Hi everyone! I am so delighted to be in the Designer Spotlight this month over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. As this is my last week I want to say a big thank you to everyone for all your support!
This week the theme is Art Journaling.
I’m so very grateful to be able to share my love of art journaling and I’d like to thank Lols and the Simon Says Stamp Team for letting me join them this month! This journal page was inspired by my love of art journaling and some Monarch butterflies that we saw in America at about this time last year.
I started by smooshing the background using Peeled Paint, Peacock Feather and Twisted Citron Distress Ink by stamping the pad onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and pressing the block onto the page. I did this a number of times drying the page with a heat gun between each application of ink. Next I stamped an Invoice stamp from Finnabair and a letter stamp from Tim Holtz using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink. Then I covered an Interlocking Circles mini stencil from Creative Expressions with Black Soot Distress Ink and pressed it firmly onto the page using a brayer. The leaves are from a Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set and are stamped using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I then splattered the page using a white Uni Posca paint pen and also some Black Soot Distress Ink. I used the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set again to stamp the “so very grateful” wording using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink and added highlights to the letters using a white Uni Posca paint pen. My Monarch butterflies are depicted here using Tim Holtz Botanical Layers and I added white text rub-on transfers from Tim Holtz which read “seen”, “memories”, “remember” and “dream” which relate to the butterflies we saw. To finish, I added some Small Talk Stickers from Tim Holtz which read “go where your heart takes you”, “creativity takes courage” and “adventure awaits you”; I chose the wording as it relates to my art journaling journey.
We were lucky enough to see Monarch butterflies for the first time when we visited Maine, USA last October time.
We don’t have this butterfly here in the UK and I was surprised at how big they were and …
… how mesmerising they are when they fly, they look like they are gliding (grin!).
I enjoyed creating this art journal page for the Art Journaling challenge and I hope you will join in the fun too! For more inspiration please check out the fabulous creations from the Design Team over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Don’t forget that Simon Says Stamp is 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 materials over at Simon Says Stamp to create this art journal page:
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peacock Feather)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Twisted Citron)
- Prima Marketing Finnabair Clear Stamp 4 (Invoice 966980)
- Tim Holtz Stamp Set (Documented CMS226)
- Distress Archival Ink (Black Soot)
- Creative Expressions Mini Stencil (Interlocking Circles CEMSINTER)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot)
- Ranger Small Brayer
- Concord & 9th Stamp Set (Sophisticated Script)
- Uni Posca Pait Pen (White)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Botanical Layers
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Text Remnant Rubs
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk Stickers
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker
- X-Press It Double-sided Tape
- X-Press It Double-sided Foam Tape