It's time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's theme is Chill Out. My regular followers know I love making cardboard junk journals. I love working on cardboard with mixed media! Nothing screams "chill-axing" to me like sitting at my art table and making an inky mess in my journal!
Again, I'm so thankful to SSS for the opportunity to be in the SSS Designer Spotlight! What an amazing way to start off 2017 for me! Thanks to each of you for your kind comments and visits. <3
For these pages, I tore off a good bit of my top layer to reveal the corrugated surface. I gave it a light coat of gesso and then created an inky background with Distress Inks. I rubbed them on my craft mat, then sprayed with water to create fluid ink. I applied several layers of various colors, spritzing water directly onto my pages to blend and heat setting before adding additional layers to "set" the inks. I stamped a Prima text stamp randomly around both pages.
My sweet friend Madelyn (love ya girl!) shared this awesome holey tape with me and I applied it before inking. The color pooled within the circles.
I used the Holiday Knit stencil and texture paste in the background and fussy cut these adorable chaps from the Found Relatives Occasions set.
I tore strips of paper and added some washi tape to give them a larger mound of snow to rest upon. I added one of Tim's sticker sentiments, which reminded me of the fun my brother and I had on our trips to Grandma's house! :) I layered Paper Snowflake die cuts all over and then mixed mica flakes and clear glass beads with Mod Podge and spread all over the pages randomly. Mod Podge has to air dry, so never try to rush it along with your heat tool, but the result is always worth the wait.
I had to add the token string bundle, here in silver. A couple of Kraft Core metallic snowflakes to tie it all in. I splashed the whole page with Vintage Photo to further grunge it up, maybe I got carried away, but it was fun and totally CHILL! I hope it will inspire you to get inky today!
As always, a $50 gift voucher is up for grabs to one lucky participant of this week's challenge!