Sunday, 15 December 2013

It's been a while.... journal page

It has been ages since I had time to play in my journal - but today I grabbed some time...

 This started out very different, with some mopped up Dylusions spray in Crushed Grape, and the pewter metallic distress stain but after I ruined it with some stencilling I went over the whole thing with Nougat Fresco which mixed a bit with the purple to give this pinky colour...

I added the harlequin stencilling using Squid Ink, and then the Art Is stencil with grunge paste...
 I die cut a load of the reindeers on white card, and stamped some music (Prima ) over them, edged them all with Walnut Stain distress ink.

I knocked back the journal page with watered down Nougat Fresco - these pictures don't show the colour particularly well because the light is awful, even using the daylight bulb!
Then it was time to find some words - in the end I went for this stamp from one of my Wendy Vecchi sets, 'do not look back and wonder what if.. but rather look ahead to see.. what's coming next'
I cut the text into two pieces to fit one on each page, and edged with Walnut Stain distress ink.


Thanks for looking

13 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great pages, love your leaping reindeer

Sam xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the colours, love the deer and love the sentiment. X

Lin said...

Great pages helen love that quote and the reindeer are brilliant!

craftimamma said...

Love everything about these pages Helen. The reindeer are brilliant and love the quote.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Really great page and a great blog entry it learn so much from what people share about their art process. Thanks for sharing x

massofhair said...

Love the reindeer a lot, fab pages Helen:-)

fairy thoughts said...

Great page well done for finding the time
Janet

snazzyoriginal said...

Love these pages, such fab colours xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I LOVE that reindeer die. AWESOME the way you made all those die cuts work so perfectly with that background. Really lovely spread.

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific page, I love the reindeer & the background looks great. Yes, the light is dreadful at the moment. :(

craftytrog said...

I love all those leaping deer Helen, & fab quote too! Glad you managed some journaling time at last.
Alison x

Michelle Webb said...

Ooo Ooo Ooo you've just given me a great idea, I love your journal page. Gonna do a calendar page of reindeers, awesome Helen! Thanks for that, thank you for always popping over to my blog :) Nice to see you still have a healthing craft shopping addiction! I always know wat's new on the market when I look at your new crafty stash! Hope you have a fantabulous Christmas. Michelle xx

butterfly said...

It's been a while since I got any visiting done - but so glad I caught these pages - they're fabulous, Helen!
Alison xx