Life’s Great Adventure by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, this week I’m sharing a simple journal page in my recently purchased journal which has lovely kraft paper pages. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be good for quick and simple creations – just what I need when short on time as I have been lately.



Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black and Watering Can
Scraps of Painted Paper – mine were made with a Gelli Plate
Journal with kraft pages – mine is quite large which is good as the stamps are large!
Old Credit Card or Store Card



Use the old credit card to scrape the gesso roughly on the journal page until you’re happy with the effect. I wanted to leave kraft paper showing so I started in the centre and worked outwards. 

I then used the foam stamp that comes with the very clever urban scribble set. I applied some of the pumpkin paint to my craft mat and spread it out then pressed on the plain side of the stamp to pick up the colour. I pressed this onto my painted page at an angle. 

Once the paint was dry, I inked up the rubber stamp with watering can ink and stamped this over the top of the orange paint shape. You’ll see that it gives the buildings a very 3D, look which is very effective. 

I stamped the fashion dame on stamping card and the clothes (she’s like a dress up doll which is great fun!) on scraps of painted paper. Colour the woman’s face and neck, arms and part of her legs with pencils and cut everything out.
Add the figure to the page – I used a mixture of foam tape and double sided tape to give her a bit of shape and then stamp the text underneath the buildings to finish.
We have a new challenge for you today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog so don’t forget to check it out at 8am.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.
Fliss x

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  1. Wow! That looks really great Fliss. I LOVE that simple brayered background. Lx

  2. Brilliant page Fliss!
    I have a couple of journals like this, I love them!
    Alison xxx

  3. Ooooh and wow, stunning page,love the cityscape
    Donna xxx

  4. Ahhhh - you used Nathalie Kalbach's new stamps... and you have dolled them up perfectly Fliss. This is just so fun. Love the colors and the kraft paper showing too. SUPER FINE!!! j.

  5. Great page Fliss love the gesso
    Amanda x


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