Saturday, March 8, 2014

Journal52 wk 9: Color Swatch

Today an other page for my art journal, so i am
not behind any more. The promt this weekis:
"Color Swatch"

If you like to jumpin too, take a look

When I turned the page in my book,it looked like this.
How come you may ask. Well, when I play with my gelli plate
I always finish my brayer in this book and it makes
nice backgrounds for art journal pages. 
I thought this page already looked like a color swatch!

See what I found in my stash!
It gave me right away the idea as to what kind of stamps
I had to get out and stamp with on the color swatches.
So i stamped the butterfly,bird and dragonflies
in versamark and embossed in black.
Looked for some matching distress inks
and with the Tim Holtz  direct to paper technique
I colored a piece of manilla paper to match the
background and the color swatches.
This is a close up of the finished paper.
On this paper I used the Michael Strong butterfly,
humminbird and dragonfly stamp. 
After stamping the figures were cut out.
The strips were glued to the background and they
were bound together with some black line doodeling.

And here comes the finished page:
The cut out insects added to the background and a
sentiment in the left bottom corner.
The sentiment is by Create with TLC
and printed with the computer and cut in pieces.

Then I had some left over pieces and made 
a card out of it:
All the same stamps and sentiments,
but a total different look.
I love using up all my scraps.

If you click on the picture you see a larger version
and you will notice the little gemstone flowers I have used
on the color swatch and the tiny stones on the

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!


Malika said...

What a lovely card. Smasching techniek


Heidi said...


Claudine Criner said...

Love the card, love the page, both are an amazing site!!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Fabulous, Hetty! The LO is great, but I LOVE the card!!!

CreatewithTlc said...

This is so very cool.....Such a great layout.

Jan Castle said...

Especially like the card version Hetty! Great design!!!!

Jill P said...

Very cool
I love the design and the card I'd lovely

Daffodil Cards said...

You really do come up with the most creative ideas, these are FABULOUS, love the colour combo.