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Art journal with Dylusions and edgy border (Marjie Kemper)

I broke in some new Donna Downey stamps while art journaling over the weekend. The new DD stamps are huge! I hope we see more XL stamps in the future… I really love having images sized for larger projects.  The words are 4″ long and the flowers are 8″ tall!

This was a loose piece of Ranger Manila cardstock that I fit into my book with washi tape. It's colored with Dylusions Ink Sprays, Ranger Archival Inks, and loads of stamps and stencils. I used the hollyhocks stamp on this page and added clear embossing powder over the black ink:

An edgy border for your art journal

Dylusions Ink Sprays close-up on art journal

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  1. Winnie Dolderer on February 11, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Such a pretty piece! I love your background and creative way of using stars. Love the colors together. Congratulations on your win!!

  2. butterfly on February 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Yay… someone’s going shopping!! (SSSaS if you’ve not been there yet today…) Congrats!
    Alison x

  3. Maura on February 9, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Beautiful page and colors! Congrats on winning too – more play stuff!!

  4. kathy/NorthCarolina on February 9, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Hey, girlie! Congrats on the SSS win! Yay, you! Have fun shopping.

  5. Renee Zarate on February 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats on the win at Simon Says!!!

  6. Candy Colwell on February 8, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Marjie…CONGRATS on your $50.00 credit voucher win at Simon Says Stamp and Show!! You go girl!!! <3 Candy

  7. Cath on February 8, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This is stunning, Marjie – gorgeous stuff. I have some of Donna’s stamps from Unity but I really NEED these new ones – oops! Congratulations on your Simon Says win!!!! Missed your work x

  8. samara on February 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    love your cover! yumalicious marje! glad i found you at julie’s.

  9. Anna-Karin on February 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Wow, look at all those gorgeous layers! Love the tall clear embossed flowers and the great stars. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  10. soapHOUSEmama on February 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This is so gorgeous!!!!

  11. sarah on February 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Triple yum yum yum. Fabulous color choices and the hollyhocks look stunning. So much detail and layering…love it. Looking good and well done on the workshops and DT spots too! About time you found your niche…go Marjie! Thanks also for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

  12. Theresa M on February 3, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Love the punch (no pun intended) of blue behind your cut away stars – brilliant. I think you must have a lot of fun using and layering your stencils because they all look wonderful here. I too have some DD extra large stamps but not these ones, which are my #1 favs. I even have them displayed like decor when I’m not using them. I must get those stamps on my next shopping spree.

  13. Jordan Hill on February 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This is amazing! I love the color combinations. The blue/turquoise color really pops against the red; that’s one of my absolute favorite combinations. <3

  14. Erika N on February 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I love the super sized stamps too. You made a great page- fabulous colors, great images!

  15. Buttons on February 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Loving the depth of colour, the embossing, the cut out work, well in truth the whole thing really!! Hugs, Jenny x

  16. Michelle LaPoint Rydell on February 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful page! I just love those intense colors!

  17. Helen Tilbury on February 1, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Wow oh wow those stamps are amazing and you have used them beautifully – the embossing looks fab – off to follow those lovely links!!

  18. Lynne Moncrieff on January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    The embossing powder doesn’t only add lustre it adds that extra touch of texture and creates more definition set against your amazing background.
    So striking!

  19. Tapeva on January 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I love (!!!) the color combo – it is so much full of life! Great work. :))

  20. Lori on January 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

    LOVE the star border Marjie! Such a cool addition! Beautiful page Marjie!

  21. aga on January 31, 2013 at 2:16 am

    It is so beautiful Everything colours, composition and message. also it is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing

  22. Anita Houston on January 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Oh…and…Thank you tons for playing in our Stars Challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  23. Anita Houston on January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    BEUTIMOUS!!! I haven’t seen her stamps…cool! Love love love your color!

  24. Maria McGuire on January 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Deep, Rich and Beautiful!

  25. Kate on January 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Amazing background as always, Marjie. Love that hollyhock stamp!

  26. Sandra on January 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Wow Marjie! This art journal page is amazing! love the color combo’s a lot, and love how you did those stars! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  27. Redanne on January 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful red page Marjie, love those big stamps and hope, like you, that more come out soon! Hugs, Anne x

  28. Annie on January 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    This is wonderful Marjie. I love the colours and the layers you create. Your journalling is so inspiring. I really enjoy visits to your blog as your work is fabulous and you are so kind sharing how you did it :-)
    Annie x

  29. Silvia on January 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, Marjie, such a gorgeous page – great colors as usual and the stamps are fantastic.

  30. Judy Shea on January 30, 2013 at 10:42 am

    You really manage to create a depth that I’ve never seen. The embossing ink really pops the flowers. The stamps look like great fun too. Nice to have the larger size.

  31. Alison/craftytrog on January 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Wonderful colours & I love those flowers! Enjoy your new stamps!
    Alison x

  32. butterfly on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Gorgeous page – those words are just yummy (kicking myself I didn’t get any now), and the colours and detail in that background is unbelievable! I’ve also been playing with DD hedgerow plants – with an entirely different look, obviously – coming to a blogpost near you soon!!
    Alison xx

  33. Lorraine aka grannypoppy on January 30, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Love all the layering you’ve got going on here! Think I’ll go and get out my DD stamps … you’ve inspired me :)

  34. Carol and artmusedog ^_^ on January 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Very creative, textural and colorful design work ~
    Carol of : A Creative Harbor ^_^

  35. Carolyn Dube on January 30, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Once again the master of the layers- love what the embossing powder does to the hollyhocks!

  36. Julie Case on January 30, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Beautiful! I love the raised texture of the embossing, and those stars are awesome!

  37. linda on January 30, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Wow! Your cover is gorgeous! I love all the techniques you always use. Always reminds me of ones I haven’t used in a while and you get the old creative juices flowing – thanks for that!
    Love that you used a star punch to jazz up the border -nice little detail. Beautiful!

  38. Terry on January 30, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Love the pops of blue behind the stars! Gorgoues use of red and black embossing! So vivid and full of energy! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!

  39. Candy Colwell on January 30, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Marjie…your art journal page is very cool. I love the colors! I love the embossing you’ve done. Love the stenciling and of course, I love the stars. :) As always, a beautifully done piece of art! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  40. Annette Green on January 30, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Wow, Marjie. You are GOOD with those colors and stamps. I’m starting to really love Dylusions sprays now that I’ve gotten over the fear of bright color. Fabulous journal page!

  41. Debbie Reid on January 30, 2013 at 5:41 am

    LOVE this Marjie! Just getting my feet inky in the journal art! Great colours and images! Always fun to visit!
    Wishes From A Broad

  42. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on January 30, 2013 at 5:36 am

    What an amazing page Marjie…love the colours, the stars, the flowers, the background, the text…love this AJ page :-)))
    greetings, Alie :-)

  43. Kim Schofield on January 30, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Stunning! I think this is my favorite page yet!! The stamps…oh, how I love the stamps…they look amazing!

  44. kathy/NorthCarolina on January 30, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I love the hollyhock border…that was the first thing that caught my eye. Then, I traveled up to ponder those beautiful words, and over to count the stars. Then, I came back down again to soak in all those lovely layered images and drink in the vibrant colors. I want to dream this piece…it is so lovely!

  45. Lisa Somerville on January 30, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Love your use of color!

  46. Claudine C on January 30, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Beautiful page Marjie! You definitely inspire me, love the bold color and the stars are perfect!!

  47. Jennifer Richardson on January 30, 2013 at 4:17 am

    sooooooo beautiful!
    i really really like this one,
    creative wonder that you are:)

  48. Julie Tucker-Wolek on January 30, 2013 at 3:58 am

    *sigh* this is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the stars!!!

  49. Corrine on January 30, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Oh Marjie these big stamps are quite wonderful and so are all your layers. The embossing powder just pops those stamps right off the page….xox

  50. Valerie-Jael on January 30, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Love this, I think it is my all time fave! Valerie

  51. Inkypinkycraft on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Gorgeous words stamps and I lovethe way you have used that star punch! What a scrummy page! Hugs trace x

  52. Shahrul Niza on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Oh Marjie, this red beauty is amazing!!!. Oh yeah, XL stamps are great to fill up big journals, LOVE LOVE the embossed flowers.