Friday, 12 May 2017

Mothers Day...Journal page

Hello crafty folks...
Its been a while that I worked on my journal. I have told myself I will start off with atleat once a month now! This is a real stress buster for me  I don't have to worry about the 360 degrees of the project unlike my other ones,lol!
We celebrate mothers day hare on May 14th and I have quite a few projects lined up for that.
My first one is here with a video tutorial, if you would like to see.
For today, I have journal page. This journal was actually a set of my childhood story books that I have sewn together .

Sorry, I have no pics of the work in progress, got too carried away while working!

First I created textures on the page using crumpled tissue, some Sizzix dies, stencil and crackle texture paste from Deco art. I have used the heart stencil from TimHoltz.

I also adhered "MOM" which is also a Sizzix alphabets die.

Once the texture on the page was ready, I gave a coat of white gesso and took my pigment powders and water mister to add colors to the background.
I have used bright pink, bottle green, Teal and burnt umber pigment powders from Niro Craft (an India Brand).

The colors were a choice keeping mothers day, femininity, lively, colorful in mind! I hope you get what I am saying. I wanted the page to reflect life though I had to bring in the brown as I am a big time Vintage lover!

The focal image is a printout and I have distressed the edges. The same has been mounted on top of white gauze and I have created a layer so that a tag can be inserted on the right top corner.

The tag too is a joy craft die cur and I have stamped this lovely quote from stamplorations.

I have given some white splats on the page and inked the edges of the page with vintage photo.
The embellishment for this page the stamped flower using the Tim Holtz stamp and I have colored using DI.

Below the image I have the metal pin that says "thoughts" and I have little heart dangling there!

I just went with the flow of the project. I loved how it turned out in terms of the colors! The image too is such a soft vintage one gives life to this page.

Wishing all moms across the globe a very "HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ".

Thanks for stopping by.

I would love to share this page in the following challenges...

A Vintage Journey- use a quote
Scrapping4Fun - Ladies
4CraftyChicks- Celebrating women
Die cuttin Divas- Mothers day

Country view challenges- flower power
Creative Artiste MM challenge- Ag MM
Lets Craft and Create- make your own background.


  1. What a gorgeous journal page!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  2. What a stunning journal page. I love that you used your childhood storybooks! Your textures are gorgeously done!

    Thank you for playing along at Scrapping4Fun Challenges!
    -Carrie, DT

  3. I really love all the textures you have created, and a lovely sentiment to the page! Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  4. Gorgeous textures and a fabulous journal page. Going with the flow sounds good to me, this way we can really enjoy creating art.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Your journal page looks amazing! You are truly an artist. Thanks so much for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  6. What a beautiful cover to your journal. Thank you for joining our Mother's Day Challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  7. I absolutely love your mixed media card! Beautiful work. Thanks for submitting with Scrapping4Fun- Vicki DT-

  8. Rupa, your project is beautiful, I love the gorgeous colour choices you made and the image is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in our 'Use a Quote' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  9. Totally stunning Art Journal page! Wow! You can feel the love in it!

    Thank you for joining our Challenge at Scrapping4funChallenges, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT Scrapping4funChallenges
    Diana's Creations

  10. What a stunning page, Rupa - amazing colours and textures, and how lovely that it's created out of your childhood books.
    Alison x

  11. Rupa this is stunning, so many beautiful colours and textures, and I love the layer of gauze that you've added. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a great week. Sue xx

  12. So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  13. wow this is stunning, thank you so much for taking part here at Berry71Bleu x

  14. Wow!! stunning journal piece, I love all the texture and colours you have used on this beautiful piece. Thank you for joining in at Scrapping4FunChallenges. Good Luck.
    Kelly (DT Scrapping4FunChallenges)

  15. I'm happy you've started back with your art journal; it must be a welcome relief for you to just play! I love how your page turned out; the colors are gorgeous and perfectly vintage to set off that amazing image! Your quote is so special tucked in on a delicate tag. Thank you for sharing this with us at A Vintage Journey for our Use a Quote challenge! Hugs!

  16. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at 'Lets Craft and Create'. Jonnece DT

  17. What a lovely page for mom in your journal Rupa! Wonderful texture and colors and layering of things! Thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey quote challenge! Julia xx

  18. Hi
    Beautiful work, wonderful colors, and digi sensational.
    Thank you for taking the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenge
    Agnieszka DT

  19. Stunning, beautiful, textured and styled so fabulously! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu this month! ;-)

  20. Gorgeous and sweet journal page. Beautiful details. Thank you for playing along with Berry71Blue challenge this month.