Monday, October 9, 2017

Nature is Beautiful 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 "Not a Card". So anything that's not a card is perfect for this challenge.

This week no card, so that's a good excuse to make an art journal spread instead. This week also no Halloween for this spread, but my favorite theme lately when it comes to art journaling, landscapes. This time a nature landscape. First I started to stamp the wildflowers in black and added some interest with different texture stamps to give the background more depth. To add some real texture, I used the Tiles stencil with Texture Paste. When it was dry I've applied Opal Magic Violet Green paint over it with a Silicone brush What a beautiful shimmer this paint have.


The combination of Opal Magic paint and Infusions is really so beautiful that I keep using it. The way it dries and the gloss and glimmer of the paint makes it an amazing whole. I've applied several colors of Infusions first with Mod Podge that I've mixed with water. When it was dry I've used Infusions with a Sprayer. By keeping the paper moving while drying it with a heat tool will give it that pretty cool effect.


Given the Layered Dragonfly (thanks, Marzena)  3 different colors of Distress Ink and rubbed over it with the Ground Espresso ink pad to color the embossed parts. This time I've used the spray I made of Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum. It's really pretty how the bright colors are muted by the mousse and gives it such a lovely shimmer.


To make the Layered Dragonfly stand out more of the background, I went around it with Black Soot Distress Reinker and a water brush. This gives it a pretty shadow. The same I did with the Handwritten Love word, that I also sprayed with the spray I made out of Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum.




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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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous journal pages Sandra, the whole scene is beautiful! I love the colours and flowers, so pretty and the shimmer is lovely :-)

Lols x x x

ßeulah ßee said...

Your videos (and artwork) are the BEST! Love the fast-motion playback, love watching the decision-making as it unfolds, love the opportunity to see how to work with the products you have chosen. Thank you for sharing so generously!

Catherine said...

Beautiful journal page, Sandra! I love watching your videos and seeing how you put everything together. The colors are so pretty together and I love all the imagery you used in your background. Love cool!

Cathie ♥

Art By Wanda said...

Fabulous spread, Sandra!!!!!!!!

Macarena said...

This is so cool how you build your lanscape colors. I love the "stripes" of different shades making a picture of ground, grass, sky, sand... I love the texture made with the stencil which goes on my wish list. Hugs, Marzena

Tee said...

Wonderful texture and placement! Love your videos, I look forward to seeing your creations form, and the end result!

Stephanie said...

Stunning work, Sandra! I just love the turquoise color and the texture that you build and layer just makes the pages pop so beautifully! : )

Simon Says Stamp!

Linda Kunsman said...

this is so magical- and yes, nature IS beautiful!

simo said...

Such a beautiful journal spread Sandra!!! Love the texture and colors used...just perfect! (Btw...I love Opal Magic paints too!)...Hugs. Simona

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing pages! I loved watching your video too, the background you created with all those stamps adds so much depth to the the page and I love how you used an old plastic card to add the texture paste - genius 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and I had to add the wildflower stamp set and letter labels to my wish list 😀. Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! J 😊

Maura said...

Amazing pages, Sandra! I love how you repeat the blocks design with embossing and stamping. It works great with the dragonfly. Beautiful colors!! hugs, Maura

Emma Williams said...

This has to be one of my favourite projects from you Sandra...I just love everything about it and the colour palette, is just divine! Wonderful work, as always... Hugs :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is a remarkable piece! The subtle way that you blended the colors and incorporated so many background shapes takes a lot of talent. I feel like this piece really speaks to me and I adore the way you combined the graphic elements like squares with the florals. SO beautiful!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

WOW!! love your color combination! Every week you fascinate me with some awesome and cool color combination that always entertain and inspire me!!
Love to see the way you create! Thank you for always sharing with us the process of your creations! xx

Kath Stewart said...

this is so beautiful Sandra, loving all the textures, layers and beautiful colours but hey no washi tape...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love these fabulous journal pages, Sandra. I always love the beautiful texture and color scheme you created. Stunning! :)

Barbara said...

Amazing pages! Love so much the textures, beautiful work! barbara

UplayOnline said...

Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend!


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