Sunday, 15 May 2016

On the lookout....

Hello,

Today I've been working in my journal and I wanted to share my pages with you.

So the journal I've been using today is my smaller Dylusions journal and I had a bit of trouble getting started with this page and it sat staring at my blankly for quite a while. So a few days ago I had watched a YouTube video by Marta Lapkowska (here) where she was demonstrating a whole load of ways to get started and get over the blank page fear lol!

So I used one of her techniques which she uses in the video which is sticking a load of washi tape strips to the page then adding a layer of white gesso.

So that was how I got started today, then I added some grunge paste through the Paperartsy numbers stencil - oops I didn't take any in progress pics today!

Once dry I started spraying with Lindy's stamp gang sprays before adding some background stamping with some Sara Naumann (ESN11) stamps.

Then I stamped all the flower heads from Darcy stamp set (EDY11) and Kim's stamp set (EKD01) onto the gelli prints I made last weekend.

I stamped the flowers onto my journal pages then cut out and added all the heads. Then into all the flower head circles I added some Posca paint pen.

I inked around the edges of the pages in black ink and highlighted the grunge paste using white fire treasure gold.

Coloured the flower stems in with a green Sakura glaze pen and then added the sentiment which is a Tim Holtz sticker.

I added some shading and white one highlights to the flowers and the sentiment as well.

So the current challenge over on the Paperartsy blog is Mono Printing so I am entering my page into this challenge.

Thanks for looking today!!

Claire xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 comments:

  1. love this page Claire! the flowers are beautifully bright and colourful and I love the background.

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  2. Looks fab and I love the addition of the numbers in the background xx

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  3. Beautiful journal spread, love the background and colorful flowers!!

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  4. Luscious background Claire and I love all your doodles on the flowers. Happy Spring colors! j.

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  5. Fabulous pages Claire, great colours and textures.
    Avril x

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  6. Amazing background, so much texture and pretty blended colours x

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  7. Wowsers! So stunning! The texture, the colours, it is wonderful Claire! Just love how you have used the stamps. Kx

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  8. Loved this page when it turned up on Bloglovin. Adorable little flowers and so beautifully executed.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  9. Fabulous Claire...woo-hoo! Xx

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  10. This is fabulous Claire! Way to break the blank page!!! Love the contrast of vibrant flowers with earthy background - truly gorgeous! Thanks so much for this inspiration. <3

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  11. This is just beautiful, stunning background for your beautiful artwork!!

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