Be Yourself Be Happy

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

My mixed media page was inspired by pretty pink roses and showcases Stamperia images and papers (grin!).

I started by applying Liquitex Parchment acrylic and white acrylic paint to the background. When dry, I stamped a crackle design from BoBunny using Terracotta Memento Ink and a Script stamp from Kaisercraft using Toffee Crunch Memento Ink. All the papers and images were from Stamperia; I fussy cut the roses, trellis, butterfly and birds and then I arranged them with the arched window which was die cut using a Cathedral Window Sizzix Bigz Die by Tim Holtz. I even used the window cut outs, that were leftover, as fence panelling layering everything together using a glue stick. To finish, I added a Kaisercraft sticker which reads “Be Yourself Be Happy”.

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!

The roses on my page reminded me of these beautiful roses that my sister kindly bought for my mum; we always had roses in our garden growing up and I remember the wall of our garage being totally covered with soft pink roses like these (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.


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely  Chris from Pearshapedcrafting is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen When We Were Young so I’m joining her with my memories of roses from my childhood.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #173 – Anything Goes challenge with my pretty garden page.

LTCCB#156 – Anything Goes over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog with my mixed media art journal page.

MIUCB#60 – Anything Goes + optional Clean & Simple over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the techniques I used to create my garden scene.


22 thoughts on “Be Yourself Be Happy

  1. You can never go wrong with roses, can you? The pink ones are so pretty and so full. And I love how you used those roses to create such a pretty page also. You even added such a cute little chickadee. Have a great end of your week Jo. Hope all is well with you. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Oh, Jo, this is so lovely! What a gorgeous page to remember the roses of your youth for the When we were young theme. I really like the script stamping and those papers. Hugs.

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  3. Actually I love your quote.
    One of my teamleaders (I have two projects) always repeats I should work on my attitude. I´m a shy introvert and he says these people have advantages, too, but I should brave up more.
    You´re both right.
    Wither way: I love your work!

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  4. I have been offline for a full week due to a frozen computer, Jo, so I missed this beauty. I enjoyed reading that the “crackle” was actually a stamp. I also loved how you fussy cut the roses and birds. Not only is this a great entry, it is also perfect memory you have of your childhood, which is great for Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

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  5. wow this is stunning work, Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Mix it up and we would love to see you in our future challenges
    Elaine DT

    AAA Birthday DT
    Mix it UP DT
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Love to Craft DT
    Love to Scrap DT
    Peace on Earth DT

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  6. How clever to use the cut out sections from the beautiful window for picket fencing. Inspired!
    Such a beautiful page which took you back to your childhood, it must have been lovely to see the wall covered in those pink roses.
    The page you have produced is really beautiful, thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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