Art Journal

Art Journal – Great Things Take Time

Hello, Crafty Internet! Today, I want to share a journal page that was inspired by Vicky Papaioannou. Her blog is and I think she is wonderful. I don’t know her personally, but the creative projects she shares on her YouTube channel and her blog are, in my opinion, fabulous. I love her clean, creative style, especially her art journal pages. Her tutorials are very easy to follow and I have learned a lot from her. She shares techniques that are easy to learn and give fantastic results on whatever project you are working on. She shared an art journal page recently that I fell in love with. I had a lot of the ingredients she used, especially the die cuts, and what I didn’t have, I had close enough. Vicky inspires me a lot in card making and mixed media. She is one of the first people I began to follow when I started messing around in mixed media. I encourage anyone who has not checked out her blog or channel to do so. You will not regret it.

I thought about posting an image of her journal page here, but I’m not sure how the manners work and I don’t want to do something wrong. I definitely do not want to be accused of stealing something from someone else. There are links back to her blog and her YouTube channel so anyone who wants to can see what she created. I do want to make it clear that she inspired my page and I did copy a lot from her. Our colors aren’t the same, but they are close. The die sets she used; I used as well. I want to make sure I give her the credit she is due. She created a brilliant page.

Here’s my page:

The die cuts are from Tim Holtz & Sizzix. The flowers come from the Wildflowers #2 Thinlits dies and the jars are from the Apothecary Bottles Bigz die set. I had the little dragonfly cut out in my stash and I added it to fill in some space in the quote. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, and mixed a blue and yellow together to get a green on the background. The flowers were colored using the Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, and Green Clover. The bottles were a mixture of Antique Linen and Walnut Stain. I colored the dragonfly with Copic Markers.

Here are some close ups:


I just love the Apothecary Bottles Dies. I hadn’t done much with them until I saw Vicky’s video. Now I want to put them on everything.

The Bigz Die cuts out the bottles and the stoppers. The stopper with the round top was too cute and I decided to add it with an extra flower I cut. Then, I added a few little details with a black pen and my white gel pen.

I chose this quote because it really speaks to me at this time. I am always in a hurry to get something done. Too often, I rush the project or get impatient because things don’t go as quickly as I think they should. This quote reminds me that sometimes it just takes a little while before you get the results you’re looking for.

I hope you check out Vicky’s YouTube channel and blog. She is a wonderfully creative person and you are sure to find something you like. I am inspired by Vicky every time I watch a video from her.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!


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