It’s a new month so we are launching our April challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, our monthly challenge theme, as always, is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

My page today was inspired by one of our walks along the beach front and a sea view that reminded me of adventures (grin!).

For the background, I dragged Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Ink pads over the textured mixed media paper and then I added some water using a paintbrush to activate some of the ink. Next I framed the page by painting some white gesso around the edges using my finger which gave a cloudy appearance. The postcard, world, rectangle and bird sitting on the world globe were all fussy cut from some Vintage Travels design paper and the three alphabet tiles were cut from a wallpaper sample; they were arranged onto the page using double-sided tape.

I added two chipboard pieces from BoozyBear which I covered with Versamark Watermark ink and some specks of white and then clear embossing powder; they were stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. I added all the motivational wording which were from Sentiments Sticker Pad by Finnabair. To finish, I embellished the page with some metal and glass beads which were recycled from an old necklace.

You need to use three different mediums on your projects to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge and 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!

Here’s the view that inspired my page; I captured this sea view whilst out walking as I loved the grey moody clouds and sunshine with the boat in the forefront, which seems to be waiting for new adventures (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:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Creative Expressions Design Pad (Vintage Travels)
  • Wallpaper sample
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
  • Boozybear chipboard pieces
  • Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
  • Wow! Embossing Powder (White, Clear)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Finnabair Prima Marketing Art Daily Sticker Pad (Sentiments)

As well as Creative Artiste, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today which are:

I’m so pleased to be able to join Art Journal Journey where the theme is Inspired By in honour of Eileen from The Artful Crafter’s Blog who picked the theme and was supposed to host this month but sadly passed away shortly after her heart surgery last month – she will be greatly missed! I’m so pleased to be able to remember her by joining AJJ with my page which was inspired by one of my walks along the seafront and new adventures.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #141 – Anything Goes with my page.

MIUCB #48 – Anything Goes + optional twist of No Stamping challenge over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the background, collage and EP techniques I used to create this page and there was no stamping too.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and their Anything Goes challenge with my art journal page.

LTCCB #144 – April Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog with my mixed media page.

25 thoughts on “Adventure

  1. We both had the same inspiration today, only you were looking up and I was looking down. Smile. The beach has been such a godsend during this pandemic, hasn’t it? I love your adventure idea and the nautical theme. This is a wonderful page Jo. I love the adventure theme. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at AJJ also. Have a wonderful Easter. Hugs-Erika

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  2. An absolutely stunning example of mixed media at its finest. The entire journal page comes together so well, too. I really enjoyed the journal page and the photo of the boat in the water. Thank you for sharing this beautiful entry at Art Journal Journey, too.

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  3. A fabulous page with a wonderful masculine feel to it. Love the vintage images with you theme. A fabulous photo too.
    Have a fabulous Birthday today and a lovely Easter Weekend too.
    Avril xx


  4. Hickory Smoke! BoozyBear! Adventures ?????
    This is a super geometric-style piece and another great description of your varied processes which I always enjoy. The photograph of your inspiration is just beautiful. I’m now going to have a look at the Creative Artiste blog.

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  5. Love those moody hues against the brown shades Jo another great colour combo, you captured that scene in your photo. I most certainly could envisage an adventure if welcomed by that scene. Great journal page.. here’s to great adventures.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  6. Great page! I love how you’ve used your inks on that textured background, and your composition is perfectly balanced and pleasing to the eye. I am certainly enjoying just a bit of a catchup today of your inspiring makes!

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  7. Beautiful picture, Jo, and your page is so cool! I love how you did the background and want to try it myself someday. You captured that pretty sky and the texture of the sand here so well and I love how you did it. Lovely pages! Hugz

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  8. How on earth did `i miss this page when it went up? I fell in love with it when I saw it just now. The background you made fits the scene you photographed perfectly and I love the LO. The individual letters are striking and I am already thinking that one of my first visits to a store will have to be to a DIY one where I can look at wallpaper. I bet that was in the “Designer” section – it reminds me of Linda Barker or a Llewelyn Bowen type wallpaper. Love it.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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