Jul 6, 2017

Beach Beauties Mixed Media Junk Journal Spread


Happy summer day to you!  It's time for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils.  Our hostess Ruth has chosen the theme Colour, Texture, Shape.  She says, "This month it's almost anything goes as I have a picture inspiration board for you.


Maybe it's the colour palette ranging from cream and peach through to gold, warm browns and soft greens that inspires you...or you want to use different colours and use fabric, lace or metal in your project as texture? As for shape, what about flowers, leaves and architecture or the design elements that are gothic, steampunk or romantic? Whether your inspired by one or all of the pictures, please share your mixed media creations with us, the only restriction - you must use a stamp or stencil somewhere in your project. Can't wait to see what you're inspired to create!"


I decided to use the moodboard as a jumping off point for my color scheme and gessoed some panels in my Darkroom Door junk journal.  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang and Prima Color Bloom sprays.  I spritzed the spray with water to make it bleed.  The Color Bloom started to separate when I used my heat tool and created this lovely mottled look.  From that I decided to do a beach themed layout.  I stamped the new Mini Calendar randomly in Archival Tree Branch ink to build a background.


I embossed the new Seven Days stamp in white.  I used a pen to circle Saturday.


I stamped an Darkroom Door advertisement stamp in Archival Coffee for further color variation and added some tissue tape here and there.


I used Tim Holtz ephemera and found relatives for my collage.


The Ornate Frame 2 die was covered in texture paste and aged with Distress Ink.  I added a silicon molded lace bit made Esther at Shoregirl's Creations (thanks sweetie!) because it really tied back into the moodboard. I added lots of splashed gesso and ink.


To finish things off I added a Prima Marketing Salome Flower from the Wild and Free collection, with a string bundle beneath and a die cut Tim Holtz Scroll, which I embossed in Ginger EP.  I really love this refreshing color palette!  I hope you are inspired to add some color and texture to your project and play along in our challenge.  Thanks for visiting!




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36 comments:

  1. Love how you added so much texture, layers and details yet, managed to keep it clean looking. Great eye!

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  2. Oh what an AMAZING spread - I love all about it Autumn! Would peferctly fit our current - Sunnertime Love theme over at ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE .

    oxo Susi

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  3. Another stunning creation with the wow factor.....so beautiful. You've combined colours perfectly and love the detail showing the effect the sprays have had. Beautiful use of the new stamps and what a perfect setting for the bathing beauties. Gorgeous Autumn! xxxxxxx

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  4. Gorgeous pages, love the colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. I am always blown away when I visit your blog. It's happened again!!! Fabulous layout, great colours and so much layering and so much to admire. Stunning...Thank you for the continuing inspiration, I always learn so much on my visits x

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  6. Let me count the ways I love this journal spread! First,the colors are just dreamy, and now I think I must invest in some sprays! Although the mottling looks beautiful on your page, it reminds me of the way my tomatoes are looking, which is NOT a good thing! Love all the background stamping, and of course your collage gets my heart going pitty-pat! But the frosting on the cake is that silicone molded lace bit! What a stunning set of pages, sweetie! You're a creative genius! Hugs!

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  7. Fabulous page Autumn, love the textures and layout.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Wow, this is amazing!! Oh, I absolutely love every single thing about this!! The colors are stunning!! I love the texture and the stamping!! The picture is fabulous and you framed it perfectly!! So gorgeous, my friend!! I adore it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Absolutely fabulous Autumn!! The texture are amazing and love the photo~the stamping is so cool. I really need to get my sprays and inks out and get messy. This is amazing!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  10. I adore this! great colors, texture and layering - all hallmarks of your wonderful style.

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  11. Wow you took that inspiration photo and really ran with it. Love how you coloured and integrated your stamps on the gesso part of this page. Delightful. Thanks for sharing your creativeness at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

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  12. Wow - this is gorgeous Autumn - love the colours and how you have built up from your base to the top layers - a wonderful spread
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. Autumn, I would just love to 'dive' into this picture, it looks so welcoming, you really have created the most stunning of backgrounds, I love how you circled the date (love those stamps too). The ladies sit perfectly across the pages and the flower is gorgeous!! Hugs xxx

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  14. Thank you for joining us with your fabulous creation, ideal for our 'Tic, Tac, Toe' Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

    June/DT

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  15. What a beautiful page lovely to see something different from a card. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Watercooler Wednesday

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  16. What a stunning page spread you've created. Love the combinations of colours and textures. The layers of detail are so beautifully combined that they work seamlessly together. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  17. Wow Autumn, loving this. Not sure where I've been but you've been busy so will be back tomorrow for another look round. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xxX

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  18. A nostalgic feel to this page with the vintage image - it reminds me of happy, lazy, summer days at the beach with my Aunts dressed in bathers like these Belles. Gorgeous texture and stamping and I love the mottled effect you achieved. I'm tempted to have a try at this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Goegeous... MM really is your forte!

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  20. Absolutely stunning! The multiple layers, the soft and beautiful colors, everything...I can't stop looking at all the details. Thank you for joining the Paper Girls challenge this week!

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  21. Beautiful pages Autumn, love the layering and the lace touches with the fabulous pictures of the ladies ! Sue C x

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  22. so stunning, I love this page
    Heike

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  23. Such a marvellous spread, Autumn, so inspired!

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  24. Thank you for the gratuitous inky images... mmmm! Great colors.

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  25. Beautiful textures and layers, I love the colour palette too. Oh, and I love the mottled look as well - fabulous!
    Diana x

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  26. Another great addition to your junk journal, Autumn! You do such a great job with those found relatives, maybe it will inspire me to use mine one of these days! Love this...hugs!

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  27. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!Amazing work!

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  28. Gorgeous art journalling! I love the vintage bathing belles and the background is fabulous!

    Congratulations you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Please email us, there is a clickable link on the sidebar of the challenge blog :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  29. Love Love Love - everything about it! I even love how the spread contrasts with the page behind it! Beautiful, delicate colours!

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  30. Oh my goodness, Autumn--congrats on the SSS Win! A worthy winner even if it wasn't done randomly--stunning work!

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  31. Yey Autumn...many many congratulations on the fabulous win at SSS. So pleased for you, your work is amazing and so inspirational and it's great to be rewarded x (Yes 'We' are doing well at Stamplorations ...Thank you so much for your kind and friendly comments x) x

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  32. Stunning page layout in gorgeous colours. Huge congratulations on your SSS win too Sending huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  33. A stunning journal page, such beautiful colours and textures. Thanks for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

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  34. What a great creation, Autumn! You are great!

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  35. Wow Autumn, how inspiring is this! I love the mood, the textures, the colours....it is soooo my thing! Thankyou for making me happy! Xx 😜

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