Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Forgotten stamps

I was reading Lin Brown's blog the other day (and drooling over some new stencils she'd purchased!) and saw that she'd also bought some PaperBag Studios stamps which I happen to own, but haven't used for some time - but which got the cogs whirring for something, so when I got home from work, I put pen to paper - well, ink to journal page anyway!

I had used the page to mop up some Dylusions ink (London Blue) with Dyan's small alphabet stencil (I really need the large ones too!) so my colour scheme was set... I blurred the edges of the pages with Salty Ocean distress ink and some Snowflake Fresco paint (you didn't think I could go a whole post without using Fresco paint, did you?!)

I took the balloons from the PaperBag Studios set and stamped them randomly across both pages.  I was going to use Salty Ocean distress ink, thinking it would be a tone on tone effect, but it didn't show up as much as I wanted, so I switched to Cobalt archival which is a lovely deep blue (as you'd expect from the name!) .

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's 'Garment District' set, and stamped on thin white card.  I stuck it all every which way so it looks like it's floating amongst the balloons.  Finally I flicked some Black Marble Dylusions spray, by tapping the end of the tube, over the page. So, thanks Lin for buying the stamps and reminding me I've got them!!

20 comments:

Minxy said...

I have these PBS stamps too, thanks for reminding me... a chain reaction has started lol
Love your page, might just do one myself!

flutterbycrafter said...

I've also got the same stamps and had forgotten how wonderful they are, love your journal pages, gorgeous colours xx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's gorgeous, love all the blues. Wonder if those stamps are still available..........

Artyjen said...

Love those blue colours and the stamps you have re found!! xoxo Sioux

Carmen said...

Love the blue on blue effect and all the drips and splats. Lovely page Helen :-)

Karen said...

Love the style and colours on your journal. So very pretty. Happy WOYWW. Karen 84 x

craftimamma said...

These pages are gorgeous! Lovely blues and I really like the Cobalt Archival ink myself. I don't have any PBS but the balloons are really up my street as I love anything with text or script on. The little black splats of ink are the perfect finishing touch.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Krisha said...

Oh Helen, this turned out to be smashing! Funny how we are creating while creating, thus a beautiful background to play with.

inkypinkycraft said...

great page, loving these stamps!! trace x

Virginia said...

Oh that's a fabulous page, loving the stamps you rediscovered and the colour scheme of the page is beautiful! I was looking for a similar colour scheme yesterday with a gelli plate - but didn't manage it LOL! Hope you have a great day!

kath stewart said...

loving your journaling pages helen...the colours are beautiful...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Fabulous page Helen, I love those blues and the balloons look great xx

Alison Scott said...

Great journal pages. Love to see it developing.
Sorry I'm late visiting
Happy WOYWW
Alison #72

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this page, the colours are just beautiful - off to acquire a Cobalt Archival Inkpad, can't believe there's a blue out there I don't already own lol!

Lori said...

Lovely pages Helen, you've really been going on these journal pages! Love the colors!

sam21ski said...

Fabulous pages Helen and great use of your long lost stamps!!

Sam xxx

Cardarian said...

I love this journal page with the baloons - I have the same stamp and I have used it a few times! Also the make you did on your woyww post with crackle and eggplant is amazing! I am going to buy a whole lot of Fresco paints when I get paid this month - I think they are really good!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Alison said...

Lovely page Helen, I have those stamps too! ;o) x

jojo79 said...

Lovely page Helen x

jojo79 said...

Lovely page Helen x