Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Birthstone Challenge March to April

 Hello!  I appreciate that you're here.  The next challenge is up for Birthstone Challenges.  March and April birthstones are Aquamarine and Diamond.  This one is near and dear to me since both my boys were born in March and my daughter was born in April.  But my project isn't about them but I do love these colors!

As I shared with the last challenge, I am embarking on the art journal journey.  And I love this page!  I had so much fun making this page.  Let me show it to you and then I'll tell how I put it together.

I used the same dies from Tonic Studios as last challenge.  I'm going get some use from this kit!  I am determined.  I cut the base page from watercolor card stock.  I sprayed it with Tumbled Glass Distress Spray.  I then stamped the flowers in the background.  I then thought, hmmm, I wonder... Can I foil on watercolor card stock.  So I pulled out a Glimmer plate from Spellbinders and some Silver Holographic foil.  I smeared some Crackle embossing paste and silver glitter paste on the side.  That's me being artistic!  LOL

This picture shows the foiling - look at that shine!  It also shows the flower I made using one of the leaf dies from the foliage dies set.  I used Tonic Studios Ice Rink card that I inked with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Oxide inks.  The center is a big glob of Nuvo Drops.  I also die cut the geometric frame from holographic paper and the leaves are from the same set.  The little flowers are from Spellbinders die cut from Tonic Studios card called Luna.

I finished this off with a Tim Holtz "small talk" sticker.

I am so pleased with my project.  I hope that it inspires you somehow and that you'll join us for the challenge.  It runs until April 15th.  You have lots of time to get those creative juices flowing!

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

crafty-stamper said...

Great journal page,love the shaped edge and great background
Carol x

Tangii said...

Wow Melissa! This is just gorgeous! I look forward to watching your Art Journal creations!

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