Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Stampscape cards - first 4 scenes

Four stampscape cards on ordinary inkjet glossy photo paper (tropical card and ducks card), Ranger specialty matt coated paper (bats card) and Ranger glossy paper (blue lake card).

Because I don't have the great paper Kevin Nakagawa use in his video lessons, these cards started as a paper test for different papers I have in my stash - how easily or hardly they take the dye inks. Then I decided to use them also for stamping. The scenes were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and/or Ranger Black soot archival ink.

It was not too easy I need to say, because on all of them the ink dries pretty quickly, so it is not easy to achieve nice blends of colors as Kevin does. I found out, that Versamark ink is a very helpful, especially for inkjet photo paper, because as a first  clear layer it fill the paper a bit and helps to other inks to stay longer on the surface of the paper so they can be moved and mixed better.

When the ink layers were dry (I used a heat tool) I stamped the scenes in black colors. Unfortunately even if I tried, none of the images was stamped perfectly solid and opaque and drying with my heat tool also did not helped - somehow it caused that black become a quite dull. So I used black Pigma Micron pens and Memento marker to fill the gaps and make black more black again :0).  For white details I used a white Sakura gelly roll pen. It works perfectly. And the clouds on the green card were just painted with a white Pitt artist pen (India ink) and just smudged with fingers before they dry completely (also this ink dries fast).

Next time I will definitely try a reverse order - first stamping and then coloring. But I thing that these cards was an experiment and I learned a lot, so the goal was achieved :0)

And here they are, 4 cards, 4 scenes and 4 moods... Thank you for stopping by, have a nice day and I'll be glad when you let me know which card do you like the most :0)...

6.8.2017 Stamscape cards - Tropical sunset, Blue lake, Duck rest and Night of bats...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Stampscape art journal page - Starlight

Starlight- art journal page in Canson Mix Media middle art book - 17 x 25 cm (cca 6.5" x 10")

A long time ago I discovered the art of scenic stamping, when I found the youtube educational videos of Stampscapes.com. I believe that a scenic stamping is not anything new in the creative world, but Kevin Nakagawa's style is beautiful and inspiring, based on his own line of detailed stamps which can be use for "seamless" stamped scenes and I really recommend to visit his page. 

Recently I decided to buy some of his stamps and here is my first attempt with this technique :0) I used Distress and Memento inks,  Distress markers, white gel pen and black liner pens. 

1.8.2017 Stampscape 1 - Starlight

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Scrap art journal 4 - Dragonflies

"Dragonflies" - 4th page in my Scrap art journal series (square 28 x 28 cm /cca 11" x 11").

The journey out of my comfort zone continues :0)...
This time I wanted to transform the scrap papers in a new way. The original paper was brown with colored dots. I embossed it with an embossing folder and carefully used a darker brown Distress ink over the page. The ink hit the embossed parts mostly, so the new leaves design has nicely appeared. I used the same technique with the green scrap paper, which I cut in squares then and framed with brown Distress ink.
Newly I also used a cotton rag paper, which is a rough hand made paper from India and it's very firm and beautifully textured. I used it for the moon (together with a silver foil leafing technique) and the maple leaves. Although I used a lot of liquids on those elements, the texture of the paper is still there and I love it a lot.

The dragonflies were stamped on a transparency with Staz-On ink and colored from the reverse side with a green alcohol marker. For the silver shine on the wings I used a silver Krylon pen - again from the reverse side, so the black stamping is still visible. I tried to use just a thin layer of the silver pen, so the wing are a bit transparent at the end.
Leaves were stamped on the colored cotton rag paper with silver pigment ink and embossed with Ranger detail silver embossing powder. And the white-silver string was over-painted with silver Distress paint.
As I final touch I used the silver and gold mirrored stars all over the background - after all, it is a night scene still, right? :0)

Thank you again for stopping by, have a great days and "see" you next time :0)

15.7.2017 Scrap art journal 4 - Dragonflies

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Scrap art journal 3 - Bubbles

"Bubbles" - third page in my Scrap art journal series (square 28 x 28 cm /cca 11" x 11").

For this page I've chosen the same pattern paper with stripes and the same Bloom girl from Prima Marketing as for my previous "Tell him..." scrap journal page.
I tried to transform this paper a bit differently with help of Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil, Peeled paint, Ground espresso and Black soot Distress inks. Then I created the bubbles with white gesso and white Caran d'Ache Neocolor 11 water soluble wax crayon. The rest is just stamping with black archival ink and coloring with white acrylic paint marker and black india ink marker. For the girl I used my alcohol markers again. 
This page could be the sister of the previous one, but I'm very happy, how different they are :0)

Thank you again for stopping by, enjoy your crafty days and "see" you next time :0)

11.7.2017 Scrap art journal 3 - Bubbles

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Art journal page with photo tutorial - Two worlds (entry for Chocolate baroque Spring art competition 2017)

Today I want to show you my entry for Chocolate baroque Spring art competition 2017 - art journal page Two worlds (square 29 x 29 cm / cca 11,5" x 11,5").

This page is about the meeting of two worlds - on and under the surface - when the sea creatures discovered something unusual for them - the boat in the bottle sunk on the ocean bottom :0)

I used two patterned papers and changed them with the use of stamping resist with acrylic glazing medium and a few blue colors of Distress ink pads to reveal the pattern of the stamp and mimic the sun light rays under the water. 
I colored the sea creatures with Distress markers and created the bottle from two layers of acetate sheet. For the stopper I used a piece of selfadhesive cork sheet. 

For the stamping I mixed a few of the Chocolate baroque stamp sets, mainly Steampunk Funky Fish and Steampunk Sea World, a nice flower stamp from October Fairy, coral reef and quote from Seaside Dreams, grass from Awesome orchids, the birds from Landscape Edges, texture from sand from Texture Fragments and finally water texture for background from Harlequin Fragments.  It seems to bee a lot of stamps, but in fact if was not so much and they matched together perfectly :0)

It was a great pleasure and a big fun to use these stamps again an you can find the photo tutorial bellow :0)

Thank you for stopping by, have a nice day and see you next time :0)

14.6. 2017 - Two worlds

1. used stamp sets

2. stamp all the elements

3. cut them out

4. first "how it could be" assemblage...

5. background acrylic medium resist - original papers and the result after stamping, drying and over-coloring with Distress ink. Colors reveal the stamp pattern.
Before stamping I spread a thin layer of the medium on the acetate sheet with a brush and then stamped the stamp into it and on the paper. After finishing is really necessary to clean the stamp  immediately and completely with (soapy) water before the medium will dry on it and ruin it. Medium (wet or dry) is clear an almost invisible on the paper, so only the coloring will reveal it, but the page needs to be completely dry before that.

6. background stripes assemblage. Some parts are over-colored again with Distress ink.

7. background stripes glued together for final layout

8. creating a light rays on the background with darker Distress inks.

9. two acetate sheets cutted in the bottle shape according to the hand made paper template. Upper sheet colored from inner side with grey alcohol markers to create the ilusion of the clear glass.  Bottle stopper cutted from selfadhesive cork sheet and stamped.

10. acetate bottle - first assemblage. The paper waves are torned out from the rest of the background papers. The boat and stopper are between the two acetate sheets.

11. second "how it could be" assemblage...

12. coloring of the elements

13. framing the colored pieces with black alcohol marker. It helps with the dimmension of these pieces on the layout.

14. final assemblage before framing on the white cardstock

15. final art journal page Two worlds :0)

Scrap art journal 2 - Tell him...

"Tell him..." - second page in my Scrap art journal series (square 28 x 28 cm /cca 11" x 11").

This time I've chosen one pattern paper with stripes and combined it with gold round paper plate from my birthday cake and some stamping :0) I used one of the Prima Marketing Bloom girls stamp and a crystal stamps from Spellbinders.  For the stamping on the gold-foil plate I used black Staz-On ink, for the rest Memento ink and alcohol markers and a gold acrylic marker.  

Thank you again for stopping by and "see" you next time :0)

7.7.2017 Scrap art journal 2 - Tell him...

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Scrap art journal 1 - Turtles

"Turtles" - first page in my Scrap art journal series. It is a return to my big square 28 x 28 cm (cca 11" x 11") pages and a beginning of my personal challenge. I have no idea how long this journey will be, but this is the first step :0)

Point is, that I have a lot of patterned papers I don't like. It's quite normal, I thing. You buy some paper pad, but not every single page is your favourite one and you know, that these left over papers you will probably not use...maybe never. So I decided to use these paper "scraps" and transform them into something more pleasant to me, preferably art journal pages.
I feel this decision very challenging and I hope, this will last for some time and I will use as many of these "outsiders" as possible ,0)

For my first page I've chosen two papers connected with aqua color, although one had was very busy pattern and second one very simple. Then I used The Crafters Workshop stencils for a sea grass, the turtles and shells, some of them with Tim Holtz white texture paste and white and black acrylic markers. The seashells are also colored with gold acrylic marker and turtle shells with green Pitt artist pens and gelatos. To make the turtle shells glossy I used Triple thick glossy glaze from Deco art.

I'm very surprised with the outcome, it is better than I hoped, so I will definitely continue this journey :0)

Thank you for stopping by and "see" you next time :0) And if you would like to leave me your comment I would appreciate it a lot :0)

5.7.2017 Scrap art journal 1 - Turtles

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Art journal page - I feel great

"I feel great" - art journal page in Canson Mix Media middle art book - 17 x 25 cm (cca 6.5" x 10")

Just a simple page with a mixed Distress inks and Distress oxides background. I used Salty ocean, Mermaid lagoon and Tumbled glass Distress inks - put them on my craft sheet, sprayed with water and dipped the paper in it. Then I layered Broken china and Faded jeans Distress oxides over it with the same technique. As a final layer I used Hero arts Unicorn white pigment ink stamped with the cloud stamps from Katzelkraft. I wanted more natural sky, so I spritzed the page with water and carefully let the pigments mixed horizontally. The final result was very good :0) Nevertheless I used white acrylic gesso to define the top of the clouds more. I also cut the top parts of the clouds from the paper, so I can place my fish also behind them :0)
All these cute fish are from Chocolate baroque steampunk themed stamp sets and I colored them with Tombow Dual brush pens and Distress markers and framed with Faded jeans colour. Finally I added white shading with a colored pencil and Sakura Souffle gel pen.

My quote - a short poem - reflects the feelings of the day and in English could be approximately like this:
"I feel great, it's not a dream,
like a fish in water stream.
What's the water? Who knows it ever?
I might even float in heaven...

Have a very happy day and thanks for stopping by :0)

27. 6. 2017 I feel great

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Art journal page - African moments

"African moments" - black and white vs. colors art journal page (cca 22 x 34 cm / 8,5" x 13,5").

I started with black and white background - simple 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping of a few Sheena Douglass and Darkroom door stamps with Ranger black archival ink on a white cardstock - one page with elephants oriented to the right side and one with giraffes going to the left. Then I cut the pages in stripes, defined the edges with Distress black ink pad and placed them in a collage on a black cardstock, together with white ribbon stripe and black filmstrip die cut in the middle. Because I love this background so much, there are also some pictures of this process ...

Then I cut 3 postal frames from black cardstock, put the white cardstock pieces in them and stamped my African sunset scene. I also stamped 3 extra trees on a white cardstock and glued them on the black cardstock for extra dimension. For my quote I used Tim Holtz smaller alphabet stamp. I colored all this elements with Distress inks - Scattered straw, Mustard seed, Spiced marmalade, Rusted hinge, Vintage photo, Tumbled glass and Broken china. Finally I added a few highlights with a white gel pen and a shading around the focal points with smudged black pastel pencil.

My goal for this page was a combination of black and white background with colorful focal points and it was pleasant experiment and surprisingly challenging. Maybe you will like the outcome as much as I do :0)

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time :0)

20. 6. 2017 African moments

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Art journal page - Gallery Of Roses

"Gallery Of Roses" -  double page from a small Dylusions journal (cca 20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10").

I played with a background a little bit, I sprayed through a Tim Holtz Floral stencil with Dylusions Ground coffee spray, let it dry and over spray the page with Dylusions Lemon zest and Pure sunshine sprays. On the dry page I then use another Tim Holtz stencil - Dot fade - with Lemon zest Dylusions paint. Acrylic paint is still visible, even on the places where I stamped Kaisercraft medallions and silhouettes stamps with black archival ink.

U die cut the frame from ordinary paper, scanned it with my Scan-n-Cut machine, re-sized it a bit (I needed it bigger and a slightly narrower) and cut it with the machine from the cardstock. The final frame is painted with the black Dylusions paint and "dry brushed" with Viva Inka gold wax (Old gold color).
The background of the frame is again the black painted cardstock with gold embossed letters. For the ornaments I used Versamark ink and gold Pan pastel brushed over it. Central picture is a die cut oval painted with yellow Dylusions paints and sprays and a silhouette die painted with black Dylusions paint.

Finally I embossed the roses stamps from Studio Light with black embossing powder, cut them out and colored with yellow and green Color Burst powder pigments. The embossed lines make a nice boundaries for this watercolor coloring.

This page is also my entry for a Simon Says Stamp new Wednesday challenge: Anything goes. You can visit it here.

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time :0)

30. 4. 2017 Gallery Of Roses

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Playful journal page 16 - Phoenix and Dragon

Phoenix and Dragon - an art journal page inspired with Chinese decor :0)
According to the Chinese mythology the Phoenix was a symbol of the Empress and the Dragon with five fingers belonged to the Emperor. For a long time a yellow color was reserved for a monarch and in the Chinese culture has a very important meanings still. 

For the background I used one of Spellbinders Medallion dies. I cut it 6 times and glued the decor on the page. Then I covered all the page with the black Dylusions paint and highlighted the medallions with an Old gold metallic wax (Inka gold) from Viva Decor.
I painted white cardstock with Calypso teal Dylusions paint, stamped the clouds with clear Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I teared two stripes off it and used the same gold wax on the edges.
On the white cardstock sprayed with Lemon zest and Pure sunshine Dylusions sprays I stamped the Phoenix and the Dragon, again with Versamark, and embossed them with the gold embossing powder. I used one of my label dies to cut them out. The same technique I used for the coins, which were stamped on the white cardstock painted with the mix of Pure sunshine and Calypso teal Dylusions sprays (they mix in a beautiful range of greens).
At the end I painted a brown ribbon with the gold wax and fastened the coins on it with a small pieces of wooden skewer painted with a black Dylusions paint. All stamps I used for this page are from two very nice sets from Local King rubber stamps.

Because I used a limited range of colors, the whole page is nicely consistent and with the all gold accents looks really beautiful.

If you like the page too, feel free to leave me a comment. Thank you for stopping by, have a nice days and see you next time :0)

21.4.2017 Playful art journal page 16 - Phoenix and Dragon

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Art journal page - Night talk

"Night talk" - art journal page in Canson Mix Media middle art book - 17 x 25 cm (cca 6.5" x 10")

I wanted to try Viva Decor Ferro texture paste in Steel color. It looks so nice on this black background and has a great shine, although it is not much visible in the picture :0).
I covered the page with Black marble Dylusions paint and used two metal wisteria stencils, Clarity stamp alphabet stencil and The Crafter's workshop dotted stencil with the paste.

Then I stamped moon with stars and one of the Tim Holtz crazy birds and a new awesome Dylusions dog with white Dylusions paint. Because I stamped it on the white paper covered with black Dylusions acrylic paint, white color turned into lilac. If I would stamped it directly on a black cardstock it would stay white.
For the white highlights and text I used Sakura Souffle gel pen, it dries bright white and is a bit dimensional.

It is a simple page, but I really like the outcome and the texture :0)

10. 4. 2017 Night talk

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Creative weekend 8 - "Spring wind"

Spring wind - an art journal page in Seawhite hardbound 7.5"x7.5" (ca. 20x20 cm) journal.

Pastel colors background created with a few stencils (Tim Holtz) and stamps (Crafter's Companion) using Tsukineko VersaMagic Dew Drops chalk inks and stencil brushes. Some brushes I used were from Clarity stamps and some just no-named, but the same shape, cheaper brushes from hardware store. The results are the same - very nice :0) For this page I was inspired by Sari Hänninen's recent stenciling technique shown in the second half of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcPliZiM6Sw&t=61s.

The final background reminds me a mosaic floor, so I wanted to stay mostly 2D with my page. I used Tim Holtz Kraft-core gold metallic cardstock to die cut my letters (Memory Box) and a compass (Cheery Lynn) and white cardstock for my feathers (Simon Says Stamp) which I colored with the same VersaMagic chalk inks used on the background. Only the feathers I wanted more dimensional, so I used a bigger blobs of 3D matte gel to glue them down and the gel does a really great job :0)

Have a nice spring days and thanks for stopping by :0)

4. 4. 2017 Spring wind

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Art journal page - (Everything you dream of) it is this way

"(Everything you dream of) it is this way" -  double page from small Moleskine journal (cca 21 x 26 cm / 8" x 10").

Firstly I stamped the sign stamp with white Distress paint all over the page and let it dry. Then I used Distress ink pads and mixed Worn Lipstick, Seedless preserve and Mermaid lagoon with blending tool. It is easy and smooth background with some splotches of water, although I need to say, that my Moleskine journal paper does not react with water so nicely as other papers I use e.g. Dylusions cardstock, because it lifts too much color of the page and can damage the paper. So I dried carefully all the page with a paper towel and heat tool and covered the splotches with another layer of the same distress inks. Then they are still lighter than original color, but nicely blended in the rest of the background.

I used dies with ordinary black cardstock to cut out the greenery (Kaisercraft) and birds (Tim Holtz) and  Moleskine journal paper for the moon with stars (Tim Holtz).  An arrow was just drew on the black cardstock and cut out with scissors.
Stars and moon were then dabbed with white paint and salty ocean Distress ink and around the edges I used black marker, so they stand out more. Finally there is a layer of clear Wink of stella on them for a gentle shimmer, which is unfortunately not visible on the picture. I used it also on the edges of the birds and greenery, just as a touch of "starry and moon light" :0)

I wanted the stars to be more dimensional, so I used a ball point tool on the back sides to curve them a little bit and in the middle I put a bigger blob of 3D heavy matte gel from Prima. It is a strong glue, dries in the shape and keep them dimensional. It's very nice feeling when you touch the page :0)
For a sign I used black archival ink and the same stamp as in the background, for a quote I the tiny letter stickers from Prima and for the white details a Sakura gel pen.

And it's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time :0)

28. 3. 2017 (Everything you dream of) it is this way

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Distress oxides first look - backgrounds and stamped tags

This weekend I opened my new Distress oxide inks. I tried them a bit, just to know how they look like alone, in the combination with traditional Distress inks or stamped and misted.  So I made just a few small tags.

They are nice to play with, I need to say, although if you want to make a nice combo of Distress inks and Distress oxides, it is better to be a careful with the oxides. Too much oxides can hide the vibrant colors of Distress inks and make all background too dull. And also some oxides seem to be stronger than others e.g. brown ones, so put pink oxide over the larger spot of brown one is a bit difficult, after water mist pink oxide kind of soaked into the brown one and disappeared. But maybe I need just try more :0)

And for the water mists I prefer older Ranger Mister bottle to a newer Distress Sprayer one, because with the mister you have a better control over the water amount and it is really just the water mist and no big droplets of water, so oxides start to shine but they don't bleed too much (for me, this is important when I stamp with oxides).

But mostly (and with a bit of practice) they make a very nice and unusual backgrounds and I really love the combo with Distress inks. The contrast of the matte and bright colors is incredible and sooooo nice :0)

So here they are - the first tags I made, for more detailed look open every image in a new tab:

1) Distress inks and Distress oxides combo: 
a) fist tag is Broken china Distress oxide over Mustard seed and Spiced marmalade Distress inks 
b) second tag Fossilized amber, Spiced marmalade and Vintage photo Distress oxides over Salty ocean and Mermaid lagoon Distress inks

2) combo and mix:
a) first tag is a combo of Broken china and Vintage photo Distress oxides over Mustard seed and Spiced marmalade Distress inks
b) second one is a pure Distress oxides mix - Fossilized amber, Mustard seed and Broken china distress oxides

3) Distress oxides mix: 
a) first tag Broken china, Wilted violet and Faded jeans Distress oxides 
b) second tag Worn lipstick, Wilted violet and Faded jeans Distress oxides

4) stamping with Distress oxides on white and kraft cardstock. Both sprayed with water more times - sprayed, dry with heat tool, sprayed, dry, sprayed, dry... .0). Bleeding of the blue colors on the kraft cardstock is not much visible, after the paper is dry.
a) Vintage photo and Walnut stain Distress oxides on the white tag 
b) Broken china and Faded jeans Distress oxides on the kraft cardstock 

5) background of all this tags made with Wild honey, Vintage photo and Ground espresso Distress inks and images are stamped over with 
a) Faded jeans Distress oxide (tulips) and Pumice stone Distress oxide (crackled pattern). I also covered this tag with liquid gloss acrylic medium, so all colors are more vibrant and have more depth - the tag resemble a glass tile. 
b) Broken china Distress oxide
c) Worn lipstick Distress oxide
Every tag is misted with water more times till the dye part of oxides started to bleed into the background colors. Especially on the third tag the Worn lipstick made a nice darker pink halo effect around the stamped image. On other two tags I used a glue stick and gold foil on the borders.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Art journal page - You can sail and you can fly...

"You can sail and you can fly, under water, in the sky" - another small journal double page from Dylusions journal (cca 20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10").

When I started with my previous journal page (London bridge), I didn't want to waste the beautiful Dylusions inks I sprayed for my background, so I pushed another double journal page against the first one and transferred the excess ink to it. As you can see, these inks are so strong that even this second page is as vibrant as the first one  :0)

So here is again a background with Bubblegum pink, Crushed grape and Calypso teal and some water droplets. I made an easy pattern with Black marble Dylusions paint and two stencils (The Crafter's workshop and Joggles) making also some circles and stamped most of the stamps from a new Layering marble stamp set (Waffle Flower) with Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum planet pigment ink around the page. For more dimension I shaded the circles with Distress Hickory smoke and Picket fence inks.

Stamps (Chocolate baroque boat and Carabelle studio origami birds and fish) are colored with Dylusions inks in waterbrushes. They were cut with white border and glued on a second (slightly bigger) black cardstock layer for more depth. White-silver string was strengthen with mate acrylic medium, so it holds its shape better and a white gel pen was used for highlights. Quote was printed on a small label printer machine.

This page is also my second entry for a Simon Says Stamp new Monday challenge: Transport it which you can visit it here and also the first entry for their Wednesday challenge: Anything goes here.

It seems that it is difficult to stop, when you start to play with Dylusions colors :0)

23. 2. 2017 You can sail and you can fly, under water, in the sky

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Art journal page - London bridge

After a very looong time a new journal page out of the bounded journal book - a double page taken out from small Dylusions journal (cca 20 x 25 cm / 8" x 10").  It is so nice to have the freedom of the separate sheet of paper again. I need to admit, that working in the bounded book can be sometime a little bit limiting for me. I absolutely enjoyed all the sprays I used this time :0)

So here it is - Dylusions sprays background with Bubblegum pink, Funky fuchsia and Calypso teal and some water droplets. Then I used Black soot Distress ink pad and Carabelle studio stencil and on the bottom of the page Black marble Dylusions paint with older The crafter's workshop stencil. London double-decker buses are stamped with Dylusions Postbox red spray and Distress Candied apple ink. I cut them out with white border and then glued on the black cardstock which I cut out again, so they have both white and black border. It makes them pop up more on this colorful page. The buses, Big Ben tower, an emblem and London are from the same stamp set (Paper Wizard). Rope is a small stamp from Kaisercraft  and the cards are just real playing cards :0) And this time I used a nice script stamp set from Echo park. Unfortunately there are no upper-case letters for these lower-case ones. White highlights are made with a gel pen.

This page is also my entry for a Simon Says Stamp new Monday challenge: Transport it. You can visit it here.

I really enjoyed creating this page and I love its double meaning....I hope you will like it too :0)

21. 2. 2017 London bridge

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Creative weekend 7 - "A fashion moment"

A fashion moment - an art journal page in Seawhite hardbound 7.5"x7.5" (ca. 20x20 cm) journal.

Simple two colors watercolor background in pink and violet with pattern of ferns (Inkadinkado stamp) stamped with clear Versamark ink all over the page and covered with silver Pan pastel. I used gray Distress ink and the same stamp for the stenciled silhouettes.

I was extra happy doing this page, because I made these stencils myself using Dingbats PC font of women's silhouettes. It is "Sewing patterns" font from dafont.com - every lower-case and every upper-case letter on your keyboard is a different silhouette. And there is a whole large category of Dingbats fonts on this web site prepared to be used :0).
I changed this font into .svg file in Inkscape program and then transformed this "3 letters-silhouettes" file in Brother Scan-n-cut canvas on-line program into a great custom stencil pattern I cut with my Scan-n-cut cutting machine.
It was fast and easy, even if I tried it for the first time. I followed some youtube tutorials from applelover53. This lady has really awesome tips and tricks for Inkscape and Scan-n-cut including several nice and easy videos how to use dingbats e.g. HERE or HERE. Or just write "dingbat" into the searching box on her youtube channel and you will find much more :0)

I finished the page with the beautiful circle stamps (Lavinia stamps), a stitch stamp (Technique Tuesday), black archival ink, white chalk marker and a small label maker :0)

14. 2. 2017 A fashion moment