and happy Wednesday to you. Over at the Stampotique blog there is a new challenge. It was set by the lovely Kaz and it is "Bring me Sunshine". This is what she said :
'It's cold in the UK and I can't wait for it to warm up. Show me something sunny to hopefully encourage the sun to come out'.
I made an art journal with all bright sunny colours :
I kept thinking about this old song and just had to use part of the lyrics as a sentiment.
The background was made with Tim Holtz crackle medium over some Paper Artsy Fresco Paint. I then rubbed it with a brown ink so it settled in the cracks. I used a number stencil with black Archival and white pigment ink. I heat embossed the white as it wasn't white enough on it's own.
I drew the sun as I don't have a sun stamp. I coloured it with Big Brush Markers and cut it out. I glued it onto some pattern paper and adhered the whole thing to the page. Little 'Smile' seemed an good choice for this journal so I stamped him on the page and on white card stock. I then coloured him with Copics and cut him out. He was adhered on the page. I then decided to turn the sun into a balloon so I drew a line between 'Smile's' hand and the sun. Lastly I wrote the sentiment and highlighted the letters with a white paint pen.
Detail of the crackle.
The sun I drew..
I only used one Stampotique stamps for this one and it is
I hope you will find the time to play along with us. There is a $30 voucher to win at the end of the month. Just remember NO digi's and only ONE entry per person !
I hope you like it and got some inspiration !