The first of the month (where did January go?!) and so time for a new challenge at Country View Crafts and this month our host is Sue who has chosen the theme:
Make Your Own Background
I received a fabulous set of IndigoBlu stamps for Christmas from my son Robin (along with some other lovely crafty bits and pieces - bless him!) So I decided to make a journal page in order to use as many of the stamps as possible which of course includes making my own background.
I started with a gessoed page and I spritzed Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo randomly from top right to bottom left of the two page spread.
Next I added text and shapes through a number of stencils using the same inks. I decided not to use any textures on these pages, just soft layers of inks.
Here you can see more of the layering stencils and some of the overstamping. The chap with the binoculars has been stamped on tissue paper, as was the lovely lady cyclist as I thought they would get a little lost with all the background text. Plus I have a pretty heavy collage on the journal page before.
And so with my background created I decided to do very little more other than to stamp and cut out the lady cyclist and layer her over a couple of the tickets which come with the stamp set.
I really enjoyed putting this journal page together and both pages may well act as a dummy run for some birthday cards later in the year.
Thank you to Robin for such a lovely present!
I do hope you will find time to join us in our challenge this month and if you are looking for inspiration then hop on over to the Country View Challenges blog today for the rest of the Design Team's fabulous backgrounds. And of course we will all be back throughout the month with more projects to inspire you.
Thank you for joining me today! This is just the first of two posts this morning, so see you again shortly!