Monday, 30 December 2013

Getting back in the swing...

.. so, my unexpected day off also saw me finish a journal page that I started faffing with a few days ago, with some dibs and dabs of old paint.  Didn't like where it was going so gave it a wash of a blue Fresco or two (not sure which now, but probably Antarctic and Lake Wanaka.

I stamped the Prima tree (Donna Downey) - one of my Christmas presents from my brother and sister-in-law - firstly using brown and blue Frescos but they didn't come out very well - mainly because the journal is so bumpy now it's nearly full - so I cleaned it off and re-inked it with distress inks and over-stamped.

Added some more colour round the tree to further blend the splodges underneath, into the background, and some script stamping (Paperartsy)

Stamped some of Jo Firth-Young's little birds and coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils, then did some drippage with India Inks, and finally the text - tweet tweet straight onto the page, the other one is stamped on tissue (been hoarding some of the Paperartsy tissue!)
I had trouble photographing it, the top one is with flash and the second without, but taken under the daylight bulb... the page is quite dark IRL,it looks a bit better here!!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ah, but even if the pages are dark, you can't go wrong with those cute birds. And aren't YOU the lucky one to have a brother and SIL who are so in tune to your art!

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely when you can tie up loose ends and complete a project. Think that the composition and colours are stunning. Brilliant page, bumpy or not. Xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I've just done the same with a tag, it wasn't going the way i wanted but it redeemed itself in the end...sometimes it's worth persevering, and this page was certainly worth it. LoVe that tree stamp :) Happy new year Helen, hope it's a good one x

Anonymous said...

That is a fab page, I love the drippage & the little birds are so cute.

sam21ski said...

Glad to see you've got yourself back to 'normal' - lol

Great pages, love the background wash

Sam xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

I like what you done to this page Helen. The colours really compliment each other. Xxx

massofhair said...

Loving the huge tree Helen, it is made for journalling, love mine & wished i'd got the other one i had chance to!

Beautiful colour combos & images, Inktense are a need for me as they are so versatile & easy to blend.

Fab pages:-) x

brenda said...

Very artistic and inspiring Helen.

Here's to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2014.

B x

Miriam said...

Gorgeous pages....I've just been catching up on your other posts - love what you have been creating.

Happy new year!!

Hettie said...

This looks a lovely page Helen. Love the lickle birdies at the bottom!
Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

Love the trees & Jo's birdies Helen!
Happy New Year!
Alison x

Missy Myzdamena said...

How very gorgeous. Wish I were arty Like that <3