Monday, January 25, 2016

Loving 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 Love or using red. Valentine's day is just a few weeks away and we're already in using red modus. We are showcasing Dina Wakley products this week, but you don't have to. If you have some, we would love to see them in your project.

Last week I had so much fun creating my art journal spread, that I wanted to do another one this week. I didn't know how to begin. Lately I see more and more magazine art, but as a focal point for the artwork. But I wanted to use it just as a background. Unfortunately this part wasn't captured on video due to technical difficulties ... I used an Ikea catalog for my background. Those pages are too small to completely cover the spread. So I picked out two pages. I'm an Ikea fan and I like do an ode to Ikea with this spread. It may not be the correct colors of Ikea (yellow and blue), but red and pink is for my love for Ikea! I have an Ikea in my town and I love to go there, most of my furniture is from the Ikea. Love that store!


This is my first time that I worked with the Dylusion Paints. Bubblegum Pink is really an amazing color. I applied it with a baby wipe after I first applied a thin layer of Gesso. In the beginning the line of the two catalog pages was very clear. But by adding layers and more layers it faded into the background. Love the depth it gives the pages. This spread has given me lots more ideas for future projects.

For the bricks I've used Dash of Red, it's discontinued. I still have them, in every color, and I'm going to use them untill they are empty or dried up. What is great about the Dash of Red color is that when it's  mixed with Embossing Paste it gets a cherry pink color. In full light, it's more of a pink and when it's darker it looks more like red.

Below you can view the whole process of how I made this spread. Enjoy!


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



├čeulah ├čee said...

I am craving candy now that I have seen your page! Your color choices are delicious. Your video helps me to appreciate all the many layers and elements you used and is fun to watch. You are always inspiring - thank you.

Dawn E said...

Love this! I pinned it!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous pages Sandra, I love the brick background and the whole design of this is fabulous! very pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said... always I LOVED your video and your page! This bright color is awesome!!
Thanks for sharing the video too Sandra, I am a huge fan of videos!! hugs hugs hugs!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Totally stunning pages! Love the hot pink brick and how well all the accessories coordinate! Well done!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE those bricks!!! What a wonderful spread of color and texture!!!

Sandy said...

Fantastic -- I did enjoy your video pretty lady but so wanted to hear your voice!!!! I like your bricks too - what would life be without a brick wall.
Sandy xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

WOW Sandra! This pages are incredible, colours so vibrant! Thanks for your videos! I adore them! Barbara

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great spread this is! I love how the pinks are so energetic and full of life! I also liked the juxtaposition of the brick texture with the circles. Another work of art!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love those beautiful texture and colors you created on these journal pages, Sandra. Great design! :)

Terry said...

What a hot layout this is Sandra! Love the vibrant brickwork and all that good texture! Hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous journal pages, amazing colour palette and textures. Off to watch your video, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful striking and vibrant pages! I love the bold statements you create with your art. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be on the Design Team with you over the past few years and glad I can still come by and visit after I leave the team.

Emma Williams said...

These pages are so striking, Sandra and really beautiful...another great design and beautiful work of art! Hugs :)

Anna-Karin said...

This is stunning!! I love all the pink and the bricks.