Art Journal Cover – Winnie Sugar Sprinkles

Evening, how are we all? 

I’ve been busy, busy preparing samples for the launch of two brand new stamp sets from Polkadoodles tomorrow on Create and Craft. I can’t share the makes yet but I’ll be sharing shortly 🙂 The lovely Nikky Hall, from Polkadoodles, has two shows tomorrow on Create and Craft (Freeview Ch 36, Sky 679 or watch online here) at 9am and 1pm, the new goodies are fabulous.

Today I finished off the cover for my A5 art journal, I used one of the b&w digi stamps from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection from Polkadoodles, the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection is available on CD-ROM (from the 21st March) or as an instant download, individual elements from the collection are also available here.


Winnie Sugar Sprinkles, Polkadoodles, art journal cover


Step by Step

1. Trimmed white card stock to slightly smaller than the A5 journal. Coloured the background using Creative Expressions Colour Cloud inks.

2. Used various stencils from Tim Holtz & Imagination Crafts to add interest to the background, using the Colour Clouds ink.

3. Used various stamps from Indigo Blu, Inkylicious, Tim Holtz & Do Crafts to add further dimension & interest to the background, again using the Colour Cloud inks.

4. Winnie Sugar Sprinkles was printed onto Ultimate Graphics paper, from Polkadoodles, and coloured her using Copic pens. I added white dots on her dress and bow using a Graph’it white shaker pen.

5. The sentiment, from a Dyan Reaveley clear stamp set, was stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with the Colour Cloud inks.

6. I cut out Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and the sentiment and adhered to my background using Art Deco Matte Medium.

7. I used Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Derwent Inktense pencils around the edge of the sentiment and Winnie to make them stand out from the background.

8. To finish I edged the cardstock with a Colour Cloud ink, used a black Copics multi liner pen to add the wiggly border and a white Graph’it shaker pen to add the dots around the edge to frame the piece.

8. Finally I add a border, using a Tonic border punch, to the top and bottom of the piece and adhered to the front of the art journal using red super sticky DS tape.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂


I’ll be entering the following challenges – 

Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies – Challenge #15 ATG/Use a punch or die cut

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Challenge Use die cuts or punches

The Crafty Addicts – Challenge #11 ATG






6 thoughts on “Art Journal Cover – Winnie Sugar Sprinkles

  1. Kym Upshaw says:

    What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies Challenge this fortnight of “Anything goes/die-cuts or punches”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw.

    Kym (Design Team Member)


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