6 Feb 2016

Q is for Quote

Another Art Journal page for today Q is the letter The Craft Barn have asked for this fortnight in the Alpha/Dictionary challenge.  I am just in under the wire due to illness these winter bugs are really a pain will be glad when spring comes.
Anyway today between coughing fits I managed to finish my page.

I have used various ~Tim Holtz stamps and others on the background which was firstly given a wash of greens and blues, this was a bit bright I felt so I dry brushed some white gesso over and blasted with heat gun.

I really like how the background stamping onto water colour paper makes for a distressed look faded in places darker in others. I stamped in Adirondack Denim, Distress inks vintage photo, chipped sapphire, broken china, brushed corduroy.

Stamps were Tim Holtz Fairytale Frenzy and selection from Visual Artistry collections.  This AJ page will also fit in well with the  Country View Challenge - make your own backgrounds.  Lastly the "Quote" is one of my favourites in Tim's collection which I stamped in denim onto a piece of card I had in my stash which already had a wash on it, I stamped in denim and used vintage photo and chipped sapphire to distress the panel after I had distressed edges with tool.  Butterflies were found in my bits and bobs box and same inks were used to age them.

I would also like to play at

Craft Stamper Make it Take it - Text Me

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - anything goes (with a Stamp)

till next time


  1. Very nice stamps... I'm actually surprised how well they stamped on that textured watercolour paper. Lovely background too.

  2. What a glorious background for that wonderful quote! Awesome page. I hope you feel better soon, I have not long got over it so I really do sympathise! xxx

  3. Is that "Post Card" Washi tape I see?! I want that! LoL. I like your background texture look of the inks and water color paper too. It looks great. What a nice journal page!

  4. What an incredible journal page. I really enjoyed how well you stamp and color. That is an art, in addition to creating beauty while being sick. Love the quote! Get well soon.

  5. Love the softened blue greens in the background and the stamping all works beautifully together - fab page. Hope the coughing stops soon and that you feel loads better.
    Alison x

  6. A great fusion of blues and greens on the background Maggie and super stamped pages.

    Many thanks for joining in our new theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Fabulous journal page, love the background and quote. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Wonderful page! All the elements work together beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  9. A fab page. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. A huge amount of detail on this page and it is fabulous x

  11. Such a lovely project!
    Thanks for sharing it over at the ATSC blog! :)

  12. A fabulous journal page and quote.

  13. Beautiful page ..... gorgeous colour choice. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

  14. This is brilliant - love it to bits! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  15. Congratulations on your win at Craft Stamper!!! Yipppeee! Hugs!

  16. This is such gorgeous stamping! Congrats on your win at Craft Stamper. <3


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