Monday, April 22, 2013

Explosion of colors

Hi everyone,

The spring  is playing hard to get over here, we only have had a few nice days. The beautiful springy colors have yet to occur. Fortunately, Simon Says Stamp and Show has come up with a super nice colory challenge. Because the theme is Color Love. Go wild and use even more color in your projects than you normally do!

Because I work in an art journal, the swipe method (or whatever this is officially called) is not really suitable. Hmm... what now? Luckily I had a light bulb moment and thought that a transparency could do the trick. I applied 4 colors of Distress Paint on the tranparency.

Sprayed some sprayed over it and the swiping could begin. In order to prevent it to get all muddy I left some white space.

I filled in the white spaces with Distress Ink. Then swiped and dabbed with the transparency for more layers once again.

Distress Paints are really suited for stamping. They aren't as thick as regular paint and not too thin as the Distress Stains. Go lightly over the stamps with Paints and make sure there is not too much paint on it, because then it becomes a big mess. Clean the stamps immediately after use, so that the paint doesn't dry up on them.

With a stencil of Dyan Reavely I two layers for more dimension. One white and on top of that the black.

To frame the pages, I used a stencil edge and made it pop with a white pen.

I put my Silhouette to work to make my own alphabet stencil. Here I used a transparency, but that was a mistake. Because it takes a long time to get through it. It needs multiple cuts, it is very tough stuff. From now on I just use cardstock for this.

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 Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

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



Maria said...

This is way too cool, Sannie! Love the bright, springy colors and the fun pattern around the edges! I truly adore seeing all of your art journal pages and mixed media! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Leintje* said...

Soooweeee die is super kleurrijk en kei mooi geworden!! Heel gaaf dat je eigen stencils maakt, volgende keer in ieder geval geen transparant meer maar cardstock. Dat hartje is er ook echt heel leuk bij. Heerlijk hè zo creatief bezig zijn. Liefs lein

Patricia said...

GEWELDIG mooi zeg al die kleuren!!!!
Gr Patricia

Anna-Karin said...

Great idea using a transparency! Love all the colour here and the stamping is fabulous. Stunning page Sandra! Hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

So vibrant! Love your rich colors and your personalized stencil.

Suzanne C said...

Very fun! Love the graffiti effect of the dark letters with highlights! Beautiful journal pages.

Candy C said...

Sandra...your art pages are awesome. I love all of the color..intense, bright and wonderful! I really love your idea of using the transparency to transfer color to the pages in your book. Great idea! Love all of the stenciling you did on the pages. They look fantastic! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous pages Sandra, wonderful use of colour. Great idea to use the transparency to transfer colour to your pages. Love your stencil too and the touches of white. Tracy x

email: said...

Sandra, I love color too!! It looks like you had lots of fun with paint on this project! I'm loving the texture!

Simon Says Stamp!

Debora said...

I love your journal page.So much inspiration here,thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

OOOH I love the bold colors! Fabulous look and the black and white sets if off perfectly. Also love the blue inside creased area with the white dots. Thanks for the tutorial and paint comment, appreciate that.
Hugs Kelly

Sandy said...

Hey Sandra -- I love this - I love color and this is so much fun - you are really creative!! I never would have thought about doing all this. What a great brain you have kid!!!!! So what do you do? After the transparency dries you glue it on your page? Would dearly love to try this. Your framing is perfect - absolutely grand!!

Terry said...

Sandra, this is one awesome color parade! Love all the details and the white highlighting! Fabulous! Hugs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Messy, yummy, cool!!! I love it! Great bold color too!

Norma Gomez said...

Great art journaling! I love all the bright colors and the messy process of your background, very fun. Have wonderful day!!

Jenny Marples said...

This challenge could have been written especially for you Sandra! Love that idea of using the transparency to move the paint onto awkward surfaces. There goes that genius streak in you again - always coming up with some new trick that must be tried. Love how this has come together too. Hugs, Jenny x

Anonymous said...

so fantastic and inpsiring!!!

Annie said...

Superbly colourful project Sandra....just what we need with this awful weather. Love the layers you have created and edging with the white/blue pens just make s it pop even more.

CRafty hugs

Annie x

Hope you had a fab time in Paris.

Just off to see what projects I have missed this last week

Rhonda Halushka said...

LOVE those colors!! And the stencils make it all pop! Great page!

butterfly said...

What an absolute sunburst of colour - these pages are just wonderful... and the b&w accents pop so brilliantly - wow!
Alison x

Petra said...

Hihihi,wat een kliederboel toch voor mooie dingen kan zorgen , prachtig