Art Journal: Silently Correcting Your Grammar

silently correcting your grammar

Have a fun and quirky art journal page to share with you today. Using one of my fave VLVS! quote stamps in combination with collage elements from vintage en fountain pen magazines.

Textures and autumn colors. #workinprogress #texture #wip #onmydesk #showyourwork #process #mixedmediatechniques #mixedmedia #artistsofinstagram #artjournal #halloween #fallinspiration #artistofig #mixedmediaart #stencils #thecraftersworkshop

The background was an experiment with various textures and Tim Holtz Distress paints. I've also used the a ledger and script stencil from The Crafter's workshop. I kept layering and removing pants with a baby wipe to get a distressed and aged paper look.

Art Journal: silently correcting your grammar
Created some shadows with distress crayons and added some text and postage stamping plus white and gold spatters before adhering the collage images on top.

Art Journal: silently correcting your grammar

Detail close up. I also love that the vintage magazine image also has some grainy texture to it.

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Definitely love how this whole page came together!

I'd like to enter this art journal page in the following challenges: 

I love creating art journal pages and experimenting with back ground techniques.  

Well in the theme of writing and doing something new I have started a new studies this year through Coursera online studies which is an adventure! I get to use my fountain pens even more regularly now :) 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Craft Stamper TIMI - January Challenge Inspiration

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Hi everyone, super excited to share my first project as DT member for Craft Stamper's TIMI Challenge Blog  :)  The challenges are always anything goes and the only rule is that you have to incorporate stamping in your project somehow. Super easy and fun, right? I've made the above art journal page in my pocket journal. Let me share with you how I made it.

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I took a piece of scrap book paper on which I already had applied some texture paste through a stencil. Then applied some color to it with iridescent shimmer paints which I home made with Glazing medium and Finnabair Mica in pink and blue. When that was dry I poured over some black acrylic paint and glaze and wiped it off with a baby wipe to create the shadow effect.

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Then stamped various stamps in the background for more texture. The stamps used are from paper Artsy and Stamplorations.

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How the background looks with the stamping on it.

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Decided on the focal point being the middle gibson girl (from Lost Coast Designs) and the sentiment you are beautiful (from Viva Las VegaStamps!) The right I colored in with alcohol markers and cut out the middle face. The left is stamped on tissue paper and adhered with soft matte gel.

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When this dried I cut the page to size for my pocket journal and adhered the colored face.

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I added more stamping over the tissue paper and a bit more paint to blend the composition together. I love how she emerges from the misty crowd. 

Hope this inspired you to play along with this month's challenge. You can win some fabulous prizes from Visible Image this month and a winners' profile feature on the Craft Stamper blog and magazine! Read the details and find the linky page HERE.   

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


SDC289 - Swapperoo!

SDC289 - swapperoo

It's the second week of the challenge "swapperoo" at our Stampotique Designer's challenge blog and I love the theme and it's always fun to make some quirky images with swapping bits and bobs off other stamps. So I've made the above ATC to inspire you and a reminder I've put on the fridge to altert certain people I need my coffee first, LOL :D

I've used Harry Heart's body, a part of Blackeyed face and Cocoa Bird's coffee mug. And the saying "I'll Love you more after Coffee" is from this phrases cube. The background is a gelli print and so is the paper the text is stamped on. 

Why don't you join our challenge? Some prizes are to be won at every end of the month and maybe you could be one of the winners for a gift certificate for the Stampotique Store :) (Do read the rules before adding your link!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Tree Swing (Stampotique new release january 2018)

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Today I have another fun new release from Stampotique Originals to show you and that is this wonderful design by Jill Penney called Tree Swing. Isn't he adorable? I've also used another quote from this great new Quote stamp block as well as my fave texture stamp from Kate Crane and the gorgeous Hive Flowers by Arwen McCullen.

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I have to say that I really enjoy working in my home made "watercoloring" book! The Moleskine pocket water color book is such a wonderful size for a daily "coloring fix" and the paper is quite forgiving too! Here I experimented on a page I have already worked on as a test with masking fluid, which failed sadly, but I worked over it with more color and it gave the background a nice texture. Without warping or damaging the paper. So it can really take a lot of wet medium! 
I also absolutely LOVE how pigmented Jane Davenport Brights set are (which I mainly used for this and added accents with Prima Shimmering Lights) and how boldly they pop off the page! Glad a got the sets last year :) 

Anyhow, check out the new releases this month HERE, our new challenge is online HERE and you can link up for that HERE (please do read the rules before linking up!) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Friends are like stars (Stampotique New releases January 2018)

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First of all wishing you all a wonderful creative and fantastic 2018! Hope you all had a fantastic NYE celebration! Made this above card for the Stampotique Originals Facebook Group and thought I'd share it here too :) January 1st also means new release day at Stampotique and I've got a fun project to share with you with a few of the new release stamps.

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I've created a galaxy night sky with my watercolors in my watercoloring book with these super fun Cactus row stamp by Kira Nichols. And the quote is a wonderful one too which is from this quote #2 stamps set.

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"Good friends are like stars, you might not always see them, but you know they are always there. " 

That is absolutely true, wouldn't you agree? Check out more of Stampotique's new releases this month HERE and visit our Designer's Challenge blog tomorrow where a new challenge will be announced! 

I'll be showcasing more new release stamps this week, so stay tuned for that! 

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful start of the new year!