Saturday, 20 July 2013

Cool enough to play!

After so many far too hot days, it was finally cooler today and I had the energy to play in my journal...

I started painting a double page with Paperartsy Fresco paints, London Bus and Smoked Paprika. There is more Bus than Paprika!!

 Then I took the large 'Burst' stencil and Little Black Dress...

and finally I die cut 'Dream' (Tim Holtz) in black card, mounting on white so it would show up, and the flowers (Memory Box) in white card.

A lot of faffing ensued for the positioning... and I'm now picking glue off my fingers... lol!

This was a lot of fun, even if it took ages to finish (mainly because I didn't know how it was meant to look!)

19 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh! I love this, especially the white flowers against the bold and dramatic background. Good to see you back, Helen! Julie Ann x

sam21ski said...

Oh wow this is wonderful, the red, white and black is so striking!!

Lovely double page spread.

Sam xxx

Lin said...

wow lovely page Helen glad you had a chance to play!! :D

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Helen. The colours are so striking.
xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Looks great!

Helen Anderson said...

Fab Helen! x

Helen Anderson said...

Fab Helen! x

jojo79 said...

This is lovely Helen

craftytrog said...

Fab page! Great colours! x

Lori said...

Fabulous! The colors are just so cool!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah girly, you need a desk by an open window or door!
heat hasnt stopped you being brim full of great art though..loving this...

Virginia said...

Oh that's gorgeous Helen!

Carol Q said...

fab Helen!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous page! I love the colours & the stencil is going on my wish list.

butterfly said...

Wow - so bold and beautiful!
Alison x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Great page. Love it Helen!

Lesley Edmonds said...

31 degrees down here!

craftimamma said...

Very dramatic colours Helen and sooo effective. Love the pretty diecut flowers (poppies?) and the burst stencil is great. Not seen that one before.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Carmen said...

This is beautiful Helen. Those white flowers have such a strong, powerful and yet delicate impact.