Friday, February 9, 2018


Hello there blog friends!  

I'm here again as guest designer with another project for CropStop.  A place for some one stop papercraft shopping.  

Today I'd like to share with you a page from my art journal using the Dyan Reaveley Creative Journey Journal .  

I used a lot of Tim Holtz and Ranger products creating this page.  It took awhile, but the process was so much fun.  

To begin, I prepared the double page with Gel Matte Medium and laid Tim Holtz Tissue paper over it, smoothing it but leaving some wrinkles for texture as I went along. Once the tissue paper was dry I then added some Candied Apple Distress Ink to color the background.  Making sure the ink was dry, I again covered both pages with the gel matte medium and glued dollar store paper napkins, that I had trimmed, in the upper corners.  

While that layer was drying, I stamped the Stampers Anonymous stamp "Ice Skate" (It's a blueprint stamp), onto cardstock and colored them.  I then fussy cut them and set them aside.  From pieces of scrap paper, die cut the packages with a Sizzix Alterations die then distressed their edges. 

Going back to the journal which was now dry, I splattered some white acrylic paint to appear as snow and took a damp baby wipe and wiped it in areas to soften the image.  I placed the skates and packages where I wanted them and glued them in place.  I added dimensionals to the front skate to make it appear forward from the other.  I added pieces of embroidery thread to hang and secured those to the back of the page.  After adding some ribbon on the packages it was time for the sentiment.  

In my stash I had some tiny alphabet stamps I've had for ions using them, I took a scrap piece of black card stock and stamped out the words in white pigment ink, cutting and separating them from the original piece.  The word "wonderful" was created using some old Thickers I had hanging around.  I used my white gel pen to highlight them.  

There you have it!  Thank you so much for stopping by and once again I thank Ester Asbury for inviting me to guest design for CropStop.  


Olga Jewell said...


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All your effort was really worth the final result, It's gorgeous!

Esther Asbury said...

Cheri, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just can't quit looking at it! So happy you were able to guest design for Cropstop today!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This journal page is so fabulous! You nailed it good :)

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