Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Club Scrap Up, Up, and Away Blog Hop!!!!!

    Welcome  Up, Up and Away Blog Hoppers! So this is my first ever blog hop and I am really excited to share my project with you! I decide that I wanted to think "outside the box" for this challenge. I usually make cards or scrapbook layouts with my Club Scrap kits but I wanted to do an art journal page instead to challenge myself to incorporate my Club Scrap products in a different way. This is what I came up with.

I had made the bases for the journal a year ago and bound them with my Bind it All. The left page base is actually blue paper from CS Science Kit, the right hand page is CS Private Eye paper. I sponged on Gold and White acrylic paint to the paper. Here it is:

   I knew I wanted a Harlequin feel to my pages so I used a Dylusions stencil and Spray Ink in London Blue. Then I stamped a border using Club Scraps Short Sleeve Pants unmounted stamps. I used the Harlequin stamp with Perfect Medium and brushed each diamond with different color Perfect Pearls. I then added silver dots that came in CS Vogue kit.

 I then stamped some of the Up, Up and Away unmounted Borders and Background balloon stamps on the background with CS hybrid ink in onyx. I knew I wanted to add depth with my balloons so I decided to purchase the digital kit and print out the various balloons from the kit and in different sizes. Now I DO NOT digital scrap at all but I have fallen in LOVE with digital stamps. The great thing about them is you can size the stamp to fit your needs. You can print it in basic black or in a color, just like using colored ink. Here is a sample of a sheet I printed:

I colored in the stamps with colored pencils and markers. I added some bling, Liquid Pearls and glitter to some of the balloons. I printed out my quote "There's no place like home" on the blue/aqua paper from Up, Up and Away. I cut out each word and drew around them with a fine tip black marker. Then I put it all together! Below is each side close up!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed yourself. Your next stop on the Up, Up and Away Blog Hop is Anne, over at  Have a wonderful day!

Anne Marie