Life is the journey

MTW_Badge_HonourableUPDATE 09/07/2018: This project was given an HONOURABLE MENTION for projects who have not made it into our Top 5, but who received a high number of votes from our DT:

June 2018 More than words challenge.
MTW-Jun18 challenge

Word Inspiration – JOURNEY
Creative Challenge – MAP

What does the word JOURNEY inspire you to create?
For this month’s creative challenge, we want you to use a MAP to get creative and go exploring! We want to see something from a map on your project. You may decide to add components like land outlines, roads, a compass, arrows, a legend or even a globe. You may want to tuck a piece of the map itself in between your paper layers or make your entire background a map. Let the map be your guide and inspiration on your creative journey.


Life is a journey, heaven the destination

I have used a map as the background paper for this canvas, and lots of journey ephemera hints such as direction arrows, a bicycle and a place marker.  My feature image is a compass on the bible.

I love the pale blue used in the printing of the ocean on the map page, and used that as my feature colour, making layers from the Stamperia Bioccato Estense papers also in delicate powder blues.


Believe in detail:

I picked out the grid pattern of the printed map with Snipart irregular background finished in white embossing powder;
Unique4charity-Jun18-believe-detail2My title is in two parts, a subtitle imprinted on the feature photograph, with its spiritual message; “life is a journey, Heaven the destination” and a main title ‘believe’ in puffy sticker;Unique4charity-Jun18-believe-detail4
I fussy cut the floral arrangement from the Stamperia papers, and highlighted some petals in glitter as a background for the title.   This overlaps the bottom corner of the photograph.

I used several journey and map related embellishments in the form of puffy sticker direction arrows and ‘here’ marker.  Unique4charity-Jun18-believe-detail1Time is also a part of the journey.

I included a bicycle sticker on the lower layer to keep with the journey theme.


The layout was finished with a few paper leaves and blooms from wild orchid through craft box, open weave muslin and blue embroidery thread.

Thank you for looking.

Debbie xx

All my projects are made to be donated to, or sold in aid of local homelessness charities:



7 thoughts on “Life is the journey

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the insight you’ve put into this and the heartfelt emotions! All the best from MTW! 🙂


  2. Debbie, your canvas looks so beautiful to me !! Very lovely embellishments and such a great photo !! Well done !! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW. xoxo Heike


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