maandag 2 februari 2015

Happy Hugs art journal page

Hi everyone,

Can't believe it's February already! Monday equals a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's "H is for...". What does the letter H brings to mind? With Valentine's Day around the corner you might think of hearts or maybe Heidi Swapp, Hero Arts or Tim Holtz. We are very curious about what you're gonna create for this letter challenge! Please join in and share them with us!



For this challenge, I was inspired by the Big Hugs die from Simon Says Stamp. I think it's such an amzing die and I use it not nearly enough. I was in the mood for a grungy distressed-looking art journal page. Lately, I am very much into the mint green/teal color. Perhaps because that are new colors of my interior, but I also find them stunning colors for projects.



I started with a piece of Neenah cardstock and have it cut to size for my art journal. I gave it a thin layer of Gesso with a Palette Knife. I hadn't played with my Gelatos for a while, so time to get them out. I like the drip technique, I think that is the coolest gelato technique. It's so easy and gives you a different result each time. With a Stencil and a baby wipe I added some dimension. Because there wasn't Gesso everywhere, it created a very special effect.

 

The Hugs is cut out of cork, but it had too much contrast with the background, so I applied some Brushed Pewter over it. I don't know if this paint is supposed to be this fluid, it's way more fluid than the other Distress Paints, it has the consistency of stains. I forget that everytime and it's a mess because of that. Because it's so fluid it doesn't cover surfaces as good as I would like, but in this case it was perfect, because it toned down the cork.









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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!

Hugs,
Sandra

14 opmerkingen :

  1. A stunning set of colors to be in the groove with as they look fabulous on your page! Fantastic pages!

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  2. I love the colors you used, Sandra! That mint is so exciting and just makes me Happy! I bet your house looks so inviting with that color! Oh and I do love your journal page and great techniques! Hugs!

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  3. This is gorgeous, Sandra! I love the colors and combination of techniques! :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. Wat mooi gemaakt weer, ik kan er maar geen tijd voor vinden om te art journalen...honing bestaat dit woord wel 😛

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  5. Beautiful art journal pages Sandra! Great mix of colors and stencils! So fun and creative!

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  6. Love your beautiful art journal, Sandra. The layers of color and stamping are gorgeous. :)

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  7. Love your stamping on your art journal! I love the mix of colors and stencils work. So creative!

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  8. Oh...this might just be my new favorite pages from you! LOVE the drips, the colors, the sentiment!

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  9. This works SO well! Love the drippage. Jenny x

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  10. I love your art journal, your style is so beautiful , love the colors and the scheme that you used, you're the queen of washi! Barbarayaya

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  11. Gorgeous pages Sandra!! Love the dripples, all the patterns and textures. And that big word. I too make a mess with Brushed Pewter every time, forgetting it is thinner than the other paints.

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  12. Stunning pages Sandra and I love all the drips and the texture you've incorporated to make this such a wonderful project! Hugs... :)

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  13. This is another great creation! This color palette is one of the best ones I've ever seen done and I love how you mixed the soft lines of the drips with the straight lines of the Washi. So clever!

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