Hello friends, Happy February!

Since it is the very first day of the month, I am excited to share my DT inspiration project for February at More Than Words with you.  In this photo you can see my page, plus my dip pen and ink and also my kitty letter opener.

The challenge this month is as follows:

There is something very romantic about the idea of love letters or perhaps more accurately, receiving love letters.  It makes me think of Jane Austen or romantic poetry from a bygone age.  Does anyone even write regular letters anymore, let alone letters of love?

I started with a base of some TH paper stash that had a lot of correspondence type images, including the one above that says “to my dearest” on the telegram.

I found another telegram of a full letter “hello sweetheart” that seemed appropriate.  I have some blue airmail envelopes so I sacrificed one of them for this page, cut the flap off and used it on the side of the page, and then used the rest of the envelope as a pocket on the page, where I tucked the telegram and some postcards inside.

I added some stamps and some stamp stickers, and some tissue paper with writing on it, then added a lot of ink splatters, since writing with old fashioned pens, fountain pens, or dip pens can get a little messy!

I wrote a fictitious address on the blue envelope using a dip pen and then added some blue ink blots to finish off the page.

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


More Than Words – February Challenge – LOVE LETTERS

Art Journal Journey – February Challenge – Seeing Red – I have quite a lot of red on this page, which was not intentional lol. The red on the robin’s breast, the orangey-red of the stamps, the red on the airmail borders, and the “my dearest” writing on the bottom telegram.  Erika is hosting this month, red is a challenge for me, as I tend to steer clear of it but for reasons that will become clear on other posts, I will be using it more this year!


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Sharon Fritchman
February 8, 2023 11:12 am

Your love letters page is absolutely beautiful, Elle. And I love that you photographed your pen and ink, too. Yes, love letters reminds me of an age gone by . . . ! I sometimes miss getting any letters/cards in the mail – they were a real labor of love! As is your page!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
February 2, 2023 11:37 pm

I was really impressed with this nostalgic entry for More than Words. The robin, so unlike our, is gorgeous, but I was so impressed with the vintage type letters and telegram you found to support this awesome entry. What a fabulous page. I was thinking of asking you to join us at AJJ, then saw you had already chosen to do so. There’s definitely lots of red on this spread and fits great with Erika’s theme. Thanks for this lovely entry, dear Elle.

February 2, 2023 4:57 pm

Wonderful, beautiful idea your journal page!
happy days in February, hug Elke

Alison Hall
February 2, 2023 11:34 am

It’s a gorgeous page Elle, so many wonderful details. I love the robin of course 🙂
Hope you’re having a good start to February.
Alison x

February 1, 2023 10:55 pm

What a fabulous page Elle, great for Erika’s AJJ theme too, Thanks for sharing, hugs, Chrisx

Erika N
February 1, 2023 3:24 pm

I love this idea for the More than Words challenge and also for AJJ. I love how you used those old letters. They really add a lot of depth to your page, and remind me of (definitely) of days gone by. I suppose now any love letters are probably little text blips. 10 years ago it was probably done by email. The red bird looks and works great with your postal themed page too. OK, I have a soft spot for postal themes. Thanks for sharing this with us at AJJ, and happy February to you. hugs-Erika

February 1, 2023 1:20 pm

Elle you are brilliant! I love this, love letter, project. Happy February to you.

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