Monday, January 27, 2014

Wild Places Scenic Art Journal Page

Hi and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge post. This week we have a Wild West and cowboy theme. Fun and something different! Be inspired by images, colours, wild west themes and more. Have you seen that we have got a new design team member, Emma Williams, I am looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous things she will create.

I have had fun doing scenic stamping in my small Dylusions art journal lately (check out this and this post) and for this week I used Darkroom Door stamps to build up a frontier/pioneer scene. The scene itself, the colours and the sentiments were all inspired by the Western theme. Most of the stamping was done with Potting Soil Archival Ink, which is my new favourite brown ink. I planned the scene on a scrap paper first to decide where I wanted to place the buildings and the trees. After stamping, the scene was inked with Distress Ink, with a relatively light touch.
I really like these rustic house stamps. The roof was inked with Watering Can and the house itself with Potting Soil. To add some life to my scene, I die cut birds from Simon Says Stamp Birch Wood Veneer paper and inked them slightly.
I love the tree line stamp in the background. After inking, the scene was splattered with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to give some texture to the grass area. I covered the sky with a scrap paper since I didn't want any splatters there.
On the Home Sweet Home set there are some small flower and grass stamps, and I stamped them here and there, with Potting Soil and Saffron ink, to add detail to the scene.

The sentiments were stamped with Jet Black ink, to make them stand out from the background. Isn't this a great sentiment?

Join us in our Wild West challenge and you could be the one who wins the randomly drawn $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for the visit!

Happy stamping!


Stamps: Darkroom Door: Home Sweet Home, Trees, Wilderness Vol. 1, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Ornates
Die: Impression Obsession: Bird Set


  1. How gorgeous Anna-Karin! Love that you kept this in browns.

  2. Wow ! This looks straight out of old books !

  3. gorgeous work Anna Karin - love this xx

  4. Lovely journal pages! The scene you created is beautiful! I have to admit I am addicted to the Potting Soil too! I haven't put it away since I received it. The sentiments are beautiful and lovely on your journal pages!

  5. Beautiful stamping and a truly fabulous journal page. I love the fact that you chose to keep a sepia colour tone to the page which works so perfectly with the challenge. Thank you for the mention and the lovely warm welcome ~ really looking forward to being on the team with you!

  6. Oh.. Anna Karin, these are such fantastic journal pages. I love your beautiful stamping. The layout and colors are just amazing. :)

  7. Gorgeous scenery, Anna-Karin! Love the brown tones! And the sentiment is beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

  8. Super cool art journaling, Anna-Karin! I love the sepia color scheme and the sentiment is perfect :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Wow Anna-Karin! What beautiful journal pages! Love the serene vibe! Love all the stamping and distressing!

  10. Such a lovely page. The sentiment works wonderfully with the images. Very pretty!

  11. What beautiful, nostalgic pages - a wonderful Little House on the Prairie feel - lovely!
    Alison x

  12. Very beautiful and calming Anna-Karin. Love all the subtle tones and shading. Nicola x

  13. This is just stunning! You do know how to work wonders with stamps!

  14. I always love to see how you work your stamps into a scene! You manage to make things pop to life with your clever compositions. Not only that, but I really liked the Sound of Music sentiment you included. I would've never thought to put such a lovely quote into our Cowboy project, but that's why you're the creative one! Great work yet again!

  15. Ann Karin this style is fantastic! you're really special, create stunning scenery in unique environments! wonderful! BArbarayaya

  16. This is incredible in both the depth to the pages and also you managed to evoke a sense of the great outdoors.
    I have never tried scenic stamping, maybe it is time I dabbled in it although I could never produce results such as this.

  17. Anna-Karin! What a great way to use this Darkroom Door stamp set! I love your application of it on this amazing piece!'ve really used that stamp set to it's potential! I love your design and your soft sepia tones. You've created quite a cool landscape on these journal pages and I totally LOVE the sentiments! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that your new year is starting off in the best way possible. <3 Candy


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