Jackie’s challenge at Stampotique designers challenge blog is to use numbers in our creation. As I am a an art journal freak, I made for you a spread with numbers:

I worked in my altered book for a change. As I just cleaned up my box of laces and fabrics first I created a collage from some left over on my spread:

I wanted to add some colour, but rather grunge style, so I took some light prussian blue acrylics and my brayer and just spread that colour all around. I used white chalk spray to splatter a bit on the blue.

I used France’s typewriter alpha set for the numbers with black archival ink. I also added a bit of a shadow stamping with the splattered mug stamp for some more texture.

On the other side I applied some thread and some other found objects as embellishment, number 9 was stamp on a card stock, trimmed round, distressed and positioned on a burlap piece.

Why 9? I have no idea, I guess today I have a 9 day… it might be because of all the clouds and no sunshine. So why don’t you take your number stamps and join into the challenge over at Stampotique designers challenge blog.

Wonderful weekend everyone!


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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24 Responses to Numbers

  1. kampysgirl says:

    Really digging this spread- it has a vintage 70’s feel to it! Love! xo

  2. Kay Wallace says:

    Your mixed media journal spread is fantastic, Ruth! Love especially the lace and burlap elements–kind of a “juxtaposition” in the world of fabric. Beautiful color.

  3. Shel C says:

    Very cool page Ruth. I like that color of blue alot and the textures are lovely.

  4. Susan Carol says:

    Wonderful page, Ruth. Love the white splatters on the blue and your found objects too.

  5. Jackie says:

    I love all the texture going on on this journal page. It looks fantastic! Thank you for joining in my number challenge this week at the SDC blog

  6. Lisette says:

    Love the effect of the background. I had some colour photocopies for work that didn’t come out properly and I thought what a great effect (although not for work!) – you have recreated it with blue here! I will have to try this out with my new paints 🙂

    • lerusho says:

      That’s an idea, I wonder how that delusion paints will work, you must try them soon, and just let me know, is it like acrylics, is it more fluid, how does it dry, everything… very curious! 🙂

  7. the lace and burlap add fabulous texture and I love the color. Did you glue the thread down. We’ll have to ask the Beatles about Number 9!

  8. Claudine C. says:

    Wow, what a stunning background, so full of texture. Amazing! Thanks for playing along with Stampotique

  9. Wonderful art journal pages…you had me with your lovely blue background!
    White chalk spray sounds like an interesting product.
    Happy rest of the weekend to you and yours dear Ruth ♥

  10. kaz says:

    Fab altered bookpages. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  11. massofhair says:

    Beautiful pages as always Ruth, especially loving the colours and textures 🙂 xxx

  12. Vicky says:

    gotta use that thread idea one day, just love that look.

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