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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

STAMPlorations DAY 3 July Stamps Spotlight Week - FOND EXPRESSIONS 2

Good afternoon all.

This is my second post today...click here if you'd like to see my guest design card for Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge.

It's a spotlight week over at the STAMPloration blog and today I get to inspire you all using stamps from FOND EXPRESSIONS 2.


Spotlight on FOND EXPRESSIONS 2

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Here is my project:


I've opted to do some journalling pages. I started by adding some stencilling using texture paste, added some pieces of tape from my last STAMPlorations delivery and did some stamping with black archival ink. Everything was then coated with white gesso, once dry I used distress paints in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral randomly over the pages. Once all the paint was dry I did some more stamping with black archival. All the sentiments were stamped onto tissue and applied with gel medium.

Products used:

ARTplorations stencils - Oh My Stars, Hearts all Over and Gridlocked.


And some close ups to show the details:


As always at STAMPlorations there are lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs to those who comment here and on the other girls blogs.

Prizes:
  • FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win the stamp set featured for the day.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Challenges entered:
Mixed Media Monthly - get texty

We Love 2 Create - anything goes mixed media
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything MM goes

41 comments:

  1. Love how you used multiple sentiments from the stamp set on your layout!

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  2. Carol this is amazing, love the stamps used on your fabulous colours in these journal pages, these are really lovely stamps and I will continue to purchase them.xx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  3. What a neat idea for a journaling page!

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  4. This is fabulous Carol!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. I love this Carol! it's brill as my Grandson would say lol huggles Sue xx

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  6. It awesome Carol! Love all the paint and the gorgeous and glorious colours! Fabulous use of the stamps - just love the wonderful two pages Karen x

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  7. Hi Carol, I love your fabulous journal pages, the colours are brilliant and what lovely photos of your family and the sentiments to match, beautiful tribute to them too, hugs Kate x

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  8. This is one lovely project and great use of sentiment stamp! Thanks for the blog hop. :)

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  9. What a fun journal page)s). Love it!

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  10. What a great way to use these stamps - I never would have thought of this! Genius!

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  11. The journal page is beautiful. What does the white gesso do to the journal page? I have never used gesso before.

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    1. Bonita...I use the gesso as a base for my ink or paint. This journal book is made with fairly ordinary paper so the gesso stops the colours seeping through the pages. Carol x

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  12. Love the smudgy look on the background, you used for these journalling pages:)

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  13. Fun journal page Carol!! Super fun use of the sentiments. Thanks bunches for such a great inspiration. j.

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  14. What fab pages Carol the colours are fab and I just love those sentiment stamps - they go perfectly with your project hugs Judith x

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  15. Ww, fabulous pages! Love the inkin, and stamping!

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  16. Popping back for the hop Carol - this is still so very lovely! Perfectly you Karen x

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  17. Very cool. Love all of the different colors. TFS

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  18. This is awesomely cool and full of all kinds of textural goodness!!!

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  19. What a wonderful way to use the sentiments - love your pages.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. Aren't those new Distress colours fab! Great pages. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  21. Great journaling pages Carol, love how you've matched the sentiments with the photos, a great keepsake.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  22. This is brilliant Carol, I love the way you have used the sentiments with your photographs, such a great idea.
    Pauline
    x

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  23. What a brilliant way to use the sentiments, Carol!

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  24. I love the look of your pages, I also love to use Distress paints. Such a great and different way to use the sentiments, too!

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  25. This set was made for your family! Just love how you used it to highlight everyone in their own special way. Great piece! ☺ xxx

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  26. This is so very creative Carol! Love the idea :)

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  27. Carol, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the sentiment next to each family member, what a brilliant journal page. Michelle x

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  28. Love your journal page! Excellent use of text and it is so great to have your family in your art journal - so special! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  29. Love how you used the sentiments on your mixed media art journal. TFS Carol

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  30. Love these big sentiments! Great journaling pages!

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  31. Love this fun journaling page with great detailing work and beautiful art work!

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  32. Brilliant journal page Carol! I love the sentiments & I love the colours too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  33. beautiful pages!! love the sentiments you have used..

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  34. Such a wonderful personal page! The sentiments are so perfect for your pictures and wonderful background! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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  35. Great pages with a fun colorful background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  36. Great project. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x