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Darkroom Door & Art Journey Blog Hop–Day 5


Welcome to the final day of the Art Journey and Darkroom Door blog hop! All 23 members of the Darkroom Door and Art Journey design teams have joined together to bring you a 5 day creative extravaganza! Each artist will inspire you with a project using stamps from both of these fabulous companies.  I hope you have enjoyed the projects we have been sharing with you.

If you have landed here without seeing the rest of the hop – go back to the start via the Darkroom Door blog.  Make sure you have left some comments on the blogs along the way to be in the running for the fabulous prize packs on offer!

Fly to the Sun art journal page by Robyn Wood

I couldn’t wait to create with the Art Journey stamps I received in the swap – insects are one of my favourite types of imagery to work with and although I use butterflies quite a bit in my art journals, I hadn’t played with too many of my huge collection of bug stamps yet. This page came to me soon after I saw the gorgeous insect plate I received – add in a bit of hexy play and the page came together nicely.


I started by covering a page in my A4 size journal with torn dictionary paper, smeared one corner with some texture paste and pressed in the Art Journey Ripple stamp.  Colour was added with Gelatos and Ranger Distress Paint.


The hexagons were punched from cardstock coloured with pearlescent inks and stamped with Darkroom Door background stamps.  Once the hexagons were in place, some watercolour crayon was used to add shading.


The bees were taken from the Art Journey Insects plate. I stamped them onto tissue paper, adhered with matt medium and the once that was dry, colour was added with Copics. The poor bee flying into the sun got a nice set of clear wings as well!

I found some song lyrics which matched my page idea – I think they suit very well!

Fly to the Sun art journal page by Robyn Wood

Don’t forget to leave me a comment on this post! Winners will be chosen randomly from all comments received by Sunday, June 29th.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how my project came together – thanks for visiting!

The Art Journey blog is the next stop on the blog hop – check out what Louise has been up to by visiting here.

54 thoughts on “Darkroom Door & Art Journey Blog Hop–Day 5”

  1. Awesome journal page Robyn! 🙂 Love the colours and how you used all the stamps together! Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop 🙂

  2. Gorgeous page! Fabulous designs, colors and textures! Love the Darkroom Door and Art Journey stamps you used!

  3. I love the honey bees with the hexagons, just great. Thank you for all the great ideas on this blog hop. x

  4. That is a fabulous page… Enjoyed seeing the stages you went through… The bee stamp is fabulous even though bees give me the heebie geebies… You make them look lovely

  5. Love how you showed the step by of how you created your mixed media piece. I especially love the bees flying into the sun and the dimension they have. The song lyrics are perfect. Thanks for sharing (found you via your post on lulu), Wendy

  6. What a luscious page! The bright and beautiful colors and all of the wonderful texture come together to make this a gorgeous work of art! TFS!

  7. Love how you used the ripple stamp. Great quote too, might have to borrow it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. The texture stamps work really well on the hexagons & I just love the red, hot colours combined with the cooler selection

  9. What a magnificent page! That textured sun (love the stamping into the paste) looks amazing, and I love the patterned honeycomb with the bees hovering over it on their journey to the sun. Great words too!
    Alison x

  10. Awesome page! Love your ‘ripple’ sun 🙂 Beautiful composition and colors too!

  11. What a magnificent page Robyn ! It’s so beautiful in the use of colors and texture !.. It’s a gorgeous page! How you’ve combined stampsa en techniques is just awsome.. I also like the way you explain all steps of your work.. to came to this result.. My compliments..

    gr. Dianne

  12. What a marvellous page of art!! Love the colours, love the hexagons, love the bees!!

  13. What a great journal page! I love how you created the sun, thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Incredible art journal page. The way you created the textured sun with the Art Journey stamp is stunning.

  15. I LOVE your journal page. You have used so many techniques, colours and mediums to produce a fabulous piece with a lot of depth , texture and interest. Superb!

  16. Wow…what a beatiful AJ page, I love how you create the sun and the colors are so fab!!

  17. What a great page. Love the textured ripple sun and those lovely bees. Great hexagon honeycomb feature, a super sunny layout. Elaine

  18. Beautiful page! I really like the AJ Ripple stamp….especially how you used it!

  19. oooo, Robyn, this is gorgeous! I love how you used the ripple stamp to stamp into the texture paste. Thank you for sharing how you made the page. The combination of hexagons with the bees too is wonderful.

  20. Great texture and beautiful colour combination on your delightful card.

  21. What a amazing great page this is !! The combination of the texture, the “dictionary-background”, the colours, the hexagons, … : WOW !

  22. Brilliant sunshine and the honeycomb if fabulous! Love your art journal page!

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