This art journal page is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. This week's theme over there is "No Ordinary Paper". The design team works are awesome and so inspiring! I decided to use corrugated cardboard as my no ordinary paper!
I started my page by gluing down a large piece of Tim Holtz's Melange Tisue Wrap and cover it with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Daubers in Clove and Salt Boat Blue, I blended with a baby wipe. Once that was dry I could focus on my bird cage.
I torn some pieces of patterned cardstock, gathered some ephemera and a piece of corrugated cardboard that was lying on my work table for a very long time :D. I distressed everything by tearing up the edges and inking with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. I cut the bird cage out of plain white cardborad using Tim Holtz's Bird cage die. I painted it with various colors of Lumiere by Jacquard and arranged everything this way.
Once that was down, I could focus on my sentiment. I new I wanted to do something related to freedom. For that, I chose the CHERISH word card from Tim Holtz's Ideology Flash cards, distressed it and stamped the word FREEDOM with my Stampedeous Alphabet Stamps.
The butterflies came from a set I bought a long time ago in the art shop. I really like how the were so I didn't change anything about them.
My bird came flying breaking out of that cage! I stamped it with clear embossing ink and embossed with black embossed powder by Ranger. I had to fussy cut it and glue it down to my page.
To finish my page, I added a few white spots using modeling paste through a stencil here and there. And that is it!
I loved how my page turned out...
I hope you guys like it!