Monday, February 4, 2019

Life, Art, Words

Hi friends! I hope you had a fun weekend! We had heavy snowfall twice so now there is really much snow here. I was glad we didn't need to go anywhere yesterday. It looks pretty amazing with all the thick snow, but Leo thought it was hard to walk since the snow reached up above his knees. 

 
Our theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Add Some Red. It is a new month and as always, the team is showcasing a specific company/designer on the first Monday of a new month. This time, the turn has come to Inky Antics. You can see all their stunning stamps here. You don't have to use Inky Antics stamps to join in the challenge, but it is always fun if you do. 

Our guest designer during February is Lucyna Marynowska, with her blog u Luli. Don't miss checking our her project and her beautiful blog.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made an art journal page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, working on a cotton-rag watercolor page. I used two stamp sets by Inky Antics: Muse News and The Queen's Quips, both of them are designed by our talented teamie Andrea Ockey Parr. She has designed such fun and versatile stamps. I also like the different ways that you can add bodies and other details to her fabulous sketched women.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Using PaperArtsy Infusions.

I started out by misting water on the background and sprinkling in Are You Cerise and Frankly Scarlet PaperArtsy Infusions powders. Add more water to blend them even more.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Inky Antics stamps.

Stamp the woman from Muse News on watercolor paper and watercolor her with Distress Inks. Smear the inks on a non-stick craft sheet and mist with water.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I drew a dress shape on a piece of old dictionary paper and inked it with Distress Inks.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cutting with Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media 3.

Color another piece of watercolor paper with Orange County Infusions and die cut using Tim Holtz's Mixed Media 3 set.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment from Muse News was stamped on another piece of orange colored paper and cut into strips. I stamped a frame around the page with border stamps from both Muse News and The Queen's Quips.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I wanted the words to have real punch and die cut them from SSS Schoolhouse Red cardstock using Tim's Word Play die. I also stamped the three circle stamps from The Queen's Quips with red ink on the background here and there.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Adding words and titles.

I drew an outline with a marker around the letters and inside the shapes of the die cut pieces.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here you can see the die cut stone wall texture better. I thought it fit with the main sentiment on the page.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I love this stamp, and the sentiment is awesome.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Isn't she great? I especially like the hair, and it looks just like how I wore my hair for some years when I was a child.

Layers of ink - Life, Art, Words Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I always enjoy spotting details and words when using old book pages. This is a Swedish dictionary that I saved when my dad was going to through it away. There are descriptions of two kinds of birds and of various places starting with the word 'kung' (king).

I hope you will join us this week in our Add Some Red challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit here today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous journal page Anna-Karin :-) the girl is so pretty and I love the background and text details, fabulous and very clever :-)

    hope you have a fabulous week
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Love your Artsy Girl and artsy page, Anna- Karin! I had to laugh when you said she has your hair from long ago! The book pages are great, and your background is gorgeous!! I agree with Leo, that when the snow reaches knee height, it is too hard. hugs, Maura

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  3. This page is just FABULOUS in every single way! LOVE the girl, the message, and the colors! THX for the inspiration!

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  4. Awwww..... AMAZING!! Love any detail and the sentiments you composed!! The wall is absolutely stunning and the girl is so cute and beautifully realized! Really a piece of Art! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Pinned!
    https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524500623244/

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  5. Your page is a wowser Anna Karin! Love the design, the colour combo and especially the quote!
    Lula xx

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  6. Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Anna-Karin - Oh my goodness - I am in awe of your work - I just viewed your Winter Wonderland Mixed Media project over at Simon Says blog - and you are getting me HOOKED to try!!! - your work is fabulous and I am saying - I am going to make some time this year [at least it is on my Bucket List and hopefully, I do not kick the bucket until I get to TRY your technique[s]--hehe ] I do not have all of the supplies so I am making a list and begging the bread winner to let me start collecting the items [we are on a retirement budget hehe] so I too can make something amazing just like you always do!! - I am actually going to check my crafting room and see what I have available that might substitute so I can create something - maybe even today start working on a project!!- {I do know I have some kind of crackle something in a jar I have never opened!! Hello to me]---- I am so fired up at this moment - especially when I read at Simon Says these word "an easy and fun mixed media tutorial"--- Oh yeah!! I need EASY and fun is the frosting on the cake!! - Anywhoo - I wanted so much to stop by today and just let you know that I do not always make a visit here on your blog to leave a comment but I do notice your art work in Cyberland and I do admire what you do on paper with all of the mixed media supplies - looking to see more ideas from you - EASY and FUN!!! - your work is STUNNING! Blessings to you & keep on crafting! You are one amazing artist!! oooh God has so blessed you with a talent that brings a smile and joy to all that view! Happy Dance day! Enjoy! BTW - loving this art work on this posting as well! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at SS

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  8. Fabulous art journal page, Anna-Karin! Love the gorgeous Infusions in the background and love the cute girl, she is amazing. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Love this fabulous art journal page, Anna-Karin. The colors and texture on the background you created are so beautiful! Love the cute dress too. :)

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  10. love your art journal page, so colourful and fun with so much detail, hugs kath xxx

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  11. This page is absolutely stunning! you used red color in a wonderful way and Andrea's stamp in your version is stunning! Fabulous project! barbara

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