My first entry in my new art journal; does it surprise anyone the theme is horses? I love this stamp from Duff's Designs (now retired, I think). It reminds me of an era long gone, but the feeling a woman has for her horse is the same now as it was 100 years ago! I love the rustic elegance of this stamp!
I chose to start towards the middle of the book where there was a nice wood-board page perfect for my focal image and the opposing page was plain graph paper. There's something about using ledger, notebook, and graph paper for art that really inspires me. Probably says something about my rebellious side! haha I don't want to do what the paper has intended, so I do art on it! ;)
I stamped and colored the image and then tore and distressed the edges. I added lace and burlap behind the torn edge and topped with a bow. I colored the lace and bow with dyes/inks to match the pages. I stamped the page and found some scraps to add behind the image. The metal stud just seemed right! I love adding metals to laces and bows; that look really works for me!
I did some floral background stamping and color distressing to the opposing page with some horses running along the bottom of the page. The quote is from the focal stamp set and the floral embellishment was made from some scraps on the table! (Love it when that happens!) Again, I dyed the scraps to match my colors.
I can choose to write something on this page or adhere a picture of one of my guys! Not sure which yet....maybe both!
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CTMH Cardstock and graph paper for the pages in My Art Journal
Focal Image is from Duff's Designs (retired)
Mixed Media stamp Julie Netting Prima
Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Stay Wild from Visible Image
My Art Journal (Blog Here)
CTMH Floral Embossing Folder (retired)
Scraps off my desk: Flower cuts, lace, ribbon
Scrap of Brown Star Fabric
CTMH Metal Stud (retired)
CTMH Inks Chocolate, Cashmere, Twilight, Cocoa
Ranger Distress Oxide: Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers
Flower cuts from Polkadoodles cut on Cricut Maker
Sharing with these challenges:
A Place to Start: Make it Elegant (Some Rustic Elegance!)
Art Impressions: Barn Dance
Through the Purple Haze: Ribbons and Lace
Time Out: Pets
Creative Fingers: AG
We Love Chocolate Baroque: Springtime (Spring is time to get back out with horses and ride in the fields of flowers!) Stamping as focal point
We Love 2 Create: AG Mixed Media
Art Journal Journey: Inspired By...Great Horsewomen and their horses
Crafty Friends: Ladies &/or girls
Crafty Catz: AG with optional twist All Creatures Great and Small