Finishing Journal Pages

I haven’t completed a journal page for ages, I’ve been making lots of backgrounds but not finishing the actual page so I decided to be brave and use up one of my backgrounds.

Here is a page I’ve had in my head for a while now, probably from the first time I saw this stamp! The stamp is Suzi Blu Love Yourself and is available from Make The Day Special.

I’ve stamped her onto a gesso treated book page and coloured her with ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Pens using the brush tip to give the feathering texture to her dress.

I drew my cherry blossom branch and bird cage but if you don’t feel like drawing yours then check out the My Cute Stamps section in Make The Day Special! 

I used the ZIG Millennium pens to draw and coloured the blossom with acrylic paint and ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens.

The background was made using watercolour techniques with acrylic paints. 

I’m not entirely sure she is finished, I kinda would like to put some Japanese calligraphy on the page but seeing as I don’t know any it might take a while before I finish this one! 

I think I might be suffering from completion fear 🙂

Thanks for popping by today.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 22 February 2011 / 8:50 am

    Morning Kim, she is lovely and I love your page 🙂 S x

  2. 22 February 2011 / 8:53 am

    Kim, she is adorable! LOve tis girl a lot)))) Great page!!!

  3. 22 February 2011 / 9:55 am

    Hi there Kim, I love it when you do your own thing, this page is wonderful. I just love this little lady and your colours are fab :0) xx

  4. 22 February 2011 / 9:55 am

    I love this page it has such gorgeous colours and your drawing of the flowers is just wonderful. The little stamp girl is really quirky cute x

  5. 22 February 2011 / 10:49 am

    Hi Kim! This is gorgeous! Lovely colours, and the girl is simply adorable! hugs, kissinia

  6. 22 February 2011 / 11:26 am

    its beautiful, stamp addicts do a japanese calligraphy stamp, papermania have released one not so long ago

  7. 22 February 2011 / 6:53 pm

    What a gorgeous page, such wonderful colours…. I adore the stamp too


  8. 22 February 2011 / 7:43 pm

    What a lovely page – the colours used are so pretty and I just love the way it all comes together.

    Toni :o)

  9. 23 February 2011 / 9:02 am

    It's a beautiful page Kim, I love the simplicity of it – the stamp is really sweet and I love your cherry blossom and bird cage.

  10. 23 February 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Hi Kim, I like the colors so much, and totaly it looks so cute. best wishes from Janine

  11. 24 February 2011 / 1:34 pm

    This is gorgeous Kim. I love your background and the stamps are so pretty!

  12. 25 February 2011 / 8:53 am

    ooooh this is just gorgeous!!! I love the simplicity of your page….the colours are just so gorgeous!!! Love it.

    I have just completed my first journaling page, this is a completley new style for me…if you have time I really would appreciate any constructive critism you may have, I do always admire your work!!

    Thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs Juls

  13. 27 February 2011 / 10:08 pm

    This is a wonderful journal page! Thanks for viiting my alter it monthly too.

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