Thursday, 25 April 2013

journal page - inspired by Suzz for paperartsy

This week, Suzanne has been back for Paperartsy, wowing us with some fabulous projects.  I took her first idea which was done on a canvas, and converted it to a journal page.

This uses the much-going-to-be-missed Crackly tissue paper over embossed images fixed to the page (or canvas in Suzz's case)

My background page started out (as so often) mopping up some ink from a tag in calypso teal and cherry pie, but I added fresco paints in squid ink and bora bora.

You then take an embossed image - I used some leftover stamped butterflies rather than a die cut butterfly like Suzz (mainly because I don't have one, and the pre-cut butterflies I used the other day are too big for this page) which I ran through an embossing folder.  I realise now I should have coloured this stamped image as it has more or less totally disappeared behind the tissue.

I followed Suzz's instructions to adhere the tissue (crumpled) to the page, and added more fresco paints (pale colours) over the tissue.

I don't have the stamp set Suzz used for her main stamped image, so used this iris, which I stamped straight on the page and again on a piece of tissue, cutting out just the flowers to mount - I couldn't get the raised effect Suzz managed (a) because it's the wrong type of flower and (b) it would get squashed in my journal...

the sentiment comes from the same stamp set as the iris (HP1204)

if you squint you may just be able to make out one of the butterflies behind the sentiment....

Not happy with this, and nearly didn't link it, but nothing ventured, nothing gained...!!

18 comments:

Anneliese said...

Nice saying, Helen, in your journal.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I think the background is lovely and it's all about experimentation. The iris makes a dramatic silhouette too.You rose to the challenge!

Virginia said...

Oh I like that and I like the quote too!

Miriam said...

Lovely work Helen - I love your background

Carmen said...

I think it's gorgeous. That background is yum. Grungy fabulousness.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love how it looks as a journal page! The black flower is striking and your background amazing! Glad you played along with me this week!

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inkypinkycraft said...

Another great page, bet your book is getting full of wonderful pages now! Trace x

Hettie said...

Pretty page there Helen and love the sentiment.
Hugs
xx

Minxy said...

Cracking page Helen, and well done on using your limited supply of tissue, if i had any i would prob just stroke it lol

isisimaginings.com said...

I like it. The texture is great & I love the splashes of colour.

sam21ski said...

I love your rationale about it squishing in your journal - lol.

I know it will look fantastic in that wonderful journal of yours.

Sam xxx

butterfly said...

I really like it... it has a lovely chalky finish, like a medieval wall fresco, and I LOVE that sentiment (the font and the thought!)...
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Very nice page. Full marks for trying the technique... I wasn't so brave.

Leandra Franich said...

Loving that BG and great idea to switch it to a journal layout! Shame about the crackly! :(

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning journal page, I love your adaption of what Suzz did fantastic. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

craftimamma said...

Clever take on Suzz' design Helen. I love the paler colours.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Faye said...

This is beautiful. I love the sentiment. And the background is really gorgeous. Couldn't find the butterfly but that's OK.