Guest Designer – Cheri Weston

It’s Friday, and that means we get to share the work of one of you as a guest designer here on the Cropstop blog!! I love all the different styles and techniques that paper crafters use to create projects, and sharing your work in this spot is an inspiration and joy!  This week we’re back with a gorgeous journal spread from my sweet friend, Cheri Weston of Stamp’n Boomer. I just love all the wonderful details she included in this spread — I can’t quit looking at it!

Here’s what Cheri says about putting this beautiful project together: “I’m here again as guest designer with another project for CropStop.  A place for some one stop papercraft shopping. 

Today I’d like to share with you a page from my art journal using the Dyan Reaveley Creative Journey Journal

I used a lot of Tim Holtz and Ranger products creating this page.  It took awhile, but the process was so much fun. 

To begin, I prepared the double page with Gel Matte Medium and laid  Tim Holtz Tissue paper over it, smoothing it but leaving some wrinkles for texture as I went along. Once the tissue paper was dry I then added some Candied Apple Distress Ink to color the background.  Making sure the ink was dry, I again covered both pages with the gel matte medium and glued dollar store paper napkins, that I had trimmed, in the upper corners. 

While that layer was drying, I stamped the Stampers Anonymous stamp “Ice Skate” (It’s a blueprint stamp), onto cardstock and colored them.  I then fussy cut them and set them aside.  From pieces of scrap paper, die cut the packages with a Sizzix Alterations die then distressed their edges.

Going back to the journal which was now dry, I splattered some white acrylic paint to appear as snow and took a damp baby wipe and wiped it in areas to soften the image.  I placed the skates and packages where I wanted them and glued them in place.  I added dimensionals to the front skate to make it appear forward from the other.  I added pieces of embroidery thread to hang and secured those to the back of the page.  After adding some ribbon on the packages it was time for the sentiment. 

In my stash I had some tiny alphabet stamps I’ve had for ions using them, I took a scrap piece of black card stock and stamped out the words in white pigment ink, cutting and separating them from the original piece.  The word “wonderful” was created using some old Thickers I had hanging around.  I used my white gel pen to highlight them. 

There you have it!  Thank you so much for stopping by and once again I thank Ester Asbury for inviting me to guest design for CropStop.”

Now it’s your turn…..Stop by the February Link Party and showoff any projects that include a few supplies from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Who knows? Maybe you’re work will be featured here next time!

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