Monday, May 31, 2021

Stamping Journal Time

 Hello there - Hope everyone's just peachy and keen!  I took some time to play in my Stamping Journal. It helps me relax and make something just for me, and that is what I needed. I was influenced by multiple challenges (as usual), including a couple that closed before I finished, but I had fun  and that's the important thing. :-) This is my 3rd page in my 7x7" Stonehenge spiral water color journal and I try to keep it calm and simple without any paper collage so my focus stays on using my stamps and stencils more.

I always try to play at Art Journal Journey when I can and this month Elle has been hosting the theme of Language. Well, I dearly love poetic language and this poem in particular. I love Morning Glories and Moonflowers, and it's like they have a language, too. When a Morning Glory blooms every morning, it's like it's saying Good Morning, How Are You Today. The Sisterhood and Stamping Sensations have flower challenges still open. When I saw Inspiration Station's sheet music photo, I thought, well I love music too and that's also a language. And so it continued until I ended up with what you see - not shabby chic, but a nice little vintage look. 

I began by stamping the Impression Obsession Serendipity Morning Glory stamp with Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink and the Stamp Magick poem stamp in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink. I dried both with my heat tool. I cut a stencil with removeable sticker paper and Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border die, then got out Tim's Concerto Layering stencil and some DI Speckled Egg and a blending brush. I used the cloud border as a mask and stenciled the background with ink. I also used the negative of the border die cut at the very bottom. Then I removed both mask papers and kept adding ink to the edges until I was happy. Then I colored the flowers, where I played around with combining Promarkers with water colors and then Inktense pencils. Finally, I inked up a few lace border stamps (Deep Red Stamps and Crafty Secrets) with Ranger Archival Shadow Grey ink and stamped randomly using my finger pads instead of a stamping block. 

So that's it for now. Thanks for visiting! XOX

5.   613 Avenue Create 2021 May Challenge #5: AG + Opt. Mood Board -- #3/8  Mood Board elements used were the color green, flowers and lace  
8.   Inspiration Station #6: Photo Inspiration --  The photo inspired me to think of music as a language and to ink up Tim's Concerto stencil for my background.
9.   I Love Promarkers Challenge #436: AG + Opt. Garden or Outside -- #2/3  Option played and Promarkers used.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How beautiful. Your morning glories are stunning and so well colored. I really like the stencils you used. The subtle music stencil makes a perfect addition to the background. This is a perfect addition to Elle's theme at Art Journal Journey.

Daffodil Cards said...

I can see you were in a peaceful state with this gorgeous work, it really is very calming and very, very beautiful, love language being the theme.
Faith x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those flowers - great colouring! Poetry is such a great way to express thoughts. A truly lovely page, Hugs, Chrisx

Leslie said...

Very pretty! So soft and serene! :)

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful journal page Aimeslee -love the morning glory, poem and the stencilled music scre background.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and playing the twist-hope you will join us again
Carol DT x

Empire of the Cat said...

Love the colours and the background especially. Thanks for joining me for the Language theme at Art Journal Journey this month Elle xx

My name is Erika. said...

Aimeslee this page is gorgeous. I love the music notes in the background. You really created a a blue sky view and I can just imagine the sound of music floating in the background. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. It is clever and creative. Hugs-Erika

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

It sounds like you had fun doing something for you. We often don't do it enough, eh?
I don't remember the last journal page I saw you do.

brenda said...

A beautiful take on the theme, the Morning Glory is by it's name glorious and the poem lovely but guess we will never know for sure if it really was written by Robert Byrd.

Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page Aimeslee, the Morning Glory looks stunning against the pale blue music background and I love the cloud border, giving the appearance of a fresh new day.
Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous page Aimeslee, the flowers look stunning and its a really lovely background as well.
Sorry to be late calling in to see you.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful page. Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations. Anesha

Chana Malkah said...

Aimeslee, this is such a beautiful page!


Zoechaos said...

So serene and calm along with your wonderful description of the inspiration it has put me in a wonderful place for the day thank you. Thank you as well for sharing with us at Inspiration Station and good luck. x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful page and love the poem..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..


Darlene said...

OH WOW ... you are so creative! This is FABULOUS my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

ahlers5 said...

I love this. As soon as I saw it at Outlawz I knew who did it. Love the book you're working on. I an really thinking about stopping DT work. I am really not enjoying it anymore. It shows in my cards. I really don't put any effort in because I don't want to be doing it. I would just feel really bad because so many people are already leaving.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet page and the lovely blue flowers shine on the soft background! Thanks for playing along with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Jenny Marples said...

This is a beautiful journal page Aimeslee. I love those blue flowers taking centre stage. Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Moments Challenge.

Helen x