March AJ Page-FLY

Hello friends!  Officially Spring has sprung, but I’m seeing some possible snow still in the forecast!  BLAH!  I sure how as we finish up this month, that April will be a little kinder to us over here.  With all of this weird weather in all different directions, I do hope that you’re staying safe and enjoying some craft time!

Speaking of craft time- If you’re not familiar, I post an AJ page each month along with my crafty friend, Carol (from Crafty-Stamper), as we get creative trying to use up our never-ending stash piles!  We use a prompt each month and post them.  I know she will have wonderful inspiration to share, so please check out her blog for an AJ page too! Here’s my AJ page for this month with the “SMASH OUR STASH” March prompt of “Find something/anything GREEN to use on your page” :

Thinking that I was REALLY in the mood to start seeing some green, I started digging through my stash and found SO MANY green things!  I didn’t realize that all you really need is a color to have so many different items to pull from!  I’m happy with all of the green items I found as I used several of them for my layout here.  I’ve got green paint, texture paste, metallic spray, flowers, lace, button, butterfly ephemera and green glitter Stickles!  I’m thinking I don’t use green enough, so I went with a monochromatic page.

For the background:  I started with some printed vellum attached with collage medium and went over top with a soft green layer.  I used an old stencil and went over the two corners with green paste. I then sprayed some green metallic over those two colors and moved it around with water until dry.  I splattered some white ink over top and set to dry.


I added green lace on the right bottom along with my scallop chipboard square that I painted white and added some papers behind it.  I used those same papers to die cut a tag at the top and glued the fairy along with butterfly wings behind her over it.  I added the sentiment sticker that was lined out with a black marker and button over it and attached a string to the hole.  This was popped up with foam tape as well as the “FLY” die cut letters inside the white frame.  The ripped sentiment was computer generated and sponged with grey ink and tucked behind the white frame.  I added some green Stickles glitter to each scallop and tucked some green flowers with gold enamel dots in the center.  I also tucked more of those behind the fairy too.


I covered the butterfly wings with a glitter brush pen and then splattered some grey ink over top of the wings before attaching them to the page with glue and foam tape… and before attaching the butterflies to the page, I covered up the fairy with a piece of scrap paper and used some gold paint to splatter over the page…and I called it done!

I enjoyed making this page with all of those GREEN things from my stash!  I hope you’ve enjoyed it too!  Thanks so much for dropping in and have a great weekend!


  1. Art Journal Journey – Anything Goes Art Journal
  2. Creative Artiste – Anything Goes Mixed Media
  3. Challenge Up Your Life – Monochrome
  4. Beyond the Blue – Green
  5. Ally’s Angels – Anything Goes
  6. A Place to Start – Anything Goes
  7. Through the Purple Haze – Anything Goes

28 thoughts on “March AJ Page-FLY

  1. First of all two apologies Vicki, my post was late because I forgot to schedule and it’s not green—when I saw your post I went off to check the list I printed out and there is a space were the word green should have been-but obviously it was my printer I have had so much trouble printers and not it has stopped all together!!!ANYWAY onto your fabulous journal page-I love all the shades of green,great textured background,love the cute little Fairy,sentiment and all the ephemera
    Carol x


  2. I really like all the green elements you added to this page, especially the quote about having your wings already existing and all you have to do is fly! I like the tags, butterflies and vintage little girls on your page, and I too am really looking forward to seeing more green outside! With our rainy day today, perhaps things will turn green sooner than I expect! Stay warm!


  3. This monochromatic page is gorgeous. I love all the layers and textures you’ve added and that sentiment is wonderful. A beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.


  4. Hi Vicki, I LOVE your green page, it’s fabulous. Makes me think of spring even though it rained here all day. You certainly found some gorgeous green embellishments in your stash. We all have too much! Thanks so much for linking to my challenge at AJJ, much appreciated, Valerie


  5. Gorgeous page Vicki and loving the green and that little girl sitting up there on the tag with her green wings, love all the fun details and background..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Wonderful green page, Vicki. Love all your techniques and details used. Also love the little girl with her beautiful green wings, sitting on top of that fab tag!
    xxx Margreet


  7. I’m with you about still seeing snow in the forecast and about wanting to make some green art. Plus isn’t green a great color? This is such a lovely page with lots of wonderful green items. And I really like the sweet little butterfly girl with the green wings in the top left corner. Thanks for joining us once again at AJJ; this page is perfect for Valerie’s challenge. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and month Vicki. Hugs-Erika


  8. Love this great Journal page. The greens are so pretty, love the butterfly scene and the great sentiment. And, the addition of lace is lovely! Pretty touches of gold too.


  9. What a great theme and I love it in green. Great details and inspiring words, Vicki. It is fun to see what you come up with on your journal pages. LOVELY!!!! Hugz


  10. You DO have a lot of green. You certainly found a way to get rid of at least a bit of your green stash. I love the little girl and her fairy wings. This is such a fun entry and absolutely perfect for Valerie’s theme at Art Journal Journey.


  11. What a super page. Well done for using up so much of your green stash! Thanks for sharing at AJJ and Valerie’s theme, hugs, Chrisx


  12. Your journal page is great Vicki. I love, love, and love some more all that wonderful green! I’ve always been more of a “blue” person and yet lately, I’m loving all the green. Great page!


  13. Loving all the layers Vicki, really pretty created page, your Butterfly girl looks so happy sat above your wonderful composition. I adore green it’s such an uplifting colour every colour can be it’s friend.. So happy to see you shared over @ Creative Artiste, best wishes in our March challenge.
    Tracey (DT)


  14. Who knew how many ways you can used green. Love this page – especially the little girl upper left. I always like your splatters as well. Love them just forget to do them. Off to se the other AJ pages. Great job.


  15. Wow what amazing makes! Glad I caught up to see them all and this journal page is beautiful 😊. I love the mixed media that you used and how it all came together, the paper doll sitting on the tag and all the sparkle looks stunning. Thanks for all your kind wishes on my blog posts and wishing you a wonderful April! Hugs, Jo x


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