I'm back with something a little bit different from cards today - my first page in my art book. I've been so inspired by all the fantastic mixed media creations out there and wanted to join in. I'm not going to call it a journal as all I'm doing in it is playing around with stamps, paints, inks, tapes, papers - anything I fancy trying. There won't be any deep and meaningful journalling from me as this is purely for fun! Whenever I feel the urge to create something just for the sake of it, I'll pull out this little book, (see here for details on the book itself) and just go with it.
For the very first page, I decided to ink up one of my new stamps from Stamping Bella - one of the adorable images from Diane Duda . For the background I tore up some strips of paper from my huge stash of vintage dictionary pages and roughly painted some white gesso over them to adhere them to the page. I used some Dylusions ink sprays, ( London Blue and Bubblegum Pink) and some more white gesso and then stamped my images and coloured with Faber Castell Pitt pens , using a white gel pen for the dots. I added a couple of strips of washi tape just because I love the stuff and voila!!
It was so enjoyable not to have to stress about getting everything perfect for a change! Yes, there are wrinkles in the text paper and the ink smudged slightly on the sentiment stamp but so what? I'm not giving this to anyone so it doesn't matter - it's just for me :)
I would like to submit this to the challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show , Delightful Challenges , Whimsy Stamps, Stampotique , Crafting by Designs and Paper Crafting Journey .
Thanks so much for popping in and a very warm welcome to my newest followers - I really appreciate you coming by :)