Over at Try it on Tuesday our new theme for the next two weeks is Stencil, Die Cuts or Both. I decided to have some fun and use both of these to create my Captured Moments art journal page!
I hope you will join in the fun too and for further inspiration why not check out the wonderful creations of my fellow Design Team over at Try it on Tuesday!
To start I lightly rubbed an ink pad of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink vertically down the page and spritzed it with water to give a washed out effect. For my stencils I chose a fleur-de-lis design which I applied using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a blending tool and also a Shabby Diamond stencil using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, again using a blending tool. I also stamped a Script stamp by Kaisercraft using Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I left quite a lot of white space in my background to showcase some lovely fabric and papers that I added next. So with the background complete, I added a strip of fabric to the page using a UHU glue pen. Then I selected a Spellbinders die cut set and used my Big Shot machine to cut out some circular shapes from the same fabric which I had backed with card, and I also die cut some dark brown, pink dotted and grey-brown patterned papers. I edged all the paper pieces with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and arranged them on the page using a UHU Stic and then I layered the fabric die cut pieces on top. I added some pearl embellishments and a circular image of a pretty lady which is a sticker from Graphic 45. To finish, I added two lace butterflies which are stuck in place using a UHU glue pen, some pearls and a “Captured Moments” die cut using double-sided foam tape.
This page reminds me of a beautiful chandelier glass lamp that we saw at our local auction room Gerrards, and I think the pretty lady on my art journal page may have owned one like this. I was very tempted to purchase it myself but in the end refrained as pink really doesn’t match any of the rooms in our house.
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m also sharing this array of pretty china teacups which were also for sale at the auction rooms. As I write this post I’m thinking that I shouldn’t go to the auction rooms so often, it’s far too tempting, don’t you think (grin!). Wishing you all a very 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:
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke, Shabby Shutters, Ground Espresso)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia B 175)
- Kaisercraft clear stamp (Script CS752)
- Spellbinders Die Cutting Set (Unknown)
- The Works M&C Boutique (Fabric Roll)
- Poundland Design Pad (Urban Style CR0701/16PL2, Pretty Pastels CR0701/PL1)
- The Works M&C Boutique (Design Block)
- The Works M&C Boutique (4 Crochet Butterflies)
- Poundworld (Pearl Embellishments U-80929)
- Home Bargains Sticker Mania (Gel Stone Stickers 74749)
- UHU Stic
- Docrafts Stick It! double-sided tape
- The Range double-sided foam tape