Life is Good | Vicki Boutin

Hi and Hello, Jana here with you today. I have a fun new Layout to share. I really love to play with my Art Crayons, wet or dry, they are just FUN!

I started with the White Foundation Paper but resized it to 9×12. I knew that I wanted to use the Art Crayons dry with the Brushes, so I didn´t use any Gesso on the Paper. The patterned Paper “Soul Food” was used for my inspiration piece and one strip on the white Background Paper.


My Idea was to create a Background that looks like it was made from the patterned Paper. I made my own Stencil (ok, the Cameo did the Job) inspired by one of Vicki´s Stencil – sadly not available anymore – grabbed my Art Crayons and the Brushes. I started to mix the Art Crayons to get the same colors like the paper strip from the patterned Paper.


You can see on the picture that I used white Gesso for the dots on the patterned Paper, I really love how the Gesso looks (especially) on that Paper. The Stencil was made out of white Cardstock, so I am not able to use that Stencil over and over again, but I only used the Art Crayons and some Gesso today. The Stencil looks good, so I can use it on some other projects. I have a thing for circles lately, one of my favorite shapes!


I´ve picked DieCuts and Elements in the same colors like I used for the dots and the colors you can find in the patterned Paper. Layered them all very close around the Photo, added some black tangled thread and some black Foam Word Thickers. Everything was so colorful that I needed a touch of black. The Photo shows my little one in the age of 8-10 months and I love it! He was sitting next to me and was just adorable!


I used the same Art Crayons for a lot of splatters on the Background. I love how easy that is working and how easy you can mix the colors together. It is important to clean the Brush between the colors, otherwise you´ll get a nice brown… haha!


The Layout was also inspired by a Layout i´ve seen a few weeks ago, and I did not realized that I did a scraplift from that Layout. Sometimes it just happens, right?! The Layout is from Michelle Wedertz.



I have a process Video for you to watch, hope you´ll like it!
thanks for stopping by today


Supply List
Foundation Media Paper
Thicker – Foam – Phrases
Art Crayons #1 warm and #2 cool
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Big Brush Set
Watercolor Brushes


All the Love | Double Page | Vicki Boutin

Hi and Hello, Jana back again with a new Project for you. Vicki asked for a Double Page, or she mentioned that she would love to see one… here I am! With a 9×12 Double Page and let me tell you this is the second one I´ve ever created.  So this is not my usual size and it was a bit tricky, but I made it and I really love it!

I started with my favorite Paper, the Foundation Paper, and colors. I got the new Watercolors and I could not wait to use them for the first time. The colors are so rich and vibrant and you only need a tiny bit of the colors and some water. So much fun!


I used a brayer for the first time too. Such a fun tool… I painted some watercolors on my gessoed Paper and went over it with the brayer, the effect is just awesome. I added colors on both papers – I also have taken care that I have color in the middle of both papers (the side where they meet) so that everyone will know that they belong to one project. Hope you know what I mean


I mixed some blue and green together, more than one layer. Grabbed a stencil and the big Art Crayon Brush (and for sure some Art Crayons) played with them… used them dry and with a touch of water. The Image is changing so much when you add some water….  And some gold Glaze on top of it. I used one of the Stencils for the Gold and I am always so happy about the results. It is so easy but so beautiful


Once the Background was dry I started to build up my Element cluster and for that I used the Ephemera Icons and the Frames pack. Just grabbed some pieces and layered them behind my Photos. I also added some doilies from my stash. Stapled them together, used different adhesives and just had fun.


Here is my finished Layout…


I was not thinking too much about it… it´s all about the layering! I love to use a lot of things behind my photos just for more dimensions.  the butterflies have been added to lighten the color areas slightly…


This little tired Baby on the photos is my little one, just a few days old! I so love the photos!!



The journaling is about the fact that we needed to wait for him for quite a while and that we enjoyed the first week so much. We ignored a lot just to watch and kiss him… I miss this time!

Thanks you for stopping by and I really hope you like my page… and if you want to watch my process – please click here for my process video
have you ever created a Double Page?


Supply List:
Foundation Media Paper
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Thicker – Foam – Phrases
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons #2 cool
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Big Brush Set





3B crew | YouTube Series

Helloooo, i have a new layout for you…
Christine Meyer is having a new YouTube Series, running for a week, and she asked me if i wanted to join… the Series is about scrapping boys, so as a mom of three crazy boys i said yes… because i love to team up with scrappy friends 🙂

so, the picture is from me and my boys, mothers day – last year, and it is one of my favorites!! i LOVE it!


i really had fun with this page and i would love to send you to my video and for sure to Christine´s too…. hope you´ll enjoy watching!



thanks for stopping by today




my happy | vicki boutin

hi and hello everyone, Jana back again with a different project for you.
this one is completely clean without any mixed media, but you´ll see that there was no room for that!
I started with some cut files from the Silhouette Store (Design ID #237217, #249919, #242203, #241018, #241018, #239848 and #244543) and some awesome bright colored patterned paper from Vicki Boutin´s „All the Good THings“ Collection.
It took some time to cut all the flowers and to roll them up, i used the Hot Glue Gun for a quick and easy way to glue the finished rolled Flowers together.
This is how it was looking on my white Desk… i love that photo


But, i wanted to create a project and not a nice flower bouquet on my Desk… I already had some great Ideas but somehow the implementation was really difficult! I have never used such big and dimensional elements on a layout/project.

I grabbed a round canvas and layed the flowers down and really was happy about how it looks. But when i started working on the canvas with colors, i totally missed the target and it did not fit together anymore. Do you know that situation when you just do it and you´re going with the flow/Colors?!


I will show you the finished canvas in the next post here… i LOVE it!
it needed four (4!!!!) start-ups for this Layout… i don´t know what happened but yeah, sometimes it is very hard to get something done, right?!
I grabbed a sheet from the 12×12 foundation paper and a black paper (with white script – „Pretty Words“) from the Paper Pad and started again… and this time it just worked or let me say, i just glued the flowers down! I did not tried to overthink the process…


i LOVE how it turned out, it is not my usual Style and not my „go to“ colors but it reminds me of a meadow with many different flowers… and it reminds me of spring!
Because of all the bright colors i decided to add some b/w elements between them, just for some areas where your eyes can rest or… i don´t know. I grabbed the Butterflies from the watercolor cardstock stickers and scattered them around the page. Really like how that looks





and here is my little process Video for this Project…

thank you so much for stopping by today

Supply List
Foundation Media Paper
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Thicker – Foam – Phrases
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers

sweet – diy paper elements | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, Jana back again with a new Layout for you. I had such a great time playing with all the different Vicki Boutin Medias. It was last week when I could not get to sleep, so I sat down on my table and started to add colors to a big piece of Cardstock. I started with the Color Pop Acrylic Paint Set 3, just added the color to the paper with a big brush and a brayer.

The next layer was some Art Crayons, mixed with Water. I used the “kissing” technique and also used the Art Crayons for splattering. Then I grabbed some Iridescent Glaze and mixed in some black slices from the Art Crayons – the result is stunning, a deep sparkling grey, love it! I added the Glaze through a stencil but also smutched it on the Layers with a pallet knife. The last Layers are some stamps! I used the Color Wheel Pigment Ink Pads – Cool Tones and some Black Ink for stamping.

So much FUN on one paper, sadly to say that I did NOT took any pictures from the finished paper before I run it through my Big Shot to get out the Stars!! But here you can see the Paper with the star holes in it… I already have some ideas to use the leftover paper! Love it!
I wanted to create some DIY paper elements and decided to get a lot of stars from different papers (Tissue paper, Vellum and black Cardstock. But also some VB “All the Good Things” patterned papers) in different sizes. I sewed the different layers together and I’m totally thrilled how it looks!

But I wanted to use them on a Layout so; let´s have a look on that!

I started with the white Foundation Paper and some Art Crayons (#2 cool) – scribbled them on some plastic, added a touch of water and “kissed” the paper. But this time I just added it in small doses. Because I knew I wanted to add a lot of the stars and they are the Highlight on my page, no big mixed media background needed!

Next to the stars I only added one photo, some Journaling (on small vellum stripes), a title (Foam Thickers) and some Enamel Dots (finishing Elements). No more patterned Paper or big Elements here. I am so happy about this Page!
At the end I decided to add some small black paint splashes over the Layout. I am so in LOVE!

I also have a little process Video for you to watch CLICK HERE

Supply List
White Foundation Paper
Color Pop Acrylic Paint Set 3
Art Crayons #2 cool and #3 neutral
12×12 Paper Pad
Thickers – Foam – Phrases
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
Color Wheel Pigment Ink Pads – Cool Tones

thanks for stopping by today

Shine On – Watercolor Sticker | Vicki Boutin

Hi and hello, I am so happy to share a new Layout with you. Today’s page is all about meeting creative people and using watercolor stickers combined with Art Crayons! YAY!
I started with the white Foundation Paper and my favorite Art Crayons!

I picked some colors from Set 1 and Set 2… scribbled the Art Crayons on some plastic and added Water. I really love to have the Art Crayons watered down so that I can use them like Watercolors. I “kissed” the paper with the plastic. I wanted to have three layers of different colors so, get sure every layer is dry, otherwise you´ll get a ugly mix of beautiful colors… but this is not a big deal, I don’t used a lot of water so the drying time is not long.
Here you can see the awesome colors behind the Elements… I also added some splatters! The watercolor stickers are another favorite from me. Today I wanted to use some dark blue and purple for the flowers, because of the blue paper I’ve picked for my title.


In the photos you can see me and some lovely ladies I’ve met on the CreativeWorld back in January. It is one of the best things in the world to meet people you´re only knowing from the social medias. You can talk about new trends, new tools and what’s in store. At a fair, it’s the most beautiful thing besides all the other things that you can see and admire.

I was at the Booth from We R Memory Keepers/American Crafts and had the best of time! I had the chance to play with some Vicki Boutin Goodies and show the visitors how to use them or what you can do with them in general. Just awesome and so much fun… of course!
But let´s talk about the Layout again. I used a lot of bright colors but worked with B/W pictures and a few touches of black here and there.

The tangled Thread behind the elements is just for another pop of color or a touch of black. I really LOVE how that looks and you can never go wrong with some thread on your projects!

Some gold glitter foam words for the second part of my title… labels, number stickers and brush lettering names and my page is complete. I am really happy about how it turned out. The colors – oh my, I am in LOVE!

Here is a little process Video for you to watch, hope you´ll like it –

Supply list:
White Foundation Paper
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons Set 1 and Set 2
12×12 Paper Pad
Ephemera – Icons
Thickers – Foam – Phrases
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
On the Edge Paper Embellishments

thanks for stopping by


Junque Journal | Vicki Boutin

Hi and hello, Jana here with a new Project for the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Makers.
Have you ever used a Junque Journal?! Vicki has one Album in her Collection which is great to start your first ever Junque Journal, like me! I have never made/used one and I have not decided yet which theme I want to focus on in mine. Maybe this will be a random Journal album, some practice sheets for mixed media techniques, brush lettering or some VIP photos and notes.
Included in the package is one journal that features a D-ring and has 12 mixed media pages and 4 tabbed dividers.


But let´s start with my Cover first… I used some white Gesso first, stamped with a bubble wrap to get a nice and messy look. Really love how that turned out.


I grabbed three color pop acrylic paints (Set 2 and 3) and added a thin layer over the gesso and bubble wrap stamps. You can still see the gesso and the stamped “images”. A few Flowers (Stamp & Dies “All the Good Things” Set 2) and a bird was used for decoration. I also added a little Label and the word “note” from the “All the Good Things Frames” pack – everything I’ve added to the Cover  was glued and sealed with the Matte Acrylic Gel. I really love to use the Gel as an adhesive.


I also prepared my first Page with the Matte Acrylic Gel (Watercolor Paper Refill) because I wanted to add a lot of color and water. The color will not soak right into the paper and gives me time to complete or play around with more color/water.
I picked five different colors from the Art Crayons (#2 cool) and scribbled them on a piece of plastic (Thickers packaging) and added a lot of water…


The next step is so easy, just flip the plastic (be careful when you have a lot of water on it) and press it on the paper. I really love how that works and that you can see the color “kissing” the paper. You can also change the image or help the paint by moving the plastic or with more pressure.


Once everything was dry I sewed the pages together, now I have a pocket to fill.


I added some more Art Crayons with a big round Brush and a Stencil. This is a great technique for little details or just another layer of color. First you need to scribble some of the Art Crayon on a piece of plastic (this is included in the Brush Pack), then you pick up the paint from the Art Crayon with the Brush


Place your stencil on the paper and now you will use the brush with circular movements and light pressure… the image will be smooth and light if you want to. But you can add as much color as needed or wanted. When you use the Brush with a touch of water the image will change a lot.


The last touches are some stamps and two butterflies from the Rub-Ons.



The divider was made with Gesso through a stencil, more kissing technique with the Art Crayons and a touch of Gold. I added some water to the Gold Glaze used for splattering and also painted some lines from the Stencil Image.



I really had fun getting this Album started, I can´t wait to get some more pages done.
Check out my process Video here on YouTube


Supply List:

Junque Journal
Watercolor Paper Refills
Matte Acrylic Gel
Creative FX Glaze Gold
color pop acrylic paints (Set 2 and 3)
Stamp & Dies “All the Good Things” Set 2
Picked for You (12” x 12” Paper)
Art Crayons (#2 cool)
Phrase/Glitter Foam Thickers
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Big Brush Set
Stamp and Dies (New Set – Circle Stamps)

booth 4.1 K35 | JOT Moodboard

hi there, it´s me…
back among the living – i had a nasty cold that kept me in bed the entire last week! i would call it flu and i am happy that i am without fever and able to leave the bed!

so, you all know that i am the biggest fan from the JOT moodboard challenges, right?! This month moodboard is awesome, soft colors and the best part… you can win a guest month at the JOT Team! how freaking awesome!!! This would be a little dream come true, seriously!


another picture from the creativeworld in frankfurt… me, smiling kinda weird/strange, at the booth from WRMK/AC 🙂



i really love how the layout turned out! like i said in the first sentence… i was very sick the last days and my brain is not working good (haha) so i just wanted to sit and create something… without thinking to much. i should do that more often, just making, not thinking 😉

here is a process video for you to watch!

thanks for stopping by today

best day ever | creativeworld2018

hello everyone, today i want to share a new layout with you…
it was the first week of januray (or maybe the second) and i got an email, from American Crafts….. they asked me if i wanted to join them at the creativeworld… um what?!
So, for sure i said yes 😉 i was at the booth for the weekend and monday and i seriously had my best time!


Jim, Yamille, Tage and me… on monday just a few minutes before i needed to leave the booth to get my train… i was tired, exhausted… tired…. but oh so happy! i really learned a lot, i met some awesome people, some german scrapbookers and Terhi (HKC girl from finland) – best weekend ever!



i also have a process video for you to watch, please feel free to CLICK HERE! thank you