Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Mash-Up

Welcome to Smudgefest 2012!  The wonderful team over at Smudgy Antics is holding their second annual week long challenge extravaganza!  The challenge today is Monday Mash-Up and we were given a list of items and had to use a minimum of 3 from the list. I've created this art journal page using the following items from the list:  paint (purple background), deco paper (green flags), newspaper (letters) also metal (in the form of metallic pens).
I've been missing my mojo this summer and thought the Smudgefest would be the perfect reason to get off my duff and get creative.  Plus I've been neglecting my art journal :(  So I got out my supplies and got messy, I forgot how fun that could be.
First I painted the lighter purple on the page then flicked the darker purple paint onto the page using an old toothbrush.  The deco paper is something that I've had in my stash for quite a while.  It's a bright green and had little tuffs of grass on it.  I think it was from an old springtime paper set.  I cut it into the flags and glued down the side.  Then I hunted thru the newspaper for letters for my title.  Both the stamps I used are from Smeared Ink, the chain link and Poe both from the Quoth the Raven set.  I used a metallic sharpie to add the dots to the flags and to outline the letters.
Make sure to come back tomorrow to see what I create next and visit Smudgy Antics to join in the fun!


  1. Fantastic creation - such a lot of work gone on there. It's great to see you back creating Steph. Super idea with those newspaper letters. :-) xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Beautiful creations, love the colour you used

  3. I'm so glad you got a little messy, welcome back! Love your journal page! I hope you're able to play all week!



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