A) You need to “pick five” things TOTAL to create your next project. (and picking something like ‘copic markers’ would count as one thing but you could use multiple colors)
B) You need to use five of something (papers, buttons - anything!) on your project.
C) Be inspired by the number 5.
I picked option A and used: Simon Says Stamp new dye inks, Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil, Simon Says Stamp heart dies, a Wendy Vecchi stamp set, and Kelly Purkey washi tapes. And nothing else, except that I needed some paper to work on, and used Specialty Stamping Paper and a small scrap of old book paper. I was tempted to add a background stamp to give more texture to the background, but stayed with my five products.
Here you can see the products I used for my page. When I picked these out, I still didn't have an idea of what I was going to make. This is a fun way of challenging yourself. In addition to the art journal page, I also made a little card.
The page was inked with the Simon Says Stamp dye inks, starting with the lightest colours and gradually building up darker colours. Starting with the lightest colour makes it easier to apply the darker smoothly. The Sea Glass blue is a great light blue ink. I used a Tim Holtz ink-blending tool and Ranger Craft Nibs for the small areas on the flower. The Falling Hearts stencil was placed over the background and inked with Island Blue. I also stamped parts of one of the sentiments stamps from the set I used here and there in the Dark Chocolate ink. The dotted washi tape was cut in two to make a thinner strip of tape.
Love the look of this sentiment and the Khaki is such a great light brown, kraft coloured ink. Hearts were die cut from old book paper and placed here and there. The finished journal page was glued to a page in my Small Creative Journal.
When I was making my page, I stamped the flower on a piece of scrap paper with Sea Glass just to see how it would come out. I didn't plan to use this paper, but when I was done with the page my eyes feel on the scrap paper and I liked the light blue flower. It was made into a mini card, using the same sentiment, the Falling Hearts stencil and die cut text hearts.
I hope you will play along with us this week! As every week, one randomly drawn participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. And don't miss the gorgeous creations by my fellow DT members.
Thank you for stopping by!
Surfaces: Ranger: Dylusions Small Creative Journal, Specialty Stamping Paper; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Distress Color-Core cardstock; old book paper
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi: The Beauty of Art
Ink: Simon Says Stamp dye ink: Khaki, Green Apple, Sea Glass, Leaf Green, Dark Chocolate, Island Blue
Die: Simon Says Stamp: Large Holiday Shapes
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp: Falling Hearts
Embellishments: Kelly Purkey: Washi Tape Pack