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Thursday, January 7, 2016

amber journal page

I found a new (to me) art journal prompt group called Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me. There are weekly prompts and they are all to make a journal about yourself. So I am going to try to participate in as many as I can. She is making a round journal so I thought I would try that too. The first prompt of this year is to use your name.

The Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use something NEW (and try to use Tim Holtz products). It just so happens I shopped their great after Christmas sale and just received my box of goods. Which included Tim's Fossilized Amber distress ink!

Well, since my name is Amber, I thought this was just meant to be :)

Here is the page I created:
I don't have any cool meanings or history behind my name. I saw someone else in the group use the definition of their name so I decided to go that way too. And the background is supposed to look like a piece of amber.

I used Fossilized Amber, as well as several other yellow inks and gelatos, to create the background. The wheat stamp is from CTMH. Vintage Handwritten (script) and Insightful Meadows (flowers) are from Unity. Some black ink splatters and lots of distress ink blending were also used!

I have an old 4-inch round album laying around so I decided to use that size for this. I'm hoping the small size will make it less intimidating to finish a page every week.


I'm linking up to these challenges:
Embrace Your Art: Journal About Me
Unity Stamps weekly blog hop
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

22 comments:

Guadalupe Galvis said...

Beautiful. Love the Amber colors.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty! Love your round journal page!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Fantastic project! The mall size is a great idea! I started an art journal also! Enjoy!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Oops! SMALL SIZE!

Kim Rippere said...

Just...wonderful!

Cindy M. said...

Love the colors!

Ruby said...

Beautiful journal.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, what a fabulous challenge that is - and fun. Your first page is awesome! Can't wait to see more ...

Gaylynn said...

Awesome project with your name in it, Amber. Love it.

Tami said...

WOW this is really pretty

Gina Furman said...

Very nice. I love the insightful meadows set, and it looks great as a shadow piece in this.

SHartl said...

What a great way to start your journal with the meaning of your name. Perfect colors to go with the page!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful piece of art!! Love the color..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

DIANA L. said...

This is super. I am looking forward to seeing more pieces to your journal.

sfcherry said...

Beautifuly done, it looks like amber. My daughters name. Is Amber, my favorite color.

Lisa said...

Very pretty!

Rebecca Wong said...

Love this idea, and i really like the amber color on your project.

Sue D said...

Very clever idea.

Janis said...

Are you kidding? No meaning or cool history.....what can be cooler than having a DI color AND a fossil material for your name???? I totally adore this round shape for your album and love what you did on this page!
<3 J

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Cynthia said...

Fun journal page, Amber.

Scrapper Myra said...

Interesting project. TFS

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely clever idea and a great way to blend art with maintaining history and life facts. Love how you've given your journal such beauty as well as leaving a legacy behind for others with your words and insights. I feel very inspired and am so glad you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!