I am back with the June layout for my 'Mini' Art Journal 2018.
I will be working in my DIY watercolor art journal.
I have a tutorial for you if you want to make one yourself.
Check it out HERE
For this layout I went with Stamp No.39 'The Lost Heart' Gorjuss Mini stamp by Santoro.
I was inspired by her teddy bear!
Also, the fact that she was all sad and dark made me think that she needed a burst of sunshine in her life so I reached for this Geo Quarters sunburst stencil by Kaisercraft.
I also reached for the yellow from my Distress Crayons and some Americana Acrylic Paint in the color dolphin (aka grey).
After the background was finished, I used my Stampaholic to stamp out the Gorjuss girl and a whole stack of teddy bears from Kaisercraft's 'Teddy Bear Picnic' stamp set.
I used my Koi Sakura water color palette to do some relaxing colouring.
I gave her a red over-coat so that she stands out against the background.
And I coloured in 8 teddy bears!!
For the sentiment, I chose the one from the stamp set.
And here is my art journal layout!
You will notice that the grey looks really dark here compared to the original background.
After I was finished, I felt the grey needed to be darker to provide a better contrast.
I like how it turned out.
You can watch the whole process on my YT HERE
Wishing you Care Bear sunshine (sorry I just had to!).