Today I’m over at Country View Challenges sharing a mini art journal page for this month’s Monochromatic challenge to celebrate summer.
With all the fabulous summer sunshine we’ve been enjoying recently, my monochromatic page features shades of yellow and was created using Tim Holtz products.
I started by preparing the chipboard page with a layer of white gesso and then I coloured the page various shades of yellow using Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. Then I sprayed some White Linen Dylusions Spray Ink over the top and left it to dry. I applied some Ranger texture paste through a stencil from a #16 mini stencil set by Tim Holtz; the wet texture paste reactivated the inks turning it yellow so I sprayed some more of the White Linen Dylusions Spray Ink over the top. When dry, I stencilled some numbers and letters around the texture paste using the two other Tim Holtz stencils from the #16 set and some Fossilized Amber ink. For the flowers, I used a stamping platform to stamp the flower heads and stems onto some mixed media paper using a Flower Garden stamp set and the Fossilized Amber ink. They were coloured using the Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber inks which I applied like watercolour paint, then I cut them out and stuck them in place using matte gel medium. For the wording, I die cut the letters from some mixed media paper, which I had coloured with the Fossilized Amber ink, using an Alphanumeric Label Thinlits set. The letters were stuck onto two banners which were die cut from white cardstock using a Tag Collection Framelits set. To finish, I splattered some white DecoArt acrylic paint over the page.
The colours, flowers and wording on this page were inspired by a visit to the Garden Hub Plant Centre at Lytham Hall whilst out walking.
Where we saw these gorgeous yellow cone shaped flowers called Echinacea.
There were also handwritten chalkboard signs displayed amongst the flowers, including this one which inspired the “Celebrate Summer” wording on my page (grin!).
Hoping that you are all staying safe and well!
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 from Country View Crafts that I used to create this art journal page:
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Mustard Seed
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Fossilized Amber
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Scattered Straw
- Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays – White Linen
- Ranger – Texture Paste – 3 Pack
- MTHS016 Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Mini Stencil Set #16
- CMS215 Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Set – Flower Garden Stamp Set
- 660200 Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Alphanumeric Label)
- 658784 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK – Tag Collection By Tim Holtz
- DecoArt Acrylic (White)
As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey which is being hosted this month by the lovely Neet from Hickydorums; she has chosen Type as her theme so I’m joining with the typed die cuts that I used on my page.
Shimmering Summer Fun Challenge over at The Funky Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my shimmery and summery yellow shabby chic page.
The Birthday Celebration! challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge who are marking their 11th Birthday with my summer celebration page – thanks for all the challenge fun over the years and wishing you all a very Happy Birthday!
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #149 – Anything Goes with my summer page.
MIUCB #52 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my happy summer page.