Sunday, 23 June 2013

Pale and (almost) Interesting?

Having been in a bit of a crafty non-space this week, I'm back with another post.  A few days ago the uber-talented Lin (Yoursartfully) shared a delightful frame she'd made using pale neutral colours. This afternoon whilst not watching the cricket (rain delays play) I came up with this journal page in similar neutral colours, as I thought Lin's frame was absolutely gorgeous.

I had already got a double spread in my journal painted with Mushroom Fresco paint, and simply went from there

Today, I added Grunge Paste through the Mini Ledger stencil that came on Friday (not sure how I existed so long without this one!!)
and then using cut and dry foam, blended Vanilla and Sage Fresco paints softly , mainly over the Grunge Paste, but not exclusively.
 Added some splatters (Mini 72) using Mud Splat and stencilled Snowflake through the reverse chickenwire, randomly.
 Mini 29 (postmark) stamped randomly without a block, in Olive archival ink.

and then stamped the owl (ID02) twice on watercolour paper (it was out from my Tim tag in the last post... ) using Pumice Stone distress ink, edging lightly with Walnut Stain , spritzing the stamp before stamping onto the paper, to aid the watercolour effect.

Added the text (HP1204) in black archival.

All stamps are by Paperartsy


Anonymous said...

This is a really nice page, I like the pale colours.

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Fabulous to see Lin's inspiration in your journal! Love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

Isn't it fun to just let loose and play with all our toys. Some great techniques here Helen. I love the muted tones.
Hugs Lynn

craftimamma said...

Lovely work Helen. One day I will get into journalling if only to practice techniques. Ummm, think I neeeed that stencil, lol!

Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

This is lovely Helen! x

Lin said...

Great pages Helen...I love that owl is one of my fav stamps and as you know love that quote!! Really nice soft colours!!

Krisha said...

Oh what stunning journal pages!! Love the softness of them totally!

Virginia said...

Stunnning pages loving the texture you've created!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm loving the ledger and the texture. Just shows how dramatic pale can be too! Take care Zo xx

Julie Lee said...

Great page! The colours are pale, but that does indeed make it interesting. It has a mysterious feel to it! x

sam21ski said...

WOW the texture really shows through using the lighter colours, I also see you had an excuse to get out your olive archival again too!!!

Sam xxx

butterfly said...

Delicious pages, Helen - I love the delicate colours and the mini-ledger works brilliantly. Love that sentiment stamp too.
Alison x