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Sunday 8 March 2015


Good morning all.

It would seem spring has arrived and it looks set to stay mild for a few more days yet..I'll not be "casting a cloot" anytime soon though!

A journal page to share today. 

Another double page spread in my journal completed...finally caught up with myself! 
Pages have been gessoed before using embossing paste through the Honeysuckle and Woodland Flower stencils from Imagination Crafts. I added some tissue tape and re-applied more gesso. Colour was applied using cracked pistachio and abandoned coral DI...loving these two colours! Stencils were then replaced and I painted with twinkling H2O's.

I used several of the smaller stamps from the decoupage stamps sets I have to stamp in the background with DI and archival inks. Bullrush stamp is from Lavinia Stamps. April Showers stamp is from Crafter's Companion, Live Create sentiment is from TH both are stamped direct to paper with archival ink. Bird house was a magazine freebie stamped onto tissue and coloured with promarkers. Spring word art was printed from google onto tissue.
White circles are stamped with white acrylic using a lid, then I used my fingers to apply white acrylic to soften the whole page.

Challenges entered:
Virginia's View - all thing embossed
Artistic Stamper - spring is coming
Inspiration Journal - spring blooms
ATP Exchange - spring
Crafty Boots - anything but a card
Country View Challenges - anything goes


  1. This is gorgeous Carol.It will be a pleasure browsing through these pages. Christine x

  2. A beautiful double page spread Carol and I see from your journal that you are half way through, this will be a gorgeous one to treasure.
    Spring can't come quick enough for me now, I need some warm sunshine.

  3. Beautiful 2 page layout Carol love it x

  4. Love these pages Carol, those new colours look gorgeous. Managed to get that Spellbinder die I liked (the circles one) just waiting for it to arrive now.
    hugs Jo x

  5. Gorgeous pages Carol and I love the gorgeous stencils you have used with the texture paste. Lots of lovely details, including your stamps. It's lovely to have you join in with our springtime challenge at ATP
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  6. This is gorgeous Carol, such pretty colours - you have certainly captured the essence of spring.

  7. This is fabulous! You are really enjoying doing these journal pages as it shows in your creativity and design. Love them!
    Linda xxx

  8. Fabulous journal spread Carol, it's very inspiring.

    Love and hugs

  9. Colours are rather lovely together. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Brilliant, love the effect you have got with the Stencils.
    Beautiful colours and design.

    Patricia x

  11. This is really gorgeous Carol so pretty huggles Sue xx

  12. Fab journal page Carol, I just love your springtime meadow theme. Thank you for sharing you work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. This is the very essence of spring. Love all the florals and colours. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  14. beautiful make Carol - your pages look wonderful xx

  15. A wonderful page Carol, the sun has been shinning here in Kendal all afternoon, but it is so cold so I definitely wont be "casting a cloot" lol
    Janet xxx

  16. Just gorgeous Carol! I've enjoyed the milder weather too, apart from the wind & the shower dodging!
    Dawn xx

  17. I spied your journal in Virginia's View and had to come over and say how beautiful and creative it is!

  18. So pretty Carol, lovely colours. Susan x

  19. Hi Carol, great journalling, love your texture and colour. The flowers are beautiful too.
    Have a super Monday, happy crafting, Erika. x

  20. Carol this is so pretty and the colours are lovely x

  21. You have done a beautiful job of capturing spring in your journal pages, Carol! Those sweet yellow flowers look so real!! Hugs, Darnell

  22. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.xxx

  23. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month


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