Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hold on to Your Dreams Art Journaling

Hello! I can't believe it is June tomorrow, times flies, which is partly what the art journal page I am sharing today relates to. I used various Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, stamps and papers.
The idea for this page came from wanting to use this juggler stamp together with the Big Ticket die. The stamp works perfectly together with the sentiment about holding on to your dreams, from the same set. I typed some journaling and cut into strips and picked other products to support my theme. The background is from the new resist Motif paper, covered with Picket Fence Distress Stain. Love all the patterns in this paper pad. When the page was finished, I adhered it to a page in my Small Creative Journal.
The Big Ticket was die cut from watercolour paper and I stamped the main stamp with Jet Black ink. After watercolouring with Distress Inks, the sentiment was stamped as well as the stars using Tree Bark ink. Finally, I gave the ticket some texture with the great Specks stamp and inked the edges.

Behind the ticket there a piece of red kraft-core cardstock, which was embossed with the Drapery folder, sanded, inked and misted with a little bit of Biscotti Perfect Pearls. I cut the lower edge along the scallops. I also die cut a Tattered Curvy Banner from patterned paper, added two words with Chit Chat stickers. There is also an ephemera ticket. 

At the top of the page, I used a bus image cut from a larger patterned paper and an ephemera game piece.
Thank you for looking! And remember to hold on to those dreams!
Happy crafting!
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Motif Cardstock Pack, Destinations 12 x 12 paper stash, Menagerie paper stash; Ranger Watercolor paper; Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock; Ranger Dylusions Small Creative Journal
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Drapery & Woodgrain
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Cracks & Specks, Big Top
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Tree Bark, Potting Soil, Jet Black; Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Antique Linen
Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearls: Biscotti
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Expedition Ephemera Pack, Chit Chat stickers


  1. This is a fantastic page Anna Karin, the background for the juggler is beautiful and I really like the sentiment you added, it suits the scene perfectly. I just got this set of stamps and now can't wait to use it.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment and welcome, it means a lot! Anne x

  2. What a great page! I very much like the sentiment and the overall message on the page. :) Ingrid x

  3. Love this page! You have such an eye for composition, color, interpretation of a concept, texture, details, whimsey. It all works. I'd love to see a whole book like this, full of inspirational ideas, or a children's book, which would also give you an opportunity for lots of illustrations.

  4. I like this page, kind of whimsical and fun, but the sentiment is so true.


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