Friday, 17 March 2017

Stampendous/DecoArt Blog Hop - Handle with Care

It's the last day today of our our joint Stampendous/DecoArt Blog Hop and I'm sharing a mini journal page with you. I recently treated myself to a tiny weeny Moleskine watercolour journal and I love working in it - the small size is perfect for quick journaling or journaling on the go. I'm using this specific journal for mindfulness and self-care so there is a theme running through it which is echoed in the sentiment on this page - a reminder to be gentle with myself!

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Today's Hop List:

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

DecoArt Blog

Here's how I made it (apologies for the state of the photos - it was late at night!):

1 Use a paintbrush, bottle lid and credit card to make marks in Payne's Grey paint onto the journal page (this is a technique I learned in Nathalie Kalbach's Creative JumpStart and I love it!)

2 Apply Cobalt Teal Hue and Cobalt Turquoise Hue paints over the top - the Fluid Acrylics from DecoArt are translucent and let all those lovely marks show through!

3) Colour a die cut heart with Pyrrole Red paint. When dry, stamp with the heart from the Handle with Care set to add texture.

4) Add random background stamping using Andy's Steampunk set. Add stencilled dots using the Pixelated stencil from DecoArt. Draw around the heart die cut with a Stabilo All pencil and blend out the pencil to create a shadow. Add scribbly lines with a paint pen.

5) Glue the heart in place and doodle around with white paint pen. Stamp the sentiment from the set and cut it up. Ink the edges to distress before sticking it in place.

Thanks for your visit today! Don't miss the other blogs.

Katy x


  1. I love seeing how this all came together! the finished piece is design came together!! The background is awesome and fun! I just love a Stampendous/DecoArt collaboration! It is always so inspirational! TFS!

  2. Awesome page with a great reminder to ourselves.

  3. Nice job. I like how you put the red with the blues---nice

  4. Love how you used different items
    to make the design on the background.
    the heart really pops off the piece.
    Good sentiment for everyone.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. That background finished is awesome! No way does it look like it started out using those paints......just love it. Very cool finished page!

  6. Love how your red heart pops off that spectacular background. TFS

  7. What a fun journal you must have. This page is just lovely.

  8. This is fantasric!!! Love tha background and heart.

  9. This is so fun. Loving the background. It really make the heart pop!!!

  10. Super cool background and love the red heart! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love the combination of red and turquoise! Amazing what surprising things come out with the simplest tools!

    Hugs, Carmen

  12. Gorgeous Katy! That red atop the blues- perfect POP!
    Jackie ")