Alpha Challenge M is For Manuscript Journal Page

Over on the Craft Barns Blog Alpha Dictionary Challenge it is time for the letter M to take a turn at the helm, there is an added twist to the challenge this week as we are only allowed to pick words beginning with the letter M from Ma to Me!! This actually made the challenge a lot easier for me because I never know what to pick when given and endless choice!

I opted for the Word MANUSCRIPT for my page because I love those big block graphical text backgrounds and it was the perfect excuse to get out a couple of my favourite stamps which I havent used for a while.

As usual I took a lot of pictures to share with you and I have to say I really enjoyed playing with the inks and stamps to create this page and tag because I revisited my old favourite colour scheme of natural browns and greens 😀

Step 1: I stamped the large manuscript text stamp on tissue paper – the stamp is by Stampington.


Step 2: I stamped a tag with a large manuscript background by Stampers Anonymous and a smaller text block stamp onto a strip of card also by Stampers Anonymous.


Step 3: I cut round the tissue paper images and glued them onto my journal page.


Step 4: I used a bone folder to score 2 folds into the card strip and cut away the corners so that they wouldn’t be disable when I glued it onto the page later.


Step 5: I added colour to the tag and card strip using Direct To Paper Technique and inkpads.


Step 6: Using a large Celtic stencil, inkpad and sponge I stencilled the design directly onto the tag and added the Celtic Blessings wording using my Dymo labeller:


Step 7: Using inks I splatted colour onto the tissue paper journal page leaving a gap in between the colours then sprayed with ink to blend them.


After Spraying With Water it looked like this:


Step 8: I glued the card tag slip onto the page as shown below:


Step 9: Added a nice lace ribbon to the tag and a tan coloured washer:


Step 10: Then slid the tag inside the slip to attach it to the page to finish (it can be removed with ease)


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