“Lose what needs to be lost…” ~ Art Journal


If you are a health junky like me you sure didn’t miss the Wellness-Summit 2016. One of the days was the inspiration for this page, we all could lose what needs to be lost to find what needs to be found.



Materials used:
  • Dylusions paint
  • Distress paint
  • Distress ink
  • Embossing ink & clear embossing powder
  • Stencils: ‘Tiles’ (by TH)
  • Die-cut: ‘Hardware findings’ (by TH)
  • Stamps: ‘It is written’ (by Bo Bunny)
  • Quote & image of the letter e with the keyhole are from the Wellness-Summit 2016
  • Emotion definition is from here


In Love & Gratitude,


Old vs New DNA Codes ~ Art Journal


Here is another page of my “A Healing Journey” art journal 🙂



Materials used:
  • Dylusions paint
  • Distress paint
  • Stencils: ‘Mini Butterfly Collage’ (by TCW) and ‘Dot Fade (by TM)
  • Stamps: ‘spiros2stamp’ and swirls4words’ (by TSOL)
  • Gesso and homemade texture paste


In Love & Gratitude,

Timeless Ride ~ Art Journal

Here is the first page of another started art journal, I came to understand that once you start:

a) You can’t really stop.

b) You “have” to have a couple of journals going on at the same time. Only one journal isn’t enough.

c) Art journal is a great way to clean your stamps and painting tools and at the same time ending up with really “interesting” backgrounds, reason why is so easy to forget the step by step or  what materials were used…

d) It makes it really difficult to know what to say in a blog post when you don’t even have a list of the materials used… It will be an interesting blog journey…

e) Is a great way to use the leftovers from other projects. Anything goes anyway. 



Well, thanks for looking and as always,

In Love & Gratitude,

Rain of Broken I Love yous ~ Art Journal

This page was inspired by this poem:

by Dylan Seto

“I want to twist my words
around your neck
so you can bare the shame
of walking around
with broken I-Love-Yous
on full display.

I want to catch the words
between your lips
and paint them in the colors
of the rainbow before
they ever reach my head.
Drown the dread
of hearing you speak
in false hopes and dreams
and maybe I could begin
to put my tongue back together
and speak again.”


You can find the original here.

For this page I used the ghosting technique in the drops of water.



Material used:
  • Distress ink: weathered wood, stormy sky, chipped sapphire, dusty concord, shaded lilac.
  • Stamp sets: Water effects 2 and Water droplets 2 (by Designs by Ryn)
  • White gel pen

Image from Google


In Love & Gratitude,

Cry me a river… of lies ~ Art Journal

Hello from my craft table again!

Here is another page for this art journal journey. My pages are busy, I like them that way 😀

I’m adding this project to the Desing by Ryn’s February Customer Creation Challenge



Once again I started with the distress ink.



Then my table got really crowded.

003@ 004@ 005@ 006@ 007@


I kept adding.



And I could not resist this last touch.



Blue on blue was the result of this one.



Materials used:
  • Distress ink: broken china, salty ocean, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and chipped sapphire
  • Archival ink: cobalt
  • Stamp sets: ‘water effects 2’ (by Designs by Ryn), ‘it is written’, ‘distressed textures’ and ‘stained textures’ (by BoBunny), ‘miniabc2stamp’ (by TSOL), and the eye is from a Tim Holtz stamp set that I do not know the name.


In Love & Gratitude,

Trust is the key ~ Art Journal

Here is another art journal page on red and hearts.



Materials used:
  • Distress ink: festive berries, black soot and embossing ink.
  • Die-cuts: hearts, keys & tags (Sizzix thinlits). Hardware findings (Sizzix Tim Holtz). Swirls die-cuts.
  • Stamp sets: ‘Slight Alterations’ and ‘Slight Alterations’ (by Tim Holtz). Boxes4abc (by TSOL)
  • Other materials: Jet black archival ink. Black and red embossing powder.


In Love & Gratitude,

Dreams ~ Art Journal

For this page I did some hand drawing, then I attached it to the background made separated. Got my inspiration for this page on the castle from  myserenitycrafts Youtube channel project.


For the background, I started with the distress ink.


Then hand drew the castle and went over it with the gel pen.


Coloured it with the Promarkers.


And attached it to the background.



Materials used:
  • Distress ink: seedless preserves, dusty concord and black soot.
  • Brilliance ink: graphite black.
  • Promarkers: pink carnation (M328), orchid (V528), bluebell (V127), tan (O528) and burnt orange (R946)
  • Gel pens: purple.
  • Stamp sets: It Is Written (by Bo Bunny)
  • Stencil: mini tuscan wall (TCW)

Hope you have a fantastic day!

In Love & Gratitude,