Hi everyone. It is hard to believe that July has already come and gone. Time is flying for certain. I'm hoping August here in New Hampshire is a little less wet than July was.
And speaking of it being August, it is time for a new challenge at Art Journal Journey. I'm sending big thanks to Alison of Words and Pictures for her wonderful July challenge and also to all you who joined us during the month. It was great to see all the different takes on Alison's Summer Countryside challenge. And July was the perfect month for the countryside.
For August at Art Journal Journey I'd like to introduce another new host, Neet. You might also know her from her blog Hickeydorums. You might also have noticed all her fun Dyan Reavely pages every Thursday at AJJ, but this month she is here with a challenge I think we will all love, TYPE.
I made my background with some type printed tissue paper, and that tissue paper got me thinking a little bit Victorian and a little bit steampunk as well as a little bit railroad. Plus it was a great opportunity to take out and use some old stamps sitting on my shelf.
I used some blue reactive ink and also a bit of black and green nonreactive inks to color my background. Then I cut the big train image from a sheet of steampunk scrapbooking paper I had in my stash. I cut out the words from another sheet of paper in the same pack, and I stamped the railroad crossing sign, the woman and child waving goodbye as well as the Victorian man.