Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Results from my Retail Therapy

I had some Retail Therapy the other day and snagged some items I've been wanting.
 
I got the new Small Creative Journal from Dylan Reaveley, and the Olde Curiosity Shoppe stamp set from Graphic 45.
 
 
 
This is the end product of my day of fun in the Studio. I LOVED it.


I started with adding bright colors of Distress Inks with blending tools to the perfectly sized pages.
 
Start with the lighter yellows in the middle and build out with darker colors. I always use 2 shades of the same color to get a base and a shaded look...eq. Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade, or Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.
 
Next I "clapped" some water drops onto the inked paged, and then used the Large Diamond Background II from Retro Cafe Art Gallery with Peacock Feathers to break up the color.
 
Then I stamped the fabulous Bottles with Jet Black and the Labels with Coffee Archival Ink!

 
 
I used Fresco Paint to add white dots with the Mixed Media Stampset from Tim, as well as the Chickenwire stamp.
  
 
The other stampset Classic Favorites 02 has creates the pedistals and backgrounds.
 
 
The Night Sky - Phases of the Moon stencil from Retro Cafe is used in 3 places, and then has many layers of penmarks around them.

 
I really like how the bottles from Graphic 45 turned out, but I added some artistic scribbles around them and lots of Distress Markers as well.
 
REALLY liking the new BRIGHT shades that came out.
 
 
This is my pile of supplies used for the page.
 
Check out the links and as always, ask me any questions that you may have.
 
Your Friend in ART,
 
Linda

44 comments:

Gretz said...

Gorgeous Linda, when I saw them on FB I thought they were Timmee stamps ;-)

Linda Cain said...

Ha! They both love Apothecary bottles. These are really cool stamps! xxx

Linda Cain said...

There are Classic stamps re-released by Tim in this ....so there ya go!

~L

Lin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! you can tell how much fun you had!!

Donna said...

Linda your pages are stunning! I think I am starting to like the brighter colors! You make them look fabulous! Love the stamps you used......such a great look!
Thanks for sharing I love your work. You are sure rockin the Halloween shrines!

Kay said...

I bought those g45 stamps last year and they have languished in a drawer waiting for just the right project .... Thanks for showing me what that was :)

Sharon Y said...

Wonderful! Love how the bottles look illuminated.

Annette Green said...

I love everything about your pages, Linda. The bright colors behind all the lovely stamped goodness, plus the scribbling penwork. LOVE IT!

Debby said...

Absolutely gorgeous pages!

Maria McGuire said...

Seriously Linda!!! This is AMAZING!!!!

Lori said...

Pure awesomeness! Love the colors, the bottles, everything! And I will now be clapping my water..lol

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Your spread is AMAZING Linda! You make me want to try COLOR...because I am afraid of it! Gorgeous art!!!

Mo said...

I love your idea of how to create pedestals for the bottles - looks terrific. I really enjoy poring over your pages to discover all your detail. Amazing. I can't wait to go clap some water.

Linda Cain said...

Mo, you made me LOL! Happy Clapping, girl!

~Linda

Createology said...

Your coloring and composition are magic! Creative Bliss...

Vic said...

So vibrant & pretty!

Rea' said...

Oh that looks so fun... love the colors and all those backgrounds and the details; just so awesome !! I bought one of those journals... still have not ventured to use it... got all these cool Dyan inks and stamps too !!!
I'm gettin' closer... such great inspiration!

Coco said...

Great work ! Fabulous pages and stamps !!! And thank you for sharing with us the process of your creation as usuals, I love that and I've learned so much from you Linda. Have a super super day ! Coco (from France) x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, gorgeous page!! Love the colours & those bottles look great.

CathyB said...

WOW, I love it!!!

CathyB said...

WOW, I love it!!!

CathyB said...

WOW, I love it!!!

CathyB said...

WOW, I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your pages. the bottles are awesome and making the pedestals the way you did is amazing. Shirley Smith

Sandy said...

Wonderful! Love the colors.
Sandy

barbwire802 said...

This is beautiful. I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

butterfly said...

Totally fabulous pages... wow!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous color on these wonderful pages! Love the stamps too!

Mee Foon said...

Amazing. Thanks for sharings. Great description of the steps.

Beth Norman said...

Awesome page. The colours are so vibrant. Love how you placed your stamps. The shabbiness is perfect.

mamablitger said...

Oh gosh..... LOVE what you shared with us. So lovely, pretty, gorgeous and inspiring. You are such an inspiration to many artists in spe. Clever use of stencils, stamps and the new bright distress markers !!
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hugs from SPAIN

Carol Q said...

love all the layers that you've built up Linda and your colour combinations are scrumptious!

Marjie Kemper said...

OMG this is breathtaking! Pinning... and drooling...

Patricia chunga herrera said...

me encanto!! ... la combinacion de colores espeectacular

Jeanann said...

Love this! I have those stamps (and the matching papers) still unopened waiting to be used .. what a fabulous idea :) thank you for the inspiration!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful. I need to break out my Distress Inks and my G45 apothecary stamps for an art journal page!

Maura said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the color mix!!

Sherry Reiber said...

Just love this Thanks for posting...Sherry

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Wonderful page, Linda! Thanks for sharing and giving inspiration!

2amscrapper said...

Saw this on the G45 FB page! fabby pages!

ionabunny said...

Fantastic. Love those g45 bottles and your colours are gorgeous

Kathi said...

Those pages are absolutely beautiful. I love the background, the colors, the touches of black/white, and those bottles.

MaRyKaY said...

cool pages. love that bottle stamp set. I've actually been wanting a stamp set like that. I always have hubby draw me a bottle or 2 when I need it.
I like how you have your inks labeled.
one question I have heard that its better to store your distress inks and others upside down to keep ink at the top. I noticed your labels show that you store yours right side up. You having way more experience than myself does it really matter how they are stored. I'd rather have mine right side up but I'm a follower more than a leader and usually take in alot of hints and tips from other's..
thanks for showing us these

Karin said...

Wow, gorgeous pages and i love the colors!
Groetjes karin