A Colourful Life by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a colourful journal page to share this week with lots of layering with inks, paints and stamps.  The text stamp I used is one that resonates with me at the moment as I’m about to change my life completely to follow my creative spirit and see where it leads.


That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Textures Sets 1 and 2, Lynne’s Affirmations Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – Haystack, Amethyst, Orchid
Sizzix Frameworks Chevron Border Die (I used the leftover bits – waste no, want not lol)
Scrap of toning paper (mine was a Gelli print scrap)


The first step is to colour the background, which I did by adding Distress Oxides to my craft mat, misting with water and picking up the colour on my page. I repeated this until I was happy with the colour.

I then added splashes of paint, mostly around the edges using the paints and gesso. I added some more dots of paint using a brush.

I stamped the text roughly in the centre and followed up with various circle images from the texture stamp sets using the black Archival ink. I added a little doodled stitching using a fine black marker pen. I stamped the number image in a couple of places also with black ink.

I found a strip of toning paper in my Gelli print scraps folder and added this to my page. I stamped my chosen text on the page with black ink.

The finishing touch to my page was to add the leftover pieces from die cutting the chevron border out of black and white card, they come in very useful as you can see.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Your creative spirit is already shining through Fliss and i'm loving it. Enjoy!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Beautiful work, Fliss!!! Great use of various paper finds and scraps.

  3. I love your background tones, and all the happy dots of colors dancing around the edges, Fliss. The chevron border pieces, and stamps, looks gorgeous , and Lynne`s Affirmation, suits it so perfectly - a wonderful page my friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  4. This is really beautiful - I am completely inspired - THANK YOU!

  5. Great page, love the splash of red
    Amanda x

  6. Love this Fliss, it’s not only lovely to look at but also so positive too :)
    Donna xx

  7. That's a great artsy page, Fliss - I love the upbeat colours and bold graphic design.
    Alison x

  8. Wonderful Fliss, I am always in awe of how artists use the Affirmations.
    A new path ahead of you, how exciting!!!


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