Thursday, May 14, 2015

Encourage Hope

The extremely talented Astrid has challenged us over at A Vintage Journey blog to be inspired by Spring Colors. I am happy to be sharing my art today on the Vintage Journey blog as a Pinworthy guest.

I was inspired by the first colors we see when the weather starts to change... Greens and Blue.  I mixed up a bit of everything in my journal page using the Tim Holtz layering stencil in the background as the base for my page.

I started with the stencil and some embossing paste on a sheet from my journal.

After applying several rows of the stencil with white embossing paste I let that dry.  Then I applied a layer of antique linen distress stain spray to soften the background.  After that I used up some green and blue glimmer mist and dripped it down the page and picked up the paper and turned it different ways to cause it to move across the page.   After that dried I pulled out some remnants which I had unfortunately placed on the outside of the plastic envelope which meant they were stuck in various places.  I pulled it up and used the bits and pieces that weren't left on the plastic to apply to my page.

I then stamped my sentiment on tissue paper and used decoupage to add it to my background.

Then I dug through my odds and ends and gave a nice shiny coat of gold to some of them and layered them onto my background.
I also used the weathered clock die to frame out an image from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Found Relatives.  I spritzed and stained a zipper to match. It is fun to see what can be assembled in a  journal page from a few leftover bits and pieces.

Come join in on the fun at  A Vintage Journey



  1. Gorgeous colours, these really appeal to me. Love your textures and the zipper is a lovely touch. Gorgeous. Tracy x

  2. Beautiful journal page Suzz, wonderful colours and textures! Congratulations on your guest designer post at AVJ!

  3. Absolutely superb Suzz!!! The stencilling really sets the scene for this fabulous page. LOVE that mix of colours too. So pleased you could join us at AVJ. Jenny x

  4. Oh Suzz I LOVE your journal page! Brilliant background, and I really like how you used the remnants of the remnants lol. (I have done the same thing so know what you are talking about).... Love how you finished the piece too, that zipper is inspired!!! Thanks so much for joining us at AVJ!!

  5. What a wonderful journal page Suzz! love all the colors and embossed texture on your background - your creative use of the zipper - the fun center body on your metal butterfly - thanks so much for inspiring as a Guest Creative Guide today! Julia xx

  6. What a stunning journal page, Suzz - amazing textures, and I just love how that zip creates a dramatic frame for the woman - fabulous!
    Alison xx

  7. Fabulous journal page! Suzanne Love your chosen colour palette ! Like how the stenciling gives such texture to your page n love how you've framed the photo with the the clock face die cut . The zipper - a real creative at work :)

  8. Loving your journal page Suzz. Great textures and interest on your page. Loving the zip. Thanks for sharing with us at AVJ.
    Julie x

  9. This is gorgeous! Just the background alone is a work of art!

  10. Very interesting Suzz - lots of depth and lushiousness here. Your sentiment is so true! Thanks bunches for being such an inspiring Pinworthy guest. j


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