Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Simon Says Show Wendy Style

The challenge set by Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is - Studio 490 Inspiration.  Right up my street!!

I took to my journal - have been a bit tagged out with the fab Creative Chemistry lessons last week!

I started by priming the page with gesso and then stamped the alphabet background (Artfully Said) in bundled sage twice.

I overstamped the solid flower from the same set in forest moss several times and the lacy flower/weed (Botanical Art) in walnut stain.
Text stamps in black archival are from Nature's Art and Art in Bloom

The butterfly (Botanical Art) is stamped on Kraft Resist and coloured with spiced marmalade distress stain and the distress ink (can't remember what colour!)

Spritzed some water at the page to make the distress ink wick a bit before drying it quickly. Edged the borders with evergreen bough ink and bundled sage.

Thanks, Simon Says for another great challenge - and a $50 random prize again too.

11 comments:

Elaine said...

Helen fantastic stamping well done Hugs Elaine

Netty said...

Beautiful page Helen, x

Kirsten said...

I love this, the background is gorgeous.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lovely background Helen :)

Candy C said...

Very pretty background on your art journal. I love the Wendy flowers in the background and also the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

flutterbycrafter said...

A beautiful page

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the alphabet background Helen combined with the bolder flower images. The butterflies are a lovely addition. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

i had to enlarge the photo to see the alphabet and when I did I was truly impressed with the loveliness of this journal page. I LIKE this "Specimen!"

Rebecca said...

Lovely work
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Gabrielle said...

Oh, how I love your journalling and as Wendy is my utter fave how can I not be impressed with a perfect combination of the two? Fab-u-lous as always Helen. I bow down xxx

Lynne Forsythe said...

your butterflies just POPS on your created background!!

thanks BUNCHES for playin' along this week with Simon Says Stamp and Show!!