It’s a new month so we are launching our April challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, our monthly challenge theme, as always, is Anything Mixed Media Goes.
My page today was inspired by one of our walks along the beach front and a sea view that reminded me of adventures (grin!).
For the background, I dragged Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Ink pads over the textured mixed media paper and then I added some water using a paintbrush to activate some of the ink. Next I framed the page by painting some white gesso around the edges using my finger which gave a cloudy appearance. The postcard, world, rectangle and bird sitting on the world globe were all fussy cut from some Vintage Travels design paper and the three alphabet tiles were cut from a wallpaper sample; they were arranged onto the page using double-sided tape.
I added two chipboard pieces from BoozyBear which I covered with Versamark Watermark ink and some specks of white and then clear embossing powder; they were stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. I added all the motivational wording which were from Sentiments Sticker Pad by Finnabair. To finish, I embellished the page with some metal and glass beads which were recycled from an old necklace.
You need to use three different mediums on your projects to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge and for more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too. I hope you are inspired to join us; it would be lovely to see you there!
Here’s the view that inspired my page; I captured this sea view whilst out walking as I loved the grey moody clouds and sunshine with the boat in the forefront, which seems to be waiting for new adventures (grin!).
Hope that you’re all staying safe and well! x
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 that were used to create this art journal page:
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Creative Expressions Design Pad (Vintage Travels)
- Wallpaper sample
- X-Press It! double-sided tape
- Boozybear chipboard pieces
- Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
- Wow! Embossing Powder (White, Clear)
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Finnabair Prima Marketing Art Daily Sticker Pad (Sentiments)
As well as Creative Artiste, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today which are:
I’m so pleased to be able to join Art Journal Journey where the theme is Inspired By in honour of Eileen from The Artful Crafter’s Blog who picked the theme and was supposed to host this month but sadly passed away shortly after her heart surgery last month – she will be greatly missed! I’m so pleased to be able to remember her by joining AJJ with my page which was inspired by one of my walks along the seafront and new adventures.
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #141 – Anything Goes with my page.
MIUCB #48 – Anything Goes + optional twist of No Stamping challenge over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the background, collage and EP techniques I used to create this page and there was no stamping too.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and their Anything Goes challenge with my art journal page.
LTCCB #144 – April Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog with my mixed media page.