June 07, 2018

Bright & Beautiful

This week I learned that "all things bright and beautiful" is the first line of a poem/hymn written in 1848 by Mrs. Cecil Alexander whose published work was called Hymns for Little Children.

I've also spent the week converting wood stamps to cling mount and testing them (a project not for the faint of heart).

So to take a break and to link up with Simon's Monday challenge, I used various stamped "test" remnants along with an old book page, a vintage photo and some washi tape to create a collaged journal page.

I also had to try a technique I discovered this week where you stamp with Distress Oxide ink and then smear it just a bit with a blending tool. The page border was created this way and I have Stacy Hutchinson (via Tim Holtz) to thank for sharing this tip.

Stamp credits: Inkadinkado, Tim Holtz, Penny Black


  1. WE used to sing this hymn at school many moons ago lol Fabulous collage journal page love all the stamps and the smearing technique-great result
    Carol x

  2. You made my heart sing with this beautiful piece! May you have a bright and beautiful day and have courage for the converting your stamps to cling - that is a big project :-)

  3. Fabulous collage! love the background and the smearing technique! Barbara

  4. a beautiful project Beulah, love the collaged background and the trio of beautiful girls, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  5. The stamps seem to have survived their transformation well. I love the gentle colour palete and the text over the lavers of materials. Thanks for sharing. x Amanda

  6. Fantastic page! The paper dolls look perfect set against the beautiful background.

  7. Your page is lovely, bright and beautiful! I, too, have been considering changing wood stamps to cling mount. Is it possible you might share your technique and the supplies you used in an upcoming blog?

    1. I am considering this, Nancy. What I found on the web before I started didn't really prepare me for what I was up against. As I work through this, and possibly discover tips or tricks that might make the task easier for someone else, I will definitely share. I will say that so far, it has been very worthwhile and I am pleased with my results. Stay tuned and thanks for your comment!

  8. Beautiful page, I love the background you've made and the image of the three girls is very cute. Hugs.