Miss You

Today’s page was created in memory of my dearest friend; I found myself thinking of her as it was her birthday this week. She passed away two year’s ago after battling ovarian cancer, she was a shining light and I miss her very much!

I started by painting some gold metallic paint over the background and then I stamped a Serpentine stamp from Art Impressions using the same paint and some Black Soot Distress Ink. I recycled one of the papers that I had tested inks and stamps on; this time the paper had black and gold stamping on it so I cut it into pieces and stuck them into place using a glue stick.

I edged paper pieces and also the page using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker smudging the ink with my finger which was fun. All the different words were added using rub-on transfers and I arranged some gold sparkly flower and circle Glitterations stickers which added some lovely texture and finished the page.  

Thinking of my dear friend bought back so many happy memories; here she is, on the far left, the year before she passed when we were celebrating our friend’s wedding (grin!).

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.

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

  • Poundland Metallic Acrylic Paint (Gold)
  • Art Impressions Wood Mounted Stamp (Serpentine Background T2773)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • Old paper pieces with gold and black stamping
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • UHU Stic
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Transfers (Spring Sentiments #ROY506, Motivate Sentiments #ROY510)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rubs (Tiny Text #TH93695)
  • Docrafts Papermania Glitterations (Gold Flowers ANT8181020, Gold Circle Frames ANT8181028)

I’m pleased to join the lovely Valerie over at Art Journal Journey and her Heavy Metal challenge this month with the gold elements on this page.

I’m joining the LTSCB #142 – Love is … remembering dearest friends so I’m joining the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my Miss You art journal page.

I’m also joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Add Some Texture challenge with the texture from stamping the acrylic paint and Glitterations stickers.

I’m also pleased to join the Favourite Technique challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, as collage and edging the paper pieces by smudging ink with my finger are some of my favourite techniques.

I’m happy to join Paperbabe Stamps and their #138 – Anything Goes challenge with my art journal page too.

19 thoughts on “Miss You

  1. She looks like a beautiful person (inside and out) Jo, and you made a wonderful page to remember her. I love the subtleness of your elements. The page is very classy. And the metallic gold is perfect for Valerie’s challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

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  2. She left way too early. I fail to understand why “we” cannot find a cure. But go to Mars. Priorities…
    Beautiful tribute and glad you have a smile with the sweet memories.

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  3. Wow Jo, it’s ONLY Sunday and I’m finally getting around to visiting you. Yes, I’m that far behind!! I’m so glad you honored your friend again this year. I can tell she was a very special friend, because you pay homage to her on or near her birthday. It’s always sad to lose a friend, especially to cancer, and I think you have certainly made her proud. Thanks for also sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Valerie’s theme, even though I’m far behind visiting.

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  4. So sorry I missed this post Jo I remember you losing your friend as it was the same time we lost a good friend too, how those two years have flown by. That’s a very happy photo of you all together. A grand journal page as a tribute, full of luscious golds, friends that are golden are always in our hearts. Take care lovely.. Hugs Tracey xx

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