Sunday, 29 April 2018


Hello and welcome back to my poor neglected blog, it has been months since I was last here. Today I am back with a mixed media art journal page.
Over on the Viva Las VegaStamps blog they have a month challenge and April is all about being inspired by not only the image below, but also "Be inspired by words like nature, natural, trees, forests, camping, mountains, skies & water, fishing, birds, reflections, boats, dogs, gray, tan, white & black, gray + anything else that you might be inspired by!"
One rule that you absolutely must follow is that your project must include at least ONE if not MORE stamps from vlvstamps.
This is the image for the April Challenge.
I used three stamps from plate 1471, which was released April 2016
This is my finished art journal page.
The way that the inspiration board inspired me was firstly all the different textures that you would find if you were actually standing looking at the scene in real life. The second way was what different shapes that you would find in nature and naturally I gravitated towards the circle even though there isn't one in the board. Circles are my favourite shape and appears in nature so often.
I kept my colour palette pretty neutral with the pop of teal to bring the page to life.
I gave my art journal page the title of mysterious because mother nature is pretty mysterious and so can be the creative process.
Below are some more phots of some of the different stages of my art journal page an close ups


products used: golden fluid acrylics - carbon black and teal, prima art basics heavy gesso - white, prima art extravagance texture paste - white crackle, stabilo all - black, archival ink - jet black and watering can, liquitex - matte gel, faber-castell tri graphite pencil 2B
Happy Creating


  1. This is gorgeous ! Thank you for taking part in the monthly VLVS! Challenge !
    Corrie x

  2. Great page! Thanks for linking up at VLVS!

  3. I love how much texture you squeezed into this piece Dee! So glad you got it linked up in time for the VLVS challenge! X

    1. Thank you Sue, it was a fun challenge from VLVS x