Monday, January 12, 2015

Remember: Embrace Imperfection

Hi everyone,

A new Monday has arrived and so has a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week we want to see inky backgrounds. To what extent is entirely up to you! If you're not really an inky person, maybe you should take this opportunity to experiment.

I'm also experimenting in my art journal this week. I love ink sprays and why not make an ink spray background? Whether it has become a successful experiment... I don't know, but I found the process so much fun and have given it the title "embrace imperfection".

As the first step, I used the striped Teresa Collins Stencil and Vibrant Turquiose to make a start for the inky background. I've also used the stencil as a mask. So the stencil stayed in the same place and I started stamping for more interest.


Then I got the idea to move the stencil a bit so that the part that was masked off became visible. This time I used Bubblegum Pink and Crushed Grape. Wow, this was really bright and loud ... Just go with it and continue! To create more contrast I took the Jumbled Letters and applied it with black colored Embossing Paste. Such a cool effect, stencil over stencil.


The edges I painted black because the stencil was just too small for my art journal, but it also helps as contrast for the bright stripes, just as the washi tape. To create even more interest, I stamped "whole" stamps, like the Spool Labels and Document stamps.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



barbarayaya62 said...

Love your experiment! Very beautiful page! Barbarayaya

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful vibrant pages! I love the title as I embrace imperfection quite a bit in my art!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful background colors and layers. Great journal page, Sandra. :)

Terry said...

Love all your inky layers and colors, Sandra! Wonderful journal pages and yes, I embrace imperfection! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Very cool to use the sprays and embrass the makes a lot of people scared to use them! LOVE the diagonal look and the mixture of the colors here and there! Fab pages!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful journal pages Sandra! So fun and colorful! Thanks for the never ending inspiration!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I really like your colors and think it's genius to combine the colored mist with the bold diagonal lines. I also thought your theme of "imperfection" is an important one to remember!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous colors, Sandra! Love the texture too!!

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Michelle said...

Love those colors. Beautiful! Each week you amaze me with your mastery of color and pattern. Very inspiring!

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful journal pages, so much gorgeous texture and great inking and I think your experiment worked perfectly! Hugs, x

Anna-Karin said...

I love that cool stencilled background Sandra!! It looks amazing, especially in combination with the stamping. Hugs!

Ruth G said...

What an awesome effect! So very colorful and fun! TFS!