May all your wishes come true

It’s time for our first challenge of the year over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, this is a monthly challenge and as always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

I had fun creating this mixed media page using my favourite Frost Fairy stamp from Paperbabe Stamps; she seems to be casting a spell – may all your wishes come true!

I started by applying black DecoArt acrylic paint to the edges of the page and blending it towards the centre. When dry, I applied the gold stars over the top using Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, a Sparkles stencil by Tim Holtz and Gold Ranger embossing powder. The centre of the page was coloured using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the wording was created using foam letter stickers.

The Frost Fairy from Paperbabe Stamps was stamped using black Archival Ink onto some mixed media paper. Then I coloured her using Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers; the dress was coloured using Green Turquoise Blend, the ribbon using Yellow Gold Blend, her hair using Dark Red Blend, her skin using a Fair Skin Blend marker, her lips using Pale Pink Blend, her eyes using True Blue Blend and her wings using Iced Grey Blend. I also added more detail using a black Uni Pin fine line marker and white Uniball gel pen. Then I cut her out and added the Gold Ranger embossing powder using a Versamark Watermark Pen to create the stars. She was stuck in place using a glue stick which finished the page.

All you need to do is to use three different mediums on your projects to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge. For more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too. I hope you are inspired to join us; it would be lovely to see you there!

I was reminded of this beautiful glass angel that we bought when we visited Prague, there is room to place a tealight behind her and being made from glass she looks so delicate and pretty (grin!).

I hope 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:

  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil (Sparkles THS132)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
  • Ranger Embossing Powder (Gold)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
  • Paperbabe Stamps Stamp Set (MLD Frost Fairy)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers (Green Turquoise Blend, Yellow Gold Blend, Dark Red Blend, Fair Skin Blend, Pale Pink Blend, True Blue Blend, Iced Grey Blend)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.05mm)
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen (White)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark (Watermark Pen)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Simply Creative Alphabet & Number Stickers (Glitter SCSTK025)

I’m pleased to join the lovely Valerie over at Art Journal Journey and her Heavy Metal challenge this month with the golden stars that I included on my page.

I’m pleased to be able to join the Groundhog Day over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog as I couldn’t resist using my Frost Fairy stamp and TriBlends again (you may remember on my Believe page that I created last month) and of course the background may look familiar too, it’s from an ATC that I created in December, I just had to create it on a bigger scale (grin!).

I’m also pleased to join the #136 – Patterns challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with the pattern of stencilled stars on my page.

I’m also joining MIUCB #46 – Anything Goes + Fancy Fold over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with all the different techniques I used; I’m still perfecting my colouring and blending techniques using the TriBlend markers.

21 thoughts on “May all your wishes come true

  1. I love your latest page Jo. The gold stars really pop off the dark background. Perfect for Valerie’s heavy metal challenge. Thanks for joining us there. And your inspiration glass angel is gorgeous. Wow. Her wings look so delicate I would be worried about them breaking transporting her home from Prague. Glad she made it in one piece. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs-Erika

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  2. Hi Jo! This is a fabulous and sparling page full of fairy magic, I love it! The stars are so beautiful. Thanks so much for linking this gorgeous page to my challenge at AJJ, much appreciated! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  3. This is a marvellously happy piece. I love your modern fairy and appreciate her friendly message.
    The many and varied gold stars look marvellous against the dark background with the gold cloud. Is that where the fairy lives?

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  4. You’ve taken the Frost Fairy to another dimension Jo with her ruby red hair, isn’t she lovely it really compliments your gold embossed background. Beautiful words we all need to hear right now, I hope all your hopes and dreams come true too..
    Your glass Angel has such a sweet face, I can imagine how wonderful she looks when light at night, a lovely treasure. Wishing you a super weekend, take care & stay safe Tracey xx
    P.S Thank you for sharing her over @ PBS challenge x

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  5. I was convinced I had seen this page earlier but must have been dreaming of something nice because that it your page. Very nice! Love the dramatic black and gold you used on it and the Distress Ink looks golden too. Such a pretty little angel, beautiful contrast in colour to the background.
    A loveluy page.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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    • Thanks so much Neet! You may have seen the black acrylic and gold star background before on an ATC that I made, I loved it so much that I wanted to see what it would look like on a bigger scale so created this page 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


  6. Jo, this is gorgeous! I saw the PB Frost Fairy right off as I have her too. I’m a bit amazed that you heat-embossed all those stars! That is patience! And it looks amazeballs! I’m also in awe that you used DI for the brown center. I would have thought the ink would bead up on top of acrylic? You must have worked the magic as well as Frosty May Lee Dee!

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  7. Jo, your background is magical! I love that stencil and in gold on the black it is amazing, and definitely worth repeating! I love the way you’ve brought that sweet angel to life with your pens/markers; she looks like she could indeed make all your wishes come true! Thanks so much for sharing your page with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

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