Hello and welcome! It is Monday again, and my favourite part of Mondays is of course that there is a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge up. This week we are going on a journey. Lots of options for this fun theme.
First I planned to do a project on travelling, but I had done a few of those recently, so I decided to work in my art journal instead, making something a little different. I love to read, ever since I first held a book in my hand, and one of my favourite ways of travelling is to journey through time and space in books. I found a few quotes on my desk that I had written down while reading the Game of Thrones books by George R.R. Martin and decided to build my page around them. I picked out a bunch of stamps that fit with the theme and built a little scene in my journal. As a focal point, I used the Castle Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door and built a hill with trees.
The hill was painted with Distress Paint, and I also added colour to the trees and the castle. Some of the stamps, such as the crown and bird here were stamped directly on the page. I also stamped handwritten text stamp from the New York Vol. 2 here and there with Watering Can ink. I wanted a warm and golden page with some red elements, and sponged Red Geranium ink through a stencil. Tarnished Brass paint was also sponged through stencils.
Here you can see how I added colour to the castle, with Distress Paint. I used a Darkroom Door sentiment stamp, which fits real well when it comes to reading opening doors for you.
Here you can see some of the scratches into the gesso, also more stamping and gold stencilling.
I really like these tree stamps and the handwritten text here and there gives a nice extra texture.
I hope you will join is in this journey challenge! As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for stopping by!
Surface: Ranger Small Creative Journal
Stamps: Darkroom Door: Trees, Doors, Castle, New York Vol. 2; Dyan Reaveley Stampers Anonymous: Birds on a Wire; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Ornates, Going Somewhere
Ink: Archival Ink: Red Geranium, Jet Black, Watering Can; Tsukineko: Stazon Jet Black
Paint: Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tarnished Brass
Stencils: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Rays, Harlequin, Schoolhouse
Medium: Ranger Matte Multi-Medium; Dina Wakley Ranger White Gesso
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Label Letters, Deco Type Industrious Stickers, Borders Industrious Stickers