Jenniebellies Workshop Journals has started a monthly challenge so I thought I would join in and get an art journal started using the challenges as inspiration. This month's challenge is Messy Monochromatic. Rather than go with black and white I thought I'd pick a colour that I don't often work with which is shades of purple. Next in my thought process was to try and find out some meanings or phrases that included the word purple. I came across Mark 15:17 'And they clothed him with purple and platted a crown of thorns and put it about his head.' With it being Easter this month I thought it was an appropriate verse to use and that is how my page started to evolve.
I rummaged through my vast paper and card stack and picked out some that I knew I wouldn't mind tearing, inking and gluing Next up was to find an image of a crown of thorns that was free and could easily be re-sized and cut out to go over the cross. I've managed to use up letters from various alphabet sets which is always a bonus. These have been coated with gesso before being inked with distress inks then embossed with clear embossing powder before stamping onto them with an archival ink pad (all ideas I picked up at Wednesday's tag workshop at Scrapbook Magic) The page was finally finished off with the verse being added. This was great fun to do and I'm already looking forward to next month's challenge.