Monday, October 13, 2014

O is for October

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means there is a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week, it's all about the letter O!



When I think of the letter O, I think of the month of October and then Halloween isn't far away. I find it a fun holiday full of spookiness. And who knows, it will become a tradition in the Netherlands too.



For this challenge, I've created an art journal page on Watercolor paper so I could work with sprays. Watercolor paper can handle lots of liquid without warping. I started with the Leaves Mask of Simon Says Stamp, put it down on the paper and started spraying with Pure Sunshine and Squeezed Orange. The excess ink on the mask, I dapped off in the upper right corner. It would have been a waste to not use that ink.



Then I start building the layers. In the corners I have made sort of spider webs with the Shatter stencil and Gathered Twiggs​​. In order to bring some purple to it all, I used the Ring Cluster stencil of Simon Says Stamp to make a purple layer. With Pitch  Black and Schoolhouse stencil I made some black contrast. And you know me by now, I can't go without any washi tape!



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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

19 comments:

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous pages, Sandra! I love the colors you used :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Patricia Coffin said...

This is a cool Art Journaling page. I like the contrasts in colors used. It is very well done and is not too busy. It leaves room for imagining. I like that.

Petra said...

Wouw mooi gelukt zeg! !!

Gio said...

Such a gorgeous spread. Love the bright colours and the design!

Sandy said...

Wonderful with glorious colors. Your journal pages always look as if you are having gobs of fun!
Halloween is fun Sandra - All tongue in cheek - let your imagination go wild and use the most wonderful and fun colors!
Sandy xx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE these pages Sandra! The warm Autumn colors are wonderful too!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful brilliant colors very autumnal and fabulous!

Michelle said...

I love these colors! Beautiful pages, Sandra!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such delightful pages! Love your beautiful design, Sandra. :)

barbarayaya62 said...

Cool art page Sandra!!! Love the touch of autumn that you've given with colors and leaves! wonderful! BArbarayaya

ßeulah ßee said...

I really admire this!

Buttons said...

This is one of my most favourite of all your projects Sandra. The reflection and symmetry between the two pages and the rich deep colours are perfect. Jenny x

Ellie Knol said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning stencil work Sandra! Love it!

Emma Williams said...

Stunning pages, Sandra and I love the richness of the colour palette you've chosen ~ you've really captured such a beautiful Autumnal feel to this project! Hugs... :)

Anna-Karin said...

Fantastic page Sandra! Love the rich colours, and all the various strips. Great design too!

Terry said...

When I think of "O," I think Oh this is fabulous! Sandra I love all the details and the warm rich colors. Your stenciling and layers are Oh so gorgeous! Love this and hope your Sunday is wonderful. Hugs!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Fall colors, Sandra! I've never done an art journal, but this makes me want to!

Caroline said...

Hi Sandra - may I ask what Journal you are using?