Art Journal: Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

Yesterday I showed you the process of the poppies and now it's time to show you the journal spread I made with them.

Live like tomorrow doesn't exist
This journal page is inspired by this month's Our Mixed Media Mood board created by Dee Dee Catron and Jenn Engle. Glad to be participating in the challenge this month.

This is the mood board. So many beautiful imagery to get inspired from, but what inspired me most is the red/orange color on the top left, the flowers and cascading rectangles. In the journal page I also added the element of wings by choosing the Dragonfly designed  by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique. It's one of my absolute faves of Stampotique Originals, so I'm also entering this in the #SCD265 Your fave stamp challenge as well. On a holiday in Sweden I had two dragonfly friends that came by and they were just pure magic to watch. I tried to capture a bit of the magic in this journal spread.

Live like tomorrow doesn't exist
To accentuate the poppies I used a muji brush pen and a water brush to create some shading. I spattered some Liquitex Inks! in black, white and gold over the overall image.

Live like tomorrow doesn't exist
The Dragonfly was stamped on light weight tracing paper, Embossed with black and violet interference WOW embossing powder and adhered with Art Basics soft matte gel medium. I then accentuated it with wink of stella yellow. There is a bit of crackle due to the fold in the journal. Which kind of also works for the crackle image on the top right in the mood board :) 

Live like tomorrow doesn't exist
The sentiment "live like tomorrow doesn't exist" is from visible image and stamped on black card stock and embossed with white WOW embossing powder. I thought it would be fitting to the page as I tried to convey a Mayfly, because for them, tomorrow doesn't exist. So enjoy life and smell the roses (poppies) when you can :)

I'm also entering this journal spread in The Craft Stamper's February "take it, make it" Challenge. 

Materials used: 
Basic Grey Scrap book paper 
Crafter's Workshop Gold Gesso; modeling paste 
Finnabair Soft matte Gel medium
Amsterdam heavy matte Gel Medium; red paint 
Crafter's workshop Oblong stencil 
Donna Doney Poppy Forest Stencil 
Distress stains: fired brick, worn lipstick, barn door, twisted citrus, mowed lawn 
Liquitex INKS! white, black, gold 
Aileen's Paper glaze
WOW embossing powder black, interference violet, white
Dragonfly stamp by Stampotique Originals
Wink of stella yellow 
Muji black brush pen 
Water brush 
Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz numbers reflections stamps 
Visible image Live like tomorrow doesn't exist sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. What a fabulous page! Thanks for sharing your process with us.

  2. So beautiful! Love the texture.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week :)

    xx Arwen

  3. Beautiful page, lovely to read about the process too! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge

  4. Gorgeous pages ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  5. Wow, this is stunning! I love all of the texture you created - yum. Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

  6. I love all of the texture in this project! WoW! Thank you so much for playing along at Stampotique!

  7. Wow. So many great details on this fabulous project!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  8. So much to see with all those layers and details :)
    thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  9. Fabulous! Love those textures and the rich colours
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

  10. Do love how this spread turned out. The textures of the poppies is what really catches my attention.


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