Friday, 3 February 2012

Inspired by Donna

A highlight of my Wednesdays - apart from WOYWW of course - is Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday video/art journal.

This week it really "spoke" to me and I started this straight after I watched the video.  I realised whilst watching it, that I had a Hero Arts jumbo cling stamp, solid and outline version that I could use...

 It took me a while to finish it off, as I was struggling for some text/words to go on the page, but yesterday I settled for these by Wendy Vecchi.

I used dusty concord distress stain on the stamp before overstamping black archival.

the background is Paperartsy Limelight paint (lightly diluted) and the leaves 7 the border stamps are by Dyan Reaveley. Used portfolio pastels inside the leaves, whichI outlined with a new item that arrived yesterday - my white pen that actually shows up white. 
 Starting point, with some partially stamped images too.
The flash has caused over-exposure but the limelight paint looks more realistic here!   I've been tweaking for days  - tonight I used a circle stencil and the black portfolio pastel to add some dots!!
Now, I must away and play with something else new - my 7 Dots fab fab papers (from the Stamp Attic) oh and yes, Daniel's Hearts (Stampotique) blame Hels...!!

Thanks for looking.

13 comments:

Krisha said...

This looks great Helen, love the large flower and the colors you chose. I did a page in my journal too, but need to get it posted. I'm so glad people are posting their journal pages, keeps me inspired!!! LOL

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great that you feel inspired, lovely journal pages, great floral image and I love your new purchases. Tracy x

Artyjen said...

Truly inspired ;)!
Looks great. I'm going to spend some money on Saturday no doubt when I go to the craft event in Exeter!!! Have a great weekend yourself.
xoxo Sioux

Neet said...

What a lovely job you have made of these pages Helen. I love the big flowers.
One of my friends took the DD class at CHA - think it was Donna herself who taught but not sure - will check.
Take care
Hugs, Neet xx

flutterbycrafter said...

You really were inspired, beautiful

Netty said...

Fabulous journal pages Helen, loving your wonderful design. Enjoy the weekend, x

Jacqui said...

Lovely Helen - your journal pages are fab

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful journal pages, Helen - simple and so effective. I love them. The papers look very delicious as well.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oooo i LOVE these pages. My favourite colour combo!!
x

Lori said...

Ooo, lovely pages, Helen! Love that flower stamp!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

looking gorgeous

Carmen said...

Just gorgeous, I love that purple bloom. I'm going to have to check out these wednesday videos!

Shar said...

Wonderful pages! Really striking!