It’s a new month so we are launching our first challenge of the year today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, and as always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

Happy New Year everyone! For my mixed media page I used lots of leftovers that I had in my craft stash – yay!

I started by collaging leftover papers onto the page using a glue stick; this included torn pieces of recycled sheet music, leftover pieces of Aviary Collage Paper by Tim Holtz, some bits and pieces of plaid and ruler design papers. When the papers were stuck in place, I covered the edges of the papers with some Liquitex matte gel medium and left it to dry; this allowed me to smudge the black Faber-Castell marker ink that I added around the edges, more easily, with my finger. Next I applied some Earl Grey, Coconut and Caramel Faber-Castell Gelatos by applying them to the page and then smudging the colour with my finger. I added two hearts and the “love” wording which were also leftover. To finish, I splattered the page using both white and black DecoArt acrylic paint.

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!

Recently, there have been some beautiful cloud formations and colours in the evenings; the sunset pinks, creamy yellows and greys all look so pretty together (smile!). I thought Bleubeard & Elizabeth might like the view of the silhouette palm trees in our back garden too.

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well.

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:

MIUCB #63 – Anything Goes + optional no stamping over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my Love page which was created with no stamping.

Double D Challenges and their Hearts challenge with the two hearts I added to this page.

More Than Words challenge and their Love Letters challenge with my Love page.


16 thoughts on “Love

  1. I love how you chose to go with whites and beiges (with just a touch of blue) for your page today instead of all the typical reds. Not that red is bad when it comes to hearts…smile. It’s a lovely piece Jo. And nice sunset photo. And you have palms? How cool is that. I thought maybe you were sharing a photo from a trip you had been on. Have a great rest of your Friday and weekend ahead. hugs-Erika

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  2. Beautiful use of those leftovers and scraps Jo it’s as if they were made to go together. There’s a real similarity with your journal page colours to those magnificent hues and shade within that glorious sky.
    Wonderful to see your work again Jo, always inspirational.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Hugs Tracey x

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  3. I’m not sure how I got so far behind. Certainly not my intention. This is a beautiful journal page. So delicate and romantic. I love how you added the smudges. I really must try that, too. It has a really unique look but gets the color spread nicely.

    OH the palm trees. I was surprised they grow in your own garden, because they would die here with my winters. That is a stunning sunset setting off those palms beautifully.

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  4. This is such a stunning page, Jo. I love the wonderful background and the beautiful elements you’ve added to bring this beauty to life. Thank you for your lovely entry at More Than Words Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!

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