I have a few groups of friends that are into art journaling and we give out challenges to keep us motivated to try new things.
This is our 4th challenge and I was to pick the theme.
I wanted us to use a girl image and something that represents you.
Here is my take on the challenge:
I created this page during the May long weekend that my daughters and I spent at my friend Sharon's camp.
What represents me is reading and writing. I love to do both.
And I love these gorjuss girl images.
I really like the vintage look that distress inks give me.
I started with inking the pages and then stamping, also with distress ink, using a script stamp.
And to make it look even more vintage I also inked around the edges of the pages.
It is a lot of work, but so worth it for the look I wanted.
That was...until I dropped the ink pad...oops.
I made a miniature book for my girl to hold.
It also has pages that can be flipped :)
I wanted a bigger girl and also didn't want to bring my markers on this crafty get away, so I printed up an already coloured image and enlarged it to the size I wanted.
I used the Tim Holtz typewriter die to cut out the vintage typewriter and added a pattern paper with typed words on it to the die cut piece.
The books are from my stamps that I stamped and again enlarged, and coloured with some distress inks.
Here again is my completed page.
I really like how it turned out and this does show my interests.
Here are everyone's challenge pieces who took on this challenge.
I love how they are all so different even though we all followed the same challenge.
I hope you all enjoyed a peek into my art journal and hope you all have a very creative day.