Colour me beautiful

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Lovely Ladies.

We are asking that your page is not just feminine but also features a female image too. I used stamps to add the female images to the background of my page and fussy cut some old magazine images for the two lovely ladies – don’t you just love that hat!

For the background, I applied Antique Linen Distress Ink and Angel Pink Memento Ink to the page by applying the ink pads directly to the paper and pulling them vertically down the page to create stripes. Then I used a wet paintbrush to soften and blend the inks a little. Once dry, I stamped the cameos, perfume bottles and filigree over the background with a Kaisercraft stamp set using black Archival Ink. Next I applied some white gesso using my finger over some of the stamped images to push them back and add some depth to the design. My two lovely ladies and wording were fussy cut from some old magazines and stuck in place using a glue stick. I edged the wording with some black Glitterations border stickers and then stuck some striped black and white ribbon under the images. To finish, I added two large clear gemstones to the ends of the ribbon and three pretty pink acrylic daisy flowers.

I hope that you are inspired to join us too, for more inspiration my Design Teamies have created some Lovely Ladies creations for you over at Try it on Tuesday, so please pop over and take a look (grin!).

I’m also pleased to join the lovely Mia from Craftartista over at Art Journal Journey and her Flowers challenge this month with pink flowers on this page.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I think the glamorous ladies on my page might enjoy a Poinsettia which is a cocktail made from Cranberry Juice, Orange Liqueur and Prosecco. Here we are serving them in a posh champagne glass – cheers and Happy T Day!

Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x

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 (Antique Linen)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Angel Pink)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (75 Cents CS864)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Old Magazines
  • Pritt Stick
  • Docrafts Papermania Glitterations (Black Borders ANT8181015)
  • Craft Sensations (Self-Adhesive Deco Ribbons CRO244/16R)
  • Poundworld DecoTime Scrapbook Accessories (Gems Art#54745)
  • Stix2 Glue Dots
  • Home Bargains Crafty Things (Acrylic Daisy Stickers 50650)

30 thoughts on “Colour me beautiful

  1. Oh my those gals sure look glamorous and its a fabulous hat, send it over for my gals to try on.
    A super page for our new TioT’s theme Jo and thank you for linking to Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey
    The cocktail sounds and looks just right for the gals and to share on T day.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  2. This page has glamour written all over it. What a beautiful page for the challenge. And also nice for Mia’s challenge at AJJ, thank you. And that poinsettia looks good. Too bad I can’t have a breakfast one this morning (ok, it is a little early) as I have to teach. Hope all is well. Happy T day-hugs-Erika

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  3. This is a Gorgeous Art journal page Jo !! Amazing ladies, and that´s a fabulous stamp. the gemstones are so beautiful. Love the pink flowers. Just Great !
    Happy T-day dear friend, enjoy the cocktail.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, stay safe, and
    Big hugs, Caty

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  4. Hoping this comment goes thru;) I love your retro page Jo- the images and color choices!! And clever to have a special retro sounding cocktail to match the pink. Cheers and happy T day!

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  5. WOW – I do like that hat! A fabulously feminine page Jo and I love your colour combo with your images. Your cocktail sounds delicious, might just have to try that one. Enjoy.
    Have a great week, Avril xx

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  6. Oh Jo, I am SO sorry I’m late visiting. I got really sick and just couldn’t continue on Tuesday. I’m sorry for not being a very good host for T this Tuesday.

    Your feminine page is beautiful. I love the hat. It’s sure PINK! Goes nicely with the drink you shared, too. Thanks for sharing your drink with us for T this week and thanks for linking to Art Journal Journey using Mia’s theme. Again, my apologies for not visiting sooner.

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  7. I think I would enjoy a Poinsettia. I love Prosecco so am sure it would go down a treat.
    I did enjoy your page, those cameos are the perfect backdrop for your lovely two ladies and that hat – well, who could fail to adore it.
    Hope you are safe and well
    Hugs, Neet (ps my honeycombe stencil came – still the small one but love it)

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  8. Lovely ladies indeed, i’m smiling about that diamante hat, wish I was brave enough to wear something so grand!! Those little pink flowers are such a great match. The cocktails sound delicious, big cheers Jo i’m sure they were enjoyed immensely.
    Have a super Sunday Jo.. night night xx

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