Be Great by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a little inspiration for our current challenge at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog which has the theme of Just Words and I have a journal page to share which fits the bill very well.


That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Inspirational Quotes Set 2, Motivational Words Set 1
Distress Inks – Crushed Olive, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
Ranger Archival Ink – Fern Green, Cobalt
Dark Blue Card


This is my current favourite way to colour a background using Distress inks and is especially good if the ink pads have got a bit dry! All you do is press the ink pads lightly (or more heavily if they’re quite dry), starting with the lightest colour first and adding successive colours up to the darkest which you should add a lot less of!

I originally intended my page to be more blue toned but it turned out rather green so I stamped in blue instead. I used the diamond background stamp on top of the inked page, stamping with the Weathered Wood ink for a subtle pattern.

I then stamped on my chosen quote and some motivational words with the Cobalt ink. I next stamped on some stars with the Weathered Wood ink to draw the text together.

As a finishing touch, I stamped the star on a scarp of mixed media paper with the Fern Green ink, cut this out and added it to my page with a ring die cut from dark blue card – I love this versatile die set as you get lots of leftover bits to use on other projects.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. A great page Fliss... Wonderful backdrop for great quotes. Love the circle and star to make a great layout x

  2. Wonderful journal page,that little star really pops!!
    Donna xx

  3. Lovely page Fliss, I really need to use more green!
    Amanda x

  4. Great colors. And I love the weaving of the star and the ring.

  5. Love the colours on this wonderful journal page Fliss! xxx


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