Saturday 6 February 2016

February Journal Page

Hello! Hope that February is treating you well. For my journal page this month I have given it a Valentine feel using the lovely new stamps from Emma Godfrey. The weather was decidedly overcast when I made this page so my apologies that the colours are a little drab!
Using white and pink paint on a damp brush I painted my journal page.
Then, using cut and dry foam and some of the left over paint, I added some stencilled hearts
Feeling brave (!) I added some blue hearts slightly off centre over the pink hearts
I love a shabby look to my journal pages so I gently sanded over the painted hearts
I then added some more stencils and again sanded them when dry
Then I had a lot of fun colouring four hearts and a stalk. You can use anything to colour these: Distress Markers; Dylusions Ink; paint; pencils etc. I added a smaller, central heart to anchor the month to the flower.
The sentiment is built up from the sentiments in the stamp set - you don't have to use them as the set suggests! I added gold paint and a few stamped elements in black to add a little contrast.
I hope you like my page! Thank you, as always for popping by.


  1. what a gorgeous page, Gabrielle!

  2. Fabulous layers Gabrielle and I love how you sanded the raised stencil areas xxx

  3. Oh Gabrielle! I love how you've built up this spread. What a clever idea to distress the painted hearts. What a great effect it has. I'm going to borrow this idea. Great way of using Emma's gorgeous heart set.

  4. Love the zingy flower over the sweet pastel love heart background.
    Alison x

  5. Wonderful Gabrielle, love the sanding on your background and that lovely posie! Deb xo