November AJ Page-Peace Love and Hope

Hello friends!  Hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend and I can’t believe we’re looking at the end of November already as well as almost the end of the year too!  Since I’ve been doing most of my post this month with guesting for Inky Stamper, it’s time to change it up a bit.

At the end of the month, I do an Art Journal page and collaboration with my crafty friend, Carol (from Crafty-Stamper), so please check out her blog for her AJ page 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” November prompt of “washi tape/stickers/border stickers, etc” :

So with the Smash our stash theme, I went through and pulled out so many stickers in my collection…and then realized that I’ve had some of these things for such a long time!  I couldn’t use them all, but I made something work with a fun Christmas theme in mind.

For the background:  I started out with my pre-punched holes at the top of my 140# cold press paper sized 6″x9″ and covered the bottom portion of the page with some Tim Holtz Christmas themed washi tape.  I thought it was a bit too bright and went over it with some white paint and a brayer.  I also took a collage paper of Christmas music sheet paper and stamped a couple of different images over it to further the collaged background.  I also covered this area with a thin layer of mixed media silver paint.

I die cut a pine tree and sponged some inks around the edges and turned that as well as the die cut sparkle snowflakes into stickers using my Xron machine.  I stamped the two deer in black ink and heat embossed over it a clear EP.  I then took a Tim Holtz stencil and used some sparkle texture paste over it for snow. (Before I attached the larger snowflake stickers.)  I also splattered the page with some white paint too…lots of snowfall going on!

For the wording:  I had some black thickers (as they call them, which are thick foam letter stickers) for the “PEACE” and then the other words are stickers from my stash.  The heart is from the thicker sheet too.  I took some silver rubbing paste with my finger and went along the edges of the page as well as the thicker letters to add some interest.  Lastly: I made a “snow ground” for the deer by applying some glue and covering it with some glitter crystals.  I also added some black gem stickers to the center of each snowflake sticker.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my art journal page today and have been inspired in some way.  Thanks for much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges:

  1.  Art Journal Journey – Collage Fodder and/or Food and Drink (collage fodder here)
  2. Mixed Media Lovers – Letters/text/quote 
  3. Creative Artiste – Anything Mixed Media
  4. Creative Moments – Winter
  5. Arty Divas – Anything Goes
  6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – NOT a card

25 thoughts on “November AJ Page-Peace Love and Hope

  1. WOW this is brilliant Vicki you always make fabulous journal pages! Love the p.paper,beautiful stags and washi tape mine is a bit non discript-you have some great stickers
    Carol x

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  2. I”m really playing catch up here since I haven’t been around the last couple of days.
    I love you beautiful journal page! WOW! So pretty.
    Lynn

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  3. Wow, what a stunning journal page! I love the winter vibe with that beautiful background and the way you added the gesso to the washi tapes is fabulous 😊. The tree and deer with the wording are perfect too! Thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Artiste too, it’s always a pleasure to see you there! Hugs Jo x

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  4. Stunning page, Vicki. Great idea to go over your washitape with white paint. It makes it look vintage. The music paper is great too, as is the tree and the deer and the big letters. It is just awesome!.

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  5. Beautifully done, Vicki! You are so creative in your use of the washi tape. I never seem to know what to do with it. Loving the sheet music. Very clever to lower the brightness of things with thin layers of paint – again, not something that would have come to mind for me.

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  6. Beautiful page Vicki, I love the layered strips of washi tapes on the bottom and the PEACE coming down..and of course my love for trees and deer are just perfect..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. This is really lovely Vicki. I like the song paper and the layers of tape. The tape looks great along the bottom of your age and creates a great base to put your scene on. I like the traditional nature scene you chose. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey for Bleubeard’s and ELizabeth’s challenge. I like how you join in and we get to see your journal pages as opposed to the mostly cards at we see TIOT. Have a super rest of your weekend. hugs-Erika

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  8. What an amazing way to use washi tape and stickers. I also love that it actually FEELS like winter with the deer, the colors you chose and of course, the tree. This is a great use of collage fodder and perfect for Bleubeard’s and my theme at Art Journal Journey. I really LOVE your journal pages, Vickie.

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  9. I love how you put this journal page together, and it’s just beautiful! I love the stamped images, the wonderful borders and washi tape covered with white paint! I also love that pop of green with the tree! This truly is a work of art. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and I hope to be back again soon, Big hugs!

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  10. Beautiful and breathtaking Vicki. So much amazing eye candy here. Lots to look at and just sit and take it all in. Loooooooove it.
    PS Thrilled you are our Winner at Creative Artiste this month. Hope you will be a Guest with us again. So love your amazing creativity.

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  11. What a great journal page – requires some planning and thought before you ever start. Love the deer in this one.

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