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Happy Saturday friends! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and maybe doing something crafty too! I actually can’t believe that next weekend we’ll be into September already! Fall is coming which means hubby and I can enjoy some football game time!
Hard to believe that it’s time for a monthly Art Journal page and collaboration with my crafty friend, Carol (from Crafty-Stamper), so please check out her blog for more inspiration too!🥰 We’re trying to get creative by using up our never-ending stash piles! So here’s my Art Journal inspiration with the “SMASH OUR STASH” August prompt of “liquid drops/enamel dots/brads/eyelets” :
Yes, it’s the never-ending supply of those enamel things, brads and eyelets! I didn’t even use any eyelets on my page today, but at least I pulled out a few brads, enamel dots and even some liquid enamel drops too!
So I could take you down that “rabbit hole”😁 of how this page came about from seeing a couple of mushrooms out in our backyard that just weirdly keeps popping out randomly the last few months, but needless to say, I ended up with this page. As a child I have always loved Alice in Wonderland and imagined myself secretly finding these amazing new worlds and having conversations with odd characters. I do enjoy getting lost in a good book!
The background page was printed out with adding the Cheshire Cat image over top. (The wording was also printed out with the cat.) I stamped some other wording over the printed background, splattered some paint and took an empty plastic roll dipped in gold paint and randomly stamped that all over it too. I used my finger to also add some gold paint along the edges. The mushroom image is from Power Poppy which I’ve printed, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out with the one in the front popped up with foam tape. I die cut a grass border at the bottom and tucked one of the cut out mushrooms behind the grass blades and then cut off all the excess. I’ve attached this entire page to a heavy weight 140# cardstock that was ink blended with chocolate ink around the edges. I took a strip of Graphics 45 Alice in Wonderland decorative paper and attached it to the right side of the page. I was then able to punch out the holes at the top for my AJ book.
So when you look at the bottom of the page, you can see the mushrooms and how I’ve added some white Nuvo Liquid Drops to the red tops. I think this really makes them pop and give dimension! With the same Graphic 45 decorative papers, I’ve cut out the “tea set playing card” image, blended around the edges and added a blue brad in each corner of it. I also added a bit of sparkle to the flying horse. This cut out playing card was attached below sentiment over the background mushroom and grassy border.
You will also notice the “Eat Me bottle” at the top of the mushroom which was printed out separately from the background page, Copic colored and fussy cut out. I attached it over top of the large mushroom and added a ribbon enamel at the top of it. I also took my glitter brush pen and added something rising from the bottle…mysterious?!
Here’s a closer view of the enamel bow at the top of the bottle along with the mysterious glitter coming from it. I’ve also added some of the glitter brush pen to the Cheshire Cat’s eyes too. I thought I had room to add another three sparkly gold enamel dots to the top right and call this one done.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my AJ page today or have been inspired in some way! Thanks so much for dropping in and I’ll be seeing you soon!
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