You are my happy

It’s a new month so we are launching our July challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog which is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

My mixed media page was inspired by some pretty mosaic paper that my sister kindly gifted me; it reminded me of summer holidays in Greece (smile!).

I covered the whole page with a piece of mosaic paper using a glue stick and then I applied some Pébéo white gesso over the top and left it to dry. Next I added some Snow Cone Faber-Castell gelato using a wet finger to smudge the colour over the gesso and paper to give it a washed out look. Then I used a Mosaic Stencil by Tim Holtz to apply some Ranger Crackle Paste to the page using a palette knife. When dry I added the blue flowers which were washi tape stickers, some shiny green gel dome stickers, the “You are my happy” sticker from Kaisercraft and the little white butterflies which were die cut and embellished with some green striped washi tape down the centre.

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 join you there!

This journal page made me think of our holidays to Skiathos, which is one of the Greek islands. This was the view of the town as we approached it by water taxi which picked us up at our hotel.

We always enjoy walking and exploring, so we walked up to the top where the church was and this was the view looking back down towards the port.

We had such a wonderful time exploring the island, it was such a beautiful place; maybe one day we will return (smile!).

I 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.


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

Paperbabe Stamps and their #171 – Anything Goes challenge with my summery page.

13 thoughts on “You are my happy

  1. I love the mosaic you used on this page. It does feel very much like the Mediterranean. Oh that blue! I was supposed to be going to Greece this fall, but the friend who the trip is really about is worried about cash flow right now, so hopefully next year. Your photos are gorgeous. Happy July. And Happy weekend to you also. hugs-Erika

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  2. Oh wow what a stunning page Jo! Really loving the mosaic theme with your papers and I love that crackle through the stencil too! The colors look amazing and beautifully inspired with this amazing and beautiful place…that would be awesome! TFS!

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  3. You’ve taken us all to a happy place today Jo, I for one have lovely memories of holidays abroad but have never been to Greece it looks idyllic. Beautiful crackled mosaic and I love how parts of the tiled background peep through the paint.
    Happy & healthy July Hugs Tracey xx

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  4. A beautiful page Jo, love the shabby mosaic background you created conjuring up holiday memories of Greece. Lovely pictures of Skiathos, we had a wonderful holiday there a few years ago.
    Have a great weekend, Avril xx

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  5. A gorgeous page Jo. You’ve really enhanced the beautiful mosaic paper with the crackle paste stencilling. The pretty florals and lovely green accents finish your page perfectly xx

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