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. Super cute page!! :D Coco x

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

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

  10. Wonderful Corrie, loving the layers and details xx

  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