Friday, April 21, 2017

Happiness is a state of mind - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa from the Design Team here.

I am sharing with you a journal spread, for which I've used Rubber Dance Nostalgic Couples, Something Wonderful and few other stamp sets.

Here's my procedure...

To make the texture on the journal page, first I cut out this piece using a die.

I adhered that die cut pieces on pages and applied embossing paste through stencil.
 Let it dry completely.

To bring colours to the page I spritzed randomly with  Peacock Feather, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo distress inks.

To create one more layer I stamped circles and text on the page.

In addition I applied colours from distress crayons to create depth.

I stamped the Nostalgic Couple on another paper with black archival ink and coloured it with distress markers.

I adhered a few embellishments and ephemera and layered the lovely couple image onto it.

On the other page, I added words from the Something Wonderful set.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I've used all these stamps from Rubber Dance Shop here:

Nostalgic Couple
 Something Wonderful
 Collage Elements
 Round In Circles
Vintage Hotel Receipt
Vintage Script ATC size

Don't forget to join this month's Theme challenge 
Black and White Plus One


  1. Wow, this is so beautiful. Love the colours! The way you've used the die cut to make texture on the pages is such a cool idea and the result is gorgeous. The step by step photos are very helpful. Thank you so much, Shilpa! ♥

  2. Beautiful pages :) love the textures and colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. This is wonderful Shilpa, I love the jewel tones and how you've incorporated the die cuts. Both ideas squirrelled away for later ;-) xx

  4. Fabulous page spread, Shilpa - I love it.
    Alison x

  5. Shilpa,
    how beautiful this spread is! I just love your use of your elements!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  6. A really beautiful journal spread Shilpa, such gorgeous grunge and colour.
    Fliss xx


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