Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Journal play with the Muses

 I have been playing in my journals again,spending some quiet time meditating and creating.
This page here,was created during a very reflective time this past weekend.
My star represents Hope
and the muses represent the sisterhood
 that is ever present in my life.
~I am thankful for you all~
 My journal background was created using one of my new favorite products by Paper Artsy-Infusions! 
I just Love these little powders of pure color joy!
  Here I used clear embossing paste mixed with embossing powder through a stencil.

Then added a few more favorites...
Lindy's Starburst Sprays~yummy shimmer
and then some splatters were made by blowing air through a straw onto the wet colors
After the background dried,I added
 the beautiful Muses graphic by itKuPiLLi  
I am such a fan of her designs!
Next came the pressed leaves & flowers.
These are from my sis,Judy,who recently paid a visit and brought her stash of dried flora from last summer's bounty. 
these were attached with matte medium
 finally more splatters were added by loading a paintbrush with some white paint and gently tapping it over the page.
 and here is the full page~hope you like it as well as I do!
 I might have to mount it to a canvas-what do you think?

 Thank you for visiting
Sending you wishes for peace and serenity
Jackie ")

Products used:
Are You Cerise,Sleight Blue,Warm Sands
Embossing Powder~Bling-y Blonde
Lindys'Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays~Glory of the Seas Gold,Sassy Sapphire
itKuPiLLi~ Muses Graphic 
Retro Art Cafe~Wooden Star
Matte Medium~clear
pressed leaves & flowers
Strathmore Mixed Media Journal

 Linking up with these great challenges!

MMW#23: Anything Mixed Media Goes~with optional twist 

I was inspired by this optional mood board-particularly the leaves and flowers. 

"WOW"New Challenge for March~"Spring"

 Also linking up with




Sara Barker said...

Jackie, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors the texture and that fabulous image! Yes, frame it! I wish I had some infusions to play with; you make it look like so much fun! Thank you for entering this into our Splatters For Fun challenge at Emerald Creek Dares! Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely STUNNING dear Jackie ! This is unique!
I am absolutely thrilled about your Art Journal page!
Would fit our OUT and ABOUT theme over at
and the new BOTANICAL theme over at
maybe you want to link to both challenges! Would be a pleasure for us!
Happy day my friend!
oxo Susi

Karenliz Henderson said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! So beautiful, love all the colors and the dried flowers are wonderful. Yes, you should frame it.

Claudia N. said...

A beautiful page indeed, Jackie!
I especially love how you managed to really fuse the lovely ladies with that amazing background! Very cleverly and well done!
And I can see (or rather feel) the joy you had during the creative process. There's been spent a lot of patience and attention to detail - which makes it as precious as it is.
Love it!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us at Emerald Creek Dares!
Claudia x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal page is fantastic, love all the colours and the gorgeous images. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

I think it is amazingly beautiful, Jackie, I love the Infusions, too, and the colors you choose are gorgeous together with the muses. Also love the glitter creating the magic feeling, I think belongs to the muses, and framing them with the leaves and dried flowers, makes it a masterpiece, dear. xox

sirkkis said...

I love this most beautiful mixed-media art. I've always admired Botticelli's painting 'La Primavera', and you made it fabulously.
Have wonderful time xx

Carole said...

A stunning journal page, Jackie - really beautiful.x

~*~Patty S said...

Your lovely page is gorgeous and would make a wonderful hanging
Your lovely ladies remind of the Three Graces ♥♥♥
Beautiful post and creation in each and every detail dear heart.

butterfly said...

What a glorious page - it would certainly look amazing hung on a wall. I love your background full of colour and fabulousy inky texture and detail. The muses are beautiful, and made even more so by the addition of the dried flowers - just lovely!
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Jackie, this took my breath away with its loveliness! I really adore how you used the Infusions and the Muses are so beautiful. The dried flowers are just perfect with it too. I think you're definitely going to have to mount this and have it on your wall - it's gorgeous.xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

FIVE hearts for you for joining
Art Journal Journey and Try It On Tuesday Sweetie!
Happy Wednesday!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous journal page. All the texture in the background, the details and the images are lovely. I think it would be lovely hanging in a room .
Thank you for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesdays and for this months theme at AJJ.

Angela Radford said...

This is just so gorgeous, the beautiful colours and the lovely images! What a great way to use the Infusions. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela xXx

chrissie said...

A stunning page with wonderful colours and images

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a wonderful playtime, page and post. TFS Jackie xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jackie! I am so in love with that background, how genius to mix embossing powder with clear embossing paste and use it to create texture!! What an amazing mix of glitter and shimmer and wonderful colours, wow!! Stunning piece!! Hope all is well with you and yours. sending hugs :)

Win Dinn said...

What a gorgeous page, Jackie, and such a tribute to you and your art sisters. You always astound me with your creativity...just wonderful! xo

Jess M said...

Holy cow! How have I not found you before now. I just adore your work. This page is STUNNING.

Torsa Saha said...

It's stunningly beautiful !! Thanks for joining Mixed Media World challenge this month !!

Pammejo said...

Lovely project, thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Challenge Blog.

Sara Barker said...

I'm back to say congratulations on your very well deserved win at Emerald Creek Dares! Well done, Jackie! Hugs!

Инна Бронникова said...

Lovely project! Thanks for joining Mixed Media World Challenge !!

Jutta K. Germany said...

Congratulations to the "Top 5 April " !
Warm regards

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jackie, Congratulations on your win at TioT.
I am on the admin and wonder if you could email me at:
Avril x