Monday, May 20

Let's Art Journal



 Hello Monday, my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Romance, Wedding, Anniversary   Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is: LET'S ART JOURNAL

I pulled out one of my older art journals, two photos my son's girlfriend gave me, some inks, paper and stamps and starting creating...


I began with some ink smooshing. I tried to match ink colors to those in the photos. It's not as easy to lay an art journal into the ink, but just keep repeating the process and you will get there.

I blended in a bit more of the Cadette ink with a small blending brush.  

Then, I added some water splatter, let it sit for half a minute, then lifted with a paper towel. Here is the backgrounds that emerged.  

Next layer in the art journal is some stamped crackle with Mocha ink. 

I added some stamped marks using Tracy Scott's set from Paper Artsy. When you use the same inks, you know it will all come together.  

I trimmed my photos and cardstock, and rounded the corners. I also stamped a trio of hearts that I fussy cut out and popped up.  

 I like to add some writing in my own handwriting, and it's fun to change up the font a bit for more interest. Ben and Kari took Rowan on his first big trip, and they stopped at Lake Erie on the way. 

There is so much love between these two! 

 Here's to many more adventures of Ben and Rown, with thanks to Kari for sharing her photos from the trip. I love these guys!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 

Paper Artsy Tracy Scott TS085 stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background stamp

Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Mocha, Cadette and Citrine inks

Simon Says Stamp Small Blending Brush

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors

Simon Says Stamp Foam Tape

Simon Says Stamp cardstock - Dark Chocolate, Bright Yellow, Sunshine

Spellbinders Corner Rounder

Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer

3M ATG tape

Dylusions 5x8 art journal (similar)

Ranger Mister Bottle

Sakura Black Glaze Pen

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat


So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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