Sunday, May 16, 2021

Be the Reason...

 Hi blogger friends!

Today, I'm sharing an entry page I created for a journal I started a few years ago.  It's been a while since I added anything to it, but I decided it was time to pick up where I left off.

The journal title is "Reason" and every page has a quote about the word.  I love the different meanings and interpretations of the word reason.  It's a great opportunity to play with a lot of mixed media too.  Currently, there are six pages including the newly created one.

"Be someone's reason to smile"

The background design was created with a stencil, distress and oxide inks on watercolor paper.   I added several layers using patterned paper with torn and inked edges on a few of them.  I adhered a new and now favorite die cut over the patterned papers.  How cool is this macrame hanging die?  Embellishments include layered ephemera flowers, a butterfly and dew drops.  The quote is computer generated.  I used foam tape for dimension on the flower clusters and quote.  The final touch is glass bead gel in random areas of the page.  One of my very favorite mixed media products.

A close up of the intricate pattern in the macrame hanging.

The glass bead gel adds great texture.

From my stash...
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sidekick Essentials Macrame and Page
Liquitex Glass Bead Gel
Prima Patterned Paper 
The Crafters Workshop Mini Quatrefoil Stencil 
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Tim Holtz Distress and Oxide Inks
Tim Holtz Botanical Ephemera
Challenges entered:

Stay tuned for additional journal pages that I am currently working on.
Thanks for stopping by!


brenda said...

It looks like you had loads of fun creating this Vicki, so many elements of interest and perfect for our Sunshine theme at River of Creativity, thank you so much for joining in and hope to see you again.

B x

Judy Woodland said...

How fabulous. When I saw that macramé die cut I just had to come over and look. Really unique, have never seen one like that. You have used it perfectly and I love all the vintage elements here. The beaded gel is so pretty, really makes those flowers pop. Just gorgeous!!

Zoechaos said...

What a beautiful page for your journal, that die is stunning and I love how you used it as a stencil in the background as well. I love MM but never think of some of the elements you have used thank you for the inspiration. I'd love to see more of your Reason journal. Thank you for sharing with us at River of Creativity x

Wendy L said...

I love it, very bright and happy and I adore the sentiment, thank you for joining us at River of Creativity this month, xx

Diane said...

Wow awesome journal page design.

Hugs diane

Dawn T said...

What a stunning journal page. Thanks for sharing it with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

Gail said...

Stunning art!! So lovely! Love the statement!! Stopping by from Word Art Wednesday to say - thank you for dropping off your art at the bi-weekly challenge - it is always a pleasure and honor to have you join in on the challenge - I wish you the best in the draw for a fabulous prize - Have a blessed day - Gail ~ DT WAW my blog I love Paper

Rocky said...

Beautiful work, I'm sure the journal is stunning if this is anything to go by. Thank you for sharing with us at River Of Creativity.


Related Posts with Thumbnails