Monday, October 23, 2017

Pretty in Pink art journal with video tutorial and SSS October Card kit card
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Monochrome".

Pretty in Pink is the theme for my art journal spread. My inspiration comes from my team mate Marzena, check out her amazing project here! I started with a lot of stamping work and used my new Stamp Platform. Super cool that there is no limit to the size of the paper.
Anyway, back to business .... After all the stamping work, I've made some texture with the Bricks stencil and Texture Paste, and with the Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die.


With Opal Magic paint Rose-Gold I've applied a base layer. After it was dry, it was time for Infusions, pink colored course: Are You Cherise and Magenta. This as a first layer with Mod Podge mixed with water. The effect was not quite as nice as I had hoped, so I quickly went on with the second layer. Are you Cherise on the top and Magenta at the bottom of the page. The middle also needed something and used a third pink color: Frankly Scarlet.


After everything was dry I started working with the Paper Dolls and the Botanical Layers. The girls got some wings and a sweet dog to keep them company. I mainly colored them with Distress Reinkers. The paper is not really suitable for that .... But I tried to make it work anyway. With Black Soot Distress Reinker I've added a lot of shadow and went over the egdes of the dolls and the dog with Black Soot Distress Crayon.
Using the Stamp Platform with the Lower Block Foam stamps and Black Soot Distress Oxide. I've used the J as a padding for the 2nd T.




In addition, I've made another card. This time with the October Cardkit of Simon Says Stamp. It's not entirely monochrome, but I close enough, rigth...?


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!



Marci said...

Love the pink!

Catherine said...

Your journal pages are gorgeous, Sandra! Love the bright pink colors and the background is amazing as always. The blue card is gorgeous and I love how the pink flower pops against the background color. Amazing!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Hi there! What a pretty in pink journal pages! Love the shades of pink and magenta all aroung and the circles building the texture. What a pity the initial stamping is not visible anymore cause I loved it. The deep blue card is amazing too, love the layout and watercolor background. Hugs, Marzena

Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful spread and card!!!!

Kate Yetter said...

Wow! Your journal page is stunning! I absolutely love those bubbles!!!

Maura said...

Pretty in Pink is awesome! Love the richness of color and textures, Sandra! Card is a wonderful bonus - loved the Nov. kit! hugs, Maura

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely pages! I love all the texture you created in the background and those two little girls with their butterfly wings are adorable 😁. Enjoy your week! J 😊

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are some really beautiful projects! I adore the way you rocked all those shades of pink! What a feast for the eyes! And I loved seeing how you used the October card kit, too.

Billie A said...

I love your work. I love all the elements, stamps and images you use. I have a question. What is the tray you keep your re-inkers in? where did you get it and is there a cover that keeps them from spilling? I like the idea of the re-inker coloring. thank you and thanks for the inspirational videos.

Emma Williams said...

This has such a beautiful depth of colour and I love all the shades of pink, they just come together effortlessly to create a beautiful journal page! Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous in pink would be a better title for this project, love all the texture and detail and the adorable paper dolls...hugs kath xxx

Barbara said...

Sandra love love love to see this bright colors on your works, it's a feast for the eyes! Love your pink palette mixed with black! Superb! barbara

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

I absolutely love this journal spread! love the vibrant pink! it makes me so happy!

Anna-Karin said...

The art journal spread is fantastic Sandra!! I love all that pink and all the wonderful textures. Your card is super pretty too! Hugs!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love these gorgeous journal pages, Sandra. The pink color scheme, the image and texture you created are awesome! :)