Thursday 10 April 2014

Garden Moggy Journal Page

Here is another one page spread. I started by pulling out several blues and greens, that go from white through to dark blue and light green to dark. 

You definitely don't need all those, but it is nice to have some good variation. I started with a swirly circle in the middle using snowflake, then gradually added the other shade in circles moving to the outer edges of the paper. Spritzing the paper with a little water helps to keep them moist enough to blend, you do not want stripes. 

Do the same with the greens, starting with the lightest where green meets blue, and come down to the darkest. 

I then used the same blues to add some text through a stencil TCW261s on the sky. On the grass I mixed a little Grunge paste with Hyde Park and pushed that through TCW259s. 

Next I used the grass stamp from EDY05, using a mix of Hyde Park and French Roast. 

I tore a strip of scrap paper and used it as a mask to create a rough edged border. I laid down snowflake first then added Pansy,Spanish Mulberry and Lilac. I coloured in the buds on the grass using Pitt Pens. 

 I then stamped the wall using MN95 and a mix of London Night and Snowflake, all around the border.

close up of the stamped wall. this..

Next I stamped the heart vine from EDY01, using Archival potting soil. I went on to colour this with Pitt Pens.

Next I rummaged in my bag o bits, and found this painty bit of book text. I used it and a Sizzix die to create a fence. 

I love this, I added a bit of brown inking around the edges and it looks like an old weathered fence. 

I stamped the tree from EDY06. Remember with my tree and flowers they can all be extended. simply take a black pen and continue the lines. I made the trunk longer and extended some of the branches. I then took a fan brush and dabbed on some hyde park, followed by a little hey pesto . 

I finished the tree by dabbing on a little guacamole, and colouring the bubbles with a Pitt Pen. 

I painted some tissue paper with London night, and once dry I stamped the cat from EDY06 using Caramel. I then outlined him with a brown pen and cut him out I gave him a coat of Gloss glaze and some white details just to make him pop a little. 

Next I used some old painted index cards to stamp on, I used them to make flowers. Notice again how I took a black pen and extended the length of the flower stems. 

I coloured the details with Pitt Pens and glued them to the page. 

These ones are from EDY07, and they add depth and perspective by being glued in front of the fence. 

I took an old dried babywipe, and stamped the butterfly from EM05. I cut it out leaving a small border, then i blasted it with a heat gun to make it shrink and tighten up.

I glued the butterfly in place, rubbed  a little glitter glue over the wings and then added the flight trail behind him, along with the sentiment stamp from ELB01

Here is the finished page. The great thing about journal pages is that you get to play and try out new stuff. i especially like the wall border and i will use that again. 

Hope you like it. Darcy x


  1. I really do like it! Each element adds more dimension and interest to your page. I especially love the fence and all the flowers. Fab page Darcy:-) xxx

  2. Lovely page, Darcy. I like it too, thanks for explaining all details

  3. Fantastic page, and great step by step details. You're right, the wall is brilliant.

  4. What a fantastic page Darcy I love how it all came together and I particularly like your fence x

  5. Beautiful image Darcy! Fab the garden seems to be very fun, I like the trimming of vines too. xx

  6. Fabulous page hun as always, loving the colour scheme

  7. Fun page and I especially love the fence!

  8. Great tips on extending the stamps. Love all the layers in your garden. Lots of lovely details

  9. Fantastic page Darcy, the cat is great.

  10. Wow, terrific page, I ADORE this!!! Thanks for sharing your art Darcy, I really appreciate.. and I love your whimsical world and your fabulous creativity!! Hugs, Coco x

  11. Darcy, I just love this page. You are so talented and I appreciate you sharing that talent!