Monday, 11 June 2018

Journal page for Simon Says Stamp Monday

Hi everyone, I hope the weather is still being kind to you!

I am very happy to be back in the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge today!

The new challenge is Anything but a Card

After using bright colours last week I was feeling very upbeat despite the stress of keeping the white part of the pages unmarked!

I felt it was time to get messy again so I started by covering a page in my square journal with Gesso.
To this I added Tim Holtz Distress crayons using colours from sets 1, 2,and 7.  I wet my finger on a dampened sponge and just rubbed and blended, nothing too neat as I was intending adding to it.
Next came Ranger Dylusions sprays Cherry Pie and Vibrant Turquoise and a water spritz
I used them in turn - each time letting them run down the page dabbing and drying with my heat gun - the distress crayons joined in the drippiness!
Next came some stencilling using some sequin waste and a few AALL and Create stencils - the SSS store has a good range of these

I used a Carabelle Studio stamp to add some random letters - just using parts of the stamp over the page - there is a similar one here
I drew some rough circles and cut some rough circles from some card I had dipped into some spritzed Ranger Distress Oxides on my mat - I don't recall which colours!
I stamped the face part of AALL and create 7 by Bipasha BK onto each of the circles - the larger of these had mis stamped part - something on my mat stuck to the stamp, but hey! - embrace imperfection!!! 
It was at this point that I decided I need a little more interest  bottom right, so added some gesso - just handy to grab - through another stencil and rubbed some more Distress Crayon over it.
Now I could add my words, also on Bipasha's set. I wasn't sure how it would stamp onto my page and wanted it to show up so out came my trusty Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform (what a difference this has made to my crafting sessions)
Stamped twice over it stands out beautifully and says exactly what I want this page to represent! I hope it says the same to you!

Don't forget that in entering the challenge you will have a chance to win a voucher to spend at the SSS store and also a chance to be in the spotlight!
I have provided links to the products as I have used them in my post but for a quick link here are the products I used.

Ranger Distress crayons
Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays
AALL and Create stamps and stencils
Ranger Distress Oxides
Carabelle studios Letter stamp
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Thank you so much for looking, Chris


Cath Wilson said...

Great to see the process, Chris - love the page! You must have had so much fun with adding colour and bits to this... it's amazing! Great inky work, with lots of lovely interest... and of course I love the words, lol.

Cath x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous art journalling Chris! the background is beautiful, love the colours and the drips, and the sentiment is perfect, so very true :-)
Hope you had a fabulous time in your van! :-)

Lols x x x

butterfly said...

Fantastic to see you back in the SSS spotlight - and what a beautiful page. The colours and the drippage are gorgeous, and I love the scribbly circles. Look forward to catching up with last week's creation too.
Alison x

Helen said...

loving your page, and well done on your spotlight! thanks for dropping by Kew!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wonderful, wonderful journal page. I'm playing catch-up, and really LOVE how you treated these circles, dear Chris. An overall incredible journal page.

Congrats on your second week at Simon Says.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

I love this page!!! And the message is just on point!

Mrs.B said...

A great page Chris and I loved seeing how you created it, background colours look fabulous.
Avril xx

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - that's an incredible amazing page with those fabulous treated circles! Great to see your process, Chris!
Hugs Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Super page Chris. I love the circles with those glasses and the hint of a face. :) Hugs-Erika

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love this, Chris. I just finished a background that looks a little like your 1st photo. I looked at it and thought, what in the world can I do with this hot stinky mess? You gave me the answer!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page! I loved following along to see how you created it too with all those lovely layers of crayons, ink, stencils, doodles and stamps 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

Maura Hibbitts said...

Beautiful art journal page, Christine! Love the colors and layers of design. hugs, Maura

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful journal page, Christine. The colors and patterns on the background you created are so fabulous. :)

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful journal page, Christine, full of lovely details and layers and the colour palette is just gorgeous! Hugs xx

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful art journal page Chris, love the gorgeous background and how you added the three stamped images along with 3 quotes, hugs kath xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a lovely layout! I love the texture you added to the background and how you dripped and blended those colors so skillfully. I love your process descriptions and am amazed at that technique with the Gesso and Distress crayons! Your work is always inspiring and this is no exception.

Barbara Schiassi said...

What a fabulous background you created! love the colors you used! Great project! barbara