Love Letters

We have a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday:

Share the Love

I’m sharing the love with my “Love Letters” art journal page, which I created in a vintage style with postage stamps, pretty roses and tiny hearts (grin!).

I started by covering the page with Parchment Liquitex acrylic paint and Pébéo white gesso using a palette knife. When dry, I added some Caramel, Coconut, Kiwi and Metallic Mint Faber-Castell Gelatos by scribbling them onto the page and smudging the colour with my finger which I wet using a baby wipe. I stamped some crackle texture around the edges of the page using a Bobunny stamp and black Archival Ink and then I applied some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink around the edges of the page. The rose and postal images are stickers by Penny Black which I edged with a black Derwent Inktense pencil. I added lots of postage marks using rub-on transfers from Tim Holtz and also using some postage mark stamps and black Archival Ink. I added some red hearts which were on my craft desk leftover from another project; they were cut using Tim Holtz Falling Hearts Thinlets from linen textured cardstock which I coloured with Fired Brick Distress Ink. To finish, I added the “Love Letters” wording which are Label Stickers from Tim Holtz.

For more inspiration my Design Teamies are also sharing the love over at Try it on Tuesday with their wonderful creations, please pop over and take a look!

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing my cup of green tea that I enjoyed whilst catching up with a dear friend at the Blackbird Café. The rose teacup reminded me of my page and it came with a little gingerbread man, so cute and very yummy (grin!).

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 Hearts challenge over at Art Journal Journey that is being hosted by the lovely Bleubeard & Elizabeth this month.

I’m also pleased to join the Floral Frenzy challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with all the roses of my page too.

I happy to join in the fun over at Paperbabe Stamps and their #111 – Picture Inspiration challenge with the colour palette that I chose for this page.

I’m joining in the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too.

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

  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Parchment)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Gelato (Caramel, Coconut, Kiwi, Metallic Mint)
  • BoBunny Stamp Set (Rough it up 12105155)
  • Ranger Achival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick)
  • Penny Black Stickeroos (Vintage Roses #10-142)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Remnant Rubs Special Delivery #TH93188, Label Stickers #TH93072)
  • Derwent Inktense Ink Pencils (Ink Black 2200)
  • The Works Clear Stamps (CRO274/TW3) – Postage Marks
  • Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CRO240/GE)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Falling Hearts 664415)
  • Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)

27 thoughts on “Love Letters

  1. What a wonderfully romantic page Jo. I love the vintage feel and those old fashioned roses. You certainly were inspired by that tea cup. I can see your inspiration! Hope it is a wonderful tea day. And thanks for linking up to Elizabeth’s challenge at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Good morning, you design the prettiest pages-this one is so lovely too with all the stamps.
    Time spent with a friend is always so nice-beautiful tea cup and cute little cookie Happy T hugs Kathy

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  3. I was struck by the roses, but mostly I was impressed by the lovely rub-ons. I never would have guessed. This is a magical entry which is also perfect for my theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    What a lovely tea cup. I can see where you got your inspiration. Love that cute gingerbread cookie, too. Thanks for sharing your lovely journal page, your tea cup, tea pot, and cookie with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  4. Your page of love letters is so pretty. Everyone needs a pile of love letters, preferably tied with a blue satin ribbon. I think the tiny gingerbread man with the tea is such a clever and cute addition.

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  5. A lovely page Jo, very pretty with the stamped post marks and the green shading, I love the rose tea cup, it’s just like my Grandma always used, she wouldn’t ever drink out of a mug, very cute gingerbread man, shame to eat him.
    Jan x

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  6. A beautiful and romantic page Jo. The background looks fantastic and so do those lovely roses you added. It ids a wonderful inspiration page for the new TioT theme and we are so happy you havelinked up with us at Art Journal Journey as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Stunning “love letters” page, Jo! Thank you for sharing all the products you used. The little gingerbead man is darling. What a nice touch.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  8. What a lovely romantic page with a vintage feel. Your cup is also beautiful. My mum used to have those cups in the 60s and she still has a few that still get used. (sometimes. Even my mum now prefers a mug) She also has the cake plates, and those get used almost daily. Sweet memories.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    (It’s too late to say ‘Happy T-Day’)

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  9. Hi Jo, lovely vintage roses and post markings – tres romantique! I hope I get to play this time. I envy you having these little cafe’ shops to meet friends at. McDonalds and Burger King are not quite the same, hahaha. Happy weekend to you! xox

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  10. This makes me want to give it a hug Jo, oozing love and devotion of one to the other. A beautiful way to share the love is to correspond via post, a dying art but one I hope will stay around for as long as i’m on this blessed earth. I adore it.
    Sending creative hugs & wishes your way, hope you’ve managed to escape those storms?
    Tracey xx

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