Hello friends, Happy January and Happy New Year!

Since it is the very first day of the month, and the very first month of the year, I am excited to share my DT inspiration project for the very first challenge of the year at More Than Words with you.

The main challenge this month is as follows:

I started off my background using three different Fresco chalk paints with a brayer.  I kept going until I had the colours that I liked, and then took the clock stamp (HP1902)and stamped all over the background using a dark blue stazon ink.

Once that was dry, I used one of the free papers for this month’s challenge, cut them up and glued them down to my page.  I really like this vintage-y brown colour next to the blue background.  For some reason the camera is picking out a pinkish tinge on some of the stamping but I assure you there is no pink on the page, all the stamping is in dark blue, weird huh,

I’ve been thinking a lot about this time of year, as we all are prone to do, since it is a time of reflection, so the saying “out with the old and in with the new” popped into my head so I decided to hand write it onto my page with a white pen.

I was actually using these specimen cards on another project (Dephemerember) and had stamped out more than I needed so I thought I would stamp the two years 2022 an 2023 inside them and see what it would look like.  I used the W2EZ Words Plate 2 stamp from Paperartsy to stamp my numbers.  I like this alphabet stamp as it reminds me of a worn typewriter text and is a little grungy and also a handy size.

The specimen cards are from a Gwen Lafleur stamp set EGL26 which has lots of useful stamps on it.  If you are interested in the free printables I designed for this month’s challenge you can find them linked inside this month’s issue of Artful Pages!

As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal,


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January 23, 2023 9:30 pm

Gorgeous page again, Elle! I love the delicate clockfaces stamped to the background and everything else on the page!
Thank you for joining in with our “Time” challenge at Country View Challenges!
Have a wonderful and creative 2023!
Evelyn xx

January 21, 2023 9:34 pm

Fabulous and perfect for our theme. Thank you for joining in with the challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenges

Jo - Let's Art Journal
January 15, 2023 8:00 pm

Such a stunning page! Loving the beautiful background and all those clocks – perfect ?. I hope you’re having a great January and thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges, it’s always a pleasure to see you there! Take care and happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

Peppylady (Dora)
January 2, 2023 1:46 am

Time, is an interesting concept.
Coffee is on and stay safe

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