Now is the time of year to get my winter hats out of storage, I love hats and always wear them to stay warm. Bobble hats are my favourite and the bigger the bobble the better (grin!).
This journal page started with a glittery Christmas card that had some cute birds wearing bobble hats on it; I ripped the card into pieces and placed them onto my page, and then I roughly outlined them to show where they were going to be stuck down so I could just colour and stamp the background where it was needed. I also extended the tree branch from the central card image onto the side of the page using masking tape. I removed the card pieces from the page and then applied Rich Cocoa and Love Letter Memento Inks by applying them to an acrylic block, spritzing with water and then pressing the block onto the page. Then I stamped the tree branches and leaves using a Vine Background stamp from Art Impressions by applying the same two Memento Inks and also Pistachio Memento Ink onto different areas of the stamp. I layered the stamp images over the top of each other to give more depth and dimension. Next I used the same stamp again, this time with clear Dovecraft embossing ink and applied white Stampendous embossing powder over the top. I shook the excess powder onto a piece of scrap paper and tapped the page against the table to make sure I had removed any stray powder. Once the excess powder was safely returned to its container, I used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder. I swept the gun over the images, taking care not to direct the heat in one area for too long, until the embossing powder changed to a glossy finish becoming smooth and dimensional. Next I removed the masking tape and stuck the pieces of Christmas card into place using a UHU Stic and when the glue had dried I edged them with a Sepia Spectrum Aqua marker. I used modelling paste along the tree branch to join the white card to the white background paper and when dry I coloured it with a white Uni Posca paint pen. To finish the page, I added two types of pearl embellishments and some red gemstones to the tree branches which I think look like berries.
I’m also pleased to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their “Tear It Up” challenge as my recycled Christmas Card was torn into pieces to create this journal page.
I have several bobble hats, this was a new hat I bought last year and it’s probably the biggest faux fur bobble hat I have (grin!).
Here I am with my sparkly bobble hat that was bought for me for Christmas in 2015. I was modelling it on its first outing to our local pub whilst I was having a lovely pint of dark Christmassy beer! I’m also joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth over at T Stands for Tuesday with my beer and I’m looking forward to catching up with the T Gang too – cheers and wishing you all a Happy T Day!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Tsukeniko Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa, Love letter, Pistachio)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Sepia)
- Dovecraft (Premium Embossing Ink DCBS62)
- Stampendous Embossing Powder (Detail White Opaque)
- Art Impressions wood mounted rubber stamp (Vine Background T2845)
- Christmas card – recycled
- Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
- Poundworld Craft Corner (Pearl Embellishments)
- Oaktree UK Eleganza Craft Stickers (418 Gems Red No.16)
- UHU Stic