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Monday 10 June 2019

DV #204 Summer Colours

Good evening from a cold and rainy Hampshire! Flaming June is NOT living up to it’s name.

Anyhow onto something warmer, our challenge at Dream Valley. Today we would love to see your Summer Colours. We are sponsored by Di’s Digi Designs with a $12 voucher for their wonderful online store.

My project is a Journal page, the first one in my lovely square Studio Light Journal. When I was making this I had my Daughter in mind. She is struggling a little with self esteem issues and so I created this with her in mind.

The image is from PipArt and is called Layla, and comes with the two little birds which I stamped and then fussy cut and stuck on her shoulder and along the edge of her top. I coloured her with Polychromos pencils, but with a couple of small touches of foiling, to her 1920s style headpiece and also the leaves dangling just in front of the smaller bird, which has been foiled in purple, but is a little difficult to see on this image. In fact in order to catch all the other foiling I have had to take a brighter picture which has bleached out the colour a little. I did try to get a better picture but really struggled with light today. The real colour is somewhere between the pic above and the one below!

The background was created by stencilling with versamark and then embossing in white, and then I smooshed a few distress oxides in spun sugar and squeezed lemonade, with just a touch of wilted violet.

I also drew along the embossed white edges in spots with a gilding pen and then foiled it in rose pink, the edges were foiled with rose pink and just plain gold after applying some gilding glue with a sponge.

The sentiment was from a combination of different sentiment stamps and also alphabet stamps to create the word Just as I couldn’t find a suitable one ready made.

I am entering this into:-

A2Z Scrapbooking – June Anything But a Card
A Bit More Time to Craft – #93 anything Goes
A Inky Mess – #31 Anything Goes
Art Journal Journey – Words to Live By
Colour Crazy Challenge – #22 Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe – #220 Feminine and/or Embossed
Crafters Castle – #18 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – #64 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #50 Anything Goes
Just Add Ink – #460 Emboss Resist
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #107 Anything Goes
Love to Craft – #35 June: Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters – #16 Anything Goes
We Love2Create – #6 Anything Mixed Media


  1. Cute layout! Btw I love how you colored her hair!! Thanks for joining in our June challenge at a2z.

  2. Love the whimsy of your page along with the great quote!
    Thanks for linking up with Words to live by on AJJ!

  3. Very pretty all the background details are awesome and your words are very inspirational
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

  4. Just GORGEOUS! Great to see you linking to Art Journal Journey ! Much appreciated!
    Susi xxx

  5. Lovely Lin, awesome colouring x

  6. What a wonderful image and lovely coloring. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. Your chosen image, the beautiful girl, is truly LOVELY. Your adding the birds and the foiling put this gorgeous journal page over the top. It was really impressive and the sentiment was both thoughtful and true. I was thrilled you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. Fantastic journal page. Love gold embosing. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

  9. What a fabulous page, Lin, the background is gorgeous and the image is so elegant! I hope it has cheered your daughter up!

    love Mags B x

  10. Nice journal page! Your coloring looks great and it's a nice message to your daughter. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  11. Such a lovely card beautifully made thanks for sharing at Colour Crazy good luck.

  12. A most beautiful page, Lin! Beautiful colouring of this pretty image and a gorgeous emboss resist background. The foiling details add a touch of elegance. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” June Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT


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