Monday 20 June 2022

Listen to your heart by Linda Pearson

Today’s journal page has been created using the Moonshadows Collection by Sue Smyth.  This beautifully designed serene paper collection will be available later this week. 

To ensure you don’t miss your chance to work with these beautiful papers and inspiring mixed media tools, subscribe today to receive your kit … Bee Arty Kit Club


Moonshadows collection designed by Smyth

Moonshine word cardstock (side B)

Dragonfly dance cardstock

Collection cut-out sheet

Borderline A4 stencil

Moondust A5 stencil

Floral Tags metal die

Moonrock metal die

White Cardstock – Bee Arty A4

Bee Arty Shimmer dust – peacock, cobalt, passion

Bee Arty Colour Spray lagoon + drop of grass Colour artist inks

Darice 6 well paint palette

Mini archival ink pad – Garden Patina

Blending tool / foam tip

Modelling paste

Mounting tape

Water colour paints

Paint pen – royal blue

Liquid adhesive


Cut the Moonshine word sheet (side B) down to A4 size.



Rub the Garden Patina (archival ink) through the Moondust A5 stencil using a domed blending tool diagonally across the page (top right to bottom left)



Add a few scoops of Bee Arty Shimmer dust cobalt into modelling paste, add a little white paint to match the blue of the Moonshine cardstock.



Apply the blue modelling paste through the ‘circles’ section of the Borderline A4 stencil with a palette knife in a loose cross shape.  Allow to dry.


Add a couple of scoops of Bee Arty Shimmer dust – Passion and one scoop of cobalt Shimmer dust into a Darice 6 well paint palette add some water and mix.  

Splatter this mix mostly over the textured stencil area and also paint around the border of the page.



Run the Floral Tags metal die through a diecut machine onto a sheet of A4 White Cardstock – Bee Arty to create 3 tags.

Also run the Moonrock metal die through onto a piece of A4 White Cardstock – Bee Arty. (no image).



Colour one of the backing tag pieces and two of the floral diecuts with passion/cobalt Bee Arty Shimmer dust mix.


Colour the remaining pieces with a watery mix of peacock  Bee Arty Shimmer dust. 

Add some splatters in same colour over the Moonrock metal die.

Please note ... in hindsight I should have coloured the Moonrock metal die with the cobalt/passion mix so that it stands out on the page ... you may wish to do this instead.


Glue the 3 floral pieces to the tag backings using opposite colours to create focal points.




Fussy cut a few images from the Collection cut-out sheet then colour in with water colour paints.




Cut some thin (7) strips from the leftover piece of the Moonshine word sheet (side B) with paper cutter.  

Then loosely weave the strips randomly through the Moonrock metal die cut out to resemble a starburst shape.  

Trim to suit the background.




With a royal blue paint pen edge along the strips of paper to visually lift them from the page a little.



Fussy cut several dragonflies from the Dragonfly dance cardstock and some wording from the Moonshine word cardstock.  Arrange all the elements on the page then add mounting tape to the tags, goddess image and wording then adhere to the page.

Add detailing with the royal blue paint pen to all the elements (dragonflies, tags, wording) to finish.

I certainly hope you have found some inspiration with my journal page and have been enticed to order this collection for yourself.


Until next time … happy creating!!



 Cheers from Linda Pearson

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