Monday, September 9, 2013


Hello Friends!  Today I want to share an art journal piece I made using the Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 set and a stamp from the Love of Butterflies set.

 I just wanted to show you why the Terri Sproul Art Journaling 2 set is so awesome.  There are a lot more stamps than the one's I'm showing with this set, but I wanted to show that the set comes with several stamps that are prompts!  If you are stuck for a theme in our journal, you can just stamp one of these and roll with it!! 

 I am showing 7 different journal prompts here and a few of the large stamps.  I used the writing, the brick wall and the beautiful flourish.  LOVE this set!!!

 I gathered my supplies.  I used my new Dylusions Journal and my Gelatos that I got from Altered Pages, my stamps and my Stewart Superior ink pads.  I used the black India Ink pad and the Memories dye ink pad in the color Crimson.  Last was a piece of Kraft paper from Bazzill.

I stamped the writing stamp first, lightly with the black ink.  Then, I stamped the brick stamp, harder on top.

Did you know?  You can squish your Gelatos on your craft mat, add water and make paint?  YES YOU CAN!!  I squished some red and a little black to make a brick color.  Added some water with my mister and mixed and squished with my palate knife.

 After I paint it on and it dries, I like to buff it with a paper towel.  It gets the paper bits that may be on the page off and brightens it up a bit.  Do you see that I left a hole in the center of my brick wall?  I did that so the butterflies could get out!!

I stamped 3 butterflies using the Crimson ink.  I folded 2 in half and cut one in half.  I glued one half of the folded butterfly to each side of the "hole".  Then, I glued the half down on each side. Keep the folded half down when you close the journal so every time I open the journal a butterfly will pop up!  I hope I explained this well enough!

Can you see what I was explaining now?  You can see the half of wing is up and there is still a wing on the page.  I think it is pretty cool!!  And I used the pretty flourish stamp on the top right corner and the lower left corner.  I wrote "Fly..Be Free" on the bottom.

Thanks so much for visiting us today!!  I hope you get your SinCity Stamps today!!


  1. Love these! Never thought of using Gelato's on stamps! Great tips!

  2. Love this journal page. And the pop up butterflies are super!


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