Dove Chocolate is so delicious! I try to stay away from it but that’s easier said than done! The good thing is that one square is usually enough. I love the little sayings inside the wrappers. I even save some of them. I’ve been planning to do a journal page with them but nothing popped into my head. I was looking at a few challenges and pink, red and hearts seemed to pop up often. I’ve done a bunch of Valentine Cards this week so it was the perfect opportunity for a change. I just discovered Art Journaling this year and, although I’m not great at it, I find it really relaxing. I guess there’s something to be said for doing something for yourself instead of worrying about creating something to give away – like a card or gift. As I get older, I try to be kinder to myself so I incorporated that concept into the “Love, Dove” Journal Pages. I hope you like them. 🙂
My Art Journal is the smaller of the Dylusions Journals. Here’s a picture of the Cover. I got the idea to use Tim’s Letterpress Alphabet from Dyan Reavely. I got totally carried away – LOL – You can see the Tutorial HERE.
- Worn Lipstick Distress Ink was applied to the Journal Pages using a Blending Tool.
- Barn Door and Spun Sugar Distress Inks were added.
- Embossing Paste was applied through TH’s Hearts Layering Stencil on both sides of the page.
- While the Embossing Paste was still wet, Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter was poured over it and allowed to dry.
- I originally intended to Distress all of this but, in the end, I changed my mind and left it “clean.”
- The word “love” was die cut (twice) from AALD’s Scarlet Red Craft Metal. (Tip: Put a piece of Wax Paper between the die and the metal for easy removal.)
- A piece of SU!’s White Jute Ribbon was banner cut and adhered to the page. The metal “love” was then adhered over the ribbon with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- SU!’s Bitty Banner Framelits were used to cut out White Banners and Real Red Banners.
- A Journaling Marker was used to hand write the words and then the banners were layered onto each other, embellished with Rock Candy Distress Glitter (along the bottoms) and then adhered to the pages.
- A piece of TH’s Tissue Paper was cut using SU!’s Doily Die Cut and adhered to the pages with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- Heart Die Cut Framelits were used to cut hearts from Card Stock and Dove Wrappers. The wrappers were adhered to the hearts and the left-over red wrappers were collaged on top.
- SU!’s Heart Confetti Border Punch was used to cut tiny hearts from Dove Wrappers. They were adhered to the heart wrappers with Liquid Glue.
- I wouldn’t have thought of adding the Wings to this heart but the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge this month was Red with Wings so I added Picket Fence Distress Paint to these little charm wings and adhered them using Glue Dots.
- The Heart Border Punch was also used to cut out tiny hearts from Scarlet Red Craft Metal.
- Both sides of the metal hearts – Red and Silver – were randomly adhered to the pages with Glue Dots.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – “Think Pink”
Frilly & Funkie – Be My Valen-Twine (Jute Ribbon)
Craft Hoarder’s Anonymous – Choose Your Challenge – Grid – (Ink, Ribbon, Die Cuttingg, Embossing, Bling/Rock Candy Glitter)
A Vintage Journey – Tic Tac Toe – (Metal Embellishment/Love, Texture Fade, Die Cuts/Ribbon)
Mixed Media Mojo – Red and Wings
Simon Says Stamp – “H” (Hearts)
The Shabby Tea Room – Inspirational Photo (Hearts)
Sparkle & Shine – Any project that “sparkles and shines.”
Inspiration Emporium – Love is in the Air