Sunday, 15 May 2016

On the lookout....


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








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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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