New year brings so many resolutions, here is one for Stampotique Designers Challenge:
Keep calm, smile and create beautiful things!
My spread is made in my altered book. First I collaged some scrap leftovers on my page.
Then I shaded a bit with light sienna pencil. I used France’s splattered mug stamp (#10017) with espresso truffle. I applied some iridescent medium through a stencil.
Then I added some colours, first a layer of ecoline (lemon yellow) with bistre and then acrylic ink (bright yellow) and fluid chalk edger (metallic yellow).
I stamped Maria’s Keep calm (#7305) text on a card stock, that I stitched on laces.
And some details:
Hope you will be able to smile a lot and create beautiful things in 2015!
I am sharing my spread with Stampotique designers challenge: New Year’s resolution.
I am linking my spread to Faber Castell design memory craft January challenge as well.
I love this spread Ruth! I think I love how scraps can come together for awesomeness! I like the effects of the Ecoline and I soooo want France’s stamp! It’s on the list! Ha ha you are starting 2015 off with a bang!
Thanks Felicia, and France’s stamps are great fun, I love all of them 🙂
This is so awesome, you are so amazingly inspiring! Thanks for sharing your process for creating the spread!! And I needed to hear that…keeping calm and creating beautiful things!
Thanks Natasha! 🙂
You have creatively supported your sentiment (resolution) with the chaotic background, Ruth. It is just perfect!
Thanks Kay! 🙂
WOW Ruth, you just keep bringing on really good stuff. I absolutely adore the way you take such raw, simple items and manipulate them in a way that is so pleasingly cohesive. you really have the crem de la crem going on !!!!
Thanks Fran 😉
Hi Ruth I love the messy stuff all gently altered, pushed and pulled until it becomes an interesting and inspiring page.
Thanks Julie 🙂
Great advice! I love the cheerful colours and all that creativity in this project!
Thanks Zsuzsa 😉
love how you use the scraps Ruth…one of my fav things to do!
I can’t throw out those pieces, they still look so tempting to work with so I recycle them 😉
What a great spread, Ruth – and I am loving that quote!
Thanks Win 🙂
Im with Win, love the spread and especially the quote!
Thank you Vicki 🙂
Love the colours on this piece and the words make a great resolution.
Thanks Lisette, the words are Stampotique you know… it is just a hint 😉
Stunning pages Ruth, loving the textures and colours very much 🙂 xxx
This is brilliant Ruth, I love all the textures here, especially those laces. Thanks so much for supporting us again at Stampotique. Sue xx
Thanks for jumping over Sue 🙂
I am visiting from Friendship Friday.
I recently bought some art supplies in hopes of bringing out my creative side in 2015.
Maybe I will take some pictures and post them on my blog.
Hi Michelle, it is nice to meet you, will be happy to see you creations 🙂
I love the quote and all the layers here. So much interest. Seeing your altered book makes me want to start one, the text gives such a great base layer. Creating definitely helps us stay calm and smile too, and that keeps us happy 🙂
I love that sentiment too, by the way it is a lot of fun to works in an altered book 😉
Beautiful page! I love bistre pigments too, I use them a lot! Love the stitched part!
Thanks Lindsay 🙂
Keep calm and create – My reason for art journaling
WOW!!! I love your work Ruth 🙂
Thank you so much for joining in with us at Stampotique this week 🙂
Thanks for visiting Sam 😉
Beautiful textures on your creation, love the step by step on how you created it. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge this week.
Thanks for visiting Kim 🙂
Love your pages. Wonderful colours! Thanks for joining teh Stampotique Dv
Thanks for visiting 🙂
Beautiful spread! I love that sentiment, the color combi and all the little scraps you used.
Thanks Maja 🙂
I adore this color scheme! Groovy and cool- and definitely me! Great spread- love the use of your elements on this!xx
Thanks so much Jackie 😉
beautiful pages. love all the details.
Thank you 🙂
This is awesome Ruth! I’m sure, you will create beautiful things ❤
Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge 🙂
Thanks for visiting Arwen 🙂 xox
Beautiful. Your work is inspirational. Love the added thread. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer’s Challenge. Gez
Thanks Gez 🙂