In some circles the 3 R’s are reading, writing, and arithmetic- but not in my world. It’s ribbon, rub-ons, and rubber stamps. That’s the latest Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun challenge with my creative friend, Maria McGuire. The rules are simple. Use the 3 things in anything and in any way. Be sure to check out Maria’s take on the 3 R’s!
This background was made while stamping on ribbon. You can see how this came about in the video I made last week.
Trouble seeing the video? You can go directly to my youtube channel and view it there.
The rub-on I chose is a definition of inspire since that is how I feel because of my friendships. My friends freely give sparks of inspiration that continue to fuel my creative spirit.
I have these wonderful full page polymer stamps from The Back Porch Artessa. Their size and designs work so perfectly for layering color on an art journal page!
I had the idea to put the title at the bottom but the background was way too busy- so I pushed it back with some acrylic paint. Used my fingers, of course.
A wrinkled and colored piece of notebook paper gave me a place to journal. I ended up journaling all about triumphs and defeats from Fall Fearless and Fly’s latest challenge. Friends are such a part of inspiring the triumphs and getting past my defeats!
The title was cut from deli paper I had painted (and didn’t like it at all) and stamped. Die cutting it up made it look completely different- and suddenly what I didn’t like became a favorite.
I needed ribbon still – so I took a piece of it and wadded it up and glued it down.
The pink flowers and pinks in the title needed a bit more balance on the journal page so I smeared bits of pink along the top and sides.