Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Some scrappers feel so intimidated when you mention making an art journal page or mixed media styled, but I can promise you its not as hard as you think!

Why don't you join me for my new art journal challenge over at TDC for July? It is really easy going and I will break it down for you:

The challenge for this month is to make a monochromatic page, adding as little as possible from any other color (including black and white). Since I love pink I went with that and came up with this page:

To get that artsy feeling, look for a kit or collection that has painted elements, paper tears, paint splashes and that kind of stuff to make it easier. I also like to play with brushes in PSE or using digital stamps to blend them with the background. When you make things art journaling style you got to think about using rather "flat" decorations and really pay attention to your shadow work. 

For this layout I chose some things from Vero:

I also used this stamps pack from Pavlinka Designs which I have used a lot for my digital art pages:

I always start with picking out a background paper and nine times out of ten I go for a patterned paper of some sorts. Then I use the digital stamps as I would do to a paper layout. Since this is a monochromatic challenge I recolored all the stamps using pink shades from the kit. Make sure your stamps are beneath your elements and that they are not "floating". I also added a blended photo of Audrey Hepburn since I used a quote made by her. 

It is all about trial and error in the end - but it is not difficult. Just think messy and artsy!!! ­čśŐ
I do hope you wanna join me in my challenge - you will find all the details by clicking on this picture:

Until next time - happy creating!
Hugs, Carina

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