Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Spots and stripes/Circles and straight line challenge

Artful Times challenge #24

This is a note pad and pen I made for Neet and Von’s great challenge over at Artful Times Challenge Blog

First I found some off cuts of striped (K&co/Tim Coffey) and circle papers and then thought about making the notepad. For the cover of the notepad I recycled one of the many cardboard envelopes I have that DVDs are delivered in.

Then as it started to develop decided didn’t want to use the large circles on paper so chose the bubbles/circles stamps to replace that instead.

Pen was plain white to start with. Masked off the ends to avoid the silver pieces.
Used a piece of foam and also a paint brush to put the alcohol ink on the surface. Then used small bubble stamps with archival ink.

Stamps used: large bubbles?(not sure of name) by Anita’s, Words by Andy Skinner, Diver and seaweed from an old foam stamp set - not sure who made by but maybe by Rubber Stampede or All Night Media. Also used Black archival ink, wine&roses and cedar wood H20s, white soufflé pen, few promarkers and on the pen I used lettuce, wild plum, sunset orange and latte alcohol inks.


  1. Awesome journal! Your bubbles and highlights look great! Fun colors and images (love how you highlighted DREAM BIG!

  2. WOW Gill this is Fabulous :)
    LOVE your design and the matching pen pure Brilliance xx

  3. What a fun notepad, I love your highlighting and the bubbles look amazing.

  4. Ooh, want that bubble stamp! Love what you have done with the notepad and pen (should have left the pen out - wink wink - all will be revealed Friday) - they are so bright, zingy and "fun".
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times
    Hugs, Neet xxx

  5. This is so stunning, I love it
    Rosie x

  6. Lovely! Beautiful colouring - those bubbles are just perfect!

  7. Love the papers and the stamps, great project.

    Sylv xx

  8. Fabulous idea, it's gorgeous.

  9. What a super transformation of the paper ! :) love the note pad and pen :)
    Thank youfor joining us at Atful Times
    Von ♥

  10. Fantastic project love the cheery colour and great stamping. Hugs Sandra X


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