Hi everyone! Talk about an awesome week for some inspiration right?! May Arts is teaming up with Stampendous and Coredinations for a week of straight up awesomeness and a side of fun. You should have arrived here from Charlene's blog. If not, head on back to the May Arts blog and get things started off right. Of course, you know there's a giveaway involved so keep reading to find out how to be eligible. Here is the line up for today!
Today, I wanted to show you that you can use ribbon, stamping, masking, and even scrapbooking alphas in your art journal. Not everything has to be so "technical" and artsy. For me, I am especially challenged when it comes to doodling and lettering so knowing how to use these items in an art journal is a must. (Check out that awesome stenciling! The Crafter's Workshop for the win!)
Taaaa-daaaa! I can't tell you how many sprays I used, but it was more than a couple. I really, *really*, loved the Dahlia stamp from Stampendous. It's so big and beautiful. I tried my hand at gradient color stamping using Staz-On (Jet Black, Royal Purple, and Teal). I need to practice a bit more but for this particular project, it worked out. A couple little distressed Coredinations punched stasr for my flower center and small embellishing go a long way.
I used some of the mica flakes from Stampendous on the flower center as well as on the page itself.
The chevron twill from May Arts was the perfect accent to set off my title as well as add some visual interest and texture to the page.
And who doesn't love Thickers? I absolutely rely on these bad boys (maybe a bit too much) for all of my titles. I suck at lettering! Once again, May Arts chevron twill is the perfect backdrop for my not-so-hand-made title.
Thanks for taking a look at my interesting journal page! Now for the giveaway info. All you need to do is leave a comment along the way. Here is the wonderful prize that is up for grabs. All of this plus 2 spools of ribbon from May Arts!
May Arts: 2 Spools of ribbon
Now you are off to the fabulous Miss DeeDee's blog!
May Arts Ribbon Chevron Twill (382-34-28, 382-34-94)
May Arts Ribbon Twine (412-10)
Stampendous Stamp Jumbo Cling "Dahlia"
Stampendous Mica Fragments "White"
Dylusions Art Journal
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
The Crafter's Workshop Stencils
StazOn Stamp Pads
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint
American Crafts Thickers
Glitz Designs' Teeny Alphas
Globecraft Memories Embossing Powders
Viva LasVegaStamps! "Hexagons" Stamp