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Monday, August 25, 2014

another art journal page...

 happy Monday!

I had a play day yesterday & created a few pages in my art journal...just for fun...and just for me...

but then I decided to share them...

so... no step out photos... 
yes..this IS still my hobby...I REALLY LOVE IT!

I wanted to use Sassy...
each wood mounted stamp must have a name, so
that's her official name in the new flyer...
she looks like she has an attitude...
thus her name...





below is one of the pages I created...
it's 5 ¼ inches square & it's a nice size...
not too large...not too small & I like that I've not seen square journals in stores...

I'll show you that in an upcoming post, but the link will show you what it looks like...
the frame actually has a design etched right into the art part...

I love combining older stamps & stencils with newer ones...
new is nice...that's for sure...
but it's also fun to revisit the oldies...

here's a few of the supplies I used...

a manila cardstock base...
with tree branch archival ink with rubbing alcohol & gold metallic mixative for background...(you have been warned...it's addicting)!


it's from the first stencil release...
and a great basic go-to...

the heart is a manila scrap stamped with the reverse dots background stamp, using carnation red archival...then die cut with tim's Sizzix movers & shapers heart...
the reverse dots background stamps the background NOT the dots...
this is a great stamp when you need to add a pop of color...


"make art" is part of a REAL oldie, all the way back to my second release, January of 2009!
it's from LCS008...
I used just the top part of the circle...

you'll notice the bow is different than the package photo...
I changed it after I got my prototype...
the bow on this journal page is now on the stencil...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the flourishes...LOTS!
they're on the set with Sassy...
they fit on lots of projects from cards to pages...

the Sassy stamp was inked with jet black on her face & hair...red geranium on her lips (just use the corner of the pad) and forget-me-not for her dress...

her apron was stamped on a manila scrap with fern green archival, then cut out & layered...

the sentiment is another oldie...
it's from SCS029...



what a GREAT way to spend a Sunday...
making art!

at 7am Chicago time, Rick chose this winner from the comments on the last post...

CONGRATS to...




Blogger Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely to see all the ways you have used the same products, great designs. I would love this stamp set as this is one of the sets I have not ordered just yet x x
August 22, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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you won the holiday art stamp set!
please email me your address & we'll get this postal...

I LOVE giveaways...

be watching my FACEBOOK PAGE this week...
just sayin...


have a great Monday & remember to take time to...

make art!
wendy

22 comments:

michelle said...

Love sassy! Congrats to the winner!

Rea' said...

OMG Love your Sassy ! I love the sentiment and the colors are sooo pretty ! Dear Sugar Daddy and/or Santa I NEED Wendy's Sassy Stamp Set... Yes I too love mixing the old with the new... even though I do mine in my head ... mostly ... gotta get to my art journal ( I spend more time enjoying everybody else's) !

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Woo hoo I won , I am absolutely thrilled thank you so much Wendy and Rick, what a lovely way to end my day thank you. Love your page today Wendy the heart goes fantastically with your quirky image, love it and the wonderful colours too. I will email you. Tracy x

Scrapthat said...

Very cute Wendy!

SusanK said...

Congrats, Tracy! What a fun piece of art...love the use of oldies as I tend to gravitate to them.

Sue said...

Sassy, indeed! Love what you made with her. So fun!
Congrats to Tracy!

Redanne said...

Very sassy, love this! Congratulations to the lovely Tracy on your win too! Anne xx

Jackie Elliott said...

I'm loving Sassy, a great stamp set.
Love the artwork too.

Lisa said...

Sassy is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design of this!! It looks amazing!! Congrats to Tracy!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Buttons said...

Completely LOVE this Wendy. Having the polka dots as a running theme with older and new stamps and stencils is brilliant. So pleased for Tracy too! Enjoy (I know you will :) Jenny x

famillemarleau said...

Congrats to the winner. Johanne Lacombe

Jeanette Horner said...

Congrats to Tracy, as we are all jealous of her!!! Smiles! Sassy is just adorable, fun colors, this will be such fun to play.. Thank you !!

Peg Robinson said...

You are so right. Great way to spend a Sunday. Love the new Sisi.

Dorothy said...

Sassy is too cute!!

Dorothy said...

Sassy is too cute!!

Claudine Criner said...

I love your journal page Wendy and I love that it's a square! What an awesome idea, calling her Sassy too! She looks Sassy

Rita said...

Fabulous pages Wendy. I need those stamps too. Big Congratulations to Tracy. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Marci said...
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Marci said...

Darling journal page.

Vic said...

Love it!!

Julie Steed said...

{{big grin}} She DOES look Sassy! Wonderful page, Wendy.

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic page!!