Hello everyone. Hope the weather where you are is as lovely as the weather we've got at the moment. After days of wild winds and stormy conditions we have got the most glorious sunshine out there at the moment. I had every intention of getting into the garden and putting in some new plants but fate conspired against me because someone lost my garden gloves!! Cannot find them anywhere and I cannot work in the garden without them.
So here I am to show you my latest effort at Art Journalling. I made a double page spread this time. I had intended this to be quite minimallist but got carried away a bit I think.
I used watercolour paper as my base this time. For both sides I just glued on some random strips of paper and a piece of burlap to start off with, gessoed over the top of that and then coloured where I wanted with Distress Inks. Colours used are Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain. I splattered a bit of the Walnut Stain randomly and let it drip. Unfortunately it did bleed a bit but I'm just telling myself that it adds to the 'Arty-ness' of it. LOL!
The chipboard clock is from Imaginarium and was coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and randomly brushed with a bit of gesso. The chipboard stickers are from Cheap as Chips were also lightly brushed with gesso. The bulb is a small typo bulb from Prima.
Stamping was done with Versafine Vintage Sepia and the stamps used are one of the Stained Texture stamps from BoBunny but I have no idea where the diamond shape stamp is from.
The printed clock is a free image from the net and the wording was simply written on plain paper, glued to some pasteboard and inked with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
The page below is basically the same but of course with different elements.
The ruler is from Prima's Engraver Collection and I believe the postcards are from Prima as well but I'm not 1oo% sure. The flourish is from Little Birdie, the small chipboard clock is Imaginarium and the printed clock is another free image from the net. The flourish and the little clock were both coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and lightly brushed with gesso.
The wording was done in the same way as the previous page and the chipboard stickers are also from Cheap as Chips.
I thoroughly enjoyed working on these pages. Got into a heck of a mess but loved every minute of it but now I really need to get back to making my cards and have to leave the Art Journal alone for a while.
Thank you so much to all the lovely people who share their gorgeous works out there so that people like me can be inspired. Love you all!!!!
I also want to thank all the lovely people who leave me such heart warming comments. I love to know what you think and you have all been very generous. Thank you so much!!
Please take care my friends. God Bless!!