Friday, 11 January 2013

Let the colour ZING

Michelle has another fabulous inspiration piece for us today on the Paperartsy blog where she has used bright bold colours in her journal that really spoke to me.... so I turned to the last page in my original book and this is the result...

There was a swipe of blue paint on the page already (Baltic Blue, I think) from something else, then I used Beach Hut, Zesty Zing, and Limelight to fill in the background.  I splattered some Snowcap white ink with the end of a cocktail stick on the page, and then stencilled Ripe Persimmon distress ink through the small Dylusion dotted flowers stencil.

Used Paperartsy stamps and black archival ink, and on the sentiment I dry brushed some of the leftover paint to blend it in with the journal page. Outlined the edges with a black marker. The black on the solid stamp didn't show up as well as I'd have liked, so I remembered Leandra's tip to use Fresco Satin Glaze over it, which has helped.

11 comments:

Minxy said...

Super job, like the stamp you used

Bev said...

Oh really love this Helen. I must have a go!

inkypinkycraft said...

Great colours! Love it! Trace x

Virginia said...

Fabulous colours on this page - live it!

Alison said...

A fabulous page Helen, great colours, & I love that phrase you used!
Have a great weekend!
Alison xx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's gorgeous, these bright FF paints look fab.

Leandra Franich said...

Ohhhh I love how the sentiment pops from the dry brushing. I wonder if you could integrate the JoFY new grassy/leaf stamp alongside those flowers??? I must try it now!!

Gillian .... said...

This looks great Helen, a lovely vibrant page, great how the quotes look like they have dimension. Thanks for sharing in the fun at PA. x

Michelle Webb said...

Awesome page Helen, loving the colours and the stamp are really great. Those flowers are cool, and I love the way you've done your quote. You've really done loads of great projects this week, well done, I love them all. Michelle x

sam21ski said...

Great page, fab phrase and love those colours

Sam xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Super pages, like the orange, makes it pop xx