I've spent a lot of time in my studio this weekend. I did some cleaning but not enough to make a dent in the mess on my tabletop. I finished a page in one journal and started a page in another. I made some card size backgrounds and finished a doorknob hanger for the Anything But A Card challenge.
The complete page is in my small journal, which I use mostly for doodles. I had to gesso the backside of some of the pages because when I doodled with a Sharpie it bled through. So the page I completed this weekend was on one of those pages and uses acrylic paint as well as ink. It was also a good excuse to try out my new die cuts.
The page started out with a pretty bright pink background and when I was adding the floral stencil, it slipped and the top corner turned into a big black smudge. I tried covering it with just the birdhouse, but it looked bad so I got out the gesso again. I planned to cover the entire thing and start over, but I really liked how everything still showed through so I just kept stamping and adding ink and paint...and voila! This is what I came up with.
Anything But A Card challenge. The theme this time around is Steampunk. I haven't played much with the genre and thought it would be fun to give it a try. I made a door hanger using the Tim Holtz pocket watch embossing folder and several stamps.
The images I chose were an acrobat by Viva Las Vegastamps, a hanging pocket watch from Sin City Stamps, train by Creative Gifts and key & steam from Stampin' Up. Sorry, I have no idea who makes the train track. The saying was in a set I got at Michael's in the dollar bin. I got it in a bunch of other stamps on eBay several years ago. All of these images were masked together on a single piece of paper. When the images were all on the wooden hanger I added a few charms.
All in all it was a pretty nice way to spend a weekend! Sure beats housecleaning!!
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