When I saw the challenge prompt this week I knew I was going to be using the chipboard shape I got off Hazel for her circle journal. So I grabbed some bits from the box and made this card …
And of course I stuck the video on …
Enjoy watching the process.
Three more cards from the massive stash of gelli plate playtime finished off… This time I decided to use the ones I had stamped with the castle and the one I had stamped with the row of houses. Both of these are claritystamp images.
So first… a couple of birthday cards that I thought would work as masculine cards. This first one I took Sahara Sand cardstock for the base and did a bit of stamping using the World Map stamp. I then added an overlay of vellum that I had embossed with the World embossing plate. I then kept it simple and mounted the topper in the middle with the sentiment heat embossed on the inky background.
The next one I decided bright was best and added a strip of Lemon lime zest cardstock with a piece of dictionary book print torn across the middle. I love the contrast of the old book print against the bright card. I also added a corrugated card embellishments and some thread to finish off.
The house one I decided to add a little more colour to the image and added a pink panel underneath, some pink thread and a pink shiny heart. I then heat embossed the sentiment from Art Journey Stamps and decided that I would also give the house a little extra definition with some glossy accents.
Love how delicate but modern this is.
So three more cards finished… I started with 24 panels and I think that’s 11 done so far! So almost half way!
Hope you are enjoying this little series of cards I am making with the fun gelli plate watercolour backgrounds.
Today I have the six inchies I made for a swap to share. I used fresco finish paints to create the background and then the ArtJourney stamps for the images.
I then grabbed some sentiments from a printed collage sheet that worked for me with the inages and added them. I then finished them off with some wink of Stella on the buildings.
Today I’ve got another video for you … this time of two ATCs I made this weekend from scraps and gifted punched papers.
Check out the process video here…
… and the finished articles which I love are here. Particularly love the treasure gold shine against the mahogany and Green Patina paints. Scrummy!
Also love the turretted castle stamp from ArtJourney.nl … Particularly when stamped on ombre paper like this.
I’ve been a little delayed in keeping up with the Paperartsy challenges but finally caught up this weekend.
Tonight I am sharing the ‘our house’ themed page. I struggled with this but got there eventually.
The background is scrap bits of paper and cardstock off the desk glued down and then gesso over the top. Then I added texture paste through a brick wall stencil across the bottom. And then the word dream across the top.
Once it was dry I added distress stains with ground espresso at the bottom, abandoned coral over the dream and then Mermaid Lagoon for the left hand side. I let it drip for a bit and settle in places and then patted it dry to keep a more subtle colour.
Then I got stuck.
I finally settled on some art journey stamps which are Dutch houses… always a favourite place of mine… and stamped these onto tissue paper and then adhered them along the bottom. As usual I was slightly heavy handed in places but mainly they were ok.
I finished off the page with some random stamping using Tap Tap Tap stamps and Timeless Textures and the word stamps from the art journey set.
Pleased with the end result on this… Finally got there!
Tonight I decided to do a journal page in my Paperartsy challenge journal which is actually in time for joining in with the challenge. I decided to flip the white space on its head and do black space instead. Why? Just because I fancied starting with black gesso and not the usual white.
My pages in the moleskine are starting to get pretty wrinkly now so have to get quite a layer down regardless of what my plan is.
Here it is all wet and shiny…
And dry and matt!
Now what to do with it?
Started with finger painting some white gesso circles… then added some distress crayon.
This was just before I smudged it with water. I ended up with several layers of colour keeping to blues and greens with just a touch of yellow.
Decided to add some stamping in the circles and as I looked through my baskets of stamps I found the ones from Art Journey and knew I wanted to use them to create little peepholes into cities…
So I used just parts of the stamps to create the peepholes and then added the rough outlining with the Indian ink and a paintbrush. I chose the biggest circle for the sentiment.
Next I grabbed a white acrylic pen and added more doodling.
And finally added the splats of white gesso and the theme in the bottom left again in the white acrylic marker.
This was such a simple page to achieve a fab and fun result using partial stamping and keeping significant parts of the page as white (black) space.
You should also go and see what the fab dt have been upto with white space over at the Paperartsy blog.
Yes it is as simple as the title suggests. New stamps needed inking and a quick journal page emerged!
I bought these ArtJourney.nl stamps to remind me of my recent Holland trip. I do so love the architecture of old Dutch city houses.
I repeat stamped the row of houses along the bottom, added the quote, masked off a sun, brushed ink over the sky, used watercolour pens and a water brush to add the colour to the houses, stamped the Darcy birds in the sky. Jobs a good ‘un!