Monday, May 6, 2013

So very inspirational

Hi everyone,

Simon Says Stamp and Show has such a cool challenge in store for us. This week it's 'Inspired by'! Well I'm inspired by a lot of artists, products and techniques. But I really like these two very talented ladies.  Donna Downey and Dina Wakley. Both ladies have an amazing blog packed with inspiration, which I love to visit to give my mojo a boost. They both inspire me just to new things and not to be affraid to go for it. I find their art journal styles and techniques very cool. And I love to watch Donna's Inspiration Wednesday video's.

Recently I purchased the medium Gelli Plate. Unfortunately the workshop Dina gave about it was sold out when she was here in the Netherlands serveral weeks ago. So I looked at lots of youtube videos and went to work. It's so much harder than I expected! Looking at those videos it seems really easy... After buying  more paint colors and after more attempts, I finally made something that made me happy! So that page went in my art journal, a great base to expand into an artjournal page. I collected all the products of Donna and Dina I own around me, and started playing. The stamps of Dina are really super! And I love the stencils of Donna! I used them with paint and with modeling paste.


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!



Candy C said...

Sandra...I really like our art journaling pages. I recently bought a gelli plate but have yet to haul it out and play with it. :) You did such a nice job on your backgrounds and I, too, love Dina Wakley's stamps and stencils. Really pretty job! <3 Candy

Jenny Marples said...

Gosh, these are fantastic Sandra!! Love the mix of patterns on the backgrounds, hugs Jenny x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pages Sandra, the images look fabulous against your wonderful background. Love the stencilling and touches of text and so many layers of interest in the background. Love the colour palette too. Tracy x x

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful effect with your gelli plate! Love the yellows and blues together. Beautiful pages!

ria gall said...

Hi Sandra
I keep looking at the gelli plate and asking myself do I really need one. I am not sure if it is for me or not and it is interesting to hear you say it was hard to use than you thought. Everyone seems to make it look easier but I did wonder.
I love the two pages you have created wonderful colours and patterns

Sandy said...

Hey Sugar, not only did you turn me on to some new stuff - you inspired me with your new art work. You have more courage than I Sandra - and that is to be applauded with your new artwork - Bravo!!

Maria said...

More amazing art pages! Love the bold colors and techniques you used! I love seeing all your mixed media and art pages! :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love Dina stuff! Your pages here are fantastic and what awesome backgrounds!!!! I love that you used the gelli plates! Awesome!

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cool Sandra! Love the colours, stencil work, stamps. Very cool! I've been wanting to try the gelli plate too.

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Neat color palette! I love the way you layer the color :)

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GrĂ¡inne said...

Oh, another great page ... just love how you do this absolutely amazing stuff. Brilliant background. Suzanne

Kelly said...

Fun journal pages! Love the colors and patterns you made. Thanks for the links as I have not seen Dina before. Mixed media is so addicting and the results are beautiful like yours.
Hugs Kelly

Anita's blog said...

Wat een prachtige layout heb je gemaakt. Ik ben ook weg van Donna Downey en Dina Wakley. Idem heb ik ook de gelli plate aangeschaft. Je kan een online workshop kopen bij Donna Downey over de gelli plate. Erg leuk en leerzaam!

butterfly said...

What fabulous pages... so dynamic and full of colour and life!
Alison x

Patricia said...

Is je weekend Paris ook leuk geweest?
Gr Patricia!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pages, Sandra! I too am inspired by Dina and Donna.... love what you've done here!