Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Single Hop

I have decided to combine 2 Challenges with this art Journal page. Over at Simon Says Stamp the Challenge is Just a Hint of Clover (green). I have a fascination with frogs, so when I think of green I think of frogs. As I was pondering what to do I came across the Journey quote by none other than Kermit the Frog and decided to add in a Travel Theme to go along with the Frilly and Funky Vacation Challenge.

I started out by adhering vintage maps to my page. I was also inspired by Anna-Karrin's page. I used some Heavy Gel Medium mixed with Peeled Paint ink and smeared it through a few Tim Holtz Stencils.

I then smooshed around a lot of various green Distress Inks. I spritzed it with water and let the colors drip and blend together. I then used Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp a few travel and vacation images onto the background.

Next I added in my grass and flowers. The grass is a scrap piece of green cardstock that I cut and inked up. I also inked the edge of the flowers to give them a bit more dimension.

The frog and suitcase were two separate vintage images from the Graphic Fairy. I printed them in black and white, cut them out (the frog was initially sitting on a rock in a field), and then colored them with colored pencils and paint pens.

Lastly I added in the quote. I painted and inked up the grungeboard frames, added in stickers, and painted around the letters and stickers with a green paint pen.

And there you have it my Green Vacation Travel page. As always I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you very much for stopping by.


  1. Fabulous journal pages with so much texture and detail and a great interpretation of our challenge! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  2. Great journal pages full of color and life! I feel like I'm peeking at a scene from a Disney movie! The frog is adorable. Combining Challenges is so much fun and the components work! Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie :)

  3. Wonderful page! So colourful and full of spring time elements! Love your fiddle playing frog! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'It's Time for a Vacation' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  4. Love the whole collage effect and that fabulous frog! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x