August AJ Page-Childhood Imagination


Happy Saturday friends!  I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and maybe doing something crafty too!  I actually can’t believe that next weekend we’ll be into September already!  Fall is coming which means hubby and I can enjoy some football game time!

Hard to believe that it’s time for a monthly Art Journal page and collaboration with my crafty friend, Carol (from Crafty-Stamper), so please check out her blog for more inspiration too!🥰  We’re trying to get creative by using up our never-ending stash piles!  So here’s my Art Journal inspiration with the “SMASH OUR STASH” August prompt of “liquid drops/enamel dots/brads/eyelets” :

Yes, it’s the never-ending supply of those enamel things, brads and eyelets!  I didn’t even use any eyelets on my page today, but at least I pulled out a few brads, enamel dots and even some liquid enamel drops too!

So I could take you down that “rabbit hole”😁 of how this page came about from seeing a couple of mushrooms out in our backyard that just weirdly keeps popping out randomly the last few months, but needless to say, I ended up with this page.  As a child I have always loved Alice in Wonderland and imagined myself secretly finding these amazing new worlds and having conversations with odd characters.  I do enjoy getting lost in a good book!

The background page was printed out with adding the Cheshire Cat image over top. (The wording was also printed out with the cat.)  I stamped some other wording over the printed background, splattered some paint and took an empty plastic roll dipped in gold paint and randomly stamped that all over it too.  I used my finger to also add some gold paint along the edges.  The mushroom image is from Power Poppy which I’ve printed, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out with the one in the front popped up with foam tape. I die cut a grass border at the bottom and tucked one of the cut out mushrooms behind the grass blades and then cut off all the excess.  I’ve attached this entire page to a heavy weight 140# cardstock that was ink blended with chocolate ink around the edges.  I took a strip of Graphics 45 Alice in Wonderland decorative paper and attached it to the right side of the page.  I was then able to punch out the holes at the top for my AJ book.

So when you look at the bottom of the page, you can see the mushrooms and how I’ve added some white Nuvo Liquid Drops to the red tops.  I think this really makes them pop and give dimension!  With the same Graphic 45 decorative papers, I’ve cut out the “tea set playing card” image, blended around the edges and added a blue brad in each corner of it.  I also added a bit of sparkle to the flying horse.  This cut out playing card was attached below sentiment over the background mushroom and grassy border.

You will also notice the “Eat Me bottle” at the top of the mushroom which was printed out separately from the background page, Copic colored and fussy cut out.  I attached it over top of the large mushroom and added a ribbon enamel at the top of it.  I also took my glitter brush pen and added something rising from the bottle…mysterious?!

Here’s a closer view of the enamel bow at the top of the bottle along with the mysterious glitter coming from it.  I’ve also added some of the glitter brush pen to the Cheshire Cat’s eyes too.  I thought I had room to add another three sparkly gold enamel dots to the top right and call this one done.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my AJ page today or have been inspired in some way!  Thanks so much for dropping in and I’ll be seeing you soon!


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  4. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring (mushrooms)
  5. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  6. Simon Says Stamp Mondays – Mixed Media

27 thoughts on “August AJ Page-Childhood Imagination

  1. This has so many imaginative details that are truly fun! I love the whole concept of this page, and can’t stop giggling over the “eat me” bottle with the mysterious plume escaping from the top! LOL The mushrooms look fabulous with their Nuvo dots and that tiny flying horse is as cute as can be! It’s like a chapter in a good fairy tale book and I love it! Great page!


  2. WOW another fabulous journal page Vicki -love the Alice in Wonderland theme,great quote,your textured mushroom -the mystical plume rising from the bottle is brilliant-love it all
    Carol x


  3. Love your journal page with so many delightful elements – the cat, the magic mushrooms, the tea set – just beautiful. I made a couple of pages with those mushrooms, too. Thanks for visiting my blog today, much appreciated, Valerie


  4. What a wonderful fun filled journal page Vicki, I love mushrooms and toadstools on projects, I love the red with the bold white spots, and the tea set sitting on one is so cute, although the cat used to scare me and seeing him up on that tree branch didn’t do me any favours,..ha ha ha…great page, love it..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. Oh, Vicki, what a marvelous Alice in Wonderland page! Live your incredible creativity in the way you combined the images and sentiments. I think I want to be at that tea party. 😀 Hugs.


  6. Awesome AJ, Vicki. Love all of your details and those white spots on the mushrooms are wonderful! Love all of it!
    xxx Margreet


  7. This is a really fun page Vicki. Alice in Wonderland is a great idea. Power Poppy has some lovely stamps too, don’t they? Those mushrooms are great. I had to smile about using brads and eyelets. I have a whole little box of them that I rarely use now. I remember when they were the thing. Wonder if they will ever come back or if everyone still has had enough. Thanks for joining us for Chris’ challenge at AJJ. I’m glad you’ve thought to join us. Hope August ends well for you. Hugs-Erika


  8. Wow! This is amazing, my friend! You are so good at the journal pages…thanks for sharing! Already looking forward to the next one!


  9. A gorgeous composition and fantastic details as the drops on the mushrooms… Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.


  10. “Curiouser and Curiouser!” although your page isn’t strange like the place Alice visited. it has some very interesting elements and is fun and you’ve brought it too life beautifully…I love it all and again thanks for the guided tour love the “bow” on eat me bottle! Great work again!


  11. You did a great job with this journal page. I love the evil grinning cat – – what detail and I love the white nuvo dots on the mushroom. Well done my friend.


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