Monday, October 26

Throwback Challenge: Blues

Hello Monday!

This week you get to choose a previous challenge, how cool is that? Be sure to tell us which one you choose in your post. They are all listed in the sidebar on the Simon Monday Challenge blog.

I chose the blues....

Why did I choose the blues? I recently lost a friend to cancer. She was a young mother and left this world too soon. I know she is in a better place and free from pain, but I miss her. Art journaling is a great way to put down  those thoughts we have and can get us through the good times and the bad.

"Make the most of the TIME you have, for it is precious"

The elements I chose to use: time, circles, blues... support my feelings about the passing of time, as well as loss. I find myself looking at things in my life with new eyes.

Ok, on to some crafting details...

I think I pulled out all of my blue distress inks to make the background.  Sprinkled some water drops to add texture on the pages.

Net step, Ground Expresso (I am sure I was drinking java too while creating this...) and a Finnabair stencil to add some contrast. I am liking the blues and brown.

Stamps, stickers, arrow, white pen,'s interesting how layers develop depending on how deep the black is.

Cherish Everyday! I really am trying to live by these words.

I am curious what challenge you will choose! Looking forward to seeing what you share with us. 


As always, Simon offers a very generous $50 voucher to one lucky participant in the challenge - it could be you!

Be sure to head over to the challenge blog to see what all of the talented designers have chosen for their throwback challenge!


  1. beautiful blue blending!! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  2. Gorgeous pages Maura :-) blue is my fave colour and this is just so beautiful! LOVE it :-) I have a journal that needs some filling in so when I am home I will be having a go :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Such a touching and meaning-filled page. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your beautiful page. Your friend would feel honored by it and its message.

  4. Maura what a beautiful tribute to your friend and the blue is so lovely. Beautiful journal pages!

  5. Such beautiful pages, Maura. The colors and patterns you created are awesome. :)

  6. Gorgeous blue! LOVE all the layers and stamping too! A very moving post. I am sorry. The tribute is super special Maura!

  7. Love the blue Maura! Great pages!!!! Barbarayaya

  8. Fabulous journal pages and a wonderful tribute to your friend ~ I am so sorry for your loss but you really have done her so very proud! :)

  9. I am so sorry about your friend Maura, and for her family. This page is a beautiful tribute with an important message.

  10. Gorgeous pages, Maura. The shades of blue are wonderful. So sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs, Sandra

  11. Beautiful blues! Stunning pages, Maura.


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