What a glorious week-end the colours of the sky as sun went down inspired the background for this page.   A page for a book I'm making for myself.  It has a cover that I'll share another time and now a page.   Journals have become very popular in the last couple of years, not feeling the urge to express myself in words I'm making picture pages on a when and as the mood strikes basis.

For this page once the colours were in my head it was distress inks to  paper.   Over stamped with the net from Rogue Redhead and the seed heads from Eco Stamps.   Then the page was run through an embossing folder with the balloons, the embossing highlighted with a swipe of an inkpad.    A nestie cut mat coloured with the same background inks and then stamped with the dress makers birdhouse Eco stamp.   Some of my favourite cotton lace stuck down the side and the nestie layered over it.    Part of a vintage earring with a pretty green gem on it.   Threaded some flower shaped buttons with green ribbon and added them at the bottom.

Decided to share this with one or two challenges

The Stamp Man - Vintage theme
Fashionable Stamping - Bingo Metal, Distress & Vintage. or Lace, Distress & Buttons
Gingerloft - Spring
Ippity - Things with wings, that fly, things in the air
2 Sisters - spring colours
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use Spring as your inspiration

After all the glorious weather this week-end can you believe that snow is forecast for the next 3 days!


  1. A lovely page Zoe, what a good idea to make a journal of picture pages, writing stuff down is not my style either which has put me off journals but I may steal your idea !

  2. Zoe this is a lovely card,and you have used a great selection of stamps. Love the background colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  3. Nice to see some spring colours, it'd still grey and misty here! Valerie

  4. Don't you feel good when you make things just for yourself, no pressure just playtime. This looks the start of something fabulous. Lots of wonderful techniques going on and all looks absolutely stunning to me.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  5. oh this is one,gorgeous page Hun just love the background you have created its so effective,hugs Cherylxxxx

  6. Hi Zoe. What a fab idea. Love this page.
    Regards Florence xx

  7. A lovely journal page Zoe - love the spring colours.

  8. Love the vintage chic to this.

  9. Very pretty colour palette Zoe, x

  10. Super page Zoe, I prefer to make picture pages as well.
    Yvonne x

  11. Full of the colours of Springtime, really pretty.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  12. How lovely to create pages as you want them like this Zoe. Love the colours and your mix of other elements to create such a fabulous piece of art.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man's Vintage challenge and at FSC Bingo Challenge.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  13. Gorgeous page, Zoe! Beautiful colours!

  14. Oh my gosh, I thought we'd seen the last of the snow! Sorry I've not been by - still house-hunting and not going too well :-( This is gorgeous Zoe, the colours are beautiful and I think it's a great idea.

    Maria x

  15. Great page with a really vintage theme! Love the colours.

  16. So many beautiful colours and they all say Spring--it made me smile a lot :)


  17. Lovely journal page! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sister's!!

  18. Such a fabulous journal page! Love those colors and the lace edging! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  19. This is cool! Thank you for sharing with us on Gingerloft Challenges! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

  20. Beautiful page love the net and the sublime colours, beautiful stamping . would love to get a peep inside your craft room and maybe have a lesson from you .....ah well a girl can dream


  21. Oh how beautiful!! Thanks for joining us in the March 4th Unity Opportunity Ippity Challenge! ...just a reminder to use only Unity and or Ippity stamps to be entered into the prize drawing.


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