SS339, Cherry Tree Lane SS329)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Book (Antiquities SK807)
- Stix2 double-sided tape