Our new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday is Add a Quote, and this time we are looking for your creations to include a quote rather than a sentiment. You’ll also find lots of wonderful inspiration from my fellow Design Team over at Try it on Tuesday.
Today my art journal page was inspired by the quote “Time is the most valuable thing one can spend”; it’s by Theophrastus who was an ancient Greek philosopher and pupil of Aristotle.
The quote inspired my clock background which is created using a new Kaisercraft stamp called Tic Toc and Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Next I fussy cut three rulers from a design paper sheet by American Crafts and stuck them to the page using a UHU Stic; they are outlined and distressed, like all of the paper elements, using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker, a Baked Earth Derwent Inktense pencil, a black Uni Pin marker and a white Uniball gel pen. I added patches of the Baked Earth Derwent Inktense pencil to the edges and background of the page, applying water over the top using a paintbrush to blend the colour. I also added some drips of Antique Linen Distress Ink by stamping the pad on an acrylic block and spritzing with water so it dripped onto the page; I love the distressed look that resulted as the inks merged together. Then I edged the page with a Sanguine and Dark Sepia Big Brush Marker. The satchel/briefcase, pocket watch and pen are rub-on transfers from Royal & Langnickel which I defined with a black Uni Pin marker so they stood out from the background more. The “Dream” butterfly ticket, chair and two flower pictures are all stickers and the different metal frames are fussy cut from a die cut topper set and stuck in place using a UHU Stic.
I added a wooden die cut decoration which says “memories” and for the quote, I cut a piece of white card and added the wording which is a rub-on transfer. Then I distressed the white card using the Antique Linen Distress Ink and mounted it onto a frame which I had die cut from some recycled paper and edged with brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. It is stuck in place using double-sided tape and edged with black Glitterations border stickers. To finish, I splattered the page with white and also black DecoArt acrylic paint using a paintbrush.
As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing an unexpected treat that I had whilst having my hair cut and coloured last week, a yummy piece of chocolate cake lovingly made by my hairdresser served with a glass of cold water – it was so rich and delicious!
Wishing you all a Happy T Day!
I know some of the T Gang requested to see some photos of the flower beds in my garden that I have been sorting out and replanting this year – if you are interested you’ll find some photos on my previous post here (grin!) – enjoy!
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 (Ground Espresso, Antique Linen)
- Derwent Inktense Pencil (Baked Earth 1800)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Sanguine 188 B, Dark Sepia 175 B)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.3mm, 0.8mm)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White, Black)
- Kaisercraft clear stamp (Tic Toc CS796)
- Spellbinders Die Cut System (Marvellous Squares 1122)
- Brown Paper – recycled from an old notebook
- White card – Docrafts Papermania Mini Cards & Stamp Set (Capsule Geometric Krafts PMA105308)
- Royal & Langnickel Create A Collage Rub-on Transfers (Men’s Accessories #ROY-853)
- DécoTime (3D Stickers 54742)
- Craftime Colour Connection Stickers (Enchanted Brown ACO155E)
- Docrafts A5 Die Cut Toppers & Sentiments (Mr. Smith’s Workshop PMA157261)
- The Works The Crafts Place (Wooden Decorations)
- Colorbok Rub-ons (Memories Made Easy)
- Docrafts Papermania Glitterations (Black Borders ANT8181015)
- UHU Stic
- Stix 2 double-sided tape