Monday, May 7, 2018

Bold and Beautiful art journal spread with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Ombre". We're also showcasing Dina Wakley products. If you have them, we sure like to see them used in your project.

Dina Wakley, together with Dyan Reavely, has a product line, and that includes a Gel Plate. So why not make an art journal spread with it. I used 4 different colors of Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paints: Lapis, Sky, Turquoise and Lime. With a Brayer I spread them out onto the Gel Plate. Then I used the Dina Wakley Spaced Dots stencil to create a nice pattern. That is quite a bold design with the colors I've chosed....hihihi. I applied Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire on the white edges. And with some  Dylusions Spray Black Marble I added some black splatters.


With the Papillon background stamp I stamped in random places around the edges. Then it was time for Washi Tape. With the Old School Number stencil and Texture Paste mixed with Blueberry Heavy Body Paint, I applied some texture. After it was dry, I gave the larger numbers some dot decorations with a white marker.


The letters I have cut out with the Word Play die and the Alphabet Thinlits. With the Distress Crayon Black Soot I applied a shadow around it by putting Distress Crayon on the letters and then rubbing it around with my finger. With a white marker made some doodles.




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 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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



simo said...

Sandra, how much I love those bold colours you used and that beautiful effect! Absolutely brilliant! Hugs xxx Simona

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous pages Sandra, the colours and background are absolutely fabulous and I love the little girl holding her flower, so pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your art journal pages are beautiful! I love the colours and how you have shaded them to give an ombre look - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

butterfly said...

Gorgeous - love how the dark shadows at the edges draw the eye inward to the vivid brights at the centre, and the lights and darks of all the stencilling and shading are so dramatic too.
Alison x

Macarena said...

OOOOK! So this is how the gel plate works! The effect is stunning and I am speechless. I havent's imagine this could be so cool! I love the shades of color you used and the mix of blues and lime. Great combo. Love the doodling on the letters and the vibrant yellow flower in the girl's hands is just a perfect touch. LOVELY pages! Hugs, Macarena

Stephanie Leykauf said...

GORGEOUS color variation and of course... amazing layering of textures and interest! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous colours and details and I love the girl holding the yellow flower, hugs kath xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I love, love, LOVE how you popped in those pops of purple! Great layering of patterns and textures, too!

Emma Williams said...

These pages are just stunning and the combination of colours is beautiful! I really do adore this project Sandra... Hugs :)

Maura Hibbitts said...

Beautiful use of color and design, Sandra! Love the combination of big bold images with more subtle, and the girl with the flower - adorable! Maura

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, Sandra, this is absolutely stunning!! I LOVE the colours and all the textures and the bits of black and white. Gorgeous!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love love love these gorgeous colors and texture on the background, Sandra. The patterns and images are so beautiful! :)

Barbara Schiassi said...

Sandra these colors are absolutely amazing! love love love the contrast with black and the touch of purple is fantastic! love the design too! barbara

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Beautiful page, the colors are so so deep and the lovely paper doll is such a cute addition!