One of my most favourite things in the world is to wake up in the morning and have no agenda....and that is how I woke up this morning. It's a very free and liberating feeling. I typically like to write a post on a Sunday morning when I'm having my coffee but this morning I decided to do something different, remember no agenda!
I pulled out my Stamping Bella dictionary definition stamps, love, happiness and together and my current most fav stamp that I can't stop using, flower garden (I always wanna call it scribble poppies, I think Emily should really rename it just for me!). Then I wanted to just mess around with my caran d'ache watercolor pastels...this did bring on several minutes of frustration however, because I couldn't find the pastels. I think I have too much stuff and squirrel it away out of sight in different locations around the house. And I also felt the need to emboss...just because I have a kajillion different EP's and I do like to use them occasionally.
With all products out in front of me this is what I created in my art journal....I love it and am going to recreate the idea onto a card.
I started by staggering the three definitions onto one large 4x6 block and stamped it out twice with Distress Ink in pumice stone. LOVE the soft colour of that ink...thanks Tim! Then I stamped the poppies with versamark and embossed with patina gold. Then I scribbled in some pastels and loosened it up with a wet paint brush. Now I will admit it is difficult for me to do the loosey goosey thing and I prefer things to be a bit more controlled but I was really going after composition here and am pretty happy with the outcome.
Now I think I just may recreate this idea into a card.