Art Journaling (and the Second Winner is…)


Here's a page I made in my journal just for fun, using a chipboard tree trunk colored with Ranger's archival inks, lots of paper flowers and several plastic ‘gems' in the centers. I was hesitant to add the dimensional paper flowers and gems, not sure of how they will stand up over time.  But I figure if I don't try, I'll never know, right?  It's just a journal page and if these parts fall off down the road, lesson learned.

And the winner of my second CHA Giveaway is:

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“Looks like a lot of fun.”

LacyQuilter, please email me your mailing address and I will get this goodie package right off to you.

There is still time to put your name in the hat for my third and final CHA Giveaway, if you're interested.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope you have a wonderful week!


Linking to Art Journal Every Day and the ‘love' theme at Simon Says Stamp with my Technique Tuesday ‘love life' sentiment. I liked the placement on the tree as it reminds me of people carving their initials on trees.


  1. Carla on February 28, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Marjie, I LOVE the tree! I totally agree, the journal is the place to experiment. And I love that you shared your insight into the placement of the sentiment on the tree.

  2. Barbarayaya on February 12, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Hi MArjie! Your journal page is absolutely wondereful! I love the layers and the tree !!! Thanks for sharing with us on Simon Says Stamp monday challenge blog! Barbarayaya

  3. Meihsia Liu on February 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Hi, Marjie, wow.. this art journal page is fabulous! The background is awesome! I think the paper flowers and gems are great idea and gorgeous. :)

  4. Nancy B on February 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I love this pretty page! I think you will love it for a long time.

  5. Satina on February 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Gorgeous page, especially that rich, delicious background. And totally, the art journal is a place to find things out!

  6. Karenliz on February 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Love your page. Trees are my favorite and love the paper flowers.

  7. Anita Houston on February 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Congrats to LacyQuilter! Love your Spring Tree…beautiful!

  8. Silvia on February 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

    A breathtaking page, love the colors and the tree.
    Congrats to the winner :)

  9. Renee Zarate on February 4, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Congrats to the winner! The page looks almost quilted at first glance. Love the colors, it’s beautiful.

  10. Lynne on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    The tree has a lovely whimsical quality to it, as though from a fairytale yet works beautifully against the arty, contemporary background.
    Congratulations to the winner – lucky lady.

  11. Jessica Sporn on February 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    What a pretty tree. Congrats to Lacy Quilter!!

  12. Anne R on February 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    It is great to do things just for fun, I love the page you created and the flowers look beautiful on the tree. Congratulations to Lacyquilter. Anne x

  13. Corrine on February 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    For fun is so good…..glad you have some enjoyment. xox

  14. Michelle Zerull on February 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Wonderful journal page! The inky layers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

  15. Denise Spillane on February 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Love this and congrats to Lacyquilter

  16. Hetty on February 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    It looks like spring is on its way!

  17. Caroline on February 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    What a wonderful & cute page, love doing 3d on my pages. If they come off, just stick them back on? Lol :))

  18. Wanda Hentges on February 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    it’s a wonderful page, Marjie!!! I get dimensional on my pages all the time… so far so good!!!

  19. Alison/craftytrog on February 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Gorgeous hot colours! Great page Marjie! x

  20. Ruth L on February 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful spread Marjie!

  21. Kay Wallace on February 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    First, congrats to lacyquilter on the big win here! Sweet package, including that awesome StencilGirl stencil!! WooHoo! Now, for a comment here, Marjie: I like that you were brave enough to include those flowers. I love the contrast in color against the bark of the tree. Well done! Mwah! KayW

  22. Terry on February 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Fabulous and warming journal page, Marjie! Have a great week and congrats to the winner!

  23. Caroline Duncan on February 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Fun page! It’s always good to use up a little stash in the journal. ;) Love your background too!

  24. Julie Tucker-Wolek on February 3, 2014 at 8:06 am

    This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and love love love the tree!!!!! And congrats to your winner!!!!!

  25. kathy/NorthCarolina on February 3, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Marjie, this page is stunning. I love the way you incorporate the sense of light with your skillful use of color. Great motion, too. The tree and flowers add just the right touch of whimsy!

  26. Astrid on February 3, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Another wonderful page Marjie, love the depth of it and the addition of the textural elements of the tree and the flowers looks fantastic!!

  27. Annie G on February 3, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Hi Marjie :-). Fabulous journal page. Warm colours and I love that tree and gorgeous flowers. Looks like CHA was absolutely wonderful.. TFS and hugs to you

    Annie x

  28. lacyquilter on February 3, 2014 at 3:02 am

    What a gorgeous page. I love these colors.