Sunday, August 4, 2013

Art journal your inspiration back home!

Hello all!
    I've probably mentioned this before but whenever I feel that I have absolutely no creativity in me at all, I now reach for my little art journal and just sit and play!  There's no pressure to get it all perfect and no rules to follow - just paint, draw, stamp, ink, emboss or do them all together.  I find this really helps me stop stressing over any DT deadlines and I really enjoy playing with the messy stuff too!

                      I havn't been playing in some of my favourite challenges lately due to other non card projects - I'm a bit of a 'Craft Tramp' and will flit from one craft to another, leaving things unfinished when something else catches my eye.  However, I wanted to join in with the latest challenge over at the Stampotique Designers blog which is 'Tags' so I made a tag shape from watercolour paper and began to play.  I'm completely useless at listing the products used but they included Dylusions ink sprays, Faber Castell big brush artist pens, acrylic paints, rub-ons, dictionary paper, punched paper flowers and stars and of course, a Stampotique stamp - this one is called 'Fleur Belle' by Janet Klein.

Thanks for popping in today!

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Linda Palmer said...

It is a darling cover for a fabulous art journal.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

DIANA L. said...

Wonderful card great images
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Penny said...

Really darling tag, Dawn! Looks great against the journal page, too! Love the colors you combined & the fun stamping, image & embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Shea said...

Awesome tag and journal page. Love the various techniques - they really come together to make a beautiful layout. Thanks so much for joining us at CI Paints!

Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

Love your page and tag! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

Unknown said...

Love the colours and stamp

Isobel said...

Great item thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe and good luck x

Sandra said...

I totally get the craft tramp thing, and I too get stump from time to, more like a lot actually!
This is terrific, no more funky really, and I love the colours!
Cheers :)Sandra

Kay Wallace said...

Hi, Dawn! I love your tag, and what a perfect way to frame it!!! Sweet image and gorgeous colors!

Patricia St Martin said...

Amazing Dawn, Love how you applied your inks and those colors look wonderful together
The image is amazing, love the fabulous art journal.
Hugs, Pat

K Clark said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge blog!! Hope to see you join us again… we just started a new challenge today!! Kimberly DT – Paper Munch Designs