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I created this art journal page for a challenge over at Scrap mixers.  The challenge was to define scrapmixing using six different patterned papers.

Scrapmixers Challenge #1

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  • to create the back ground I sprayed three different colors of dylusions  inkspray.  then added some water to mix and blotted with a paper towel
  • then i used a stencil to spray water through to remove some of the ink
  • I built up layers of texture by spraying through three diferent stencils with the same color of spray
  • I used matte medium to adhere the patterned papers.
  • For some additional texture I added some transparent texture paste with a Tim Holtz stencil.  then layered tissue paper over it and adhered with the matte medium
  • I stamped several image on the background using archival ink.
  • The girl at the bottom is my daughters artwork printed on thin cardstock and adhered with matte medium
  • The title was create with stickers, pen and diecuts.
  • I used a prima finnabair stamp to create a border around the edges
  • For some added dimension I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Heidi Swapp gold art screen ink

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my artwork.  I love comments so please let me know what you think.  Also head on over to scrapmixers and give this challenge a try!

IMG_2231Can I tell you a secret? I’m a little intimidated by gorgeous flower layouts.  Not sure why.  Maybe it’s some darkness in my soul but I never feel mine come out all that great.  That’s why I approached these photos of the gorgeous Washington D.C. cherry blossoms with trepidation.  In order to stall a little I cut every cherry blossom diecut file on my cricut explore.  Then I played with painting them, still not happy.  So as i final resort I dusted off my stamp drawer labeled “floral”.  I’m not kidding, there was an inch thick layer of dust on the handle. the the skies cleared and the angels sang and these amazing Technique Tuesday stamped jumped out! (disclaimer, this is not my photo.  I was too lazy to take a pic of my set so i stole it off ye old interweb).  flower stamps

The phenomenal little set allows you to stamp the image in color and then go back and create the outline.  Brilliant, no?!?!?  First i stamped a bunch of stems with Distress ink in walnut stain.  Then I dug out three different colors of pink distress ink and just stamped away. I stamped each color three times before reinking (a technique called generation stamping, I believe.  Then did the same with the outline in fossilized amber distress ink.  I wasn’t careful at all with the outline.  Just got it in the general area of each flower.  I still don’t love flower layouts but i kind of dig how this came out.

 

To add a little more interested I stamped a couple of different textures over the flowers.  to do this I used Tim Holtz mixed media stamps and the fossilized amber ink.  I inked the stamps without giving much care to covering the images completely.  Then stamped off one impression so that when I added the image to my layout it was alot lighter.

For dimension I added some white on white flowers to the layout using texture paste and a stencil.  Finally I inked sanded the edges of my photos and arranged them coming off the pages and trimmed them to fit the paper..  I just love how this technique looks and it’s kind of become my signature.

My journaling block is also a stamp.  I believe it’s from Impression Obsession.  I left some room because I knew I wanted to include my title.

For the “blossoms” part of the title i did the generational stamping with the same colors as the cherry blossoms.  The “cherry” part is a ctmh stamp set.

To finish it off I layered some of my diecut blossoms over the journaling block and my stamped flowers. The splatters were done using watered down ink and the Tim Holtz Splatter brush-A nifty little tool I never thought i’d use but ended up loving.

As alway,. thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog.  I love comments so please leave me some.

 

This is a project we’ve been working on in my design class.  we took photocopied images and extended them off the page so that all the images connect.  The theme of mine is timeless beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next are some pics from Tyler’s boy scout meeting.  It was nice to meet the leader (thanks for taking the initiative) and the other parents.  It was also nice to reconnect with Lori, Hunter’s mom.  The boys made a scrapbook page.  The pictures came out kind of funky but I was too tired to take good ones.  click on pictures to enlarge.

Wow, that a mouthful of a challenge.  Anywho, here’s my version. I’m still trying to use stamps on every layout.  For this one I used CTMH and sassafras Lass stamps for the title.  On the second page I used a ctmh stamp on the photo.

Here’s the original sketch.  I stuck to it pretty closely.

Lacking inspiration

Posted: July 7, 2008 in Uncategorized
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I really want to scrap the photos from my daughters Pigfest event at her school.  Why Pigfest you might ask.  Well, apparently they were reading Charlotte’s Web and the 2nd grade tachers thought this was a great idea.  It was alot of fun but the pictures didn’t come out great and I have a hard time scrapping flannel and country.  Add to it that my scrap desk is a shambles and the kids are home for the summer and bored.  Leads to a not so inspirational day