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 http://crzymomstidbits.blogspot.com/.  Have a wonderful day!

Anne Marie


40 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

A fun altered book project.

Ron said...

Great journal pages, Anne Marie! Love how they turned out - thanks for showing us how you got it all done!

Tricia Morris said...

I love how this is a hybrid project using some printed digital elements. Very cool! Thanks for hopping with us!

Karen Wyngaard said...

I haven't gotten into art journaling...yet (LOL)...but this looks like so much fun. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Hetty said...

Art journaling is all the rage and your pages have come out beautiful. Thanks also for sharing how you did this.

Julie said...

Anne Marie, what a great way to use your digital stamps in your art journal! Way to think outside the box. Your background came out great and love the way you used all of your different art mediums.

Cathy said...

Great fun to create this pages with the wonderful stamps!

Marya said...

Love it Anne Marie! So much fun and I love all the layers of crafty goodness!

Donna Lee said...

This looks like pure fun.
Since I don't do digi, I never thought about using digi stamps. What a terrific idea!

Pat Huntoon said...

Great journal page!

Christine said...

Wonderful journal pages - love the whimsy of using the balloons and harlequin stamps together. Marvelous!

Kay Williamson said...

You certainly have no problem thinking "outside the box"! So cool and such a great use for those digital stamps.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Neat idea with the digital stamps and I love all the color going on. Super "out of the box" idea!

Carolyn said...

great techniques used - I am feeling inspired to use my perfect pearly - I don't delve into those nearly enough! TFS

crzymom said...

Fun art journal! I love how you combined digi and paper.

Shona said...

love all the techniques you incorporated! Awesome job!

Angie Linton said...

What great art journal pages. I never think of using digi stamps since I don't do digital but I just might have to start.

Debbie Weller said...

Love your take on this kit - altered books can be great fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

Mark Gray said...

Thanks for the great idea! Thanks also for joining the Blog Hop.

Donna Nuce said...

Amazing journaling project! Gave me new ideas for art journaling. Thanks for doing this bloghop!

Farley said...

What fun!

Ann said...

LOVE the harlequin stamping! a brilliant touch!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this! Love the picture visuals of the page progress!

nancy y said...

fun seeing a whole new take on using the kit!

Cher C-W said...

Very cool!

Lucy said...

I love altered albums, books and journals. The hot air balloon stamps are perfect for it. Love the use of digital elements. I'm new to it and love seeing projects that incorporate them.

Jennifer said...

I am about to embark on my first art journal. This one is a good inspiration for me. Love the design.

MyAuntKat said...

Anne Marie. Love your journal page idea.

Jill P said...

Love the way you dod the pages.

ESIDER said...

Great art journal pages! Love how you use the digi stamps to make the various sizes. I often think I want to try a art journal. Thank you for the step by step on how you prepped your pages. Delightful! ~Lisa Niles

Chrissie said...

I wish I were "free" enough with my art to do an art journal, but alas, I just look at others and wish. Love the tribute to The Wizard of Oz!

SHartl said...

Love this art journal page! The hot air balloon images are so fun!

KnitterPam said...

Ann Marie - great job doing something really different! We haven't done a lot with art journals over at Club Scrap, but I sure like what you did!

Debra Charlesworth said...

Amazing! I so admire art journalling. I need to play more with that. Your step by step instructions make it look so easy.

julieB said...

Anne Marie, Right up my alley! I love your altered journal. This is my kind of thing. I think I will follow your blog and reap the benefits of your beautiful art work. I also like the method of making the backgrounds first and using them later. Thanx

fuzzylover said...

love your journal book - so pretty.

Melanie said...

Beautiful - I would be afraid to use it! Thank you for sharing!
Melanie

Elizabeth said...

Love the journal pages, I'm dying to try that medium one day. YOur pages came out great, I really like the idea of using the digital stamps.
TFS
Elizabeth

Yiyi said...

First time in your blog and I love it. These are lovely pages.

Yiyi said...

First time in your blog and I love it. These are lovely pages.