Sunday, 17 February 2013

Take Time to....

.... Swim with the fishes!
My great friend Gabrielle recently shared a journal page using these stamps and it sparked me off on this journey.

The text that goes with Jo Firth-Young's first flower stamp set for Paperartsy (I want ALL the new ones that Leandra has been showing this week!!)  is 'take time to smell the flowers' but I was messing about with Dylusion inks on a journal page and the stamp set when it struck me that it had an underwater kind of look to it... so dug out some little fish stamps...

I painted the images with Dylusions straight from the bottles, having removed some of the intense background with a wet paintbrush first, blotting with kitchen towel to remove the colour.
 It was adding these bubbles - I think they're meant to be floating seed heads - that made me think of the underwater theme.
 I handwrote (badly!) 'take time to swim with the fish' across the double spread.

Now, I'm not complaining after the dull, dark days we've had all winter - but just look at the shadows the sun was casting when I was trying to take my photos!!!! Isn't it lovely to see the sun though.

We should all take time from our busy schedules to do something different now and then!

9 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I never saw a stamp on your blog that I dont want, so am afraid to keep up with Leandra! LOVE your pages, the colour, the effect, and the hand writing.. all things I'm totally a big old fan!

butterfly said...

So cool, Helen - they work beautifully underwater!!
Alison x

sam21ski said...

I totally agree with taking time out from our busy schedules, we need to take some chill time and you've obviously risen to the challenge with your wonderful pages.

Sam xxx

Gabrielle said...

Love this Helen! You've taken the idea and moved it on loads! The little fishes are gorgeous!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

What a great idea, it looks gorgeous.

Krisha said...

Great idea to manke it an underwater scene, works perfectly. Love the little fish stamp.

Leandra Franich said...

Fantastic. You are so right re underwater. Now where's squidwid and spong bob?

Virginia said...

Loving these pages, the colours are so vibrant and that fish stamp is fabulous!

Gez Butterworth said...

Oooooh Helen.. gorgeous, gorgeous pages xxx