Hi and welcome! It is Monday and I hope you had a good weekend! This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we have a Ray of Sunshine theme, and we are featuring products by the very creative Dina Wakley.
Dina's art journaling is very inspiring to me and I had fun reading her Art Journal Courage book again. It is a really great book and contains so much inspiration, and this page was inspired by several ideas from the book. One of the journaling prompts is to journal about five ways you were enough today. I had had one of those days when my to-do lists just seemed to grow and the morning hadn't had a good start. A sunshiny page about being enough was just what I needed. Dina's book also inspired me to do some drawing and I drew a body for one of the Positive Women stamps. She looks a little tired, which was just how I was feeling.
The page in my Dylusions journal first got a coat of gesso. Then I applied Lemon, Magenta, and Lime paint with a palette knife, When it was dry, I smeared some Turquoise on the page and before it dried completely, paint was rubbed off through the Essentials stencil. The next layer was white paint applied through the Daisies stencil, giving a subtle texture.
To make the circles on the page, I used my 4 x 4 circle Gelli Arts™ printing plate. I didn't want my circles quite so large, so I cut freehand circles from printing paper. The plate was placed on an acrylic block, so that it works like a stamp.
Add a tiny bit of Turquoise and Lime paint on the circle and spread out with a brayer. I love Dina's paints by Ranger.
Press a stencil into the paint. This is Dina's Affirmations stencil.
leaves, so that she could be standing nature, something that often gives me renewed energy.
I hope you will join us in our Ray of Sunshine challenge. As always you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today!