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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 10:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about inky backgrounds proposed by DT member Anna-Karin. Can't wait to see what you create!
I had so much fun with this challenge!
I was inspired to create a duo of inky pages in my art journal. One of my New Year's resolutions is to explore art journaling more often so this challenge was the perfect motivation to do so. After creating the backgrounds using various die cut embellishments, a coat of Gesso was applied.
Once dry, the fun began layering a variety of inks including: Vintage Photo Distress Spray StainPicked Raspberry Distress Spray StainDried Marigold Distress Stain, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
This sweet image from Found Relatives made for a great focal image on top of the inky background: 
Here's a closer look at the second page:
This pages features a 
I completed both pages by distressing the edges as well as adding random background stamping using Vintage Photo Distress Ink:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
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Products used:
Ranger Dina Wakley White Gesso Media, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain, Ranger Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Spray Stain, Ranger Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress Stain, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Idea-ology OCCASIONS Found Relatives, Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BITTY GRUNGE Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI HEARTS SET Movers & Shapers Alterations, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die GADGET GEARS Bigz Alterations, Tim Holtz Idea-ology TISSUE TAPE SKETCHBOOK, Tim Holtz Idea-ology GRUNGEBOARD BASICS PLAIN Altered Art, Tim Holtz Sizzix LATTICE Frameworks Die, Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI PAPER CLIPS, Tim Holtz Sizzix MINI TATTERED FLORALS Dies Movers Shapers


 Comments

28 Sweet Comments So Far:

barbarayaya62 said...

Your use of color is really spectacular !! These two pages are beautiful and delicate! BArbarayaya

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
Your journal pages are absolutely gorgeous! The photo is so very perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne C said...

Your journal pages are wonderful and your layering of gesso, inks and dies inspiring! Love that image and how you paired it with the sweet pinks and sentiment!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Mona! You sure did get inky with it! Love all the wonderful mixes of pinks and browns with the splashes of white! Beautifully messy!! hugs and smiles :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful pages, Mona! Love the diecuts, image and colors. Have a wonderful day!

ElizabethR said...

Fabulous pages Mona, love all the paint splatterings. Elizabeth xxx

Carole Beath said...

Mona, as always ... gaspingly beautiful things you create... Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Marjan Küppers said...

Love the layering, colors and the way you use paint on your work. Beautiful, Mona!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful pages and terrific detail!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mona!! The background looks amazing!! I love that vintage picture!! As always, the details are perfect!! Stunning!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful pages, Mona. The colors and textures are awesome. :)

Sandra said...

What a pretty pages, Mona! That picture is lovely! Hugs, Sandra

Stella said...

That art journal will be a family heirloom. Geesh Mona this is stunning!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so pretty!

Lisa said...

This darling vintage image looks so sweet surround in pink! Pretty art journaling Mona!

Tricia Ann said...

SO INTERESTING......VERY NICE

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Another fabulous journal!

Greta said...

You have such a way with colors & elements, Mona! This is wonderful!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Your art journal pages are amazing...you are such a talented artist.

Mirna said...

Gorgeous pages, Mona! Love seeing your incredible work, especially your textured backgrounds! Amazing!

Carol McCready said...

Love the color and all that dimension.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely sweet setting for such a sweet little girl and her dog! I love your use of the dies on this and the color palette, as always, is stunning!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous! Such incredible dimension and texture!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Beautiful art journaling, Mona! I just love the soft colors and texture :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Kerry said...

Love your journal pages; such gorgeous texture and colors!

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful art journaling Mona and I adore the colour palette and all the texture you've incorporated into it, which works so well with the beautiful image! :)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful pages Mona!! Love the colours and all the layers. Great textures!!

Ruth G said...

Wonderful combination of images, textures and colors! The photo is my favorite and I think it has an awesome home on your pages! TFS!


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