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EXPLORING ART is my thing - I love crafting - Altering things, Mixed-Media, Art Journalling and Card Making.

I would probably say my favourite styles of crafting are vintage, grunge, shabby chic and; Steam Punk.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Art Journey Blog Challenge

The Dutch craft company and rubber stamp manufacturer Art Journey hold a challenge every month and for August the theme is The Sun. At the end of the month one random entrant is picked to win a 10 Euro gift certificate to shop at Art Journey. The requirement is to follow the set theme and use mostly Art Journey stamps. Here is a link to the challenge if you'd like to join in:-

I decided to create an Art Journal page and the Art Journey stamp sets I've used are Nature Flowers and Ripple small. They are very good quality red rubber stamps and Art Journey will ship worldwide.

I first stamped and embossed the flowers with white embossing powder. I then coloured the right hand corner of the page with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. I stamped and embossed over this with clear embossing powder and then blended over this again with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and graduated this colour into the yellow ink previously applied. As you will see the embossed sun acted as a resist and the yellow still shows through from underneath.

Next I added Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the sky area and Mowed Lawn & Peeled Paint Distress Ink to the lower portion of the page. Using a cross hatch stamp by Jofy I added lightly stamped texture to the sky with colorbox inks in white and dark orange. To make the piece pop I over-stamped the flowers in Black Archival Ink by Ranger.

 To finish I found a quote about the sun on the internet which I though fitted my page well and printed it out. I cut the quote into strips, used Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges and used Claudine Hellmuth Matt Medium to glue them into place. I used black alcohol marker pen to accentuate the edge of the page then matted and layered it onto blue and then black card ready to be adhered into my Art Journal..


  1. Thank you for joining our monthly challenge. Great how you created the sun and your background! Lovely result.

  2. WOW WOW WOW I love your card, absolutely stunning. Fantastic work.

    Greetings from Germany

  3. Gorgeous card, love the mix of stamps!