Here with you

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d create a page with my hubby in mind. We have been married for many years (it will be 32 years this year) so I created a romantic vintage page.

I also used some of my new Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye inks from Ranger; they were fun to use and I love the colours and coverage – see what you think.  

I started by adding some ripped book pages to the page using a glue stick and then I stamped an Finnabair and a Woodware Craft stamp to add some script and sheet  music using black Archival Ink. Next I applied some Pébéo white gesso using a brayer and when dry applied some Potting Soil, Acorn and Watering Can Wendy Vecchi Make Art inks which I watered down on an acrylic block before painting them onto the page with a paintbrush. I also applied some more of the Acorn ink through a Moroccan stencil using a blending tool.

The roses are fussy cut from a wallpaper sample and like all the paper elements, I created some shadows around them so they stood out more by applying and smudging some Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker with my finger before sticking them down using Liquitex matte gel medium. The roses are arranged on the page with some Kaisercraft Stickers; this included some bird and foliage images, some white, green and grey hearts and also some wording which reads “here with you”, “there are so many beautiful reasons to be happy” and “joy is contagious”. To finish, I splattered the page with black and white DecoArt acrylic paint.

There are so many reasons to be happy when I’m with my hubby, we always have fun together and for that I am very thankful (grin!).

Over at Try it on Tuesday we have a Design Team call out, so if you are interested in joining our friendly group and have a current blog, just add DT to your challenge entry to our current or next theme over at Try it on Tuesday. We accept projects using any mediums, materials, style etc. it is your choice what you make, as long as it is based on the challenge theme.

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


I’m pleased to join the Something New challenge that I’m hosting over at Art Journal Journey as I used my new Wendy Vecchi Make Art Inks on this page.

As this page was created with my hubby in mind, I’m pleased to join the Love challenge over at Country View Challenges.

With the Moroccan stencil that I added to this page, I’m also happy to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Use a Stencil challenge too.

I’m also joining the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my vintage page too.

With the worn and weather look that I created on my art journal page, I also wanted to remind you that there is still time to join the We’re all getting older challenge this month over at A Vintage Journey, it would be lovely to see you there!

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

  • Old book pages
  • Pritt Stick
  • Prima Marketing Finnibair Clear Stamp (Old Receipt Item#966980)
  • Woodware Craft Collection Clear Magic Singles (Sheet Music JGS111)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Ranger Brayer (Small)
  • Ranger Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink (Potting Soil, Acorn, Watering Can)
  • Creative Expressions That Special Touch of Mica Masks (Morrocan)
  • Wallpaper sample
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Everlasting SS376, High Tea SS336)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black, White)

19 thoughts on “Here with you

  1. Your page is stunning Jo x I love the background details you created using the stamps and stencils. The roses are fabulous and really pop with the shading adding great depth.
    A beautiful photograph of you and your hubby.

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  2. That is a wonderful romantic page. And it feels so warm and even a bit (sort of) tropical, but maybe more like being in Georgia on a warm spring day. Oh it is gorgeous my friend. I know, can you believe we’re going on 32 years of marriage? It is amazing! Hugs-Erika

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  3. This is a wonderful and romantic page, and just right to celebrate so many years of being marries and happy together – a rarity these days! Great photo of you both, too! Hope the next 32 years and more will be just as good! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. This is a Gorgeous and so romantic page Jo !! I looove the beautiful paper you have choosen, and the stamps and the flowers, the hearts, every detail is amazing. Congratulations for those 32 years together ! wish you the best for ever. Great photograph of you two ! ♥
    I wish you a very nice Friday and weekend
    Big hugs, Caty

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  5. This is so beautiful, Jo – one of my favourites of yours, for sure. I love the composition, those beautiful flowers, the brilliant shading to create such depth and dimension. A lovely celebration of a marriage.
    Alison x

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  6. Your page is sooo lovely! It fits perfect for the Valentine’s Day just around the corner :))
    It’s great to honour your hubby spending spending 32 years together in love!
    Wish you a happy day! Rike xx

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  7. I’m working my way up Jo… so sorry, I feel a real let down this year and it’s only just begun!! There’s definitely romance in the air with this page, beautiful colours surrounding those peaceful Roses. You beat me by a year on the Anniversary.. isn’t it wonderful when we find our soul mate early in life!! (Happy Happy dance!) Here’s to many more years of smiles and beers!!
    Sending Hugs your way & huge thanks for sticking with me Mwahhhhh Tracey xx

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