Monday, February 3, 2014

Kickstart Your Art Day 7

Easy Water Blotting Background
Click HERE to see Day 7 and to find a wonderful tutorial by Laura B.

If you missed this week long challenge, start from Day 1, and see what this event was all about.

Thank You Smeared Ink, the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Special big THANKS to the hard working ladies from the Art Journal Every Day Design Team for the challenges, prompts, tutorials, and the beautiful pages they created to help and inspire.

I am so happy to have added some new pages to my "ladies journal" this week.  What's even better is that I have now more inspiration and techniques that I can now apply to future projects and pages.

My last page was inspired from my Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamp set I just received called Carnies.  I also mixed this page up a bit and tried Basic Black card stock as my base.



Big Top Deets

Elsie the Strong Girl is from Whimsical Circus set from The Octopode Factory.
Printed out on Whisper White card stock.
Markers and Blender Pen to color her in.  Fussy Cut and then adhered onto page.
Crystal Effects on bar bells and eyes.

Used paintbrush and Acrylic Paints to make circles onto Basic Black card stock.
Found 3 items to make designs/imprints using the Water Blotting Technique.
Spritzed tickets from stash with Dylusions Ink Spray and adhere to page.
Used black Sharpie to go around fussy cut image.  Fine tip black Sharpie to maker her little stand and the random stars on background.
Spritzed White Dylusions Spray Ink onto page.
Stamped sayings, from Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Carnies (December 2013), a past offering, with Red and Black Staze On ink.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. Ooh, I love it! I love anything with a circus/carnival theme.:) Thank you for playing along with us all week! I've really enjoyed seeing all of your work.

  2. Very cool background and I love that we both used Octopode to finish. It's been one great week, eh? Love your work! (and you're almost as chatty as I am. LOL) xxD

  3. Oh wow another cool page, cute image too!