Art Journal Page - Close Your Eyes...

... Open Your Mind :)

Let me start off by saying I had great fun with this page, with the colours and the layering. I love experimenting with different styles in my art journal and it is fast becoming my favourite 'place to be'.

I'm Guest Designing this week again for Not Just Card Challenges, the theme here for every challenge, every week, is Anything Goes. So whatever you've made this week you can show it off here :)

This lovely image came from Digital Stamps For Joy

I played with my Distress Paints again for this page - I do LURVE them, loads! Letraset markers were used on her, but I have a set of 72 Copics on the way (courtesy if the Amazon mega sale they had recently) and I cannot wait for them to turn up.

The background stencil is by Prima, the 6x6 size, and I used White Picket Distress Paint to create that beautiful pattern.

I wanted to make it look as if light was filtering through on to her, with the flowers floating in the background being part of her open mind. I do have such a weakness for blues and greens together.
Why the saying blue and green should never be seen is completely beyond me, it's one of the most fabulous combos!

Once the page was complete, I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to go around the edges to draw the eye in. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and that you can find some inspiration amongst the wonderfulness of the Design Team at Not Just Cards Challenges.

Georgie xx


  1. Fabulous journal page! I can see why your journal is your favourite place to be when your pages turn out like this one! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas! Hugs, Chrisxx

  2. Your page is beautiful and I love how you got the light to filter through, it is very effective. Great words too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. I've dabbled in journalling but seem to have taken a new plunge lately... like you it's becoming my favourite place to play. Love your glorious page here, with such intense colours and the sunlight pouring down to warm her face. Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season.
    Alison x

  4. Your art journals are so inspiring. I love this page and I can see why you love all those blues and greens. You've definitely achieved the effect you were going for!

  5. WOW! A stunning journalling page Georgie. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

  6. Hi Georgie! This is a beautiful journal page, and love that color combo and how you achieved what you were going for..perfect!

    A huge congrats on your two new appointments to Design Teams...they are lucky to have you on board--such a talented artist you are!

    Thank you for having a peek at my blog and leaving your sweet comment! I was thinking of you yesterday when I saw the Funkie Junkie has her Tim snowflake die set on sale!

    I hope your Christmas was Merry and you and your son are feeling better! Happy New Year! Hugs! Sara Emily

    1. Hi Sara, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Congrats on getting a favourite spot at Craft Hoarders too, you must be on a roll! I do love that die and if I was in America I would snap it up in a sale, but I don't often see it over here discounted. It's still a wish list item. For now I have my eye on some Prima dies - lol! The list never ends, right?!!

      Hope you had a lovely Christmas too, and I'll be stopping by your blog in the new year sometime soon xxx

  7. You are so incredibly talented lady! This is just beautiful! :)
    Samantha xx
    Designs by Sammy