Monday, October 28, 2019

Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page

Hello friends! I hope you are well! I had minor surgery last week and have taken it easy since then, but it went well and is now luckily getting better.



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have an Art Journaling theme. If you have never done art journaling before, I hope you will try it out. It is a really fun and free form of creating. If you don't have an art journal, don't worry, you can also do lose pages and bind them later, or glue them into a journal later on. Don't miss the gorgeous art journal page by our October guest designer Jo, with her blog Let's Art Journal.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With stamps by Darkroom Door.

I made a nature-themed page in my 8 x 8 Dylusions journal, with lots of texture, but almost no bulk. I continued to use Tim Holtz's Abandoned Paper Stash, all the papers in the pack are great for art journal backgrounds. The particular one that I picked has a texture that worked well together with the bee theme. The bees and flowers come from the Darkroom Door Buzzing Bees set. My sisters are both beekeepers, so bees are popular in our family. 

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp the bees.

Stamp the bees on cream paper.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Color them with colored pencils. I used Prismacolor pencils, and also added just a little bit of gold.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Give the wings some glimmer with a Zig Wink of Stella pen.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp the flower and angle the stem in different ways, for variation. Color with pencils.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add some marks with a black pen, to increase the sketch look of the flowers. Add highlights with a white gel pen. I added some white gel pen marks on the bees too.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp and gold emboss the honeycomb pattern from the Buzzing Bees set on the background. Be careful when heat embossing and do not touch the melted powder until it is completely cool.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Cut the bees out and glue to the background.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also smeared embossing ink around the edges and embossed with the gold powder.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color the flowers.

Here's a close up of the flowers. They will look pretty in almost any color.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiments come from the Nature Walk Darkroom Door set, stamped on Simon Says Stamp Glimmery paper.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also die cut a flower border with the SSS Bixby Arch die, from glimmery paper, and some flowers, both from patterned paper and from peach glimmery paper.

Layers of ink - Buzzing Bees Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

It is hard to photograph the soft shine on the wings, but you can maybe see it slightly here.

I hope you will join us this week in our Art Journaling 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 my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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4 comments:

  1. LOVE!!! You have created such amazing textural layers here, Anna-Karin! I just love this! hugs, Maura

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  2. Wow, what a stunning art journal page! The TH paper in the background looks so beautiful with the gold embossing and I'm loving the words and bees that you created - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for the inspiration and it was a delight to join you in the Designer Spotlight this month too! Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs, Jo x

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  3. Love your AJ page, very colorful, and I like how you used the new TH paper. Stunning. I followed the link on the Simon Monday challenge post. I can not find anywhere to make a comment on that blog post? IDK why??

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