Saturday, February 28, 2015

Unique Love Story-Art journal page

Just in the nick of Time.
Here is my February Art Journal page.
The theme for this month was Love/Valentines Day.
Considering I had a totally different plan for this page, I'm happy with how it turned out.
I should do the page I had originally planned, to see the difference.

Here is how the page started.
Well, this isn't exactly how the pages started out, because I forgot to take a photo ;)
But this is close to it, I had cleaned this heart stencil off on the pages from an early art journal page.
I figured that it was perfect for our theme for this month, so I worked it in to the page.

I spritz the page with a soft brown.
See the hearts, they still showed through…I was so happy.
I then drew out my book shape as I didn't want any of my other mediums to go past those lines.

I then cut some dry wall tape (that is the mesh hearts you see) into heart shapes.
The mesh is sticky, so they stuck to the pages, but I still added matt medium to them once they were in place.
I then added some embossing paste with the same heart stencil that I had used under the spray.
The red blob is there as I was trying to find the right colour of red paint that I wanted to use.

I didn't find the colour I wanted (even though I have a lot of reds in my paint supplies) so I used some card stock and cut a heart.
I also added some colour to the embossed hearts.

I love Pitt pens, they are just so perfect for adding my shading.

I added a bit of highlight to the main heart and shading all of the other hearts.
Here is the one side of the page fully finished.

And here is the right side fully finished.
I used Wink A Gold in copper for the very edges of the pages.

All done :)
Here is Caroline's art journal pages :)
I know I was shocked I had finished before her…first time!

I made a video on my pages :)
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

I had my friends over today for scrapbooking.
Because it was Heather's birthday (Heather says Thank you for the Birthday wishes) I had to cancel FNS (Friday Night Scrapbooking).
So I invited my friends to come over today from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
My poor friend Denise cut her fingers on her detailed scissors.
But what is a true crafter do, but use Washi Tape to bandage her finger, teehee.

I hope you all had a very Creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Great February page, I like the book shape idea for keeping the mediums contained. I see you found a new use for washi tape, good for you.

  2. Looks amazing Tracy! Lovely ;)

  3. Beautiful page, Tracy, awesome idea to create your pages as a storybook!

  4. I love the that you outlined a book on your page, it really stands out. Love the shading on the hearts too. Can't believe your done before me!!!! And I can't wait to see it in real life :)

  5. Your page looks amazing!! I love the design and all of the fabulous hearts!! And the washi bandage - clever!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oohh, I love this! Awesome job!! Too funny she used washi to bandage her finger :)

  7. Very cute page. I'm sore about love right now - its not that I dont believe in it, I think it just doesnt believe in me...feeling quite sniffly and heartbroken, but I can still LOVE your page. Thanks for coming over to my blog the other day - I am hosting the challenge at OCC this month so I have been busy trying to make sure that it all runs smoothly, together with getting over the chairmans big let-down - just havent been able to be as quick in replying as I usually try to be.

  8. This page is stunning. I love that you made the page look like a book!!! Gorgeous!

  9. So pretty! I love those pages. And that is definitely a use for washi tape I have never seen! LOL


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