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Thursday, December 24, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Monika Goes On An Adventure Journey


Hi, all. It's Monika with one last spotlight project. I am saying 'goodbye' from the Spotlight Team, but I shall be staying on in the Inspirations Team. I am also getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime cruising the canals of England. That's the plan. We had hoped to have a boat secured by now, but luck has been on someone else's side. I shall keep you posted about our progress in next year's Inspiration Posts.

For now you can take inspiration from the cover I made for a little book meant to take the photos of our boat. Here it is:


I used some ready cut chipboard covers, lining paper -the stuff you put on walls is great if you want to go wet as it dries flat-, Mixed Media ElementsTrue NorthBold Sentiments Journey and Vignette Tree Silhouettes stamp sets plus Artplorations Stencil Some Birds.


I started off using Tempting Turquoise ink, applied it to my craft mat, spritzed and picked the colour up with a piece of lining paper. As it has an off white colour, your ink colour will look a little less vibrant.


Next I traced the outline of my book cover, fuzzy cut and blended the edges using my turquoise ink.


I started building my collage using turquoise ink and stamps from the Mixed Media Elements and Tree Silhouettes without using an acrylic block to mount as I wanted a faded blended in look. My sentiment was stamped with stamps mounted in Concord Crush.


Next I added some texture to the borders using Concord Crush ink a stamp from the Mixed Media Elements set before blending the edges with the same ink, layered on my chipboard cover and softened the edges using a small file. A piece of sandpaper would do too.

To finish I added the boat from the True North set and the birds from the Some Birds stencil. Here is the finished cover:



That's it from me for today. Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2016!

hugs
Monika xxx

Products Monika used in today's project:

 SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements SheryRuss_TrueNorth-preview

 preview-STAMPlorations-Journey preview-web-stencil-037-somebirds


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12 comments:

  1. Hope you have a wonderful adventure on your boat. This project resulted in the perfect cover for a photo album of the trip.

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  2. What a wonderful cover Monika. Love the ship surrounded by such a great background. It all looks so great - so many different stamps/stencil together to make a lovely scene. Merry Christmas!! j.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Have a fabulous time on your boat! xxx

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  4. What a fabulous cover - love the blues and the subtle stamping.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Have a great year traveling the canals! Sounds like a great adventure. Your journal cover is perfect for all those pics!

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  6. What a wonderful cover! Have a fantastic trip!

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  7. I really love this! Very pretty. I love how subtle the boat is. Also, reminds me of my Dad, who always loved boats. He had a small (22 ft) fishing boat that he'd take us out on almost every Sunday when we were kids.

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  8. We may get up to 4 inches of rain today. I could use that boat! Lovely make!

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