Monday, January 27, 2020

Love Knows no Borders



So I got this awesome stamp set from Lil Inker Designs, which is, sadly, closing up.  And it just called out to me to do a Journal page using some of the sentiments. 

I knew I wanted to make a statement about Love using this stamp set.  So I tried painting the continents and oceans -- I am NOT an artist. Like I didn't know that already - LOL!   So  I added more water and white paint to blur and make the background.  I stenciled the bottom of both pages. The mountains by Ken Oliver, the city by . . . ?



Then the pages sat for a while, while I figured out what to do.

I embossed the heart-map using one of the Brutus Monroe Night Shift embossing powders.  You can see in the photo to the left that when held one way, you'll see black, but in another way, you'll see the pink.  I cut apart the world and layered it on a red heart. 

Sentiment strips, white hearts stencil (probably not needed), some journaling, and it was finally done.


I'm putting this onto the following challenge blogs.

1) Country View - January Challenge

2) Simon Says Monday Challenge - All Loved Up

3) Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional Paper Piecing - does the heart count? I think not.

4) More Mixed Media - Anything Goes + optional blue (sorry no blue for this page)

5) Art Journal Journey - Hearts - some inspiration-

The stamp set still calls my name.  I know someday I'll make another layout using other sentiments.
As always, thanks for taking a look!

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous pages, love it ...x
    Jane 🌴

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  2. Wonderful journal art!!! I love the stamped text and your own text too!!! We should understand that "there is more that unites us than divides us". Thank you for joining the January challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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    1. thank you for taking the time to look at my journal page and your so thoughtful response. Hugs

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  3. I simply adore what you did with this spread, Carol. Like you, I admit I'm no artist and can't draw anything. By using that world stamp, you have created a real gem. You knew just the right words to use and the perfect stamps to turn this into one of a kind gorgeous art. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey with our theme Hearts for February.

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    1. Thank you for looking at my journal. And thank your for your kind words. Hugs.

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  4. I love the stamps you used in your spread-I am no artist either-Your page is beautiful and love the sentiment hugs Kathy

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  5. This is a really wonderful piece, and the sentiment is so true. I love how you used that stamp and all the details! Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

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  6. I love your beautiful well done spread 💜

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  7. A super heart, I love the design!
    Mar :)

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  8. A fabulous journal spread. The stamps are lovely and I think the way you added the heart to both pages looks great. Thank you for linking and sharing with us at Art Journal Journey.
    Yvonne

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  9. Wonderfully done! I love the breaking heart and the city images. So well put together. I also love the your journaled your feelings on the page as well. The world, politics, and we as a people are kind of heart-breaking right now - I totally agree. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you for looking so thoughtfully at my page. Thank you for your response. Hugs.

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