Sunday, 1 July 2012

Blue and Green should never be seen...

together. so goes the old wive's tale. but Lori, list mum extraordinaire for the Yahoo group Everything Wendy Vecchi has challenged us to do just that - use the colour blue and some green dots.  Based on a piece of art from Wendy's 3rd book, page 17, but I have taken to my journal....

In fact, I was playing about in the journal anyway and it just occurred to me that without thinking I had used the colours required, so it was easy to adapt a bit!

This is the starting page - Dylusion sprays, but blotted to lessen the intensity. I have also used a new Crafters Workshop template that I picked up yesterday on my mega shop at the Craft Barn demo day.... in the lilac distress ink. subtle... very subtle. it is there!

 sorry, having trouble with the photos - it's a bit gloomy here today!

The stamps are Wendy's (to fit the challenge) from Funky Flower Art and I've used both forest moss and mowed lawn (the summer release) for the stem and salty ocean for the flower, although I used the stem randomly.  Finished it off with 'create' also Wendy's from Just Word Art in black.
Everything else is stencil (mowed lawn) - the numbers and circles (Fresco paint - Hey presto)
You can see too, where I over heated the gesso!! Still it's all texture...

it's a new challenge, so you have plenty of time to check it out.

14 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous journal pages, love the colours, I do like blue and green together xx

Nancy said...

Love your pages!!! I hope to get to the challenge today...they are so fun!

Nancy said...

Love your pages!!! I hope to get to the challenge today...they are so fun!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous pages Helen, I have to say after watching Neil roll & blot with the kitchen towel on his vivid inks I'd not of believed the gorgeous effect left behind yesterday...cool!...Mel :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Some great pages, I love blueand green..great details..looks like you had fun! Trace x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pages Helen, I love all the layers, the ink, flowers, stems, they look fabulous. Tracy x

Wanda H said...

Great pages!!!

Angie said...

Love the pages! Just lovely!!

Netty said...

I never understood that saying as love blue and green together and loving your pages Helen. Annette x

Angie said...

Love the pages ...and seeing them develope helps with my mojo block ...I am sure it will be unblocked soon. xx

Gabrielle said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely and that's a fact! There is something really fabulous about your journalling and I think it's that you just do it and allow the creativity to flow...

Lori said...

Wonderful pages, Helen! Great use of the challenge theme, too! That background is just fab. Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

Carmen said...

Ohhhhhhhhh. Lovely pages Helen, gorgeous colours and texture.

My stash is looking severely depleted (soooo need an Ally Pally trip.) and your blog always has me adding more stuff to my list of things I want to try! Ooh, which reminds me - where do you buy your tags? Between you and this video, I've decided to have a play with them. I never did before because I wondered what I'd do with them after but she kind of makes sense...

monique said...

Fab pages beautiful colours