Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Journal Page

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to show you an insert I made for my Journal (when I get one). ;) I have had a struggle in my life for over 2 years and know all to well what it means to have your fears and dreams in the same place. I thought this stamp was perfect for my very first journal page!

I started by covering a plain piece of cardstock with gesso. Then I added a thin layer of modeling paste and used my crackle stamp over the left side. When it dried, I dotted some Black Soot distress stain over it. On the right side I added Cotton Candy gelato and misted with water. When it had dried, I used Heidi Swapp's stencil #1 and added modeling paste over the hearts only. Then I painted the hearts red and applied a light layer of gesso over my black soot stain. I added a few doodles to my hearts and painted the middle section white with gesso. Then stamped one of the stamps out of the Stuff to Say set from Stampers Anonymous using Jet Black Staz On ink. I used a paper distresser on the black edges to make them torn and shredded. I hope you enjoyed my little journal insert.

I also have some CANDY to give away!
And there is still time to enter our fun challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Use ink
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - Black and Blue
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything but a card
Make it Monday - linky party
Craft Your Passion - Doodling


  1. Delightful work, thank you for sharing with us over at MIM, Hugs Kerry DT xx

  2. great work thanks for entering the Fussy and Fancy Challenge and good luck xx Annie

  3. Beautiful journal page!!! I love the step by step instructions. One day I will take a leap into the wild side, but for right now I will stay within the lines!!! :)

  4. Jackie this is beautiful. I love the textures and dramatic colors. Your sentiment is awesome also. Nice post on the store blog.
    Hugs Kelly

  5. Wow! This is a really unique and beautiful page! The colors are so striking and I really liked your write-up where you talk about how life is a mix of dreams and fears. The texture you created with the modeling paste and crackle paint is stunning and such a nice contrast to the bright red hearts of hope. I love journal pages that feel open and honest and that's what this one did for me. You truly succeeded in creating a striking page. I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  6. Fabulous journal page! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  7. Beautiful !
    Thanks for joining us at Craft 4 Eternity !

  8. Jackie, I can't think of a better saying to tuck into your journal! Bravo! You've done a wonderful job with this. The contrasting colors and great use of white space really work here. Lovely! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday "Ink" challenge. ~Michelle

  9. This is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! HUgsxx

  10. love this and what a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog x


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