This was a fun page to make. I was inspired by the colorful, bright towel in the photo. I had an older piece of patterned paper from the Snorkel line by Cosmo Cricket. It had some great wave-ish shapes to cut out.
I started by spraying lily pad and turquoise Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels on some blue cardstock. Then I cut and arranged the wave shapes and photos on the page. I strategically adhered the waves to lessen the amount of adhesive that I would sew through. I did some messy machine stitching on the waves and added a page border.
Then I adhered the photos. I used a chipboard sticker from K & Co. for the title, mainly because I thought it went well with the towel. I also used some circle epoxy stickers for the fish’s air bubble.
I used a die cut from the Joyride line by Collage Press on which I wrote the journaling. I finished off the page by adding outlining to the elements on the layout with a pen.
I have been waiting for the Smash book to be available in stores. The Smash book is a cool place to record your daily life or whatever you want. You can glue in images that inspire you, quotes, tickets, receipts, etc. I love that some of the pages have a design to add interest. I think if you are an avid art journaler you already do this on your own. I think this will be a great crossover product to get scrapbookers and ‘tweens into art journaling. I can’t wait to see the accessories that might be sold to go along with the Smash.
I want a Smash to keep with me to play with while waiting for appointments. I am not an art journaler who carries my journal around with me. Carrying my journal around doesn’t work for me since I am too paint intensive and a lover of working in a messy way.
Well, Smash was supposed to hit the stores in April, but there has been a production delay. So K & Company, the makers of the Smash, gave away 400 mini Smash books on this Smash blog a couple weeks ago. And I was lucky enough to get one! I just got it in the mail last night. Even the cardboard envelope was cool! This should tide me over until I get the real thing.
You can check out the Smash on this video.
I made this page in November with some packaging I had saved from Halloween candy. I loved the graphics on these little boxes, so I wanted to play off the images and preserve them on an art journaling page. I recorded some random thoughts about the candy too. I used a cellophane image from the bag that the candy sticks came in too. I love the black background. I used some Neon Chalk Markers by Cadaco for the title. The markers are made for black dry erase boards. I LOVE these markers. I found them at a local surplus/salvage store. The blue was disappointing. It doesn’t show up well on the black, but all the other colors are awesome!
I pulled a couple of photos to scrap and was really into all the blue tones in the pictures. I was also thinking about how I loved the irregular circles on a piece of paper in the new Twig line by Little Yellow Bicycle. Since I don’t have that paper (at least not yet!), I tried to recreate the circles on my page. While cutting the circles, it helps to wiggle the paper to get them more irregular. I used a bunch of blue scraps I had for this. I layered them and sewed them down with some equally irregular stitches.