Cherry Beer

I had a lovely surprise as my hubby kindly bought me a bottle of cherry beer; this particular one comes with a paper wrap which he thought would be perfect to use on a journal page – how cool is that!

I really enjoyed using the paper wrap from the beer (grin!). I started by creating lots of tags and panels out of the paper wrap using a square die cut set and a Tim Holtz Framelit set; I mounted them onto some recycled card using a glue stick and then edged them using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker.

The background was created using the leftover pieces of the paper wrap which I collaged with some brown paper recycled from the parcel of goodies that CJ kindly sent to me. I lined the edges of the collaged papers using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker and then added some Pébéo white gesso using my finger. When dry, I gave it worn grungy look using some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then I arranged the tags and panels onto the background using either double-sided tape or double-sided foam tape. To finish, I added three large gold brads through the holes in the tags.

This beer is Bacchus Kriekenbier which is a Belgian fruit beer based on “Bacchus Oud Vlaams Bruin” (Old Flemish Brown) with the addition of “krieks” (Morello cherries). 

Flemish Old Brown is a dark brown beer flavoured with 15 % cherries which is matured in oak casks. It has a pleasant sour cherry taste  – so delicious!

As T Stands for Tuesday, my cherry beer is perfect to share with the T Gang too – Happy T Day everyone!

I hope that you’re 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 Alison AKA Craftytrog over at Art Journal Journey and her Pockets and Tags challenge this month with my cherry beer page.

I’m joining the It’s A Wrap challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with the beer paper wrap that I used to create this page.

I’m also happy to be able to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my page.

Don’t forget that you still have time to join our Tag You’re It challenge this month over at A Vintage Journey too, it would be lovely to see you there!

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

  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits (Tag Collection 658784)
  • The Works (Die Cutting Set – Squares)
  • Paper wrap from Bacchus Cherry Beer
  • Recycled card
  • Pritt Stick
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • Recycled brown paper – thanks CJ!
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape and foam tape
  • Wilkos (Brads – Gold)

27 thoughts on “Cherry Beer

  1. You made a gorgeous and happy journal page from the wrapping paper. Lovely idea to wrap the bottle! As you know, I’m not a beer fan, but I do love the taste of sour cherries. Perhaps one day somebody will make coffee-flavoured beer? Happ T Day, and have a great week, stay safe. Hugs, Valerie

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh my goodness ~ Hubby bought you something knowing that you would love to recycle it into art! How incredibly sweet ~ give him an extra hug from me! It sounds like a beer my hubby would enjoy since it’s dark, and I would enjoy the paper too. Terrific page, I’m especially fond of the cherry inchie! ~ Happy T day

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wow that’s a very cool wrap for a bottle of beer and your husband was thoughtful-it sounds good too although I can’t drink most beers do to the gluten. you have created a lovely page too-hugs Happy T wishes Kathy

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’m surprised this beer is so dark. Most of our fruity ones are really light. It looks delicious and I’d try it for sure. And what a great wrapper. It is certainly worth using for a page. I love all those tags! You were able to make so many. And this page is perfect for AJJ too. Thanks so much for joining Alison’s challenge again. I hope your week is going well so far. Hugs-Erika

    Liked by 1 person

  5. So many foods come with interesting and colorful wrappings, and I always hate to throw them away, but when I keep them they just clutter up the shelf and I-never find a way to use them. So I’m impressed that you did something cute & creative right away.

    be well… mae at

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yum, yum, YUM! Your hubby is one wonderful dude to bring you such a tasty beer and to consider your artwork in the mix! How great you were able to preserve that wrap on your journal page! A wonderful composition on your gorgeous journal page that will always remind you of this special moment in time. This is such a great and creative take on our It’s a Wrap! challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog! Thank you for joining us!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. What a wonderful page, Jo. I love how you used the wrapping paper and labels from your cherry beer. A thoughtful gift indeed from your hubby.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I LOVE your enabler husband. He knows exactly what to give you, drink wise. You have trained him well. This is an absolutely AMAZING journal entry, has tons of tags, and is absolutely perfect for Alison’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    As usual, you find a way for art to imitate life. I’ve never heard of Cherry Beer before, but it is dark and I might actually like it, since stout is the only beer I find interesting. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely journal page and how you prepared it, as well as your Cherry Beer with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I forgot to mention that the link I put up at Elizabeth’s blog was incorrect. I’ve added the correct one, in case you’d like to see my journal for last week.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh Jo it looks delicious and I don’t even like beer :/ Hubby said is it like plum porter.. he’d very much like to try it 😀 Beautifully wrapped as is your journal page displaying all those saved area’s made into mini tags and toppers what a clever idea and what a fab Hubby you have for providing the ingredients!!
    Hope your well and not been effected by the storms today? The leaves have chased Freya today instead of her chasing them 😛
    Hugs Tracey xx

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Great post! I love your art and the use of the cherry beer paper. Now to the beer. WOW! I have never heard of this. It almost looks like wine. I would like to try this. I guess I will have to go to Belgian to try it. LOL Thanks for sharing that info. Have a nice evening.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Its a fantastic page for the AJJ theme Jo and how thoughtful of your husband to buy you something you could use for crafting as well as the deliciously sounding beer.
    Stay safe.
    Belated T day wishes and have a good rest of the week.
    Yvonne xx

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Oh I love Vlaams Oud Bruin! And especially the Kriek variety. I haven’t had it in years! It is very hot here, and I am thirsty, and then I look at your blog post! (salivating)
    Consequently I love your page. It’s a beautiful wrap and you have done the perfect thing! My new favorite!
    Happy belated T-Day,

    Liked by 1 person

  14. What a treasure you have in your husband. Not only realising you would enjoy the beer (I presume you did) he thought of it as more of a gift by it being wrapped like that. I have never seen anything like a bottle of beer wrapped up. Love the paper and what a great way to create a journal page. The head on the beer looks kind of pinkish which I presume is because of the cherries in it. Brilliant present.
    Hugs, Neet x

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Beautiful page and love that you up cycled that lovely wrap into a journal page! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge “It’s a Wrap!”.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.