Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Daisy Journal

Hello Friends

For my AALL & Create Guest designer project this week I have created a small journal using Tracy Evans's newly released and gorgeous Daisy Elegance stamp set and the large Totally Dotty stencil by Autour de Mwa.
Here it is opened up (top)showing the gorgeous daisy and the stencilling...
I started by cutting out the journal, using Eileen Hull's Bigx XL Notebook  die, by Sizzix.
Using my brayer and Paper Artsy acrylic paints I brayered several colours over the die cut journal.
I continued the brayering on the inside and also added some Distress ink stencilling with the Totally Dotty stencil.  I used the stencil on the cover of the journal too, stencilling in embossing ink and using Tim Holtz's new Embossing Glaze (see pic 1).
I stamped the flower from Tracy's Daisy Elegance set onto Tim Holtz tissue paper and then painted onto the back of the image with acrylic paint.  I carefully ripped around the edges of the Daisy and applied this to the front of my journal using Matte Medium.  Tearing the tissue and using Matte Medium help to embed the flower into the journal and also gives a nice matt finish.
I created two signatures for the inside of the journal, using left over brayered and stencilled pieces of card and I over-stamped onto these using two more of Tracy's stamps - Going Postal and Mesh.
To finish off I added some blue eyelets, blue elastic stringing for the signatures and some dyed blue ribbon  as a closure.

The stamps and stencil that I used are all available from AALL & Create HERE, where you will also find a list of worldwide stockists.  Please do try and support your local stockists, especially in these difficult times....

Thanks so much for your visit, I appreciate that things are difficult worldwide at the moment and I hope my cheery daisy has brightened your day a little.  Stay safe and keep well.

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Beautiful journal Anne. Love the colours you brayered on to the covers too. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. Your beautiful cheery daisy has certainly brightened my day! Love the brayered and stenciled background, the colours are gorgeous. The pop of the red for the beautiful flower completes your stunning little journal! Hugs my friend and stay safe! xxxxxxx

  3. This is stunning Anne, this daisy is such a beauty and it looks wonderful against the blue background. Take care and stay safe, Sue xx

  4. Its really cheery, I love it, the daisy is such a pop, great design. Thanks so much. Christine

  5. Anne, this is so beautiful your daisy just pops off the page :)

  6. A beautiful journal as always Anne xx I love Tracy's daisy and the wonderful stencilling on the covers and signatures. It is a worrying time and I hope you are both okay and keeping safe and well xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  7. Your cheery daisy has certainly brightened my day, Annie! And, wow, what a good "tear-er" you are! You did a marvelous job painting and tearing and embedding that daisy. And I'm equally impressed by the size of that stencil and how you did such a great job using it to add texture and interest! Baby journals are definitely your creative forte! Of course, so are large journals, tags, wall hangings ...! Mwah! Take care and be safe, both of you!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  8. This is gorgeous Anne, that pop of red is so striking and works so well against your backdrop . A very eye catching piece 😘😘😘

  9. Morning Anne & *Happy Mother's Day* what a lovely sight to see is that bright bold red flower this morning so fresh and full of energy. A wonderful journal cover that I know will house so many more beautiful things.
    Hope you and yours are keeping well in the thick of it all, what a mess we are in amongst it all. Your so right that we need to support our crafty suppliers they are the ones who have been keeping us sane even before this chaos reined. Take care & stay safe dear Anne.
    Sending creative wishes your way Tracey and Thank you for helping brighten my day yet again xx

  10. This is really gorgeous Anne! Your brayered background is fabulous and I love the dotty stenciling! The daisy is magnificent .. so bright and cheery .. and, of course, I love the colour combination. So stunning!!
    Sorry it's taken me so long to catch up but hoping you and yours are safe and keeping well. Praying for everyone to come through this crisis safely. hugs xx

  11. Oh my goodness - those layers and layers in the background have created a stunning look of artsy depth and delight. And only you could create a pop of red so vivid to lift the whole thing into glory! It's just amazing, Anne.
    Alison x

    1. Just goes to show the weather difference between north and south... the magnolias round here are mostly going over already. Enjoy yours still to come - lucky you!
      Alison x

  12. Pinned this beautiful cover! I LOVE that you stamped onto tissue and collaged!!!


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