Be Brave Art Journal Page and Stampendous Giveaway

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Today is the last day of the Nathalie Kalbach & Friends Stampendous Summer Hop – so much fun :)

What better way to celebrate summer than with some summer colors, I thought and created this Art Journal spread with all kinds of bold summer colors and different sets of the stamps I designed for Stampendous.

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I layered some acrylic paint onto my art journal pages and set it aside for later. A list of all supplies can be found at the end of this post.

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For the Bird, Elephant and Urban Scribble image I wanted to create my own patterned paper and I love to use deli paper for this because it is cheap and thin enough that you can use it to wrap up small presents, and can be used easily as collage material in your mixed media art work. I used the same colors over and over again, first adding big patches of colors to the deli paper, then stamping with acrylic paint and all kinds different Rubber and Foam Stamps. Later I layered some of the stencils which are included in my stamp sets on top to tie some areas together. Last but not least I used the Urban Scribble rubber Stamp and black archival ink and stamped randomly here and there.

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I traced the Foam Stamps onto the back of my new patterned paper and cut out an elephant, bird and the urban skyline. I glued all the cutouts down onto my earlier painted art journal spread using Matte Medium and a cosmetic sponge. Then I added a couple more marks and colors to the page and outlined the shapes in a sketchy manner. Added some Journaling- and voila :) It was a lot of fun to just play with all the different stamps. I cannot wait to make more patterned paper to use this way for wrapping paper – a good way to use up some of your left over paints and stamp off your inked stamps. Here are the details of the elements on the finished page

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I hope you enjoyed this fun and colorful post :)

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Do not forget that you can win all three of my Stamp Sets by commenting today on the blogs with projects of my stamp sets in this list from the whole week. Check out all those amazing projects my friends posted – I am blown away:

Stampendous Blog Post Monday

Pam Bray Monday

my blog – Creative Squad – Cheiron Brandon on Tuesday

Katy Leitch on Tuesday

Stampendous Blog on Tuesday

Stampendous Blog Post Wednesday

Gwen Lafleur Wednesday

my Creative Ice Breaker Wednesday

Louise Healy Wednesday

Stampendous Blog Post Thursday

Rae Missigman Thursday

Marsha Valk Thursday

Katy Leitch on Thursday

Allison Heikkila on Thursday

Mark Gould on Thursday

Stampendous Blog Post Friday

Tina Walker Friday

Pam Bray Friday

Lea Fritts Friday

Katy Leitch on Friday

Tenia Nelson on Friday

my blog- you are here :)


 

Have a wondeful day and good luck!!! Stampendous and I will post about the winner on our blogs next week!

Here are all supplies including the stamps I used (some are affiliate links).

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Comments (35)

  • julie b

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    Wonderful hop! I just got your elephant set but see from the hop that i still need to do more shopping….fun times ahead. Love the techniques and inspiration. Thank you.

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  • Lilian

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    Very cool colors!
    Lilian (Maryland, USA)

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  • Sarah

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    I love your art work Natalie, always so colourful and vibrant. Thanks for sharing your techniques and expertise. i’ve had a lot of inspiration from the week.

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  • Delores Azary

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    Greetings from Oklahoma! This has been a lot of fun! Creative juices are flowing! Thanks to everyone who participated! Good luck to everyone commenting on the prizes!

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  • stephanie

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    Deli paper for wrapping paper what a fab idea! Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

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  • Susan

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    So much summer joy in your art journal post. Love your work

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  • Stampendous Stamps

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    Is it really all over? What a fantastic week. It was a splash of colorful creativity every day and wow!, this page really sums up how awesome the week has been. Thank you for bringing some of your mixed media friends and rockstar designs with you for the hop.

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  • Tamiko McCurry

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    I love all the colors and technique galore.. thanks for the inspiration.. I have been eyeing these stamps all month.. I wish my familly got them for my birthday.. but oh well.. :)

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  • Carla Hundley

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    Beautiful pages and
    the bright colors are
    so neat!
    Carla from Utah

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Absolutely stunning! I am blown away by YOU! :-)

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  • Kathy Burgess

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    Love your journal pages! Good to see someone else has pages using the same colors! Thx for your inspiration!

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  • VikiB

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    Awesome! I love all the wonderful colors and layers.

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  • marian riley

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    Your new stamps are amazing!!!

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    Naturally my eye is drawn to the elephant. he just glows.
    The bird and the cityscape also glow from the
    beautiful background.
    It’s been a wonderful week.
    thanks for sharing.
    I’m in southern Illinois

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  • barb macaskill

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    When I scrolled down and saw the art journal spread I almost swallowed my tongue in my excitement!! Absolute perfection! Your background is magical and festive and the images are divine!! I always love seeing what you create because it is always so fresh and exciting!!! TFS!
    Barb in VT

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  • Robin C

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    Wonderful journal page! I love the inspiration! All of these new sets are just gorgeous!! I have enjoyed all the tutorials this week. I am just starting in the mixed media realm and appreciate all the info this week. Thanks so much for a chance to win these!!! Lots of hugs, Robin

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  • TracyM #6773

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    BOLD & BEAUTIFUL pages!!!
    LOVE the layers of PRETTY colours and AMAZING detail!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)
    Tracy from Australia

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  • Catherine adams

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    Hope this isn’t a duplicate, if so I apologize. Funky iPad.
    I love this stamp set and how you used it. Hope I win one of the giveaways so I can try your techniques!!!
    Cathy
    Geneseo, NY

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  • Catherine adams

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    Beautiful abstract technique!
    Thanks for hosting the challenge. Hope I win!
    Cja Geneseo, NY

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  • Joi@RR

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    Ahhhh so YUMMY Nat. Love how you did your stamp images all in the same colors of GLORIOUSLY LOVELY green shades. And your background is MARVELOUS. This is such a VIBRANT and GLORIOUS make.

    This has been SUCH a fun week for me seeing all your wonderful products used in so many outstanding ways. I think each designer did you proud girl! I so looked forward each day to seeing what they did for you next. There were truly some amazing creations.

    I’m sooooooo proud of you and for you. XXj.

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  • Jean Marmo

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    So creative and Bold!! I love all the details! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  • Myriam Le Blanc Élie

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    Wow! I love this idea of using the stamp as masks, they really pop that way! Thanks for this week! Myriam from Quebec, Canada.

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  • Claudia Jean Nelson

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    You have made my week . I love seeing everyone’s ideas. Your peice is so great. I love how you combined them all. You are an amazing artist and person. Thank you so much for the inspiration from so many great artists. C

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