Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art Journal ~ Frosty Tree

 Hello Friends!

 I was in the mood to craft last night but did not want to make a card. So, I got out my journal. I love writing and making a mess in my book. It really is my therapy :) I was listening to a song earlier that day on the radio by the David Crowder Band called How He Loves. It is one of my favourite songs. I heard it in church years ago and I have always loved it. Here it is if you would like to listen to it.

So on to my journal. I wanted some of the lyrics on my page. I typed them out and cut them up to later paste on. I used Peacock Feathers and Concord Distress ink to create the background.  I did not have a tree stamp, so I had to improvise and used an embossing folder instead. I stamped the raised side of the folder with ink and it made a perfect impression.  I went over it again with VersaMark ink and covered it with white glitter embossing powder. I used a lot of stamps on this one I will list them below.  I stamped the flowers around the edge with VersaMark ink then let it dry. Then went over some of the flowers again with the embossing powder.

  I was going for a frosty/snowy look. Coincidentally on my way home today I got caught in yet another snow storm. I had to pull the car over for a wee while until it stopped. So I took the opportunity to take the photos of my page in the snow. It made a perfect backdrop :)

I am linking this up to Friends with flair at the Unity Blog

~ Supplies ~
Darice embossing folder - Leafy Tree
Unity Stamp Company
Hearts -  Main Squeeze    
  Butterflies - A Friend Loveth
Tiny Butterflies -  Butterfly Kisses
 Embossing Powder - White Diamond

Thanks for visiting  :)


  1. Beautiful page. My favourite colours.

  2. Gorgeous! Stay safe in the snow!

  3. This is beautiful! I love all the embossing on here, and your snowy backdrop.

  4. The colors are so yummy!! Love the embossing of the stamps and the details. Gorgeous!

  5. Music and craftiness.....great combo! Lol

  6. This is so beautiful! I have a list of song lyrics I'm planning to use in my journal soon. This is a great song too. Thanks for sharing your work.

  7. Beautiful page. x

  8. Gorgeous page! Love the story behind it, too. Great songs are so inspiring/comforting!! God bless!

  9. Mandi, this is gorgeous. I love everything about it. The snow background is beautiful too. Now, you can pack some of that up and send it to me in FL, lol. :)

  10. The song was lovely & I can see how it inspired you to do such a great journal page. Hugs~Patti

  11. Beautiful colours! What a pretty page.

  12. This is beautiful Mandi! So nice that you shared exactly how you were inspired to do this page.


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