Saturday, April 22, 2017

Life was Meant for a Great Adventure

Today, I am sharing an art journal page that is my eighth installment for Rae Messigman's Art Marks 30 Day Challenge from my hand made 20 page art journal. In creating this vintagey mixed media page, I was inspired by the challenges at A Vintage JourneyCanvas Corp Brands, and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. I love the challenge of taking on multiple challenges and making them work together.

Supplies: XL 140 lb cold press watercolour paper (Canson), Coffee Shop, Tattered Leather and Peacock Chalkboard Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels), feather stamp (Magenta), Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, Coffee Archival ink (Ranger), Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sticker(Advantus), notebook border punch (EK Success), gesso (liquitex), old book page, muslin, coffee filter and brown thread (Misc.)

For Rae's prompt of One, I used one of each elemental substrate piece. A Vintage Journey's challenge is The Magic of Three so I incorporated three vertical rectangular shapes (old book print text, muslin, and a Tim Holtz's Ideology sticker) in a cluster and for Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge of Feathers, I stamped a Magenta Feather stamp with Coffee Archival ink on a coffee filter, fuzzy cut it out, and spritzed it with Tattered Angel's Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist. Then, there is Simon Says Stamp Monday Splash It On Challenge. For that one, there was a whole lot of water going on with the various stages and pieces of this piece: water on the watercolour paper background with the first layer of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink along with two areas of watered Peacock Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, water on the muslin to move and blend the Distress ink colours, water on the book print paper with Distress inks to age it and crinkle it, water on the coffee filter feather to distribute the glimmer mist colour, and water with gesso to create depth of colour to the Peacock Chalkboard Glimmer misted egg.

Additional touches to the page include: using a notebook border punch on the piece of old book page, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist outline edging on the egg and splatters to both it and on the background along with splatters of Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the background, and hand stitching the muslin to the piece of old book page.

Check out the various site's by clicking on the corresponding image to get more details on their challenge and some amazing inspirational eye candy. 




Sara Barker said...

Cassandra, this journal page is lovely! The muted colors with the layered elements really speaks to me and is perfect for spring. Hmmm...stamping a feather on a coffee filter--genius idea and it gives it the soft look of a true feather. I love the simplicity of your design, and it is perfect for our Magic of Three challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Sandra said...

This is so cool, love the fabulous feather. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Jean said...

What a lovely journal page. Love the layers and background. Thanks for joining the Canvas Corp Challenge.

Patti Senter said...

Wonderful art journal page. Thanks for joining in the Canvas Corp Challenge.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful design with that notebook edge, the lovely long feather and pretty speckled egg! thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is amazing! I love all the elements you combined together!! Thanks so much for joining in this month's Canvas Corp Brand challenge! We look forward to seeing you again! Hugs, DT Karla