I'm quite pleased with my take on it. This art journal double-spread has lots of blues and a cat even.
I can't quite get it to lie flat unfortunately so the photo's a bit askew.
Stamps: Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and Dogs, Dylusions alphabet stamps
Inks: TH Distress Oxides - Cracked pistachio, Broken china, Salty ocean,
TH Distress ink: Old linen, Worn lipstick,
Paints: TH Distress stain - Picket fence, Dylusions Vibrant turquoise,
Dylusions paint pens - black, white
This journal page already had the Vibrant turquoise circles to begin - one of those pages that Dyan Reavely suggests one has for cleaning off ink foams.
I added concentric circles from the middle starting with the lightest Cracked pistachio, then Broken china and finally Salty ocean. I just love how the colours blended and oxidised after spraying liberally with water....and the original turquoise circles remained intact.
The background seemed too busy for the cat and dog so I decided to create lighter circles using Picket fence distress stain. I think it really helped put the spotlight on the animals.
I stamped all the images and key words and then just hand-wrote the rest using the paint pen. I coloured in the animals, adding more white to the eyes. I also outlined all stamped images including the words using the paint pen.
So much inky fun.