Happy Tuesday! Isn’t it funny how quickly the days seem to pass these days and yet nothing really happens? Since it is Tuesday I am sharing some photos with the Bleubeard, Elizabeth and the Tea Gang over on Altered Book Lover’s site.
I wasn’t very well last month and since then I have been drinking a lot of tea. I like tea and coffee but I haven’t been able to face coffee, or caffeine and so my tea of choice at the moment is decaf! This is my third big box of 70 teabags lol so you can imagine just how much tea I have been drinking! Normally these boxes are also wrapped in cellophane but note how this one says “biodegradable” because now they are not wrapped and the teabags are made from plants. As you can also see, I’ve been saving some of the teabags because they are a nice dark tea colour, more so than my usual tea,
When you open the lid of the box there is this perforated removable tab…
It may well have been too long but my door is definitely NOT open and no one is being invited over for a cuppa in the foreseeable future! LOL
Which brings me to the fun, journalling part of this post, because the woman on the page definitely would not be inviting people over for hot drinks, she’s probably not even dressed!
This month, Country View Challenges are celebrating their 100th challenge and so the challenge this month is to feature the number 100 somewhere on your project and also to be inspired by one of the DT projects. What a fun challenge!
Today I have my second entry to this challenge and it’s an art journal page which was inspired by the white 100s and the background colours (pink and orange) used by Corrie on her postcard.
I chose this one because I liked the big white numbers against the bright colours of pink and orange. I don’t have any of the new Distress colours (yet) so I improvised with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade instead of Kitsch Flamingo and Spiced Marmalade and instead of heat embossing in white, I used a white crayon to write all the 100ths all over my page.
Then I used the Distress Inks and water on a craft mat and swiped my page through it a few times.
I needed a focal point but I don’t have the same stamp set so I used an older wooden one I have of this punky-looking girl. Then I needed to find a celebrate stamp, I am pretty sure there are more than a few in my stash, so I went with the first one I found which happened to be this script one from Pink Fresh, so that would do nicely. I stamped it a few times across the background using the same black Stazon.
I finished off the page with a Tim Holtz sticker that is so true so often these days lol. So I’m totally celebrating but not if I have to get dressed or leave the house haha.
I’m not sure the camera totally captured it but when I held it up to the light, it looked like all the 100s were glowing.
And here’s another look at the finished page now safely inside my journal…
watercolour paper, my usual journal, punky-girl stamp, Stazon black ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Tim Holtz sticker, white crayon, Pink Fresh celebrate stamp, black pen,
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