Monday, 21 January 2013

Crafty Boots - "NEW"

Welcome back for another Crafty Boots challenge. It's my first choice of theme for the team this fortnight and because it's still relatively new in the year, my choice is for "new" - it could be something new you've had for Christmas, new stamps, inks, a new technique - or something for a 'new' arrival or house for instance - the world is your oyster!

I had a bumper selection of new crafty things at Christmas and have used some of them here - a new alphabet mask (Creative Expressions if you're interested) and a new stamp set (Prima 'build a swirl').  I used my (still fairly new) Dylusions journal.

I started by laying the mask (it fills the page) on the journal (having misted with water) and spraying with the Dylusion sprays in Vibrant Turquoise and Pure Sunshine.  Blotted the mask with the other page before removing and drying. I left it deliberately 'misty' rather than solid colour.  (I'l do something with the other page sometime...)

Stamped some of the swirls and other images from the stamp set, then took a paint brush and 'painted' the stamped designs, to block out the colour. Hope you can see what I mean from the top photo!


CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I love it! Might have to add that alphabet mask to my list! Take care Zo xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Thank you for this great challenge Helen.

I love your new alphabet mask and you have chosen fab colours for this page.

Dionne xx

brenda said...

You really do have a great eye for colour Helen.

Can I say very very quietly, we seem to be on a roll.

B x

Gabrielle said...

Love the journal page and the colours are sensational! What I really like is that you showed us the opposite page - the there's something really amazing about seeing it! Mwah x

sam21ski said...

WOW I din't see the swirls at first, but then I read what it said, everything fits perfectly and the page looks really balanced - lovely

Sam xxx

Sandra Botham said...

Fantastic journal page, colours look great together and that stencil must be huge? It looks great though. x

Gillian .... said...

Fab, love the background detail along with the colour combo too. xx