Journal page by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! I am back today with another page from my journal, made with the beautiful June Kit : Cards, Tags and more…

Once again I took a inspiration card from the May Kit and went from there.  I chose the photos that for me represented family, friends, sisters etc.

I started with a coat of clear Gesso on both sides and let dry.  Then I took the gorgeous stencil included in the kit with the Nuvo paste wow !!! I just love the result !  After everything was dry I started to play with the Stamps from the kit, all over the pages with the Black Distress Ink.  I continued with some Fuchsia Watercolor here and there, sprayed some water, which diluted the Black ink a little, I think it looks great because it gave like a dark Purple color.

I used some of the sticky words from the May Kit as journaling, and with a watercolour pen, I draw lines around the words and the photos.  I did a wash with water  and a brush to create an antique look.

I hope you like what I did 🙂

Here is the kit content :

  1. Prima – 6×9 Stencil – Passiflora
  2. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Vintage Photobooth
  3. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Rusty Metal Clips
  4. Prima – Finnabair Cling Stamp – Old Paper
  5. Nuvo Mousse – Mother of Pearl
  6. Tim Holtz – Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot

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Journal spread by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Last week I showed you my Journal Cover, today I am showing my first journal spread.  This page was made with the Cards, Tags and more kit of course !

The 1st thing I did what choosing a card from the kit with the quote number 39 that says :

“Feel inspired by all the colors of the Rainbow. What does your personal rainbow look like ?”

That is when I thought of kids, instantly.  I took my watercolors and started to put some on the left side and with water, I made the colors drop from one side to the other. Like this :


Once the paint was dry, I took different stamps from my stash and put them all over the spread.  I adhered the card I had chosen and added some words from the kit with cute small flowers.


I finished with some journaling about my inspiration :




I hope this will help you to be inspired and just start creating without overthinking it ! Don’t be afraid to just start something and see where it takes you 🙂


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Art Journal Cover – May Cards, Tags and more Kit

Hello Hello !!!

This month is really special and different.  I don’t know if you saw Kim’s video revealing this month’s kit but I thought it was such a good idea to create a kit with a Journal that can be used on a long period.

If you want more details of this kit here is the link to the video :

Today I decided I would show you my Journal cover.  To be honest, I was scared at first because I had not touched Journaling for a very long time and I thought the inspiration would never come.  I took a few days to think about it and thought to myself : What inspires you ? What do you like ? What represents YOU ? I used my favorite colors of course 🙂

I went back to my old Art Journals and they really gave me ideas.  I remembered that I always started with a background like tissu paper, or old books or dictionaries.

I took some pages from the Planner Kit and adhered them with Matte Gel.  Once that was dry, I put some Acrylic Paint from my stash (Finnabair Art Alchemy Impasto MINT) using a spatula.  I used a stencil with Nuvo Mousse and the stamp from the Scrapbook Kit.

I used embellishments from previous kits and a lot of flowers from my stash.  I finished off with some words from the Art Daily Planner Sentiments.

Material used :

Prima – Art Daily 58Piece Planner Kit

Prima – Art Daily Planner – Sentiments

Prima – Art Daily Planner – 

Metal Bookmarks


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