Thursday, 24 April 2014

Summer On My Mind - with Stampendous and Dreamweaver


Hello everyone and welcome to the Stampendous and Dreamweaver Blog Play - Day 4. Tomorrow is the big finale so do make sure to pop back! This week we've been dreaming of stencils and stamps - a fabulous combination, if you ask me!

My biggest highlight of the week is the set we chose to play with - the Blossom Beauty stamps and the matching Cutting Die set. I absolutely love this new collection and the matching dies, they make crafting so much quicker and so much more enjoyable! We also have some fun free hair templates for your Blossom Beauty that you can download here. Both teams have really rocked this set so do check out all the amazing projects shared this week.



Oh and of course - there are prizes, too! There will be three bundles for grabs - and the teaser picture is below. All you have to do is to comment on the posts shared this week as part of the Dream-pendous play. The more you comment, the bigger chance you have of winning!



For my inspiration today I am sharing a calendar journal page. Now, before you ask why it's an August one... 



At the beginning of the year I made a resolution (one of many!) to finish all projects I started in the past and never completed. Many moons ago I began creating a calendar where I could keep track of all the birthdays and anniversaries I need to remember about. The inspiration behind it was the 'challenge' started by Kate Crane from The Kathryn Wheel. So far I've done April, JuneJuly and October so I only have a few months left to do...LOL. I chose to make the August page - I suppose I already have summer on my mind!



The background for my page was created with the DecoArt Americana acrylic paints smooshed around on the Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate. To add depth I layered lots of stamping with Mish Mesh, Grunge and Wired stamp plates - these are perfect for mixed media backgrounds.

I also fussy cut some lovely images from a napkin and added them to the page. To add texture the images were covered with Translucent Embossing Paste through sequin waste and sprinkled with a touch of Crystal Micro Glitter.



Next I sponged lovely neon inks all over the page through the Summer stencil. Then I was ready to stamp my Blossom Beauty. I coloured her with PITT pens  and aquarell pencils. I also gave her a little hat which I made using the Hydrangea Garden stamp and the Cutting Die set.




For the August banner I used some old paint swatch cards stamped with the Vintage Lowercase stamps and pins from the Smash Notes clear set.



The days were punched from Crafty Individual papers.

Additional supplies I used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Mounting SquaresMyStik® Permanent Strips, Adhesive Sheets
Tsukineko (Imagine Crafts) - Jet Black and Blue Hawaii StazOn Minis, Memento Grape Jelly, Radiant Neons - Electric Blue, Purple and Pink
Staedtler - ergosoft aquarell pencils
Faber- Castell - India Ink PITT Artist Pens


I hope you enjoyed my offering today. There is still more inspiration today for your viewing pleasure so make sure to check out the following:

Asia King (that's me!)

Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments. See you again tomorrow!

Witam wszystkich bardzo serdecznie i zapraszam na blogowy hop z udzialem firm Stampendous i Dreamweaver. Na uczestnikow czekaja niesamowite inspiracje a jesli posiadasz adres kontaktowy w USA, masz szanse zdobyc jedna z 3 nagrod przeznaczonych dla komentujacych.

Jako inspiracje przygotowalam strone do kalendarza w stylu art journaling. Powyzej znajduje sie lista uzytych materialow. Dziekuje za wizyte i za pozostawione komentarze :).

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Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Big Stamp
Craftowy Ogrodek - Wyzwanie z UHK


40 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous soft journal pages. Love the mix of the images and the stencils they blend beautifully!

Glass Daisy said...

Another inspirational piece of work. x

Netty said...

Love your beautiful calendar pages, such great colours and layout. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a fabulous idea! I would like to do this too! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

Eileen Lucas said...

Very pretty, love the pastels and what a great idea to keep track of birthdays.

Yolanda said...

I love this project...what a great idea. Beautiful. thanks 4 sharing.

Lea said...

Absolutely gorgeous journal pages! Love the colors and our Blossom Beauty looks adorable! Love it!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic idea! I've never seen anyone art journal calendar pages, but it's a great idea!

Crafting Queen said...

REally beautiful pages, I love the soft colours.

butterfly said...

A fabulous, summery page - I love those banner letters, and the day squares are so pretty!
Alison x

barbara macaskill said...

The colors give this an ethereal feel! A beautiful way to remember all the important dates in life! I have also started a calendar for this very reason and keep procrastinating about finishing it. This is giving me the nudge I need to get it finished! Thanks for the inspiration!

HelenM said...

so pretty. I loved the colors you used--so soft.

Judy said...

Such a pretty palette on your pages. Love how you used the stencils and paints, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Kailash said...

Love your piece of artwork, gorgeous!!

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous, all the way around it's stunning Joanna. I love the background and the stamped image is awesome. This is a neat idea on two levels, one-finish projects that were left undone, two-the calendar itself. Love the inspiration I always find here. :) Hugs, Lisa

Jean said...

This is so beautiful! I love the idea of making a calendar to remember - I'd love to have something like this hanging above my desk - I'd always be looking at it so I'd never forget a birthday. Thank you so much for sharing.

cghundley said...

Gorgeous calendar!
And August is my
birthday month, so
it's fun to see it.
Beautiful coloring.
Carla from Utah

marylouh said...

this is beautiful. The colors are so soft and pastel and the pages. they make the face and leaves pop. Great idea to make a calendar for birthdays. Need a good reminder. thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

Con said...

Beautiful! truly...adore the colors and they way you muted them all together. thanks, -con

Dawn LL said...

Oh how fun is this planner page! Love the colors and fun products used.

Papertangler said...

So beautifully summery. I'd like to see the other months

Jade Passmore said...

I love your calendar journal page, Joanna. And it looks like you and the Blossom Beauty have summer on your minds. Using the Hydrangea Garden stamp and the Cutting Die set was a great idea! You mixed it up quite a bit with your mixed media and blossoms.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
LOVE the colours and design of your August journal page - the flowers in her hair are DELIGHTFUL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your lovely inspiration :)

Denny Serra said...

I love your choice of colors and her innocent face is perpetuated by the wispy hair. Great job!
Denny
San Diego

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely stunning project!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful Journal Page. Bright airy and cheerful.

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful project, Asia! Love the colors and layers!

Barbara Nies said...

Wispy and wonderful!

christi said...

wow, this is an adorable journal page. I would hate to use it it's so cute.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous artjournal pages! Love your august spread! The girl is really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Sandra said...

Gorgeous artjournal pages! Love your august spread! The girl is really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

soapHOUSEmama said...

WOW! Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful project! Wonderful colours and background Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Joanna said...

Wspaniala strona! Ciekawa jestem jak calosc bedzie wygladala.

Meihsia Liu said...

Gorgeous calendar journal pages! Joanna. I love the beautiful colors and the stamped images are fabulous! :)

snazzyjj said...

Love the tropical feel of your calendar.

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Buttons said...

What a fabulous journal calendar page - great spring colours. Jenny x

Katarzyna Michalak-Michalska said...

Bardzo ciekawa praca: taka delikatna i cysta a jednocześnie mocno zmediowana! Chciałabym zobaczyć ją na żywo.

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