I created this shabby chic vintage page in my mini art journal to join a few of my favourite challenges and, with the birds that I included, to also remind you that there is still another week to join our Feathered Friends challenge over at Try it on Tuesday.
For the background, I cut a piece of Kraft Card and ran it through a Tim Holtz Botanicals embossing folder. Then I stuck it onto the page with a panel of wildflower design paper using Liquitex matte gel medium. I applied some Pébéo white gesso over the top of the papers using my finger paying attention to highlight the embossed texture. When dry, I edged the page with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker smudging the ink with my finger. Then I added a piece of lace using double-sided tape between the two panels. I used a Garden Greens Thinlits set from Tim Holtz to die cut the foliage from some leftover mixed media paper that I had coloured with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Painted and Pine Needles Distress Inks. They were arranged onto the page with some white flowers and birds which were fussy cut from Kaisercraft stickers. To finish, I added the beautiful quote by “Plato” which was a Kaisercraft sticker that I cut to fit the page and edged with a Dark Sepia Big Brush Faber-Castell marker; it reads “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back”.
Hoping that you are 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.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Docrafts Papermania (Mini Chipboard Album 15x15cm)
- Kraft Cardstock
- Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Tim Holtz Alterations (Botanicals 662716)
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Craft Sensations (Creative Paper Collection CR0458/GE)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia)
- Dovecraft Creative Ribbon Sweet Paris (Lace DCCR24)
- X-Press It! double-sided tape
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Garden Greens 661206)
- Leftover mixed media paper coloured green with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles Distress Inks
- Home Bargains Special Occasions (Mini White Flowers)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheets (Cherry Tree Lane SS329, Pen & Ink SS360)
I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey which is being hosted this month by the lovely Alison from Words & Pictures; she has chosen Summer Countryside as her theme so I’m joining with my mini art journal page design with the summer botanicals, wildflowers, foliage and birds.
Funkie and Frilly challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with my design the embossed background, flowers and lace that I used on this shabby chic vintage page.
Out With The Old And In With The New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge; the old being the embossing folder, thinlits set, leftover coloured papers and flowers, and the new being the wildflower paper, birds, and lace.
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #148 – Anything Goes with my pretty mini art journal page.
LTSCB #147 – Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my botanical page.