Hi friends! I went for my first bicycle ride in a long time yesterday, it was wonderful. It made me think of a bike themed journal page of mine. It is Monday and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week our challenge is 'don't abandon the coral', inspired by Tim Holtz new Abandoned Coral Distress colour. But you can also be inspired by coral in general, or perhaps do a beach or sea themed project.
I worked in my Small Creative Journal this week and had fun making a very coral textured page. I only added a little Cracked Pistachio, otherwise, this page is pretty much all Abandoned Coral. I liked the cheerful feeling of this page, perfect for spring and for the theme of my page. Art journaling to me is not only about the words, you can say a lot with colour, images and design too. To create the background, I used Tim's new Number Blocks stamps and a fun resist technique. I took stepped photos, and as usual the technique works for many different types of projects.
The lovely Abandoned Coral, which was the new Distress colour for February. I used the ink and the paint on my page, not the spray. There is also a marker and a reinker.
Wipe the paint off from the embossed areas with a cloth. If the paint dries completely, it will dry on top of the embossing, but if you start wiping too early, you'll wipe off paint from the non-embossed areas too.
Let's make the butterflies too. Stamp them on watercolour paper and white emboss (or use clear powder).
Smear Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks on your craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush. I also added a little Iced Spruce to the body and feelers. Wipe the ink off from the embossed areas.
Cut out the butterflies and add some number rub-ons to them. If you made a card, you can shape the wings and only glue the butterflies down at the body, but since I was working in my journal, I kept them flat.
Here you can maybe see the texture of the embossed letters a little better.
I hope you have time to join us this week in our coral challenge. As always, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for the visit! Enjoy your week!