Art Journal Layout – Friends are flowers

Hi everyone! I know have been out of my usual blogging schedule the last couple of weeks but I was so busy. Between family and teaching art journal classes in Italy and Spain I just couldn’t find the time.

So finally today I am sharing my latest art journal, after popular demand.

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And as you can see it has nice and bright colors. This background was way out of my comfort zone. If you follow me you know that for my backgrounds I usually move between browns, oranges and blues.

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And can you see the crackled effect on the background? Oh you have to see the video to find out how easy it was to make 😉

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I love how this layout came out so bright and cheerful as this was my goal… mainly because it perfectly matches my quote!

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Also on today’s video I am showcasing an Italian company called Stamperia.

I get so many questions and emails from my European friends about the products I use. Orders from the US can be very expensive mainly because of the high shipping rates. So you need to check  Stamperia. They have a big collection of stamps, stencils, tissue papers, paints and so much more. All Stamperia products are of exceptional quality and you will see me using them today. I got mine from Hobby Di Carta an Italian shop with a huge range of products, and you can find all the links below the video.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Stamperia or Hobby Di Carta nor am I compensated for this post in any way! I post about them because I simply love their service and I am happy with the products. More posts featuring European companies/products will go live in the future.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel:

Supplies:


Thank you all for joining me today!

47 Comments

  1. Hazel Viagedor said:

    I love this new art journal…you never failed to amaze me Vicky. Thank you so much for inspiring me, i could watch your videos all day. Just starting up my collection of art supplies, they’re quite expensive though.☺

    May 31, 2015
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  2. Shirley said:

    Awesome video. I love all your techniques and colors.

    May 31, 2015
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    • Fern said:

      Truly love to watch your videos and listen to your instruction. You are an inspiration to me and my friends.

      June 3, 2015
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  3. Jana Holden said:

    Loved waking up to your new video today Vicky! Wonderful as always! TFS

    May 31, 2015
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  4. maureen said:

    so entertaining to watch over coffee……. love this….. thank you

    May 31, 2015
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  5. Heather said:

    I love this page (and your work!) it was such a pleasure watching your video while drinking my first cup of coffee. I was also happy to read that Ginger is home safe and sound.

    May 31, 2015
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  6. Richell said:

    Yeah! It’s a Vicky art journal page! 🙂 Love this! Yellow and orange are my two favorite summertime color combos! Beautiful as always!

    May 31, 2015
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  7. Teresa said:

    Vicky, your work always astounds me! Its just beautiful! TFS!

    May 31, 2015
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  8. Barb said:

    So awesome that you tried something out of your comfort zone, Vicky – the bright yellow is just delightful! Gorgeous layout, as always! ♥

    May 31, 2015
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  9. Sabrina said:

    An other fantastic Layout Vicky! Thank you to use products we sell in Italy, products that crafters can find in every Craft shop and use for their hobbies as the same products from Usa… Thanks!

    May 31, 2015
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  10. I am so glad you did another art journal layout – and this one is so very, very gorgeous! I love the bright and happy colors! Thank you for the wonderful video – they are always amazing.

    May 31, 2015
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  11. Roxanna W said:

    So pretty as usual 🙂 your amazing I just loving watching your videos.

    May 31, 2015
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  12. Michelle Cooke said:

    Love these videos! I can never get enough of your art journals… So beautiful!

    May 31, 2015
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  13. Barb Schmidt said:

    i like your new color choices! Pretty layout.

    May 31, 2015
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  14. Diana W. said:

    Another winner! To repeat many of the sentiments above, I love watching you create your cards and journal pages. Your designs are amazing. And so glad that you gave a nod to those art suppliers. I’m lucky to be able to order in the US, and know how expensive shipping can be. So glad you found a good source because you have to keep making these wonderful creations for us to enjoy!!! Have a great Sunday.

    May 31, 2015
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  15. Allison said:

    Gorgeous page Vicky! Thanks, as always, for your very well-done and informative video. Your time and talents are truly appreciated and enjoyed!

    May 31, 2015
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  16. Jenel M said:

    Beautiful! I love the crackle background and the vibrant colors!

    May 31, 2015
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  17. JOAN SMITH said:

    OMG Vicky your Art Journal page is amazing. WOW!!! How you keep coming up with all of your different ideas just leaves me in wonderment as all of your ideas are Genius!! I love watching you create such gorgeous art on your page it totally leaves me awestruck. You are such a talented gal you truly are a gifted artist…I feel so honored to be able to watch you in creative action I always get excited when I see you’ve posted another Art Journal video. YOU ROCK!!

    May 31, 2015
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  18. Cecilia said:

    Love it ,all

    May 31, 2015
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  19. Rita Franz said:

    I enjoyed this art journal, but then I enjoy all of your art journals.
    Glad to hear Ginger is back home again.

    June 1, 2015
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  20. ANN K said:

    So good to see more of your fabulous artistic talents. LOVE IT!

    June 1, 2015
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  21. Nancy said:

    I have missed your pages lately & am glad you’re back! What fun to travel & teach art journaling! I’m very envious! Beautiful pages today & although I’m not a yellow fan, I love this. You are amazingly talented. Thanks for sharing. I’m building up my supplies & as soon as I get some other projects under control, I’m going to go for it!

    June 1, 2015
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  22. Shari Arbogast said:

    So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I love watching your videos.

    June 1, 2015
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  23. Kim B said:

    Love the video however when you can’t buy the supplies extremely frustrating. Second time in the last two videos.

    June 1, 2015
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  24. Kathy P. said:

    Another awesome page in your journal, Vicky, and so much more inspiration for us! Your work always inspired me to practice using my mixed media supplies! I really LOVE the bright yellow here!

    June 1, 2015
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  25. Terri W said:

    I really love the colors you used this time Vicky so vibrant. So inspiring.

    June 1, 2015
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  26. Really nice !
    I’m in love with your videos. Through them, I started the Art Journal and I take great pleasure.
    Thanks a lot !!!

    June 1, 2015
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  27. mu42800 said:

    c’est magnifique
    bizz
    Mu

    June 1, 2015
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  28. Eveline said:

    I love watching you making Art Journal pages. This one is a fun one. Love all the details.
    Eveline.

    June 1, 2015
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  29. Mona Lundeborg said:

    I LOVE everything you do but especially your art journal pages!!

    Another fabulous spread! 🙂

    June 1, 2015
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  30. Carolina F. said:

    Thank you for sharing your art journal with us. Every page you do is a inspiration for me!

    June 1, 2015
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  31. Donna Dacy said:

    A beautiful journal page. I love the choice of the colors you chose. This just makes me smile. I love your videos on making journals. I cannot wait to see your next one. TFS.

    June 2, 2015
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  32. Mary-Anne V. said:

    Love this saying and your art journal page looks great!

    June 2, 2015
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  33. Purvi said:

    LOVE your journal pages!!!

    June 2, 2015
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  34. Renate said:

    I’m fairly new at this… your video was marvellous makes me feel I can do it. Thank you
    Renate
    From Australia

    June 3, 2015
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  35. Carol Mc said:

    Beautiful page. I love all that color and texture.

    June 3, 2015
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  36. Tricia Ann said:

    This is gorgeous! I love it.

    June 3, 2015
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  37. Fran said:

    Gorgeous!

    June 4, 2015
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  38. Maye M.L. said:

    Vicky, this page is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Cheers!

    June 10, 2015
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  39. Another gorgeous layout. Thanks for the video and inspiration.

    June 19, 2015
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  40. Darlene Kalampalikis said:

    Hi Vicky, Watching your video’s every day My husband was cleaning out his bookcase and found me a beautiful journal which is just perfect. He said I could have it.
    Well here goes I am going to start my very first journal.
    I am so excited, thank you for inspiring me.
    I love Ginger .Such wonderful company you have.
    Bye for now Thanks!

    Darlene K/Fl.

    June 22, 2015
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  41. Helenour said:

    I love all of your pages and techniques. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about what products to put down first, and what not to apply onto something else. Why do you cover an image or paper with matte gel medium after you stick it down with the same glue?

    August 15, 2015
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    • Helenour said:

      Oops…my name in Helen, not Helenour

      August 15, 2015
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    • Vicky said:

      If you see more of my videos you will probably hear me saying that I need a non porous surface to do my blending with the markers.

      August 28, 2015
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  42. Karen Zaller said:

    Love your art journal pages!

    You are so talented!

    October 6, 2015
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  43. Judy Strasser said:

    Vicky, I always get excited when I see that you have posted a video with an art journal page or card!!! I have learned a lot and you are so fun to watch! Keep up the great work!

    February 8, 2017
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