Monday, February 11, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: And now for something messy.

Good morning!! I am here to share my project for the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show- And now for something messy. This is the start of a new journey I am on...a little less "perfection striving me", be a bit more "messy" :) This is the first page of my new Dylusions Creative Art Journal. I must admit, I took me a long time to even start...the journal is soo pretty on its own lol. I know....oh dear. This process may not be short, or easy :) It's about the journey...right?


After inking the journal with my Dylusion ink sprays, I sprayed water over my TCW stencil. I let the water sit for a minute or so, then rolled a paper towel roll over the area to achieve the water effect below.


Next, I used a Dylusions stencil (9 X 12), and a darker ink; and created a border :) LOVE how her stencils fit the journal perfectly :) oops...slipping into psm :) I was initially upset about the big water drops, but I knew in the end that I could cover them up.
  

Here I have gone back and traced within the stencil with a white marker....just like I have seen Dyan Reaveley do :)


More layers of stamping and paint splattering :) oh so messy :)


These black stickers were the initial lettering, that I ended up peeling off after I took a photo....I so so often will change a project after I take a photo, for me I can see "clearer" in the photo then in real (in my face) life!!....anyone else???? 

A few close-ups to show the layers and layers, a bit MORE stamping; and the changed letters :)


What I am realizing so far...and this may change...is that I need my "messy" work to also be pretty...in my eyes that is LOL! However...my hands sure were messy with ink :)


Like every week at our challenges, the generous Simon Says Stamp Superstore is giving away a $50 dollar voucher to one lucky random participant ...Whoo Hoo!
 


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit...it is so appreciated! I sure hope you can join us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ...I would love to be inspired by your messiness :) Hugs, TRace




13 comments:

Anita Houston said...

WOnderful Dyan color and stencils here! Bright and FUN!

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful page! Love the layers of the stencils with the bright colors. One of my favorite color combos too!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Goreous pop of colour here Trace.Love your first page and love the subtle images in the background from spraying water through your stencil. Great layers of interest. Tracy x x

Sandra said...

This is one lovely art journal page! The color combo is stunning! Really like the background! Hugs,
Sandra

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous art journal page Trace! Love the colours and all the different patterns. The white pen work adds a perfect touch.

Candy C said...

Trace...I am loving your art journal cover! Those are such wonderful, vibrant colors! I also love your stenciling and doodling that you've done on it! Great job!!! <3 Candy

Julie Gillespie said...

Beautiful! Love the vibrant colours you've used.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous amazing colors!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous art journal, Trace! I love the way you combined textures and made a very interesting background!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

Bond says....I am finally here. On my new computer and things are a lot different. but I found you and wow love the colors, love the stencil work and the markers. I am so happy that you are getting a little messier. Some call it a mess, while others call it creativity. And boy am I creative. LOL. As usual I love your work and another wonderful finished product.

butterfly said...

Wow - fantastic!! I've just taken delivery of my first Dylusions sprays, and so looking forward to taking the leap... this is so inspiring!
Alison x

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful art journal Trace! All of the Dylusions products are great aren't they?!

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