Love with all your heart

Today I’m over at Country View Challenges sharing my second art journal page for this month’s Hearts and Flowers challenge.

I started by covering the chipboard background using Botanicals Collage Paper by Tim Holtz and Liquitex matte gel medium. When dry, I coloured the flowers using some colourful Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen and then I added some shadows and edged the page using a Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Next I stuck the three sparky Gumdrop Hearts by Tim Holtz onto the page and I added the wording “Love with all your heart” which was from a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker book. To finish, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the flowers which highlighted the colours beautifully.

I hope you are inspired to join our Hearts and Flowers challenge over at Country View Challenges too, if you do, you’ll have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts.

This glass heart hangs in my dining room and was gifted me by a very dear friend as a house warming present many years ago; it reminds me of my page.

I hope that you are staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

For the sake of brevity I am no longer listing the individual items that I used to create my page, however I’m more than happy to let you know which particular product was used if you contact me via comments below or using the following contact me link. You can also check out the Tim Holtz products that I used over at Country View Crafts too.


As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Bleubeard & Elizabeth from Altered Book Lover over at Art Journal Journey and her What’s Your Style challenge this month with my romantic style page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #160 – Anything Goes challenge with my hearts and flowers page.

Love Is In The Air challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my love inspired page.

Funkie Frilly Valentines over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with my vintage valentine page of frilly flower petals and glittery hearts.


20 thoughts on “Love with all your heart

  1. How romantic. How feminine. This is a genuine beauty, Jo. The flowers add that special look and a great way to focus the eye around the page. Charming and lovely, as is the hear that sits in your dining room. Thank you so very much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Bleubeard’s and my theme.

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  2. Coloring those flowers really changed up the background. In a very good way. This is a wonderful page Jo. It makes me happy just looking at it. And the glass heart you shared is gorgeous. Hearts are such a fun shape, and not just for Valentine’s Day either. Thanks for linking up to Elizabeth’s challenge at AJJ, and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Another really pretty journal page Jo, I’m loving the richness of the coloured flowers against the background beautifully coloured. Spring will soon be here fingers crossed.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend sending creative Hugs your way Tracey xx
    P.S Your glass heart is stunning x

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  4. I have two glass hearts I once made with Luminarte at one of the cha conferences. They hang from light fittings in one of the rooms at Christmas.
    I love yours and I love your book. The colouring you have done is excellent, especially on the flower in the bottom left corner. Love how you have used shading to make everything dimensional.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  5. Oh, yes; I can see how the hanging heart inspired your page! Such a beautiful memory of your friend. I love, love, love your artwork coloring on this , & those Tim hearts are perfect touches! Thanks for playing along with the Funkie Junkie Boutique, once again!

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