Monday, January 12, 2015


Hi there and happy Monday to you!
Thanks for stopping by Studio 5380 today, I'm so happy you're here!

Today I have a bright, colorful journal page to share with you.  I love the whole concept of an "art journal" and quickly purchased a journal and ink sprays a year or so ago when journals first became the "new thing".  I worked on a page or two and put it aside where it sort of got lost among all the other projects I had going on at the time.  Well, this year I've decided to take a break from being on a Design Team and just "focus" on a few crafty things that I want to do rather than things I need to do for a Design Team deadline.  Don't get me wrong...I have truly loved my time on each Design Team I have worked with, but sometimes you just need to do what you need to do...know what I mean?

Anyway, moving right along .....

This was really fun to make...messy...but fun!  I started with an art journal from Dylusions, the papers are nice and thick and made to take the Dylusions ink spray which come in such fun colors.

The camera and sentiments are from the new stamp sets, camera2stamp and patterns4camera by The Stamps of Life.  The fun brush strokes are from the brushstrokes2stamp set.

I added a few doodles around the edges of each page with a black gel pen and scattered a few hearts stamped in pink around the pages.  And then I thought I was finished...hmmmm.  As I thought about this journal page, I decided I needed to make it more personal (after all, it is a journal) and add a few things that I would like to "focus" on more in my life. So, I made a little note card to add to the second page....

After giving my card a dose of ink spray and a bit of stamping, I added a favorite bible verse and folded the card in half before adhering it to the journal page.

The card lifts up so that I can continue my journaling on the inside.
This was really a fun project and I look forward to covering all the pages in this journal with things I hold near and dear to my heart!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I always looks forward to your visits and sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you soon...


  1. Wow, what a great journal page! So many fun colors and I can't wait to see more pages! I haven't used dylusion ink sprays so I am anxious to see and hear more about this amazing project!
    Sherrie K

  2. OMG & WOW~~~~WOW~~~~WOW!!!! Girl your Journal pages are amazing. Girl you sure did one outstanding super clever and creative artistic job! I'm in total awe of what I saw. WOW!!!
    YOU so ROCK!!

  3. Your journal looks great. Love the colors. I totally get why you stopped the DT work. It is fun, but you can really get crafty when it's done because you "really" want to.

  4. Fabulous journal pages - love the inks and perfect sentiments! TFS

  5. This is absolutely fabulous!! I love the design and the gorgeous colors!! What amazing journal pages!! I completely understand about being on DT's. I haven't used my sprays in forever and I miss it. Gosh, I hope they haven't dried up!! My Dylusions journal hasn't been opened in months. I'm down to two DT's and I hope that I can work on more projects just for me. Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. WOW! No more DT's for you... I'm a bit surprised but I'm very happy for you to take time and do things for yourself! I guess that's why I only do 1 DT at a time.... I like to make all kinds of things and don't want my free time spent on deadlines all the time.... :) Your book pages look great! I remember when you started it and you were worried about how it looked.. HA... Or that's what I remember the first time you started on your journal book pages... But I'm glad to see you "Focus" on it and make some special notes.... I'm looking forward to seeing you be you & create what you want! HUGS My friend! :)

  7. Tanya ~ Well I not only LOVE your "focus" pages and LOVE your post! I think the sprays are just TOTALLY perfect ~ which btw I have and have YET to use! I guess we all have the stack of projects. Well best part I cleaned all day and thought of you and giggled about our missing cleaning fairies! Anyhoo ~ I cant wait to see more of these kinda projects and I ADORE the doodling!

  8. WOW!!!! This is totally awesome Tanya!! I so love your sprayed pages. And the hearts, the camera, the sentiments, and the wonderful Bible Verse. I so love it all!!!! :)

  9. This is so awesome Tanya! LOVE the idea of an art journal and your pages are perfect!!!!!GREAT colors and such a fun LO!!!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your journal!!!

  10. This journal page is so vibrant, so fun and so pretty! Tanya your blog is so full of awesome surprises!

  11. so much fun! love this journal- it turned out amazing :)


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