They Call Her Double Trouble: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout


Just look at that face! This little sweetie never ceases to amaze me with her emerging personality. She has taken to scolding her brothers, letting her emotions play across her face and displays such attitude that I have never seen on the likes of a two year old. Just one of the many things I am learning about mothering girls. Next to my two boys, this task looks daunting.
Despite the trouble she causes, she is turning into a sensitive, nurturing, yet sassy little lady. I look forward to a time when my little girl and I can have heart to heart talks over tea and giggle together like girl-friends. In the mean time, I remind myself that trouble comes in all shapes and sizes.

Creating The Layout

I started out by stenciling the background with Gwen LaFleur’s new Art Deco Peacock Feathers and embossing in yellow.  The red paint was cleanup from a paint spill. The other colors are ink sprays. The background stamp is a Arabic script stamp.

To embellish, I used old book paper, thread, fabric scraps, a few paper flowers and my two new hand-carved stamps. The lace is re-purposed and the picture is of my daughter.

Other Art Journal Layouts:

She Is My Blessing Child
A Life Time of Photographic Memories
She Is My Lovely Little Lady
It’s A Foreign Thing
Happy Tea Day to all the ladies playing along with Elizabeth and Bleubeard. I am sharing a glass of my home brewed strawberry kombucha. This is my favorite drink besides a cup of hot tea. I love the carbonation achieved during the second fermentation and it is a excellent and healthy replacement for soda. If you would like to see a tutorial of how I make it you can see it HERE.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Monday: Stencil It

The Artistic Stamper: Backgrounds

Craft Stamper: Anything Goes (May)

Creative Artiste: #38 Anything Goes

A Inky Mess: Challenge 20

26 thoughts on “They Call Her Double Trouble: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout”

  • A bundle of trouble that had me smiling at the spread you created today, She’s definitely a beauty and it’s great to read how much you are learning through both her words and facial gestures. I don’t imagine she will ever have a poker face.
    I must read about that kombucha. I’ve heard of kombucha, but never even thought to learn how to make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, your lovely journal spread, and your kombucha. with us for T this Tuesday, dear Kate.

  • She is a little cutie and will it be forever! Oh yes – look forward to the mother and daughter talks when she gets older. This was the reason I just wanted to have a girl and thankfully got it. Enjoy every step – the time just flies – my little baby gets 18 next February and starts studying and will leave the house….just now she enjoys her first BIG BIG love as well – so exciting all this things and to witness their adventures! Wonderful things are there to come for you Kate!
    Your pages are extraordinary beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with your art!
    Happy belated T-Day my friend! ♥♥♥
    I had nearly forgotten about kombucha,
    I will read your recipe – thank you for sharing!
    Hugs, Susi

  • She is adorable Kate, but being the mom of a girl, it is not so straightforward and easy. But soooo worth it. I do love your art today and glad you included that cutie in it. Hope it was a great T day. I couldn’t read last night as they dilated my eyes at the eye doctors. It was a pain. Hugs-Erika

  • Ahhhh, the joys of mothering a little girl! I wouldn’t have traded this experience for anything! I saw a mother of three young boys at church the other day, and was delighted to see is pregnant yet again! In the back of my mind, I thought it would be great if she had a girl with those three big brothers to take care of her. My littles are now almost 20! I am so blessed to have both a boy and a girl! Enjoy every moment!
    Your art journal page is gorgeous with all it’s texture and of course, your sweet girl’s photo at the center of it all! I love the colors you’ve chosen for the background and that touch of red is just perfect! Sending hugs!

  • A very attractive two page spread. I like the colors and of course the image of your little darling. I also read the previous post about stamp carving. I carved a few some time ago and your post made me want to get out the supplies and give it another go.

  • beautiful pages! I love how your sweet girl pops off the page against the greens. Sounds like she is going to grow up to be a smart, confident woman. Happy T day!

  • Truly stunning pages! and what a cute little lady…I like sassy! a strong will can certainly be challenging for the parent, but pretty helpful as a mature adult. enjoy the moments! happy T day! ♥

  • oh she IS the cutest one – and you embedded her in a wonderful layout! this face♥… great background Colors…
    happy t-day:))

  • You know what, as much as we love our kids when they are little rascals, how much more does our Father love and pity us? 🙂 I needed this reminder today. I can’t help but love her and feel your pain, as I have two fireballs of my own. Ha ha ha! Kate, this is such a stunning spread and your use of vivid colors and your bohemian flair always take my breath… Hugs, Autumn

  • This is so pretty, love the rich colors and the picture is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  • Fabulous journal pages and brilliant backgrounds love the cute picand as the mother of two boys and one girl I can honestly say two boys are a piece of cake compared to one little girl!!!They are born with attitude lol—–Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
    Carol DT x

  • The cutest little bundle of trouble ever, I think! LOL!! Your DD is simply gorgeous Kate and I love the expression on her little face.
    Stunning double spread! The colours are amazing .. so bright and beautiful ,, and I love the collage made with your daughter’s photo. Absolutely awesome piece of art!! Have a fabulous day! hugs x

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