Hello – Creative Artiste Design Team

I’m thrilled and honoured to be able to join the Design Team at Creative Artiste and I’d like to thank the team for inviting me to join them.

At Creative Artiste Challenge Blog the theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes, so it’s really special to be part of this Design Team as I love using mixed media and always like to use various mediums on my art journal pages.

For this month’s #57 – Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge, I’m sharing an art journal page to just say “hello” to everyone (grin!).

I started by stamping a Solar & Lunar stamp from Finnabair and a Script Stamp from Kaisercraft over the background using black Archival Ink. Then I tore a wallpaper sample into some pieces, edged them with Antique Linen Distress Ink and collaged them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. I applied some Pébéo white gesso with my finger over the top to add some depth. When dry I coloured the edges of collaged pieces with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker smudging the ink with my finger and then I splattered the whole page with black DecoArt acrylic paint using a paintbrush.

Next I added the pretty pink peony flower using matte gel medium which I fussy cut from the wallpaper sample; I created some shadows around it so that it stood out more by applying and smudging some of the Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker with my finger before sticking it down.

The “hello” and butterflies were created using a Springtime Tim Holtz Thinlets Sidekick set and some linen textured paper. They were coloured using either a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker or Angel Pink and Rose Bud Memento Inks. The wings were heat embossed with Wow! Embossing Glitter and the body of the butterfly was covered with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I layered the “hello” pieces together and also added some antennae to the butterflies which I made using wire. To finish, I added some wording that I thought were appropriate to joining this new design team and to my mixed media art journaling which are all Tim Holtz Clipping Stickers; they read “my grateful heart”, “just a memory”, “dreams come true”, “all the world is bright”, “life is wonderful” and “good fortune”.

I had so much fun creating this page and thought you may like to see where I create my art, here’s where I sit in my craft room. I have to say, it’s not normally this tidy (grin!).

I hope you will join in the fun over at Creative Artiste this month; be sure to check out the Challenge Rules here.

For more inspiration, you’ll find a wonderful array of mixed media projects created by my fellow design team members over at Creative Artiste too. We would love to see you there!

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 with the wording on my page – “my grateful heart”.

With the paint splatters on this page, I happy to join in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Splatters, Splashes and Drips challenge too.

I’m also pleased to join the Floral Frenzy challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the peony flower that I included on my page.

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

  • Prima Marketing Finnabair Clear Stamp (Solar & Lunar Item# 966977)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (script CS752)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Wallpaper sample
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Antique Linen)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CRO240/GE)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets Sidekick (Springtime 662711)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Angel Pink, Rose Bud)
  • Tsukineko Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
  • WOW! Embossing Glitter (Singing in the rain WS183R)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Silver Wire
  • Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Stix2 Glue Dots
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Clipping Stickers #TH93583)

33 thoughts on “Hello – Creative Artiste Design Team

  1. Gorgeous page Jo. It is a great way to start your new tenure. Congrats. And I really like seeing a peek of your happy space. I can see all the bits of Maine with the moose and the loon item. The blue shelves are really pretty. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika (And also-thanks for sharing your beautiful page with us at AJJ)

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  2. Congratulations Jo, its a beautiful page to start your new adventure.
    I loved seeing the inside of your craft room, it looks so welcoming and tidy.
    Thank you for linking to the current Art Journal Journey theme as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. A gorgeous collaged journal page Jo. Wonderfully fresh colours and pretty papers.
    Welcome to the Creative Artiste team, lovely to have you on board.
    Oh, and I have craft room envy xx

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  4. What an incredible honor. You deserve it because you make incredible art. This is a superb journal page and a great one to introduce yourself on this challenge blog (although I doubt you need much of an introduction there). I’m super impressed. I’m also thrilled you shared this with us yet again at Art Journal Journey using my theme.

    Like everyone else, I was thrilled to see your craft room again. You definitely have a great creative space.

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  5. Jo it’s so lovely to see where you create your magic, what an incredible space, so tidy and room for so much more hee hee!! Congrats on joining another fabulous DT, your so lucky to have creative time, I have to check i’ve not left the house in my slippers most mornings in the rush to get to those that need me. Creative Artiste are double lucky to have you.. enjoy every moment.
    A beautiful first piece to introduce yourself, you know I love all those lace and layers.
    Wishing you a fabulous day & I hope the storms predicted over the weekend are kind to you,
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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  6. First of all: Congrats!! 🙂
    And, weeee, I truly got lost in your fab work – so much to see!
    All the clever quotes.

    It´s so fun to see all the German stuff, too.
    My surname is Kaiser, and Faber Castell is also from Germany, Holtz sound familiar, too, funny 🙂

    Your room is beautiful(ly tidy) – I love the colors!

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  7. Congratulations again, Jo – and what a glorious page to kick off your tenure on the team. I adore those torn fragments making up the background, with scrumptious inky edging to give them that vintage look – and the flower looks glorious over the top.
    Alison x

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  8. Welcome on our team, Jo, it’s a pleasure to create by your side. Beautiful art journal page with clever collages and the focal point of the flower is a generous invitation to your hello. An inspiring craft room too!


  9. Congratulations and what a lovely page you have used for your introduction to everyone.
    Must digress and say I adore the colour of your craft room, what a pleasure to create in there.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  10. I love your style and I am always happy when I get to comment on your Country View Challenges entry ! I love this one too ! Great work and thank you so much for participating again !
    Corrie xxx

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  11. The lace, the music, the pink flower and the butterflies together with the background are all special but it’s the way you put everything together with paper and paints that makes your marvellous art. I just love it.
    Thanks so much for the glimpse into your craft room. It looks idyllic with all the colour and decoration.

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  12. Congrats Jo on your DT appointment. This is such a lovely page, such a pretty flower and perfect for our splatters, splashes and drips February challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us. Hugs xx

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  13. Once, again, congratulations to you, Jo! And what a wonderful page to introduce yourself! I love the torn paper background with the gorgeous peony on top and those sparkly (like you) butterflies. It’s so fun to read how your pages come together, and you inspire me to stop all this card nonsense and work in my art journal! Creative Astiste is indeed blessed to have you on board! Love seeing your work space, and I have to say, I am a tinge envious of all that room to spread out, and of course, of how tidy it is! I am sure it doesn’t stay this way; I would be suspect if it did! Ha! Ha!

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  14. Pretty aqua play room! Mine is painted lavender walls and a navy blue ceiling! Inherited daughter’s old room and no complaints, lol. Really lovely and delicate mixed media collage, Jo. Huge Congrats for making the DT, XOXOX

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