October AJ Page-Believe in Fairytales

Hello friends!  It’s almost Halloween, can you believe?!  Today is actually hubby & my 23rd wedding anniversary that we are out celebrating and hanging out having fun right now.  So the theme of my page was designed to fit with this in mind today.

Hard to believe that the end of the month is here and also 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” October prompt of “UNUSED MEDIA from stash” :

As I was thinking of this month’s prompt, I was checking through my media to see if there was something that I had NOT used at all yet, but for the most part, I have. So then my thoughts turned to what I haven’t used in quite a while.  So after going through bottles and bottles of liquid watercolor…and throwing several away that were no good…I used some colors to create the background on my page using a 6″x9″ sheet of Bristol Smooth Watercolor paper with pre-punched holes.  I added drops of the watercolor on my glass mat, sprayed with water and “smooshed” the paper to create the look I wanted and let dry.  I wanted the smooth texture because I knew I was going to stamp over top.

Another media I haven’t used in a while is the Faber Castel Gelatos, which was used to create the moon.  I took a circle scrap, traced around it and then scribbled on a white and shimmer white gelato with my finger and rubbed into the areas I wanted.  I also pulled out several of the Lavina Stamps which were all used to create the scene over my watercolor background.  I had these stamps for quite some time, but have never used any of these images.  So I stamped stars at the top, the moon, the castle, the stage coach and the tall grasses.  BEFORE all the stamping, I did use some gold paint to create splatters at the top.

After stamping the images, I took some torn scrap paper and sponged in the “ground” areas for my images.

For the quote, I printed out the “in fairytales” on my computer, added a die cut “Believe” sentiment cut from some gold glitter cardstock and attached it above the computer generated wording.  I tore around this sentiment and sponged in some dark blue around it.  I finished off the page with some gold Stickles around the edges and drops randomly over the star areas.  I also took a glitter brush pen to add some sparkly highlights to the castle, ground areas and stage coach.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my AJ page today & been inspired in some way.  Please check out Carol’s page for more inspiring fun!  Thanks so much for dropping in!


Art Journal Journey – Fairytales, Folklore and Fables (Mine is based on the Fairytale Cinderella)

18 thoughts on “October AJ Page-Believe in Fairytales

  1. Congrats on your 23rd wedding anniversary! I don’t believe in fairytales, but your beautiful AJ makes me doubt! Have good time.
    xxx Margreet


  2. Hey Vicki, this is so cool! I love the background and the way you did it too. Super fantastic page!


  3. Stunning – everything a fairytale should be about colors, pictures, magic. What an awesome journal page you have designed.


  4. Beautiful background colours Vicki and love the magical castle and beautiful coach and your moon is amazing, what a gorgeous page, love it..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. This is an amazing page Vicki. I love that sky. And those silhouette images from Lavina work wonderfully not only with those sky colors but with the theme of your page. And happy anniversary. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Your pages works for Elle’s theme and also for your celebration. Thanks for joining us again this month. Hugs-Erika


  6. Your page is amazing! Happy belated Anniversary, dear friend! The 30th is our sons birthday – he was 47 this year! Not sure how that can be, I’m pretty certain I’m not old enough to have a son that old! Hope you had a wonderful anniversary adventure!


  7. Such a pretty fairytale page! The way you blended the background is amazing and I love the gold Stickles that you added to the edges, it finishes the page beautifully 😊. Take care! Hugs Jo x


  8. I’ve been trying to comment for days now…I would manage to come visit but something kept coming up…and you know how it is! What a sweet journal page and harkens back to a time in our lives of innocence and wonder! No one does backgrounds as good as you…You employ so many different techniques to create such different looks and this is a great example. The contrast of the vibrant green with the sky is one of my favorite details! Smiles, Kathy


  9. I hope you had a wonderful wedding anniversary and many, many more to come.
    This card is really fabulous, like from a fairy tale about Cinderella 🙂


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