Monday, 26 August 2013

Take another look..

I have hidden something on this journal page but due to the poor light I don't think the camera has picked it up so you may not see it at all...

I was playing around with swirly stripes of paint (Irish Cream, Mocha Mousse, Mud Splat, Cheesecake, Cinnamon and Tinned Peas) earlier and it sort of looked a big mess.... but I started stamping over the top regardless...anything can be improved by stamping!!

 I used the seed-head type stamps from two of the Paperartsy Hot Picks plates and my new Wendy Vecchi archival inks (Cornflower Blue and Fern Green) then added the little owl from the Ink and the Dog plate (in Potting Soil and Orange Blossom)
and some sentiments in black archival.

 


and no, it's not the bird die cuts I'm talking about!

I have clear embossed a text stamp on the left hand page, but sadly I don't think you can see it!
(It doesn't help that some of the stamping on that page is a bit bumpy because of the grunge paste on the page underneath!!


***Edit***
Managed to get a shot of the hidden message

13 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

What a fabulous page Helen, I love it

sam21ski said...

Great pages, I take it you are forming a loving relationship with your new ink pads & their fab colours.

I can see something that gleamed, but can't see what it said.

Sam xxx

massofhair said...

The seed head stamps are so versatile and look even better using your new ink pads. Great page:-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really need those Wendy Vecchi ink pads! These pages look fabulous! Julie Ann xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, these pages are fantastic. I enlarged the photo and saw something embossed, but couldn't make it out. Doesn't detract from the beauty of this piece, however.

brenda said...

I'm a great believer in nothing inky is wasted as it can take on a whole new life wit a bit of stamping.

Lovely colour blends as well on these pages Helen.

B x

Miriam said...

fabulous page Helen. I love the hidden text

craftimamma said...

Lovely pages Helen! I love those new ink colours but haven't used mine yet. Wildflowers/grasses/seedheads are my favourite type of stamps so love your images here and the colour mix is gorgeous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

sam21ski said...

A-ha, I can now see the secret garden - lol

Sam xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely pages... the seedhead plants are stunning, and I agree, stamping will always transform a project - but I love the colours in the background too.
Alison x

Lori said...

Gorgeous pages, Helen! Love those plant stamps!!

BJ said...

Super journal pages - just ordered Dyan's small journal and a couple of her stencils too. BJ

Carmen said...

I see the clear embossing. Secret Garden? Love these pages - grungy goodness :)