Thursday, 18 August 2011

Stampotique - Alter a Book

I haven't taken part in a Stampotique challenge for ages - time to put that right!  The current challenge is to Alter a Book - any kind of book, and it's a non compulsary Stampotique week - though I have used some of my (far too few) Stampotique images.

I decided it was high time to have a go at another page in my "journal" so here we go!

I started with a rough layer of gesso, then applied distress stains in spiced marmalade and tumbled glass, added some torn book pages, another layer of stains, spritzed with blue patina perfect pearls and started stamping!  The 'grungy circles' are Dina Wakley and the script on the flower is my fave Stamp in the Hand.

Check out the other fab entries at Stampotique - one lucky person will win a $30 gift certificate.

13 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I love this! I have tried to journal but wasn't very impressed by the results so I feel inspired to try again - thank you

Artyjen said...

Great page Helen
xoxo Sioux

Lynn Stevens said...

Great page Helen, I have yet to purchase any Stampotique stamps. terrible I know!
hugs Lynn

Lori said...

Fab background, Helen! Love the colors, and the stamping!

Willy said...

Fabulous page! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 36.

Rebecca said...

Great work love it
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Kim Dellow said...

Great page! Lovely bit of stamping. Kim

brenda said...

Love the mystical look Helen, the colours really lend themselves to the feel.

B x

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful page, nicely blended colours. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge!

Kaz said...

This is a great page, loving the background. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Carmen said...

Really like this Helen. You should do more in your book, you are so good at it :D

Having seen your textures up close now I bet this is really amazing in real life, really touchy feely.

flutterbycrafter said...

Love this Helen, I this your flower is fantastic, it's a very creative page xx

Jayne C said...

Great page and I love the flower, it looks great!! x