Remembering my dear friend with much happiness, it’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since she passed away.
I started by stencilling the Shabby Harlequin patterns from Creative Expressions, first using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then using a mixture of Bright Aqua Blue and white acrylic paint. Then I painted the white areas around the stencilling using the aqua mixed paint too. When dry, I stamped the butterflies from Craft Sensations and outline circles from Paperbabe Stamps using Elderberry Memento Ink and the solid dots from the same Paperbabe Stamps stamp set and black Archival Ink. I added some Pébéo white gesso with my finger to push over the stamping to push the images back and add more depth to the page. Then to finish the background I splattered the page with black DecoArt acrylic paint.
I used a piece of design paper for the tags which I created using a Tag Collection Framelit from Tim Holtz. I edged them with a black Sharpie marker pen and then added some pink satin ribbon and an enamel dot to each tag, as well as a pretty purple flower and the wording “hello sweet friend” and “fly away” which are all stickers.
From the same piece of design paper, I cut out the rectangle detailing two birds and the words “you are” stamping some additional wording so it reads “you are always in my heart”; as you can see the “heart” is represented by a pink heart sticker from Kaisercraft. It is edged with a black Sharpie marker, stuck in place using a glue stick and decorated with a pretty purple flower from the sticker set. To finish, I added the “love” sticker from the same set and then I edged the page using the black Sharpie marker pen.
Happy times with dear friends; “Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, loves leaves a memory no one can steal”.
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.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Creative Expressions Mini Stencil (Shabby Harlequin)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry)
- Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic (Bright Aqua Blue)
- Artist Discount Acrylic Paint (White)
- Docrafts Papermania Mini Clear Stamp (Everyday Assortment PMA907003 – Butterflies)
- Paperbabe Stamps Stamp Set (Birthday Wishes)
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Elderberry)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Design Paper Paper Bundle from a local craft shop
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits (Tag Collection 658784)
- Sharpie Permanent Marker Fine Point (Black)
- Pink Satin Ribbon
- The Works (Pastel Enamel Dots)
- Poundland (Decorative Stickers)
- The Little Yellow Bicycle Cardstock Stickers (Fresh Verse PD-140)
- Dovecraft Essentials Alphabet Stamp Set (WDN ALPHA STMP DCVW0050)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Say Aloha SS281)
- Pritt Stick