Monday 23 June 2014

A few of my favourite things

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "I ought to use this more".  We all have items in our craft stash that we bought with the best of intentions and just never got around to using them as much as we should.  One of those products for me is my Dylusions Art Journal - I absolutely love it but don't seem to have used it as much as I should.  I'm going to rectify that, starting today!  Why not make something using some of your under-used items?  Enter the challenge and you could be the winner of a $50 voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

The page that I made for my art journal is focused around some of my favourite stamps, hence the lyrics from "My Favourite Things" from the Sound of Music.

I started out by cutting a piece of Tim Holtz's Seasonal card stack to the right size.  I stamped 6 of the polaroid stamps, some on white card, some on manilla tags, and cut them out.  Next I stamped some of my favourite images and stamped the polaroid frames again, on top of the images, so that I would know where to cut out the "photo" section.  I cut them out and fixed them to the plain polaroid frames I had cut earlier.

My next step was to arrange the photos on the background and fix them in place.  I didn't want corner bits sticking out of the edge of my journal so I trimmed it to size.  The text was printed from the computer, cut out and fixed in place.  Finally I fixed the whole thing to a page of my journal.

That makes 4 completed pages in my journal, still lots to go but it'll be fun slowly filling them up!

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


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misteejay said...

What a fun way of using those favourite things. Love the resulting page.

Toni xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Fabulous creation! Love your beautiful stamping! :)

Stephanie said...

Art journaling is so fun and a great way to be expressive! It looks like you're off to a good start :)

Simon Says Stamp!

barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful result Dan!I love the Polaroid stamp with faces! BArbarayaya

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely love your grungy "photos" - very, very cool!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dan, I'm adding you to my blog reader. I'm always glad to discover a male papercrafter. It's such a girly hobby, but there's no reason it has to be. I like seeing a different take on things.

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