Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Tracy's Journey Circle Journal - Journey to Heaven

I've really enjoyed doing Tracy's circle journal on 'Journey'.  I thought about all the different kinds of journeys that we make through life, both physical journeys but also our inner journeys as we change and grow as people.  I realised that life is one big JOURNEY and in particular a journey to Heaven!  And the only way to Heaven is Jesus.  He died and paid the price for our sins so we could be forgiven.  All we need to do is surrender our lives to Him and acknowledge that He is our Saviour and the Son of God.  So our journey through life becomes one of walking with Jesus, knowing that when we die we will go to Heaven too to be with Him.

This was such a fun page to do.  I scraped greens and yellows all over and then had fun with different stencils and stamps.  This is a coffee bean stencil which is actually intended to be used to sprinkle chocolate over a capuccino.  It was next to nothing to buy and of course I saw its other potential uses :)

The footprints stamp is a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine:

I like to do open lettering so you can still see plenty of backround through the letters:

Lastly I added a sparkly texture paste sunburst through a stencil.  Some people have asked me how I get such clear definition with it.  The answer is that I use quite a thick paste.  I always make my own (pva glue, white or any colour acrylic paint and talc) and I keep adding talc till I get it to the right thickish consistency.  This paste was white and then I painted gold cosmic shimmer over it for a lovely sparkle.

I won't show the reverse of this page so there is a bit of a surprise for Tracy.  In fact, Tracy, you are in a for a big surprise because the other side is upside down!  In my eagerness to get going I didn't make sure it was the right way up!  Never mind, its all part of the process of learning, or journey :)


  1. Fun page, Susan - loving all those stencilled bits!

  2. Love those little footprints, Susan. And looking forward to seeing the 'different perspective' on the other side :)

  3. Gorgeous page ! Love the greens ,so peaceful ! The sunburst is fabulous and love the stamps, the footprints are wonderful and love the coffee bean !