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Wednesday 29 August 2012

simon says be inspired by summer distress...and i was ..

well due to holidays it has been a while since i played along
until now...
so here is my summer distress inspired entry..
a large journal page ...
i would never use all these colours together in one place normally,
but was surprised
at how well i liked the finished blends of colour..
i started by making my own sprays using re-inkers and mini misters
and spritzing and blending..
then i layered on more colour suing
the summer DI and stencils..
to complete the background I added some dylusions leaves,
so LOVE these, with white highlights,
and  some faux bleaching...
Then onto die cuts, wings and dress forms and hearts are a must!
a bit of wire, some lettering and ..
there you have it!
I am entering this for the following competitions :
inspired by summer distress @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
have a fun and inky day!


  1. Wonderful page! Thanks for sharing all your steps.. I've just started doing art journal pages and you have inspired me to take a different look.

  2. I was just commenting on another blog that it is not until you see these colours together that you reall notice how beautifully they go together. Love your tag! A x

  3. The dots and leaves really bring this all together beautifully Trace. Great heart/wire too. Another triumph methinks. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. what a lovely card and a lovely sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".Good luck! - Amelia

  5. Loving your wonderful page Trace, beautiful artwork. x

  6. Great page... I specially love the dressform and heart, so beautifully colour-blended, and the twisty wire is gorgeous!
    Alison x

  7. Trace, I love how you combined the colors for this fabulous journal page! The white highlighting on the leaves and circles is a great touch. The sentiment with the hearts and wings is so clever! Love this!

  8. Trace..this is so cool! I love the background, too! Very cool stenciling and stamping and doodling with that white opaque pen! Love your die cut dress form and heart, too. <3 Candy

  9. Mahoosively gorgeous!!! Dyan meets Tim...love it!

  10. A fabulous mix of colours and images on your page. I agree they look superb together.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  11. Wow, that's a fantastic card, love all the details.

  12. Oh Trace it is so lovely to see you and your gorgeous artwork back, hope you had a lovely holiday. This journal page is Fantastic, love love love it. x

  13. a really great page - love the delicately blended inks with the op images...great stuff! Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

  14. absolutely stunning , brilliant . thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs this week . Tina xx


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