Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a bright and cheery journal page to share this week as I couldn’t resist inking up the very smiley Bentley – he makes me happy just to look at him!


That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Bentley, Beki, Treena (for the bliss text)
Distress Inks – Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick


First colour the page with the Distress inks, starting with the yellow and leaving an oval shape roughly in the centre un-inked. Follow with the orange ink and then the pink.

Stamp Bentley in the un-inked area and stamp some of the larger flower from the Beki set across the bottom so that they surround the cat. I stamped 4 at various heights. Stamp some extra flowers on white stamping card to use for layering, together with the large butterfly.

Colour all of the images with watercolour pencils. I turned Bentley into my version of a Siamese cat as he reminds me of those naughty pussies in Lady and the Tramp. I made the flowers very bright and cheery to go with my happy theme.

I next stamped the speech bubble over Bentley’s head and stamped my chosen “bliss” text in the bubble. I added a little toning colour to make the bubble stand out. I stamped the remaining text on as shown and added a sticker for the “be”. I also stamped some text all over the lighter areas using the orange ink to add some texture to my page.

To finish off, I cut out some of my extra flowers and leaves and added these to the page with the butterfly using foam tape to add a little dimension.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. This has made me smile! A happy, happy page! Thank you! xxx

  2. Wonderful setting for Bentley to be happy in.....and seeing this work of wonder has certainly made me happy today :)
    Donna xx

  3. A real hit of happy and sunshine gorgeous

  4. Hehhehehe - just PERFECT. What a great way to start the day... she's got lots of fluttering blossoms and butterflies to play with!!! You are right... BLISS!! Love it! Xj.

  5. A wonderful, cheery page Fliss! It made me smile! :-) xxx

  6. Bentley looks fab, fabulous page
    Amanda x

  7. He's so much fun - lovely colouring and colours!
    Alison x


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