Monday, 12 March 2012

Simon Says - Anything Goes!

This week is a free rein at Simon Says - Anything Goes is the theme - and I've been messing about in my journal again, still in green!  I wasn't really sure where this was going...

I started by using shabby shutters distress ink direct to the page, then blended it with a wet brush.  The leaf is by Dyan Reaveley and is coloured with portfolio pastels in the violet shades. Went back to my fave Dina Wakley girl stamped in coffee archival ink, on a page torn from an old book, coloured with shabby shutters and mustard seed round the edges.
Used some white gelly pen on the leaves or a bit of an accent.   The sentiments are from a Clarity set.
Simon Says are giving a random entry a $50 gift voucher, so make sure you have a go!

Thanks for looking.

10 comments:

Netty said...

You are having such fun experimenting Helen and each page gets better and better.....you go girl. x

brenda said...

You really do have a great eye for colour Helen, lovely piece of artwork.

Made an early start and have my shirt on under my jumper today in the hope it brings a bit if luck tonight.

B x

flutterbycrafter said...

A great colour combo here Helen, I'm so pleased you're enjoying your journaling xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hello Helen, this is a lovely journal page. Really like the overstamping of the words. I just popped by to say thank you for your kind words on the Gingersnaps blog on my folded book tutorial. Suzanne

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! You are so clever with your journalling! I love the greens and the pinky leaves and the girl and the sparkle and the whole darned lot! I bow at your cleverness x

Lori said...

You're really getting into the journaling Helen! Just love how your pages are evolving...really cool!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous pages, I love the leaves with that pop of colour and the green works really well. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Alison said...

Another fab page Helen, love your choice of stamps & colours! x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous page.

Nancy Wethington said...

Love what you did on this journal page. The colors are beautiful together. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.