Monday, August 29, 2011

AJ Monday with Emily

This week our challenge was to use a stamp on our journal page and ever since taking this picture in Virginia last fall I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it....EXCEPT...I couldn't find my capture the moments stamp. You might think it is because I have too much stuff, while that may be true it was because I put this one away in a place where it didn't belong and didn't come across it until last week when I decided to reorganize my art and stamping supplies!

The stamp comes from Stamping Bella's Scrappy Words line and they are nice and large and PERFECT for art journaling.

I knew from the start that I wanted this page to be very clean and simple but still capture the colours in the photo. We were on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Charlottesville Virginia to see Dave Matthews Band last concert before taking a hiatus this year. We were told that we missed the fall colours by about a week but it didn't matter because it was ABSOLUTELY GORJUS up there! And heck, we were in Dave country and I was happy!

I started this page with Caran D'Ache water soluble pastels then softened everything off with gesso and finally added some stencilling with adirondak sprays. The next time I try to do this I WILL most definitely wear a glove because like an idiot I didn't want to overspray, so masked part of the background with my hand and sprayed denim blue color wash ALL OVER my hand. Don't try that at home, just saying...I had a blue hand for DAYS! It wasn't attractive.

Emily's challenge for next Monday is to use a tag on your page...hmmmmm, I do have a page in there already with a tag on it, should I use it, or should I create another one? Time will tell! Maybe I'll have TWO pages for next week.

Stick around because I have a couple new releases coloured up on a card and all ready to show you this week.


Bren said...

I think you page turned really nice Linda, and oh what memories it will bring now that it is in your journal.

K1 said...

Simply beautiful.


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