Every heart sings a song

I created this shabby chic vintage page in my mini art journal to join a few of my favourite challenges and, with the birds that I included, to also remind you that there is still another week to join our Feathered Friends challenge over at Try it on Tuesday.

For the background, I cut a piece of Kraft Card and ran it through a Tim Holtz Botanicals embossing folder. Then I stuck it onto the page with a panel of wildflower design paper using Liquitex matte gel medium. I applied some Pébéo white gesso over the top of the papers using my finger paying attention to highlight the embossed texture. When dry, I edged the page with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker smudging the ink with my finger. Then I added a piece of lace using double-sided tape between the two panels. I used a Garden Greens Thinlits set from Tim Holtz to die cut the foliage from some leftover mixed media paper that I had coloured with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Painted and Pine Needles Distress Inks. They were arranged onto the page with some white flowers and birds which were fussy cut from Kaisercraft stickers. To finish, I added the beautiful quote by “Plato” which was a Kaisercraft sticker that I cut to fit the page and edged with a Dark Sepia Big Brush Faber-Castell marker; it reads “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back”.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my cuppa with a home-made Skinny Lemon and Blueberry cupcake; they are a very yummy summer treat – wishing you all a Happy T Day!

Hoping 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:

  • Docrafts Papermania (Mini Chipboard Album 15x15cm)
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Tim Holtz Alterations (Botanicals 662716)
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Craft Sensations (Creative Paper Collection CR0458/GE)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia)
  • Dovecraft Creative Ribbon Sweet Paris (Lace DCCR24)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Garden Greens 661206)
  • Leftover mixed media paper coloured green with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles Distress Inks
  • Home Bargains Special Occasions (Mini White Flowers)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheets (Cherry Tree Lane SS329, Pen & Ink SS360)

I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

Art Journal Journey which is being hosted this month by the lovely Alison from Words & Pictures; she has chosen Summer Countryside as her theme so I’m joining with my mini art journal page design with the summer botanicals, wildflowers, foliage and birds.

Funkie and Frilly challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with my design the embossed background, flowers and lace that I used on this shabby chic vintage page.

Out With The Old And In With The New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge; the old being the embossing folder, thinlits set, leftover coloured papers and flowers, and the new being the wildflower paper, birds, and lace.

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #148 – Anything Goes with my pretty mini art journal page.

LTSCB #147 – Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my botanical page.

33 thoughts on “Every heart sings a song

  1. That is a wonderful page in your journal Jo. I love the birds. They look like chickadees but perhaps there is something similar (a great tit maybe?) in England. And your skinny muffin sounds great. Blueberries and lemon are a great combination. And I would like the skinny part too. Thanks for sharing another page at AJJ for Alison’s challenge. And hope your T day is going well. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Love the vintage look embossing (and the technique you used) on your mini-journal page along with the lace, birds and beautiful words, Jo. Really pretty!!! The cupcake steals the show though – food always wins with me, and it sounds and looks delightful. Happy T-day!!!!

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  3. beautiful journal page Jo. Using the embossing folders is making a big comeback so I should get mine out and make some pretty embossed papers too. Love the folder you used!
    Happy T day!

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  4. What a beautiful page. I love that embossed paper. I hadn’t heard this Plato quote before either. It’s a beautiful quote.
    Those muffins look delicious. Can I use frozen berries you think? Or should I defrost them first. We can’t get SF flour, but I will find my way around that. They sound very nice, especially with the lemon frosting.

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  5. Sorry, Jo. This new keyboard has a key I am not sure about that promptly publishes a post and takes me to a new page. It’s happened several times and usually in the middle of a sentence.

    I love how you treated the embossing in the background, and I love the lace. It certainly is one that works quite well for Alison’s theme at Art Journal Journey. Thank you for being so supportive of our blog.

    Your lemon blueberry cupcake looks wonderful. Blueberries are in season here, and this looks like something I would be able to make. Maybe minus the frosting, though, because it looks SINFUL!!

    Thanks for sharing your journal page, your cupcake, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

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  6. This page is gorgeous Jo! The embossed panel looks amazing and I love how you added the gesso to the raised areas, awesome quote too! That blueberry cupcake looks delicious! Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  7. I’m so pleased to see that this is also for Art Journal Journey – Thank you so much Jo! Love the artistic pic of your drink and muffin! Happy T day, Chrisx

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  8. I think your shabby chic vintage page is beautiful. Lovely lace and birds and sentiment! I think I want that muffin! It sounds and looks for yummy! Happy T Day!

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  9. What a lovely page! I do like the embossing and how you highlighted it in white. The border down the side with the lace works perfectly as do the little birds on their branches. Love the words you chose to use too.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  10. That’s a delightful page, Jo – I adore the shabby whitewashed texture – and the delicate touch of lace. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us again in the Summer Countryside at Art Journal Journey.
    Alison x

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  11. Hello! Stopping in to admire your stunning make here! Love your wonderful journal page especially with those birds and gorgeous textured background! The muffin looks fabulous! Hope you’re doing well! HUGS

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  12. Jo, your page is exquisite! (as always!) I love that 3D folder, my favorite, and made even more gorgeous by your shabby touch of gesso. A lovely shabby page and the blues with the kraft is the perfect combination in my opinion! You always wow me! And that blueberry muffin doesn’t look too skinny to me-yum!

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