CAJJ Page 58: Hello, Are You There?

Image courtesy Moonlight Magic Studio.

1st Layer: Gesso,  2nd: Dictionary Page.  3rd: Pieces of crumpled tissue paper around the edges.  4th: Silver metallic craft paint.  5th:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Different Blues) 6th: Unity Stamp Company background stamp.  7th: More Glimmer Mist around the edges of the stamps.  8th: Glimmer Mist (Cork) splotches.  9th:  German Glass Glitter in the brown colored splotches.  Finally:  The collage image and text written on tissue paper, which is then adhered to the page using Mod Podge.

Contessa Art and Junque Journal - Hello, Are You There?

CAJJ Pages 32 and 33 – That Place

Just thinking of my brother…it’s almost a year that he’s been gone.  Silly boy…he always went off on crazy adventures, but this time he wandered a bit too far.

I miss you, Eric….leave a light on for me.

Quote: J.M. Barrie


CAJJ Pages 24 and 25 – Yay: Today was a 2 pager kinda day!

Fortunate enough to have the time to create 2 pages this morning.

Page 24: Elevated – Quote by Sylvia Plath

Page 25: My homage to Unity Stamp Company – Their stamps are my latest addiction.  I am subscribed to both their Kit of the Month Club and SMAK Kit Club.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these stamps and the stamp handles.

Now to clean 2 pages worth of art mess and then off to the movies with my daughters.

No more Disney Princess or Pixar Movies….we are off to watch “The Purge”!
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Contessa Art and Junque Journal – Page 22 – Beginnings

Routines….we all have them.  I start off working in my journal the same exact way every time,  Turn on ShoutCast (New Age Music – Calm Radio), light a bamboo scented candle and gather the same supplies:

Mixed Media Paper, Gesso, Matte Medium, Baby Wipes, Paper Towels, water for cleaning brushes, wax paper behind my paper to keep the mess to a minimum, my old brushes for gesso and medium, and a washcloth to wipe brushes off.

I always start off the the same, but the endings are always different.  That’s the amazing and magical thing about telling your stories with art journaling.


Updated Photo of my Contessa Art and Junque Journal – Geez, it’s filling up fast:


Thank you for stopping by.  Love and Light to you.

Contessa Art and Junque Journal Page 20 – Feminine

Tired of walking around looking like I am dressed for a funeral or in jeans and t-shirts.  Time to get rid of the chunky shoes and time for some heels.  Gathering the bracelets and rings and earrings I kept in boxes and wearing them again…stepping up the natural colored lip gloss to a shade a bit redder.

I still love my jeans and Dr. Marten boots and Converse tennis shoes, but there’s a lady in me that I have neglected and my husband has missed.  She’s making her way back out.


Contessa Art and Junque Journal – 18: Mid-Air

Still waiting for biopsy results.  Kind of feel mid-air right now……Quote by C. Joybell C.

” It is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight.”

Peace, love and light to you, xoxo.


Contessa Art and Junque Journal – Page 17: Blessed

These babies of mine make Mother’s Day and every day so incredibly amazing.

Supplies Used:

Folk Art Craft Paint, Canvas Corp. Tissue Paper, Jenni Bowlin Measure Stamp, 7Gypsies Letter Stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze, MT Washi Tape and Stampendous Glass Glitter.

Peace, xoxo.

Journal Page 17 - Blessed

Contessa Art and Junque Journal Page 15: Refuge

Another page with my husband, children, pets and art in mind.
Supplies used: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Mallard and Wheat Beer, 7Gypsies Tape and Stamps, Canvas Corp Tissue Paper, Folk Art Paint, Tim Holtz Reinker. Thank you for stopping by. Love and Light!