Monday 7 April 2014

Art journal Page - In The Arms Of An Angel

Created in my Lyrics Journal.  This song was played at my dad's funeral and therefore this page has special meaning to me, and is the reason it had to be included in a journal I am dedicating to song lyrics.
Lyrics from: Angel By Sarah McLaughlin
Stratmore Visual Journal (9 x 12") Mixed Media Paper
Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Teal
Prima Color Bloom Sprays: Tangerine, Summer Sky
Prima Stencil: Finnabair Elementals (Diamonds #960551), (Doily #960988)
Prima Stamps: Finnabair Clear #960834,
Alphabet Stamps: Tracy Bunkers (Label Maker)
Angel Photograph (Gift From A Friend)
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Golden: Soft Gel Medium
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen: Ruby Sparkle
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearlescent Turquoise
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Spectrafix Workable Fixative
CarbOthello Pastel Pencil : Black


  1. I was so thrilled to see you back doing your mixed media work! I really missed viewing your creations. I love all of your art work. I have seen all of your latest pieces as I subscribe to your YouTube channel. I hope all is well with you now that you're creating on YouTube once again. I look forward to seeing your next creation!

  2. sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you for sharing this page. I can feel raw emotion & getting it down in beautiful colours artistically helps the process.

  4. Beautiful new page Rach, really beautiful. As always, love all the details.

    Funnily enough, I've been planning to do a page inspired by that song too. My Dad died in October last year, and while it wasn't one of the songs at his funeral, as a personal favourite I've listened to it a lot since. Getting into art journaling/mixed media more this year has been helping me a lot so far. Thank you for the fantastic videos. :)

  5. Lovely again Rachel ... your talent knows no bounds! You inspire with everything you do dear Rachel! I'm so glad I found you ... you have given me wings! Carol xxx

  6. A beautifully touching creation... so sorry to hear that you lost your Dad.

    1. Thank you Marijane - It wasn't recently, but those we have lost are never forgotten. Creating little reminders of them in our art is a nice way to remember them with fondness :-)

  7. Absolutely incredible-love, love, love all the details

  8. I have tears in my eyes Rachel. I miss my dad so much-he's been gone over four years. I feel him near me every day. I know he watches over me. I love your art so much but you really struck a nerve today. Thank you for all your amazing videos. It's so good to see you back so frequently now. I hope this makes sense. I'm full out crying now. Hugs from the USA.

    1. I'm sorry for your loss Cathy. Your message makes perfect sense. Wishing you strength and fond memories :-)

  9. I love the colors you used on this page and the message is beautiful. I lost my dad almost 10 years ago but everytime I think of him its like yesterday. The times I almost pick up the phone to call him or forget for a split second because there's something I want to show him are very much fewer and far between now, but he will always be the man I look up to more than any other and the one I want to be proud of me. I'll always be his little girl.

  10. So beautiful. I love the meaning imbued in this page

  11. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt, personal page. Helps me think of constructive ways to deal with my grief. Your work is amazing!