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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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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Journal Page for Gecko Galz

If you have signed up for the Gecko Galz newsletter you will have seen my journal pages on the September newsletter.  Each month one design team member is doing a journal page for the newsletter.
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I painted over both pages with Gesso primer
When dry painted both pages with Impasto Acrylic Paint and Tranquility Acrylic paint.
When dry Stamped waves with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
Stamped Seawead with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and then painted them with Lime Peel Acrylic paint.
Added punched dolphins and drew bubbles with white gel pen, added silver rhinestones to some of the bubbles.
Printed precoloured mermaids from Gecko Galz Pretty Mermaids collage set and Tiny Mermaids collage sheet, cut out and layered on top.
Sentiments are from Miss Daisy Mermaid Sayings

Printed sea shells to make a border, cut out and layered on top.

Don't forget to join in the Gecko Galz challenge on the blog for September.

You are also invited to join the facebook group challenges

I would like to add my journal pages to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies No 6 - anything with a creature (I have lots of dolphins)

Addicted to Stamps and More 257 - make your mark (I have used paints, stamps & pen)

A Inky Mess 13 - all creative media projects

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media or altered art

Art Journal Journey - colour in my world

Creatalicious 122 - anything goes with optional mythical creatures

Daydreamer challenge 2 - anything goes

Pammies Inky Pinkies challenge 1735 - anything goes

Pile it on Challenge 133 - recycle and/or for a child (dolphins punched out of an recycled envelope - pages are in the journal I am making for my youngest grand daughter who is 9)

Word Art Wednesday - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment


  1. Wonderful journal page Margaret, love the background you have created. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Those are such beautiful pages ! Adorable!
    Thank you for linking your journal spread to this month's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    oxo Susi

  3. Its a wonderful , colourful under the sea journal spread. The background is lovely with the swimming dolphins and the mermaids look so beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us and adding your pages to Art Journal Journey.

  4. Just beautiful. I love your pages. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  5. Super gorgeous!! Thank you so very much for sharing at Creatalicious, Jackie DT member xx

  6. What a fun journaling sample! Very nice! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges.

  7. Those mermaids are some vixens. Great fun page! :) Erika

  8. Very lovely art journal page. Love the images and colours. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Gorgeous coloring and layout! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Hope you join in again soon. Nandini, DT

  10. A wonderful journal page!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional mythical creatures” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  11. A lovely journal spread, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel

  12. these are fab pages! love the mermaids! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x


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