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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Mission Inspiration facebook group September mission

I joined the Mission Inspiration Facebook group this month and this is my first journal page for that group - following the Mission for September and also the first page in my new journal

1.  Cover your page with face fragments (I used photos of my second grand daughter Emily and faces drawn by her)
2.  Add thin layers of coloured paint (I used purple and 2 pinks)
3.  Stamp text or patterns over your page.  (I stamped verses and flowers but they don't show up very well in the scan)
4.  Add journal quote or phrase (doesn't show in the scan well either - on bottom right hand side - "I am not here to fit into your world.  I am here to make my own" - borrowed from someone else's page)
5.  Make marks with paint, inks or sprays (I sprayed with dylusion sprays)
6.  Add a focal image (I added the self portrait of Emily that she drew when she had blue hair)
7.  Add washi tape or strips of coloured paper (I added sparkly purple washi tape)
8. Add colour through a stencil.  (Two white butterflies, a yellow butterfly, green and blue butterflies, Purple flower which looks black in the scan)
9.  Add doodles, scribbles or zentangles (Added white scribbles)
10.  Finish with white border  (Painted white Gesso.

I would also like to add this to the following:

Crafting by designs - September anything goes challenge

Crafts Galore Encore challenge - anything goes

Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge 18 - anything mixed media

Inspiration Destination 104 - anything goes

Just Keep on Creating September - anything goes

Love to Craft challenge 2 - anything goes
Pennys Paper-crafty challenge 296 - anything goes

The Corrosive Challenge 9 - anything goes


  1. Love your layout Margaret with your granddaughter...Hugs Lozzy xx

  2. Great journal page Margaret. Hugs ~Jennifer xx

  3. What a fabulous pair of pages Margaret - and great tribute to your grand daughter.

  4. These pages look great Margaret, so artistic and eclectic.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  5. Hello ... beautiful job journal page !!! Thanks for participating The Corrosive Challenge B. Luck!!
    Gaby DT

  6. Fab journal page fab layout.

    Thanks for joining us at I D

    Tracey ct

  7. Very beautiful page. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia


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