Art Journal ~ Enjoy the Day


This is a nod to the Fourth of July with nontraditional colors, using stars from Wendy Vecchi’s Celestial Art stamp set as well as some Sizzix diecut ones.


The larger stars look like patterned paper but they’re just washi tape that I laid across cardstock and diecut.  Loads of favorite stamps and stencils in the background, and the rich colors come from Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Ink Sprays and Ranger’s Archival Inks.


I’ll take the long weekend to enjoy time with family and friends and be back on Monday, with my first post as a creative team  member for StencilGirl Products.  I’ll be having a giveaway, too, as a few things that came in my design team package are already in my stash… pop back Monday for the details if you’re interested.

Wishing a great long weekend to all and peace for the families of the firefighters in Arizona.


Linking to Frilly and Funkie, Art Journal Every Day, and the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Love that washi tape star! Great ideas, you’re just full of ’em!

  2. Trace metcalfe says:

    A fabulous make , great layers thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie , hugs trace x

  3. Hey there sweetie, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous art journalling pages with the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, loving your colours and the background made by your stencils are just fabulous wowwzersss Hugs Terry xxx

  4. First congratulations on being on the SG DT. Your book pages tutorial was wonderful and it has inspired me to use stamping on my Gelli Plate papers and start working in a book. You made it look so easy. Previously, I had just been making single papers and working with them. SG has some great stencils.

  5. Wow such wonderful pages! Love all the layers and dimensions! Great stencil work! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Oh, how I love this! It reminds me of the summer sky all lit up with fireworks. It’s so festive with all those glorious dancing stars. Just beautiful, Marjie!

  7. Beautiful depth to the background–what a gorgeous effect, Marjie.


  8. Wow, wow and wow, this is drop-dead fabulous, Marjie! Beautiful layering of patterns and the colors are just so beautiful. Great design work with the stars. Thanks so much for playing with us again this week at Frilly and Funkie. Hope you enjoyed the 4th and are having a wonderful family weekend!


  9. This page is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Beautiful page, a very warm color.
    enjoy your weekend. Hugs

  11. Peggy L says:

    I love your art journal page! I can’t wait to see more! Good colors too!

  12. Beautiful composition, great colours & heaps to look at. Yummy.

  13. love the pages. the stars are perfect!!!

  14. Very fun, Marjie. The stars rock and really pop off that background!

  15. Thrilled you’ve linked this fabulous creation to the Frilly and Funkie challenge Margie. Hugs, Jenny x

  16. Gorgeous pages. I love the the washi tape stars. I love that idea. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Gorgeous page Marjie…love the washi tape stars! x

  18. Hi Marjie

    Bit late but Happy 4th July! Hope your day was wonderful, filled with love, and that you have a super duper family weekend.

    Great pages, as ever. I am following your work by email – just don’t get as much time online right now. Hope to get myself more organised soon! Happy weekend ๐Ÿ˜€ Cath x

  19. Hello Marjie! May I call you the queen of colours? Stunning page!

    Have a nice weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Beautiful Marjie, lovely colours and layers and fabulous starry pages. Happy 4th July.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  21. Fabulous array of stars and I like your use of non-traditional colours, a route I took myself on the 4th of July card I shared today (I know, I am 100% Scottish but couldn’t resist)
    Enjoy the long weekend spent with your family.

  22. Fantastic pages, these are “my” colors.

  23. I am a big fan, Marjie, but in addition to loving your journal spread, I love the message! Russ and I are spending the day at our campground–comfortably tucked inside our air-conditioned camper! Now, I must point out that we have a few of the same stamps, but I have none of Wendy’s. I imagine I will be fixing that when I attend her class in August! Enjoy your weekend–will check on you Monday for the fun stuff!

  24. i so love the richness of your page!! and the layers are beyond! i so need to practise the art of clean lines like you have in your art!

  25. Gorgeous, gorgeous colours Marjie and just love those stars in the washi tape. Hope you have a lovely time with your family celebrating 4th July! Hugs, Anne x

  26. Hey Marjie! Your art journal pages are gorgeous – your colors are so pretty and then your design work is like a dance – so balanced. My eyes dance all around but in a smooth way. Most of all I like your design work with this!!!

  27. Happy 4th July Marjie and have a fab time with the family x love the colours and stars are fab with the tape x

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  28. Gorgeous pages. I love the depth of color and pattern you achieved!

  29. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the stars!!!

  30. I do love reds, oranges and yellows! Fabulous pages, M! One day I will figure this art journal thing out, but it is so much easier to just enjoy yours! Happy 4th of July!

  31. Wonderful spread with those stars shining. Enjoy your weekend. xox

  32. Beautiful lay-out. I love that you used “nontraditional colors”. It really captures the feeling of the 4th in a more vintage, traditional feeling way (ironically). (I’m not a huge fan of red, white, and blue.) Neat use of washi tape on the dye-cut, stars, too.

  33. I do love this. Really must put my mind to this challenge over the weekend. Need to use my dylusions more – may borrow your idea! TTFN Mooffie

  34. Great message on a great page!

  35. Marjie, I just love all the colours you’ve used together and how they’ve all been integrated perfectly!
    Love it!!


  36. The depth of colour and combination of stamps and stencils on this is stunning Marjie, and I adore those washi stars. Your confidence with art is positively shining through here. Hugs, Jenny x

  37. Caroline says:

    This is just amazing!! Great use of washi tape too (keep forgetting this idea). Wish I could achieve something even close to this! :))

  38. Stunning journal pages Marjie ! Love the colours, so rich and warm ! Sue C x

  39. Love the way the orange takes your eye across the page….you have such an amazing depth in your pages. They are something special. Happy 4th of July! Enjoy.

  40. Love the non-traditional colors and the way you used the washi tape for the stars! Fantastic!!

  41. I love this you know me and Wendys stars this is so wonderful.Fantastic!
    susan s