Wednesday 25 February 2015

Bring me sunshine

Hello fello Crafters,

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 ! 

Thank you for stopping by ! 

I hope you like it and got some inspiration ! 


  1. Deze AJ pagina's zorgen zeker voor een Smile, Corrie!
    Fijne dag verder, Alie :-)

  2. Brilliant Corrie, I love your drawn sun xx

  3. Superleuke pagina's ! Lekker kleurrijk !

  4. Very cute-great sunshine drawing!

  5. Fabulous page Corrie, lovely and warm xx

  6. Beautiful page Corrie, I love how you highlighted the sun with the paper. Beautiful!

  7. Geweldige pagina Corrie, lekker zonnig kleurtjes en leuke details!

  8. A sunny journal spread, for sure, Corrie! Sometimes, "Smile" is all you need!

  9. Wonderful Corrie, loving the layers and details xx

  10. Love this, makes me smile :) x

  11. This is just the best! Big smile here

  12. Wow, dit past allemaal weer zo gaaf bij elkaar! Mooi die cijfers op twee manieren op elkaar! Fijn weekend, Gerrina