Monday, 27 January 2014

Bubbles - a journal page

Hi, hope your Monday has been good... I've been working on this journal page for a couple of days now, but it didn't feel quite finished, until now..

I started with Fresco paint - not sure but I think it's probably Vanilla...and I've obviously cleaned some red paint off a brush on the page too! I took Finnabair's Bubbles stencil - I knew I'd love it when I saw it - and I was right.... I used Sage Fresco for that.

 Once the paint was dry, I put the stencil back over the bubbles and stamped a Paperartsy script stamp (used Iced Spruce distress ink) into the larger bubbles.

Stamped "create with abandon" randomly across both pages using Cornflower Blue archival ink

Stamped "Lonely Girl" and "Silhouette Script" by Dina Wakely on some Paperartsy (no longer available, hoarding my stock) Crackly Tissue paper
 in black archival.  Tore and trimmed round the images, painted on the back with Sage Fresco so they'd blend into the page better.
 hmmm wonder why the flash didn't ... must read the instruction manual for my camera again!!  - Wanted to create a sort of 'wave' through the bubbles - knew if I used a pen I'd ruin it... then decided Pan Pastels were the way - using the rounded nibbed applicator for this and Bright Yellow Green Shade I "drew" a kind of swirly shape through the bubbles...
My friend Sam sent me some die cuts of the new Tim greenery paper strip recently - and I used a couple here.  One was cut on green paper, the other white which I coloured with Sage Fresco.  Overstamped both with the Paperartsy MN72 splatter and Cornflower Blue ink. Glued them to the pages with Matt Medium....here at the bottom

and at the top - this one across the two pages (I snipped - well ok, tore - them into two) ...so it would meander across both pages.

I think this is finished now... although it probably needs something white on it so I may come back to it again later!

Thanks for looking.

14 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous journal pages. I love the colours - and you are right, that stencil is a must have!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

I love those colours Helen really fresh and that stencil is fab I also haven't seen that stamp before either put it all together and you have a really great page .x

sam21ski said...

Oh wow, I just love everything about this double spread, the stencil, the fab images, the colours, the way you've incorporated the die cut, as I say, Everything - it looks fab xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, what a wonderful page! Gorgeous colours & the bubbles look brilliant.

Claire said...

Lovely pages Helen! The colours are great and I really like that bubble stencil - especially the way you've stamped thru it. Claire x

Lori said...

Wonderful pages Helen!

Lin said...

Great spread Helen! Lurve that stencil and the colours you've used..just beautiful!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the grays and yellow, and your bubbles make these pages so fun! Great images too!

butterfly said...

Such cool pages, Helen - love those silhouettes and the bubble background is somehow so full of optimism and hope.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

You can't go wrong with circles! This is a fab spread Helen x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pages Helen , I particularly like the circles and added text, look great . Tracy x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous Helen!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fab journal pages. Your colours are wonderfully chosen and blended. That stencil is super! I also love those Dina Wakley stamps. I don't believe in doing the lottery, but if I did those two items would be on my wish list! By the way that WL is about as tall as the Eiffel Tower now!!! Julie Ann xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the pages Helen. My kinda stuff. Fab use of stencil, silhouettes are must buys and I have the Dina script. You have made an excellent job of tying it all together. Love it. X