Monday, June 11, 2018

Timeless Treasure 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 "Anything but a card".

This time no card but an art journal spread. I don't use my art journal enough, and this challenge was a good time to do a page again. I started to cut up the Botanical Collage Paper and cut it into loose pieces and collage them together again on the page. I did this with Collage Multi Medium I mixed with water.


Then I applied a layer of Gesso to tone down the busy print a bit. To make it more of a whole I stamped with different background stamps. Then I applied color with Distress Oxide. Because the background is botanical, I'm leaning towards the blue and green tones more. It's bit of a habit of me :). I applied some texture with the Old School Alpha stencil and Texture Paste.


Unfortunately, something went wrong with my phone during the next section (I record the videos with my phone). With Infusions I've made the colors more intense and richer. I applied some more contrast along the washi tape and two of the corners with Distress Crayon and along the Paper Doll I worked with an Water Color pencil and a Water Brush. Because there is Gesso underneath it works very nice with water drops, they really give you a great ghosting effect.




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.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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



Beulah Bee said...

Dynamite background!

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful art journalling Sandra, the background is fabulous, love the colours, and the lady and sentiment are perfect, the whole design is stunning! :-)💗

Lols x x x

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Such a gorgeous art journal page! Love to see hwo you created it! The ombre effect is amazing!

Macarena said...

This is lovely! The greens with blues and yellows are amazing, what a fabulous mix! Love the floral background although is almost invisible but I loved to see the process. Great use of infusions, as always. Hugs, Macarena

Maura said...

Wonderful depth of color and design on these pages, Sandra! I think your art journal needs to call out to you more often! hugs, Maura

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful colors and texture you made on the background, Sandra. Such fabulous journal pages! :)

Emma Williams said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning and that background is amazing...this is so, so beautiful Sandra and I just love everything about it! Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

stunning background Sandra, you are a whizz at adding layers of colour without it ending up in mud, hugs kath xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! I love your textures and the way you blend colors never ceases to amaze me. What a great layout with words and focal points that really bring it to life.

Barbara said...

Wonderful pages Sandra! As always your use of colors is stunning! Barbara

williambli92982 said...

There are definitely numerous details like that to take into consideration. That is a great level to carry up. I provide the thoughts above as basic inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where an important factor might be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I'm sure that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Both girls and boys feel the affect of just a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives. best online casino