Mini Art Journal

I had so much fun creating my own Mini Art Journal using a die from the Studio Light – Art by Marlene Cutting Die collection. (StencilBM04)

For the front cover I used a sturdy cardstock purchased from Officeworks and then covered it with store bought wrapping paper.  I then fashioned an elastic closure using Black Hat Elastic, a bead, bell and red tassel that I had squirreled away in my stash.

For all of the pages I used Mixed Media Cardstock and sprayed them with various colours of sprays from Kaisercraft Iridescent Spray and Dylusions Shimmer Sprays.  Once all the pages were dry I created my pages using various mediums that I had to hand.  Each of these pages were created over time and when I felt like doing a little quick art journaling.

I’m sorry I can’t give you more details regarding a lot of the materials that I have used from my stash as the original packaging was thrown away.  This is an ongoing issue I have when I tidy up – always throwing things away that I really should be keeping.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the Photographic Flip Through of my Mini Art Journal.

I am still trying to get my head around a video editing program so that I can start putting videos on both my blog and YouTube, however it still might take a bit of time.

Once again, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Red and White Gnome Page

I fussy cut an image I found in one of my “Daphnes Diary” Magazines.  On the background of this page I used a stencil from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Collection THS006 Dot Fade Layering Stencil and I used a phrase from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology “Small Talk” booklet.

Pink Heart Pot Plant

Again I found an image from a Daphnes Diary Magazine which I fussy cut for the main focal point of this page.  The stickers also came from the same magazine. The background stamps I used on this page came from various stamps sets in my stash.


Stickers came from a Daphne’s Diary Magazine (should get a free subscription for all the plugs I’ve done on this blog post!)

Some of the flowers and hearts I’ve fussy cut from old 12” x 12” patterned paper from my stash.  The black butterfly I die cut using a die from my stash and again I’ve used a cut out from the “Transfer Me” – “Beautiful Heaven” transfer sheet SKU-DMCDP1465

Ginger Cat

The ginger cat was stamped onto Bristol 250gsm Smooth Cardstock using a stamp from Katzelcraft.  The branch I stamped with black ink using a stamp from the Altenew Collection – Forever and a Day.

Hot Air Balloon

For this page I used a die I bought from Kaisercraft – Hot Air Balloon and paper pieced the balloon colours using various scraps of cardstock.  I always keep all the scraps of cardstock as they are great for small pieces like this. Again some of the background visual texture come from various stamps in my stash.  I also used some cut outs from “Transfer Me” – “Beautiful Heaven” SKU-DMCDP1465 transfer sheets (a new product for me) which I came across when I was watching a YouTube video from Vicky Papaioannou.  These transfer sheets are so easy to use and make excellent visual texture for your journal backgrounds.

Honey Bear

The Bear Stamp on this page is an old stamp I bought when I was first starting out in my Art Journaling/Mixed Media foray.  The stamp is from Kaszazz an Australian Owned and Operated craft company.  I found a small bee hive sticker and bees which I fussy cut also from scraps from my stash.

These little journals are a great way to use up all those scraps of cardstock that have been squirrelled away. Lol

Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabay

Sometimes inspiration can come from the strangest places.  This page was created from a poster I salvaged from an Australian Geographic Magazine. I used a brick stencil for some of the background and coloured it using Distress Ink “Rusty Hinge”. I then stamped some of the background using a little Kangaroo stamp from Couture Creations C0727987 “Sweeping Plains”.  I then tried my hand at some Aboriginal Art using Posca Pens.  Might add that I don’t think I’ll become an acclaimed Indigenous Artist any time soon.


This little squirrel was fussy cut from a page from Daphnes Diary. I used a green Posca pen to doodle images on the background and used a phrase from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology “Small Talk” Sticker book.


Another fussy cut treasure from the Daphnes Diary Magazine.  I cut and glued the Paris Skyline onto the page then used an Eiffel Tower Charm and a World Sticker from my stash for embellishments on this page.  I then cut the “Life is an Adventure” quote from Paper Roses Big Black and White Sentiments Sheets.


This was a simple page again using inspiration from a Daphnes Diary Magazine I have here in my craft room. Behind most of the little windows I’ve glued small embellishments using up bits and pieces from my stash.  These are mostly left overs I’ve kept from my Scrapbooking Days.

Believe in the Magic

The gnome stamp came from my stash and I stamped it onto Bristol 250gsm Smooth Cardstock and coloured the gnome using my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.  I’ve found the Bristol Cardstock great when using the Zig markers as they blend so smoothly on this type of card.  The snowflakes and pine trees were stamped using stamps from my stash.

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