Corrie over at Stampotique designers challenge asked us to create a background that is striped, as a seriously addicted art journaler I had to create a journal background and I went for using my left overs as well.

So let’s see how many stripes I managed to push into one spread. First I coloured some tissue left overs they were actually stripes from trimming my last spread. I used bister and Lindy’s stamp gang spray.

While it was drying, I were letting some ‘stripes’ drop down on my spread with acrylic ink.

So one acrylic ink, two coloured tissue wraps, and together:

Then I stamped my image Janet Klein’s Lissi (#9187) on a 7 dots studio paper. Under my image I applied a striped scrap collage.

To break the lines I used large ringlets die from Memory box to create some circles, but they are also cut from striped scrap paper. On the other side of my spread I made another collage, using this time the loopy ring border and stamped the word ‘happiness’ only from Linda Peterson’s Rain text (#12022).

Finally I added some dimensional stripes with texture paste at the top.

So how many stripes can you count?


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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36 Responses to Striped

  1. Beth P says:

    totally cool! I love all the ways you managed to incorporate stripes! I guess I’m a little biased because I do like stripes! πŸ˜€
    Hugs from a sister in art from across the pond,
    Beth P

  2. I’d say you did “stripeingly” well!

  3. windinn says:

    Stripes galore, and a great spread!

  4. Kathi R says:

    Arithmetic is not my strong suit, but I’d say you got lots and lots of stripes that work terrifically well on your great spread.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  5. Lisette says:

    I was full of anticipation when I saw the title of your post on my email notification and you have not disappointed me. Love the text peeking through and the contrast of the circles.

    • lerusho says:

      I was thinking a while on the title, I had the feeling that from striped people will associate with a zebra, but then I said you know what let them get surprised, no zebras on this page πŸ™‚

  6. Corrie says:

    Wow, so many stripes ! Great execution of my challenge. Thanks for taking part !
    Corrie x

  7. kampysgirl says:

    love love love it Ruth! Your stripes are way so cool with those circles popping in and about! What a great design for your journal spread! Another fav on my list! xoxo

  8. Your pages came together beautifully Ruth!
    such great colors and designs…

  9. Nigel says:

    Wonderful, although I want to re-align some of those stripes! Must be the engineer in me πŸ™‚

  10. Linda says:

    So many stripes–I love the white ones across the top!

  11. zksmith says:

    Wooo, that is stripy – in more than one way! I love stripes – I have way too many striped T-shirts and I used them excessively in my scrapbooking days, but never thought of using them in mixed media. There’s definitely an opportunity there! Great page, Ruth!

  12. Gorgeous Ruth, loving all the layers and detail πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique πŸ™‚

  13. kaz says:

    Yes there are LOADS of stripes on this fab page!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  14. Kay Wallace says:

    I find 4 different stripe patterns, Ruth! Totally brilliant journal spread, my friend! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge this week!

  15. marjiekemper says:

    Your stripes leapt off the page on Julie’s linky list… awesome pages!

  16. dutchstamptramp says:

    Beautiful! Love how you made the background. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  17. Kim Howard says:

    Your stripes look great on your journal page and love the tutorial on how you created the background Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge this week.

  18. *Arwen* says:

    Another great page Ruth! Fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge πŸ™‚

    xx Arwen

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