Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sharing my Heart….

Things have been a little stressful here over the past couple of weeks, work’s really busy and other bits going on so today I decided to take some time out for me and get creative. One of my new projects for this year which I haven't had as much time for as I'd like is an Art Journal. It took me ages to pluck up the courage to have a go and I've loved it so far, and found it very therapeutic so it was perfect for today.  I kept it fairly simple, and with it being February went for a hearts theme, combined with things that I love. The background for both pages  was a layer of gesso, coloured with pink sherbet  distress stains and stamped with the free heart stamp from Craft Stamper in Distress inks.SD533217

The first page was made by creating a collage of paper scraps, glued onto some parchment paper for backing and then cut into a heart shape.  This is a fairly new technique to me but I loved how this came out.


The second page is smaller hearts – a chipboard piece covered with dictionary definitions for ‘read’, ‘book’ and ‘story’, Card stock stamped with music manuscript and another with random stamped images.


I finished off by stamping other favourite activities round the edges –  from a set by Personal Impressions.  I'm going to share this at The Artistic Stamper in their ‘hearts’ theme, and also at My Mojo Monthly where the theme is ‘Heartstrings’.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the weekend, I feel relaxed and ready for the week now thanks to my crafty sessions ! Esther xx


  1. oh these are brilliant pages Hun love those hearts hugs Cherylxx

  2. Another couple of great journal pages Esther, so pretty, debi x

  3. Oh wow, this is fabulous! You are inspiring me to have a go at my own Art Journal.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Beautifully stamped journal Esther. Hope you have a stress free week, Annette x

  5. Great pages and ideas Esther - good for you to take the plunge into journalling...hope you can enjoy it more and more. Your hearts are fab and I love the journalled balloon heart strings!!! Thanks so much for sharing with My Mojo Monthly. Sarah.

  6. Thanks for entering your fabby pages at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)
    I find art journaling frees the soul don't you?
    xoxo Sioux

  7. Fabulous journal pages Esther.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. I love this Esther, the collaged heart looks fabulous, and I like the soft look to the hearts in the background.

    Maria x

  9. A fabulous set of journal pages...really lovely. Good luck and thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper, this month.
    Emma x

  10. Lovely page, shame you did not enter it in time for our challenge.
    Next one, eh?
    Thanks for playing anyway,


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