Hi everyone. Happy middle of the week to you.
Today I'm sharing a page for Chris' challenge at Art Journal Journey. This month Chris is asking us to think about When We Were Young.
My page today stems from me thinking about how things change as we grow up, which of course we all must do, (even if some people don't act very grown up). I remember being young and people asking me what I wanted to do when I grew up. Or where I wanted to go to college. Or all the other kinds of questions children can be asked about their future. Of course, for most kids answers will change over time as they find new interests and learn more about the world around them.
I still had some doors out on my work table from Wendy's AJJ challenge last month, so I decided to use the black one on my page because even though the future isn't evil or necessarily dark, we don't know where life is going to take us until we get there. I thought black was appropriate for that mystery.
I made my page with some paper and tape layering. I also did a bit of stamping on the right hand and top edges of my page. I found the key in my little scrap box of unused die cuts. The bird is cut off of some scrap paper, and the children are from TH. I stamped the 3 words instead of a quote, and that completed my page.
I also wanted to share a tag for the Here Comes the Sun challenge at Tag Tuesday, hosted by Michele.
My tag is actually brown cardboard so I inked it partially with black ink, and then I covered the entire tag with gold ink. I wet embossed the sun image using a rubber stamp and some light yellow embossing powder. Once I finished embossing it, I thought it was too light so I took a yellow marker and colored the sun. I like how my messy embossing left behind (around the sun) added some light yellow flecks however. I like how that sun is radiating warmth.
I added a die cut crown on the sun and added in some little gemstones along its points. Then I stamped my quote (Hero Arts) and outlined the edges of the tag with a black Sharpie. Finally I added a bit of washi tape and this very positive dreamy kind of face from an Art by Marlene punch out image book.
That's it for me today. I hope everyone is having a great first week of August.