Over at Try it on Tuesday our first challenge of 2021 is Add an Uplifting or Positive Quote.

Adding a positive quote to my page was such a lovely way to start the year; I hope that you are inspired to join us too, and I can’t wait to see the quotes that you add!

I started by colouring circles for the background using Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks through a Sun and Moon stencil from Inkylicious. I also used an Iso Fun stencil from Paperbabe Stamps to add some patterned detail to some of the circles using the same inks. The wording was stamped using black Archival Ink and my favourite Script stamp set from Concord & 9th. I added some highlights to the letters using a white Uniball gel pen; it reads “all things are possible if you believe”.

For the pretty fairy, I stamped a Frost Fairy stamp from Paperbabe Stamps that I won – thanks so much! I stamped the fairy using black Archival Ink and then I had fun colouring her with my new Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers; the dress was coloured using Ice Grey Blend and Dark Red Blend, her hair using Pink Violet Blend, skin using Fair Skin Blend, lips using Pale Pink Blend, eyes using Alpine Green Blend and her wings were highlighted using True Blue Blend. I also added more detail using a black Uni Pin fine line marker and white Uniball gel pen, then I fussy cut the fairy out and coloured the two starbursts using Fossilised Amber Distress Ink.

I was really pleased with how she turned out and thought she would be perfect for the quote I’d chosen; she was stuck onto the page using a glue stick. To finish, I stamped some starbursts onto the background from the same Frost Fairy stamp set using black Archival Ink.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the uplifting and positive quotes my Design Teamies have added to their amazing creations (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing our New Year’s drinks which are Poinsettia cocktails; they are made with 1 part Cointreau (orange liqueur), 3 parts prosecco and 3 parts cranberry juice. Happy T Day – cheers!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!
Wishing you all the very best for 2021 – Happy New Year! 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 the materials that were used to create this art journal page:

  • Inkylicious! Stencil & Template Set (Sun & Moon)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry)
  • Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Stencil (Iso Fun)
  • Concord & 9th Stamp Set (Sophisticated Script 10056)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen (White)
  • Paperbabe Stamps Stamp Set (Frost Fairy)
  • Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers (Ice Grey Blend, Dark Red Blend, Pink Violet Blend, Fair Skin Blend, Pale Pink Blend, Alpine Green Blend, True Blue Blend)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.05mm)
  • Pritt Stick

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as they provide me with inspiration 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 Erika from BioArtGal over at Art Journal Journey and her Favourite Things challenge this month as I used my favourite script stamp set from Concord & 9th for the quote on this page.

I’m pleased to be able to join Paperbabe Stamps too and their #134 – Anything Goes challenge with my art journal page – thank you for the crafting goodies (grin!).

I’m also pleased to join the Use a New/Unused Product challenge over at Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge Blog as I used my new Frost Fairy stamp and Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers for this page.

I’m so happy to join the LTSCB #141 – Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my Believe art journal page too.

I’m also joining the Sparkle and Shine challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too with my bright sparkly fairy page.

31 thoughts on “Believe

  1. She is one beautiful angel Jo. I hope she brings us some good new year magic. I like that fun background you put her on too. We all need some hope and happiness for this new year. Thanks for sharing her with us at AJJ. Much appreciated. And nice festive New years drink. I remember you shared this before and we made them for Christmas last year. Thanks for sharing again because I forgot about it. I need to go write this down as it was a nice drink. Hope your new year is going well and everyone is healthy. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Lovely page and quote Jo, and you did a brilliant job coloring that pretty stamp image you won!
    Perfect festive drink for the holidays. Cheers, happy New Year and happy T day too!

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  3. Wow, Jo, you have outdone yourself AGAIN. The fairy is beautiful and the background is stunning. You colored her perfectly. Thanks for also sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Your cocktails are beautiful and I love the angels you included. I think your poinsettia drinks look better than my real poinsettia. Thanks for sharing your beautiful journal page and your drinks with us for T this Tuesday dear friend.

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  4. Ah, I knew that was the Paperbabe fairy, I have her too. I’ve won all her digis and being in America, the shipping costs are too high for me, so I think I may have to quit entering there. Very pretty page and I love how you colored her. The drinks look nice and I like those glasses! xxo

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  5. What a pretty page you have shown us – I love the background. The circles look good with the stencilling on some of them but the words and the fairy steal the show. What a marvellous prize you got – she is beautiful and the colouring is fabulous. I really must save my pennies for some of those Tri-blends. More and more of my pens are running out. She works so well with the script. Must comment on your angels in your cocktail picture (bet that was tasty) they look beautiful – do they have candles inside them – the blue one looks to be alight.
    Happy New Year to you both
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  6. I’m so happy to see you using those markers Jo, the Frost Fairy is coloured with perfection, lovely cool blues well matched with her vibrant purple hair. The background is a ray of sunshine, hope it doesn’t melt the snow too quickly hee hee.. Thanks for sharing @ PBS and wishing you all the best for 2021. Creative HUgs & wishes Tracey xx

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