I went to Starbucks this morning and as I loaded (lol) myself back into the car, I got this VISION. I don’t know how it came to me but I had to play around and make this card.. I got to the store and I had to go immediately to our back table (do NOT pass go, do NOT collect $200).. and I had to “get this out”…LOL. Honestly, have you ever driven somewhere and you were so focused on something that you don’t know how you got there? Well that was me today…
Since having begun art journaling, I have become much “braver”.. braver in colour choices, braver in composition.. braver in expectations etc. and honestly, it has been liberating. and no matter how much you are shaking your heads (LOL).. I am going to somehow convince you that you must join this journal journey with me. Stay tuned for Monday’s post which will explain to you HOW you will be joining this journey with me….(you really have no choice sistahs)
Ok back to my playing. I decided I wanted to make myself a “pallette”.. so I took my bella’s bestest paper and I took some removable tape or artist tape and i made myself a rectangle with the tape on the paper. Once that was done I took a few stamps in front of me and decided which ones inspired me at the moment… and the winners were… ECLECTIC #8 TICKET FULL BACKGROUND, JULIE’S SPRING BUTTERFLIES, and I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE. Initially I wanted to use my I AM SCRIPT stamp as the background but it was sold out.. and I am so happy it was, because I was able to really play with the ECLECTIC #8 stamp.. I am IN LOVE with this stamp.. it is the perfect perfect background. Not offensive, not in your face.. just PERFECT.. I cannot wait for the I AM script to come back in so I can play with that!!
I love looking at a stamp for it’s different attributes. Is there a stem that I love? a basket? A petal? Is there a beautiful face, gorgeous hair I would like to highlight? How about just a shingled roof, or a pair of shoes? Once you open your mind and look at this house stamp (as an example) and see it as “MORE” than just a house.. a whole new world will open up to you. The house can be just a beautiful front door, a funky lopsided roof, a window etc… You will see what I mean in a second :).. When you stamp on a piece of paper smaller than an image you will be surprised at what new elements you see!
So having said that (aside from the yucky iphone shot), I want you to see what I came up with. I had a BLAST making it.. no worries at all.. just pure, blissful stamping.
I also wanted it to be a kind of vintage-y feel in terms of colors.. (kinda like the 70’s avocado and brown) colors that I grew up in :). so I WHIPPED out my PRISMACOLOR pencils and mineral spirits and blended away :).. and the RED that I layered the pumpkiny colour with? I would have NEVER mixed those colours together in the past.. but I became BRAVE. and I LOVEY da results!
I love seeing the front of the bicycle with the basket only.. I love the portion of the butterfly.. and of course I love the GOLD dots and RED POPPY dots I used on the bicycle tire and the body of the butterfly
So that’s the SCOOP. The evolution of my COLLAGE-Y (is that a word?) card.
Hope you love it. Hope you are inspired.
Now go take out a stamp.. and look at it in a different way… and show me the results.. I am RIGHT HERE! see me? Waiting.