Sunday Sample: Love Art Journal Page

Welcome Stampers,

I’m so glad you stopped by today.  I’m excited to share this art journal page with you.  The star of the page today is the beautiful rose stamp from Strawberry Jude Stamps, “Watercolor Roses.”  This is a rose made with three layers of stamps, inked with three different colors of ink.  This set contains a large rose, a medium rose and a small rose, as well as sentiments.  I chose to use only the large rose on this page.     



Glue down tissue wrap.  Lay a scrap piece of paper under the tablet page to keep the other pages clean.  Smooth down the tissue paper with a bone folder or straight edge.  Trim excess tissue with scissors.  Lay this aside to dry with something flat on top of it to weigh it down.

  • 98# Canson XL Mix Media Tablet, 7″ x 10″
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • scissors
  • bone folder or straight edge




Click on stamp set to link to website.


I started out with three roses in mind and later decided to make more.  It’s hard to stop with these beauties.  Then I inked some cardstock with green and tinted it with brown.  Later on, as my page leaned toward dark gray accents, I tinted the stems and leaves with charcoal ink too and put a little extra on the bottom side of the leaves for shadow.  I cut out the roses and the leaves with scissors.  Since I needed stems for my roses, I cut them out curved, freehanded.

  • Strawberry Jude Stamps, Watercolor Roses
  • 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • MISTI Stamping Tool – An acrylic block would do.  I like to re-stamp, so the MISTI is perfect for that.
  • Layer 1 (bottom) – Hero Arts Ink Pad, Bubble Gum
  • Layer 2 – Wplus9 Ink Pad, Sweet Gelato
  • Layer 3 –  Hero Arts Ink Pad, Raspberry Jam
  • Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad, Green Leaf
  • Archival Ink Pad, Coffee
  • Hero Arts Ink Pad, Charcoal
  • finger dauber
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Hickory Smoke – With the thin point, draw veins on the leaves.
  • scissors





Put a clean scrap piece of paper between the page you’re working on and the tablet.  Use the paper towel to help blend the colors.

  • Ranger Mini Blending Tools
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Broken China
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Chipped Sapphire
  • paper towel
  • Hero Arts Ink Pad, Bubble Gum- Go around the perimeter with a 
  • Mini Blending Tool.     10                                                                                                                   

Click on stamp set to link to website.  10

  • Strawberry Jude Stamps, Love Is in the Air
  • VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black


  • Tim Holtz Flourish Layering Stencil
  • VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
  • finger dauber
  • Strawberry Jude Stamps, Couple’s Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Ink Pad, Bubble Gum – Later I went back over the small flowers with
  • Wplus9 Ink Pad, Sweet Gelato
  • acrylic block


Click on stamp set to link to website.


  • Tim Holtz Lace Layering Stencil
  • VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
  • finger dauber


  • Strawberry Jude Stamps, Couple’s Sentiments
  • acrylic block
  • VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black



  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Tumbled Glass – Color in the word LOVE.
  • Glue down the roses with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
  • Highlight everything with a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen.
  • Go around the roses with a Fine Black Sharpie Marker.
  • Stick on Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat
  • Add Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White here and there.



Go around the outside edge of the page using a finger dauber and an Archival Black Ink Pad.  I used this ink because it is a dye ink and dries faster than VersaFine Black Ink, which is a pigment ink.

I hope you’ve been inspired to express yourself in an art journal, on a card or tag, in a planner, on “Unicorn Paper” (onion paper) to insert in your Bible – anywhere – as long as it’s legal!  These beautiful roses are perfect for Valentine’s Day month, or for any month of the year.

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day,



Strawberry Jude Stamps Unicorn Paper (Onion Paper or Scripture Journaling Paper)



Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Young at Heart


3 thoughts on “Sunday Sample: Love Art Journal Page

  1. Andrea Ockey Parr says:

    What a lovely creation! And I really enjoyed seeing all the detail shots behind your project. It’s always a treat to see art emerge and I appreciate you taking the time to show us all that behind-the-scenes goodness! I think this is a great combination of lots of different techniques, too, and the end result is so elegant. Thank you so much for sharing such an inspiring piece with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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