Take time

It’s a new month so it’s time to launch our June challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog which is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

My mixed media page was inspired by summer days with a sunny golden sky for the bright red flowers and butterflies to bask in – Happy June everyone!

I started by covering the background with Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue Liquitex acrylic paint and then I stamped five different stamps to pattern the background using Memento Inks and Archival Ink. This included three stamps from Kaisercraft using Love Letter and Toffee Crisp Memento Inks, a starburst stamp using Dandelion Memento Ink and a Woodware Craft Collection stamp using black Archival Ink. Then I applied some Pébéo white gesso over the top using a brayer and I splattered the whole page using the yellow and also black acrylic paint. The two flowers were washi tape stickers and the wording was from a Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet. To finish, I added the red ephemera butterflies.

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

We’ve seen lots of red poppies recently and we discovered these on one of our walks (smile!).

Stay safe and well! x

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


As well as Creative Artiste, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

Paperbabe Stamps and their #169 – Anything Goes challenge with my summer page.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and thei It’s Up In The Air theme with my butterflies flying in the summer sky.

LTCCB#68 Anything Goes over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog with my mixed media journal page celebrating summer.


14 thoughts on “Take time

  1. Your page does feel like summer. I love how it makes me happy just to look at it. I think it is the yellow sunshine on a very wet and dark Friday morning. And wow, that is so many poppies. What a great find Jo. That is a good photo of you. I hope June is treating you well so far. Hugs-Erika

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  2. You’ve definitely brought a warm summery glow to us all with this page Jo, beautiful yellow glow around those vintage blooms and butterflies. Such a pretty co-ordination of colour and design and a poignant message to us all. I love it.. Hugs Tracey xx
    Thanks so much for sharing @ PBS and joining in with the #169 challenge xx
    P.S Gorgeous picture of you amongst the Poppies x

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  3. Oh my word the photo of you with the poppies is amazing!! I love those bright pops of red! You’ve done a beautiful job capturing those on your AJ page too! Love the addition of the background with the butterflies and what a perfect quote too!

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  4. Another lovely colourful creations Jo. Love the bright flowers and background. So summery and so nice as we begin our winter. Great sentiment and so true. Glad you had a lovely time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. We watched a lot of it on tv here. Oh the crowds though!

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