Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Garden Party 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 Summer Garden. We are also showcasing Paper Artsy Products. So if you have them we'd love to see them in your project.

Summer is the best time to enjoy your garden, the spring flowers are beautiful and a joy to see after the long winter months, but Summer is for sitting out in the sun, having picnics on the grass and enjoying barbecues with family and friends. We can't wait to see what creations you make for this challenge!

For my project, I went for an art journal spread. I'm so happy with the Opal Magic Paint Alchemy, that I got the Rose Gold color too. I've applied it as the first layer with the Mixed Media Silicone Brush. Then I stamped over it with the Paper Artsy JM16 and EM17 stamps. I so love those funky style stamps.



With the Distress Crayons set 1, I've colored stamps. I actually didn't do much other than just applying the color. No fancy technique, just coloring with them.  It's amazing how the Crayons look on top of the Opal Magic Paint. So nice and bright. With the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers stamp set I made the JM16 look more like flowers for the Summer Garden.


The flamingo is part of the garden party(thanks Marzena!). It's a die from Simon Says Stamp in collaboration with Kelly Purkey from a while back. Unfortunately, this die is no longer available, but there are plenty of other amazing flamingo dies available at Simon Says Stamp!



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!



Catherine said...

Beautiful pages for your art journal, Sandra! I love watching the process in your video and how you colored the flowers with distress crayons. The addition of the flamingo was perfect!

Cathie ♥

crafts said...

Hi have where did your get those stamps . I love art journaling page . ☺ Melissa Sherman .

butterfly said...

Love those JOFY flowers, all bright and breezy against the funky black accents and textures - this is so cool, especially the fabulous big lettering.
Alison x

Barbara said...

SAndra this is magical! Love the contrast you created with black background and colorful flowers!!!!Wonderful pages! BArbara

Sandy said...

This is my absolute favorite Sandra - WOW. I am not really artsy fartsy but this hit the bell for me - a real winner. Your Flamingo is fabulous! And I really enjoyed your video - am amazed at what you see and how you created it -- fabulous!!!!
I see you have caught Alison's eye - now that is a BIG compliment!
Indeed, this is a wonderful spread and I could not love it more. I only wish I could come and visit you and take private lessons!!
Sandy xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the flamingo!!! So fun! Great pages!

Macarena said...

This is beautiful! I love the fresh vibrant colors broken with black strong details. I love the final coverage with lots of blaaaaack paste. I'm not this brave... Great video as always and longeeeer - this is the best :-) Great placing of flamingo! It was created to be there! Hugs, Marzena

Maura said...

Oh my, those flowers are so fun, Sandra! Love your art journal page, and it really is a summer showcase. I love seeing how you take stamps and create with them, sometimes I don't see what I would do with them, and then you show me! thanks

maria f. said...

What fun! That flamingo really steals the show, though the Paper Artsy flowers are super sweet!

Kath Stewart said...

stunning art journal pages rocked the PaperArtsy stamps...hugs kath xxx

Sandra said...

Sandy, you're the sweetest! You're so kind with your comments! I wish you could come here, you're more than welcome! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

Love, love, LOVE these pages and that flamingo is just the perfect finishing touch...wonderful work, Sandra! Hugs :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great piece! I adore those wonderful whimsical flowers! The colors are fantastic and I like how they pop out from the black background!

Anna-Karin said...

This journal page is so beautiful Sandra!! I love the flamingo, and the fabulous fun flowers. Gorgeous colours!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your journal pages are so beautiful! The colors and texture are gorgeous! :)