Monday, January 17

Insects and Birds




Hello Monday my friends! Welcome back to our newest challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - INSECTS AND BIRDS. Yes, let's get into a nature theme this week, even if it is frigid and snowy outside...we can dream of warmer weather.

SPECIMEN 31
A trio of boys out on a nature adventure looking for unusual insects...looks like they've found some!


I began by scraping several colors of paint across the pages of the media journal. The heavy watercolor papers allow for a lot of texture. I ran a band of gold across the pages and scraped it vertically with the silicone brush. 


Next, I added a layer of teal ink, misted it and let it run up and down the pages.


Once everything was dry, I stamped a bit of lettering into the background.


Next layer up is a bit of stenciling in 3 random areas with the stencil and Umber paint.


I went through my Group paper dolls, and when I saw these 3 boys, I knew they were the ones for the page. They look like they enjoy the outdoors and nature, so who better to go on an insect hunt, right? Plus, it reminds me of the adventures my sons would go on, looking for everything from rocks to salamanders. Looks like these two have caught a giant ladybug!


I added a bit of detail to the funky insects with a white pen. 


Looks like they are holding down another giant bug!


I stamped specimen 31 onto this page with these funky insects.


Well, I had a lot of fun with these Funky Insects in my art journal. Now, it's your turn! Come join the fun with us this week. Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp are offering a $25 shopping voucher!



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The birds and insects are flying around, so be sure to see how the design team has captured them this week!


 

Monday, January 10

Simon Says:Transport It




Hello Monday my friends! Welcome back to our challenge for this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - TRANSPORT IT.

 I thought, why stick to Earth transport, let's go "out of this world" and head into space! A space ship heading to the Moon or beyond, dogs and owls flying in space, moons and planets and stars expanding ever outward as they are transported on their journey through the universe. The space frontier is open for transport!


I began by doing some lovely ink smooshing with Simon's Pawsitively Saturated inks. The moon mask is in place.


Now for the second mask, and some Hickory Smoke to create the Moon. A bit of ink snuck under the mask the first time, but we will make it work...maybe a cloud.


I used the Code stencil and inked bits of it around the edge of my piece to create a border.


Before I added any collage bits, I added gold and white dots, some stars, and a few black bubbles. Then, I added some dimension with the Liquid Pearls.


I also added a bit of gold detail to the collage pieces...aren't these darn cute from Art by Marlene?


More detail...



I hope you've enjoyed being transported to my whimsical journey into space, I know I had fun making this.
Don't let anyone clip your wings this year!


Now it's your turn to create something with our Transport It theme and join the fun! Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp are offering a $25 shopping voucher, and the team loves to spotlight our favorites.

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Be sure to check out the awesome makes from the design team! Have a great week!


 

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