Hi everyone! I am so delighted and honoured to be in the Designer Spotlight this month over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week the theme is Make Your Own Background.
As it is the first Monday of the month Simon Says Stamp are featuring Carabelle Studios Products, so I had fun using some of their products to create this art journal page and you’ll find the details of how I created this page below.
I had fun making my own background and to start I added some pieces of torn dictionary pages to add some interest. Then I spritzed the page with water and applied three Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints (paint colours were No.34, No.64 and No.139) using a paintbrush.
Next I applied some white gesso using my finger and then I used a Carabelle Studio stencil, called Sur Fond De Mosaïque, to add Picked Raspberry and also Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using a blending tool. I added more of the same watercolour paints to further define the edges of the colours and to finish my background, I stamped a Carabelle Studio stamp, called Background Avec Des Lettres, using black Archival Ink.
For the flowers, I stamped the Carabelle Studio Fleurs Dalex Cling Stamp Set using black Archival Ink onto white cardstock.
I coloured them using Spectrum Aqua Markers which I blended with a wet paintbrush; the colours were Yellow, Gold, Sunflower, Bud Green and Leaf Green. Then I cut them out which took some time (grin!).
I also used the same white cardstock to create the Inspire wording, which I drew using some magazine letters as a template, cut out and coloured using the yellow shades of Spectrum Aqua Markers and a white Uni Posca Paint Pen creating an ombré effect.
The flowers, wording and “Channel your inner Picasso” are edged using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen and a black fine line marker, and then they are stuck into place using a Zig Glue Pen. To finish, I coloured the stamens of the flowers using a white Uni Posca Paint Pen and then outlined them with the black fine line marker.
I had such fun creating my page for this challenge and I hope you will join in the fun too! For more inspiration check out the amazing creations from the Design Team over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (grin!).
Don’t forget that Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store! and one lucky participant will be randomly drawn to win this voucher. How amazing is that! Good Luck to everyone!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of the materials over at Simon Says Stamp that were used to create this art journal page:
- Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 18 Color Set
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Picked Raspberry)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Carabelle Studio Fleurs Dalex Cling Stamp
- Crafter’s Companion Floral Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker
- Crafter’s Companion Primary Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker
- Faber-Castell Craft Stamper Big Brush Pen (Black)
- Uni Posca Paint Pen (White)
- Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Zig Chisel Tip Glue Pen
- Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool
- Docrafts 5 x 7 Clear Stamp Block Papermania
- Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy Cleaner
- Ranger Ink Blending Tool Applicator Foam