Art Journal ~ Open the Door


Hello, and thanks for stopping by today.  This page in my 9X12 journal was made with scraps from a die-cutting project and a little tag I made with Jessica Sporn’s Doors & Windows stencil and Andrew Borloz’s Crossed Rounds & Squares stencil.  I’ve had that background in the works for awhile and today it seemed like the tag found its home as I was contemplating what to do next. I added a quote with matte medium to be sure my stickers held on to the varied surfaces. The rest is Golden paints.

Thanks for the visit!


Linking to Art Every Day Month, Art Journal Journey, and Art Journal Every Day.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. This door is so welcoming that I’m walking in and loving your beautiful page! Love the background colors!

  2. Great words of wisdom. Fantastic color combo and texture.

  3. Your page is so colorful and lovely!

  4. Love what this says and so true! The door is fabby!
    Wish I could have visited you last week, but only had a few hours that day, and I was injured…more on that later. Hope I see you soonish though!

  5. likin’ it! Are your black letters rub-ons or die cut? Love the contrast of those against that warm background color.

  6. A fabulous page, love the sentiment.

  7. Lovely work – LOVE that background! And very true words as well:::

  8. So great work, beautiful page!

  9. Wonderful page! I like the colors and the bachground texture!

  10. Wonderful project & sentiment! Reminds me of one of my favourite movies – “Yes Man” !

  11. Love all the color and texture here, Marjie! I love an open door…just imagine the possibilities! Great work!

  12. Makes me want to walk right in. Layers of love.

  13. Great words! Beautiful, bright page!

  14. This is stunning, Marjie! Brilliant 3D trompe l’oeil with the door on the tag, and I love how the colours contrast with that fabulous background… absolutely love this page!
    Alison xx

  15. wonderful is this Marjie!
    Thank you for joining Art Journal Journey again!
    I am so happy about this!

  16. Wonderful use of the tag, it is almost as though it is an invite to step on through.

  17. Lovely journal pages, you could also link to art journal journey, their theme this month is doors! Valerie

  18. Great page. I’m really liking that stencil. Another one for my list.

  19. This is beautiful Marjie, the background here is amazing, loving all the layers.

  20. Terrific quote and love your vibrant page Marjie, have a great weekend, Annette x

  21. Gorgeous colours Marjie and just love that door! Hugs, Anne x

  22. Scraps that led to magic! Love all the texture you’ve got going on under your rich colors! Fabulous quote with Jessica’s stencil too!

  23. What a gorgeous journal page!!

  24. Oh those die-cut layers, it seems like walking through several doors, really loved the idea, beautiful!

  25. That’s a great quote Marjie – and I like that stencil -mmm. so many possibilities! Must try and find one in my country …..

  26. Gorgeous! I really like the texture the die cut negatives added. Great colors too. I’ll have to try adding sticker letters in my journals some… it’s a nice look and would be a good way to use up the pile of thickers and stickers I have.

  27. Love this page Marjie, great quote! x

  28. Beautiful page! Love your sentiment.

  29. Gorgeous work. Fabolous vibrant colors. Love your work so much. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  30. wow – love all the texture in the background. At first, I thought the door was an insert, but now I see that it is an “outsert!” Great effect. Love love love.

  31. Your backgrounds keep getting deeper and deeper…. LOVE it!

  32. is so beautiful, and the phrase is fantastic!

  33. Great quote (and good reminder!). Love the colours and texture you’ve achieved on this page.

  34. This is a wonderful piece Marjie I love your art.
    susan s

  35. Gorgeous!! I loveeeeeee the colors and that quote!!!!

  36. I love both of those stencils and how you used them is oerfect my friend. Who knows….I might just step through one day. xox

  37. Superb page Marjie. That background is fabulous with such depth and vibrant colours and the pieces you added to create texture remind me of panelling on an old door. Love the quote.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  38. Awesome job as usual Marjie! Thanks for sharing.