Monday, 1 October 2012

Dream Big

There were some very arty entries in the "Splatters and Speckles" challenge last month :)
So..... would you like to play along with this one then?
"Natural World"
That's the challenge for October over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team ;)
Make anything you like as long as it includes the theme of natural world.

I chose to make a journal page in my A5 size book and started by spritzing the page with Distress Inks in aged mahogany and faded jeans over gesso.

I stamped one of the flowers from botanical plate1 all around the edges in Archival coffee and then again randomly over the top with Archival black for a bit more definition.

The large letters were cut with the word play die from cardboard and coloured with black paint dabber and I added the calligraphic mat 13 randomly across the page with Archival aquamarine.

At this point I just knew the flutterbys would not show up if I stamped them direct on the page so chose to stamp them on card, colour and cut out.

I stamped a variety of flutterbys from the Insects and butterflies plate 1 plate in various Archival inks, aquamarine, coffee and black...and simply coloured each one with just one other colour of Distress Ink (wild honey, faded jeans, peeled paint and worn lipstick) you can see from the above picture this does give a nice variation in colour quite easily.

I did stamp each flutterby onto the page in Archival black simply to get a little definition and so allow the feelers to display point in trying to cut those out is there! LOL

I then made a sentiment up with the journaling mini words 1 and glued them to some black card with glossy accents and stuck them and the flutterbys to the page with it too.

You really must take a look at the "Natural World" creations the rest of the team have made and here are the DT member links for you.
Jennie and Louise.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Natural World"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, journal page ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until October 31st and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. Oooh its lovely - hope you are well :)

  2. Do you know...I haven't entered many challenges lately...quite fancy this one :D XXX

  3. Wonderful page, great colours.

  4. Hi Sioux, your journal page is beautiful, I have never thought to spritz with DI's but I love the soft finish they give, so must have a go. Thank you for the inspiration. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. Fabulous pages, love the theme x

  6. Absolutely beautiful journal page - amazing colours, and wonderfully inspiring, thank you!
    Alison x

  7. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog x Been a while.. hope your well xx Love your journal page, lots for the eyes to take in x
    Hugz Minxy

  8. Great page, Sioux - your journalling is getting better and better x


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