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Category: ukstampers weekly challenge No. 29

Art journal week 29: You


I really like these colours together and although I made a few mistakes making this art journal page I am actually quite happy with it.  I tried using white rub-on words for ‘my thoughts’ but they didn’t stand out too well so I went over them with a white pen which made it worse so next I tried smudging a little charcoal pencil around the words.  It worked ok but not that great.  For week 29 of the ukstampers challenge the prompts is; You (as in me):

  • describe yourself in 5 words
  • use some stickers or rub-ons
  • include your fingerprint on your page

Do you know just how difficult it is to think of just 5 words to describe yourself?  These were the 5 words I came up with that more or less describes me although I am sure some people may disagree but these are my thoughts, about me, and no-one else’s.

  • Indecisive – I take such a long time to make decisions and I am always worried that I have made the wrong choice.
  • Average – I am pretty average at everything – I have been described before as a Jack of all trades, master of none.
  • Fanciful – whimsical? would love for fairies and ghosts to be real, love fairy tales
  • Nice – I am a nice person, kind, generous and friendly
  • Inquisitive – I love learning new things about everything and I am always asking questions (these days I tend to forget the answers!)

Inks/paint: Acrylic paints: turquoise, rust, white, black, and silver, Inks: Stazon Jet black, Distress inks Tumbled glass and Spun sugar
Card:  water colour card, scrap of silver and white patterned paper
Stamps: Tim Holtz Chronicles ‘i’ and Mini muse, Stampin up Sanded background, Stampotique Gooseneck, English stamp Co. Oriental set 3 (grass), Paperbag studios Scrap journal, Aspects of design Daisy flutters (flower), small alphabet stamps unknown
Other:  BoBunny Whimsy rub-ons, Cosmo cricket rub-ons, Stickles Aqua, shiny butterfly sticker unknown, charcoal pencil and coloured pens
The mouse is my fingerprint.

uk stampers weekly challenge tag week 29


My inspiration for week 29 ukstampers weekly challenge is a copper etched coaster that I had my coffee mug on.  This photo doesn’t show the metallic sheen very well.

The rolling recipe this week is:

  • stamped image of a child
  • dots
  • anything of Tim Holtz

I stamped and embossed the images the swiped over the copper paint.  This didn’t show up the image as much as I would have liked so I then dabbed highlights in Pearl and used a water brush so swish it over certain areas. The dots were stamped around the edges in black, then to make it all look slightly aged I took some sand paper over it.  You may have to look very closely to see the dots.

Inks:  versamark clear embossing ink with clear ambossing powder, Memento black
Card:  black card
Stamps:  A stamp in the hand Field of sky (dots), Joanna Sheen Mainly babies, Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holz collection) Fairytale frenzy
Other:  eyelet, fibre, Acrylic paint dabbers Pearl and Copper