New Beginnings Journal Page with Shari

Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with a journal page for you on this fine Saturday!

I was so excited by the technique Wendy Vecchi demonstrated at CHA …. I had to give it a whirl!  You can see Wendy’s video HERE.  I didn’t have the Archival re-inkers on hand so thought I’d give try using my Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts inks. (I snuck in the new Audrey Blue ink which will be available Feb 21st! shhhhhhh).  Also, I wanted to do a document type page, using a little pocket to hold a photo and my thoughts.

Shari Carroll New Beginnings

I like how the background turned out, it’s soft and subtle… just perfect for Baby News. It’s almost like glass when mixed with the alcohol, the layers are amazing in real life.

Shari Carroll New Beginnings D1

I love the Basic Pockets from Simple Stories, I can dress them up how ever I want!

Shari Carroll New Beginnings D2

A touch of Crackle Texture Paste added just a hint of Shabby to my page.

I’ve put together a full length video for you of the process, hope you enjoy!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by on your weekend!


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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! The colors remind me of spring, which is so fitting for a new beginnings motif.

    Thank you for sharing, and for having a video of the process. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! Can I please live inside your head for a day so I can see how you think and come up with such awesome ideas??? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sooooo sweet (and exciting for the lucky couple)!. I just love little baby fingers and toes and you have captured the anticipation of the new arrival beautifully in your art. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Shari, I was just gonna send you a message asking if you were going to share a February art journal page soon – so happy to see this today! It’s the perfect page to celebrate your wonderful exciting news! LOVE every detail! And congrats again, “Grandma!” ♥

  5. I was wondering about the February journal page and here it is. What a wonderful and creative way to share some awesome news, if I am reading this right! Your talent is amazing and I look forward to your videos. The rubbing alcohol with the dye inks….great technique and thanks for sharing all of the great techniques in the creation of this journal.

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! It just doesn’t get any better than that. You are amazing and congratulations. I am learning so many wonderful new techniques and I appreciate all the inspiration. I always love soft colors and they made a beautiful background!

  7. As always your video has made me want to go get the “ingredients” and start playing! It is an amazing page. I love the picture with the little hand showing, and the whole page really goes with the photo. There is so much to learn in the world of craft. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Fabulous Journal page & video Shari. I love the look of the inks when mixed with rubbing alcohol. Can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. Theresa x

  9. Thanks for sharing the beautiful journal page. I’m wondering why you used alcohol instead of water to make the ink flow. Just curious. i find it very intriguing. Love all your work.

  10. I’ve been wanting to try Wendy’s technique since I saw it, too! I’d kind of forgotten about it but I’m going to try it today!! Thanks for the inspiration and video. Your project is just plain gorgeous!!

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