Love and Devotion

It’s time for a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, which is All You Need is Love.

I started by covering the page with Pébéo white gesso as, when dry, it’s a wonderful base medium for the Faber-Castell Gelatos that were used to colour this page, making them easier to smudge and blend. I used Watermelon and Coconut Gelatos which I scribbled over the background and smudged with my finger and a little water. Next I added the fragments of gold tissue paper that I had previously die cut; they were leftover from another journal page. The love and devotion heart image was fussy cut from an old magazine and once stuck in place, I surrounded it with some blue and cream pearl gemstone clusters which finished the page.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday to see the amazing creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!). I hope you are inspired to join our challenge; it would be lovely to see you there!

I’m sharing this romantic Valentine’s dessert served in a pretty white teacup from Lytham Hall café. It’s a chocolate cupcake topped with pink icing, silver sprinkles and dark chocolate! It almost looks too good to eat!

Stay 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 Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to join the following challenges:

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

Double D Challenges and their Hearts challenge with the Love and Devotion Heart hearts page.

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


17 thoughts on “Love and Devotion

  1. I would never have guessed that smudge was Gelatos. I’m going to have to make anote to use some gesso before using Gelatos as I love how you smudges look. And of course you whole page also; I shouldn’t forget that. That’s a pretty romantic heart too. And what a cool idea for T to show a cupcake in a teacup. I wonder if they baked the cupcake right in the teacup or if it went in afterwards. Have a super T day and week ahead Jo. hugs-Erika

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  2. Love your page! I’ve had Gelatos for years that I never use… wonder if there’s an expiration date on them?! LOL, I hope not, as you’ve inspired me to get them out and make some backgrounds! And that cupcake looks absolutely delicious!

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  3. Your pretty page makes me think of an aunt. She used to collect old-fashioned, Victorian style Valentine’s. She would drool over this page in the same way I’m drooling over your dessert. Happy T Day

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  4. Beautiful MM journal page. The blended gelato background is fabulous. I love the die cut gold tissue and pearl embellishments surrounding the heart image. Overall fantastic! Thanks for sharing at the Double D, “Hearts” Challenge.

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  5. Gorgeous page Jo 🙂 the vintage image is beautiful and I love the background, the pink and gold are so pretty together 😉 I haven’t used my Glelato’s for ages! I need to get them out! 🙂

    Thanks so much for inviting me to be your guest for this challenge 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s!
    Lols x x x

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  6. Oh Jo … this is just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Can You Handle the Pressure

    P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we’d love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It’s called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

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  7. A lovely page Jo, gorgeous background with the touches of gold and surrounding the heart with pearls and gemstones gives it a lovely feminine romantic look.
    Avril xx


  8. This is gorgeous AND adorable, Jo! I love the pearls around the heart, so beautiful!! Thank you for your lovely entry at More Than Words Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!

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