Monday, January 18, 2016

Art Journal Hi My Friend

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Hello, my dear crafty friends, I hope you all had an awesome weekend! At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week, we would like to challenge you to create something themed "BEST FRIENDS". There are so many ways to interpret this theme. I am looking forward to seeing your creation!

I was inspired to create a mixed media art journal page this week.

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I made a friendship themed art journal page with some mixed media elements. The background of the page was colored with Distress Paints, and stenciled with Distress Spray and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.

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The sentiments were stamped with Simon Says Stamp Oh Happy Day and Clearsnap black ink pad. The stamped image and sentiment were heat embossed with ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder. I distressed the image and Small Talk sentiment with Colorbox black ink and Art Dauber.

I also randomly added some Tim Holtz Rubs on the background of the page, and pasted index labels.

The "my friend" sentiment was stamped on another piece of watercolored watercolor paper, cut out
and pasted on the page using Tombow Adhesive Tabs to create the dimension.

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I hope you are inspired to create something to celebrate your friendship with someone, and join us for this fun challenge!

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeYou might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight.

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in. Have fun!

I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^

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Would YOU like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Design Team? We are looking for not one, not two but THREE  talented designers to join us! This challenge is dedicated to a more Vintage/Mixed Media Style so we are specifically looking for designers who  are more in touch with their artsy side.

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  1. Beautiful bright vibrant journal page! I know my best friend in the morning is my cup of soda. :) Love this idea and how beautifully you created the page!

  2. Now that's creative, Meihsia! Your art journal page looks incredible.

  3. Gorgeous art journal page Meihsia :-) the colours and all the details on this are fabulous! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. aaaaaaaah!!! Love these vibrant colors!!!
    Hugs xx Zoey

  5. Totally! Gorgeous! Love the colors and how you pieced the page together :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. This is absolutely adorable Meisha!!! :)
    And I take the opportinuty to wish you a wonderfully creative year 2016!
    Mwah and 'Bises' (in French)!
    Coco Xoxo

  7. Beautiful journal page, love the colours :)

  8. Love this cool stamped collage! Great colors!

  9. It's always fun to see your playful combinations!

  10. What is better than friends and coffee? Lovely page, Meihsia with the soft, but bright palette. I am increasingly enamored of this art journal you are using, love the way it stands to display.

  11. Wonderful page Meihsia! The bright background with the neutral mug looks so great together.

  12. I think I would like to dive into one of your notebooks and live there for a while! I always love to see what you can do with colors and image combinations!

  13. LOVE your take on our theme and adore your bright background, which works so well with the stamped image ~ really clever page, Meihsia and I adore it! :)

  14. This is such a fabulous page, Meihsia. Love your tribute to your friend: coffee. It's so fun! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Your colors are always fantastic! This is an amazing page! Wonderful! Barbarayaya