Monday, 3 February 2014

Joy - a Smile in the Heart

This is a page in my JOY journal (joy being my one word for 2014 and I've posted about why I've chosen this word and shared a canvas I did on joy here

I read this somewhere - with joy the smile doesn't just stay on the lips but is in the heart - and thought that is so true.  Joy isn't just feeling happy and smiling but springs up from deep within - definitely a smile in the heart!

I made the heart to open, so I could include some more journaling plus my prayer to the Lord on this:

For this page I scraped acrylic all over the page then used a lighter tone through a Prima flowery mask:

Then I stamped and doodled.  I like that flower heart, its by Hero Arts.

And lastly I scraped texture paste through a stencil:

Of course when you do a page on joy, joy can't help but well up inside :)

I hope you have a joy-filled day.

I'm linking up at Creative Every Day where the theme for March is Heart, 


  1. What a gorgeous page! Love the sentiment! And the contrast with the red and the blue is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. I love, love, love this post!!! What a great word for the year!

  3. Fabulous page, Susan! What a fantastic choice for your word for the year! Joy has been a recurring theme on my blog since it began. Thanks so much for joining my blog and your sweet comment...I always like making new friends! :o)