Friday, 10 October 2014

Layered Journal cover

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
I got plain Art Journal for myself recently. And when I decided to make cover for that, I  could not think other than my lovely Artistic Stamper stamps. And I used many to create this Vintage Journal cover.

I started with stamping some images

I've used Gibson girl plate # 1stamp, Waches, large Butterfly stamp from Insects and Butterfly N0 1 , my favourite small bird from Birds of Feather set,
I stamped them with black and Coffee Ranger Archival Inks.

I took design paper from Prima Vintage Journey paper pad. Applied gesso and dried it with heat tool. With crafters workshop stencil and Clear Crackle embossing paste I created texture. If you click on this photo you can see beautiful crackles. Then, I spritzed Lindy's stamp gang inks in various blue, red and brown colors, created some drips. They made beautiful layers.

Here also you will see the background texture and layers.

Next on the base I created layers with stamped images, design papers from Graphic 45 couture pad, diecut doily, Tag. I gave these paper vintage look with spraying inks and applying Distress inks - Vintage photo, Broken China, Walnut stain. I distresses edges with Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.

Here you will see cute lil' birdie, vintage charm, wooden button and  flowers as my embellishments.

I am totally in love with these Gibson Girls stamp set. Images are lovely and we can add them on any project. I adhered the stamped image of this girl on diecut frame, which I distressed before with broken china distress ink. Other than flowers, you will see Prima jute trim which is perfected suited here. And colored butterfly is perfect fit in the corner, it has beautiful design on it.

In the middle, I've created tile with floral stamp. I colored it again with distress inks - Peeled paint and Broken china, vintage photo.

And this is the final look of my Journal cover. Do you like it? Let me know in your comments.
The theme of this Month's challenge at Artistic Stamper is 'Memories'. Use your favourite Rubber stamps and Distress Inks to create something beautiful from your memories. 
Thanks so much for your visit today.
Supplies Used:
Artistic Stamper Stamps: 
  Gibson girl plate # 1stamp Waches,  Insects and Butterfly N0 ,  Birds of Feather set,


Rupa S said...

Beautiful cover Shilpa. Like the way you build up on the layers. The bg looks great, and this is quite vintagy!

Tanvi Shah said...

This is stunning. I love the colors!

Hussena said...

Absolutely Stunning work Shilpa ..i love the way you have altered this Journal ..beautiful colors and stamping !

Kripa Koushik said...

What a lovely cover Shilpa. Makes it that much more exciting to use the journal. Each layers so interesting in texture and together a beautiful ensemble.

Jane said...

This is beautful such gorgeous colours and textures x

Astrid Maclean said...

A brilliant cover Shilpa, beautifully put together and great use of the stamps!!

zub momi said...

This is super gorgeous Shilpa!!! Love the colors, textures and stamping :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Awesome !

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous cover, I love this combination of colours.

sheila 77 said...

Quite astonishing, Shilpa, and absolutely beautiful.

c.szyba said...

gorgeous cover,

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning so much texture and so much to look at

Dee Adams said...

beautiful shilpa really like the way you have built it up.
Dee x

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Shilpa - wonderful distressed layers, and so much texture and dimension - and some of my favourite colours too. One of my favourites of yours, for sure!
Alison xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Amazing journal page, Shilpa, like always !!

Coco said...

This is wonderful Shilpa, I LOVE it!!!! :) Hugs, Coco x

Vintagelady said...

wow, what a beautiful project with a wonderful colour combination! Kerstin

Anneke said...

This cover looks gorgeous. Very inspiring. Anneke.