Monday 25 November 2013

You can't be sad...

Hello fellow Crafters,

Today I made an art journal. I enjoyed making the pink birthday card last week and decided to do an art journal with the same colours and techniques. This is it :

This is my Moleskine sketch book. I gessoed the page with Liquitex gesso which is a bit gritty and is a good base layer for Pan Pastels I find. I then used 2 shades of pink and then stamped the letters (Dylusions stamp) over the background with white ink. I also stamped a mini from Paperartsy which has numbers.  I then splattered some thinned black paint on the page and used a top from a toothpaste tube to make the circles. I used my Archival black ink pad to go around the edges of the pages. I then dug 'Miguel Has a Gift' by Stampotique out of the drawer an decided to replace his box with a cupcake! He was stamped on white paper and water coloured and clear embossed. I didn't have a cupcake stamp that was the right size so I drew one, coloured it the same way as Miguel and embossed it. I also stamped the middle bit of Miguel again so I could colour just the hands, cut them out and glue them around the cup cake.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment (from the internet) on some gessoed book text and glued it in place. Oh, and of course Miguel was placed on some washitape and I used a bit more of this here and there on the page to balance it.

Thanks for stopping by !

Hope you like it !


  1. How true lol, a cake always makes you feel better, great page
    Amanda x

  2. What a sweet idea to replace the box with a cupcake. Is it okay to say that he is rather ugly yet strangely enough he is also rather cute at the same time!

    1. Yes, Lynne, I think he is rather ugly as well but that is part of his charm I think ! Thanks for your kind comments !
      Corrie x

  3. I will have to show this one to my granddaughter she adores cupcakes...very cute Corrie.

  4. Beautifully coloured, also for Miguel. and I love the message and the cupcake in his hands lol !! Well done Corrie, great work. :) Coco xx

  5. beautiful background with pan pastels, Corrie! and Miguel with cupcake is so cute.

  6. Just adorable, Corrie! Love the cupcake!!