Time …

Experimenting with new products is always fun but what happens when things don’t work as expected, well you make do and improvise which is what I did for this page (grin) – I hope you like it!

The background started with some leftover Seedless Grape Distress Ink that I stamped using a Clock stamp from Kaisercraft. I added some Burnt Umber Liquitex Acrylic paint which I coated with a layer of Docrafts Crackle Medium and then some Parchment Liquitex Acrylic paint but the crackle didn’t appear. I repeated the layers again thicker this time but still no crackle effect (having doing a bit of research, apparently this brand is not easy to use) so I decided to rub the layers with a baby wipe to remove some of paints which left a distressed painted wood effect instead which I really like (grin!).

Then I stamped the clocks using a Tic Toc stamp from Kaisercraft and Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink. Next I added the lace and large flower border which are stickers from Kaisercraft; I created some shadows around the top edge of the flowers, so that they stood out more, by applying and smudging some of the Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker with my finger before sticking them down. The vase of flowers was from a Botanicals Layers set from Tim Holtz and the wording was from Kaisercraft and reads “Time has a wonderful way of reminding us what’s important”. To finish, I added some tiny flowers to the wording and the bottom of the vase which are from the same sticker sheet from Kaisercraft.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my cup of tea and a yummy homemade carrot cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting and saying a big hello to the T Gang – Happy T Day everyone!

Hoping that you are all staying safe and well! x

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


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Halle from Halle’s Hobbies over at Art Journal Journey and her A Stitch In Time challenge this month with my Time art journal page page and also the faux lace that I included.

I’m happy to be able to join the Quote challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with quote I added to my page too.

I’m joining in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Make Your Own Background challenge with the background that I created for my art journal page.

I’m also joining the Tickled Pink challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my pink feminine vintage page.

I’m also pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge too.

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

  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic (Burnt Umber)
  • Docrafts Artiste (Crackle Medium)
  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Parchment)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamp (Tic Toc CS796)
  • Distress Archival Ink (Ground Espresso)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Cherry Tree Lane SS329)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

30 thoughts on “Time …

  1. I have to start by saying that journal page is a BEAUTIFUL contradiction. First, was the grunge look of the background that I thought turned out great, then there was the very romantic foreground with the flowers and lace. It was beautiful and when things like that happen to me, I call them flopportunities. Adding the clocks made it even more special. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Halle’s theme.

    My grandmother (I think you know my grandparents raised me from birth) always asked what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday. Bet you can guess it was always the same: carrot with cream cheese frosting. Lucky you. I can almost taste it, too. Grams made hers from scratch. I am sure she would have enjoyed tea, too. Thanks for the memories and the tea you shared with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  2. Gorgeous art page! I always appreciate that you share your techniques and steps to create your pages.
    Yum carrot cupcake with frosting, and I’ll join you for a cup of tea.
    Happy T wishes hugs Kathy

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  3. Your page is lovely. It reminds me of the Victorian greeting cards my Godmother loved and collected. The carrot cupcake would make a great second breakfast. Take care and Happy T Day

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  4. A gorgeous page Jo with a wonderful romantic look, that could have come from a few generations ago. Thank you for linking this to the new theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Your carrot cake looked delicious, yummy frosting.
    Happy T day wishes, stay safe Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Oh, I love happy accidents and pretending they are a plan! A wonderful recovery, Jo! I love the chippy distressed look to your background which make those floral patterns even more lovely! Gorgeous page, as always! Take care!

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  6. I like this background Jo. I like how there are lot of clocks but it is not all clocks. And the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. And I’ll take a cupcake please. With a cup of tea would be a perfect break during the day. I hope it was a great T day. And thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey also. Halle’s got a fun new theme, doesn’t she? Happy June. Hugs-Erika

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  7. There is no such thing as a disaster in art. Your page is a good example of something beautiful coming out of an unintended situation. It’s lovely. I love the contrast with the little flowers at the bottom.
    Carrot muffins and cream cheese icing! Yum. You have spurred me on to make another carrot cake/tray bake with this icing. I had bought extra cream cheese for the icing and then completely forgot. So thank you for reminding me.
    Sorry for the late comment,
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  8. I looked at your background and straight away I thought what a super job you had made of that “Vaseline technique”. A fabulous shabby chic look to it all. So a real ‘happy accident’ Jo. I think it looks superb.
    Love how you have stamped the clocks, overlapping and only partial images in some cases. It really is very effective and I imagine not easy to do. A great page and the addition of the lace and flower border just works perfectly.
    A real winner in my book.
    Hugs Neet xx

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  9. Good save! I too have the Docrafts Crackle and I think I managed to make it work once but I have no idea how so have been unable to make it work again. I think thickness of paint or crackle glaze was involved but… I now use Paper Artsy crackle and that works like a charme every time! Hugs x

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  10. Oh Jo! What beautiful page, the flowers and those clocks make a perfect combination! I love the quote – it surely does! I think you cupcake would go equally well with a cup of coffee – smile!!! Apologies for the late visit, our internet, which hasn’t been so good lately suddenly went right down yesterday and was only restored mid morning today(a local issue)Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  11. This is an Amazing Art journal page Jo !! I loove the wood effect, and the so beautiful flowers, the embellishments and the great quote. Hope you spent a very happy T-day, with such delicious tea and this carrot cupcake, ñam!
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, stay safe and
    Big hugs, Caty

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  12. Beautiful sentiment Jo, I seem to be doing more and more of this each and every day.
    Lovely distressed peeled paint background and how those clocks peep through so delicately.
    Those blooms add an air of peace and tranquillity, stunning!!
    So glad you shared this over @ Paperbabe Stamps.. SEnding HUgs Tracey xx

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