Saturday, December 30, 2017

AAJS5: Annabelle's "Just Be Yourself" Journal - Sharon's Page!

Hi Everyone!!
Today I am sharing my journal pages in Annabelle's "Just Be Yourself" journal for the Round 5 journey!!
I love using collage elements, making my own backgrounds, fussy cutting and adding embellishments so that's "being myself" for this journal spread!!
I started by "recycling" some gorgeous coloured tissue paper which I received one of my xmas presents in! I tore it into strips and used gel medium to adhere to the pages - I covered all the area with the tissue paper.
I added some paper doilies, also with gel medium - allowing some to overhang the page - once everything was dry I trimmed back all of the over hang.

Now to add paint LOL I love adding paint and making a mess. I used 3 soft toned colours in "blobs" and used a sponge to cover the whole page. I only put enough on to add a light layer to still allow the colour of the tissue paper and the doilies to show through. Just love texture!!

Here it is all sponged and blended!

While the background was drying I printed and fussy cut all my gorgeous collage elements - once again from my most favourite Etsy Store "Art Tea Life"!! Just love these gorgeous quirky cute gals and all the elements!!
And all finished including the flap page - elements added were sticker lace, muslin cloth and silver corner charms along with all the fun collage elements!
This is the front of the flap:
The other side of the flap:

This is the left hand side of the page" - love the little banner elements - cute!!

And finally the right hand side page:

So much fun to create this page - hope Annabelle likes it!!

Can't wait to receive the last journal for this round and get creating!


  1. I love seeing your background process Sharon. A lovely spread.

  2. you beaudy, Sharon: great work - very appealing and love the layers.....😍

  3. Great spread Sharon and a good reminder to find stuff like tissue paper and doilies in your stash!

  4. oh wow :D So cool. Love how a splash of paint changes everything yet doesn’t take away the look of tissue and doily.

  5. Beautiful, love your process, the outcome is awesome.

  6. That’s so cool I am so glad you enjoyed yourself, I can’t wait to see my journal! Thank you


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