Saturday, 15 March 2014

It doesn't have to be flowers....

When I was splurging on stash recently, I bought the Tim Holtz Petal Drop die... wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it, to be honest.... but after die-cutting a whole heap of them in different coloured papers from my rather large pile of cardstock, I sat and had a play....

As usual I had some dibs and dabs of leftover paint on a journal spread... dusty teal. tinned peas mainly, leftover from the Green Man canvas t'other day.

 I added some grunge paste, stencilled through the "art is" stencil.  I wanted to highlight this with some colour, as it wasn't showing up sufficiently.  I wanted a contrast, and eventually settled for Tango Fresco, but it didn't look quite right so added Hyde Park with a dry brush.  Carried the Tango idea through again with a dry brush, randomly over the spread. Also added a little Antarctic,just to lighten it a tad.
 The petal points were decorated together,  I stencilled Dusty Teal through Lin's fabulous stencil (I think this is my favourite!!) and then added some Black Soot DI with the mini Sketch Grid stencil by Rebekah Meier for Crafters Workshop and then edged the petal drops with Black Soot. I had one that had a flat bottom where it was slightly short cut but perfect for putting against the edge of the journal, cut in two so I could glue it in place.
 the text is a Donna Downey stamp, used a bit of the same cardstock as for the die, and edged in black again.

All in all, this page makes me happy!!

13 comments:

butterfly said...

Makes me happy too... love the green textured text in the background, and the petals work brilliantly - love the one in the centre, with the beautiful shadow down the centre. Great pages.
Alison xx

sam21ski said...

Great way to use your new stencils

Sam xx

massofhair said...

Like your use of the Petal die, your pages are fab:-) xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

You sure are on a roll Helen. Go with the flow and enjoy yourself. Love the pages!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Really great page Helen I love the grunge paste looks great with those colours xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous page! Love the colours & the stencilling & those die cuts look great.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Super pages. I love this colour combo and the petals look great, especially the one in the centre. Julie Ann xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Great pages. Beautiful green colours combo and letters textured to the background. I love the big petals with your favorite stenciled. xx

Netty said...

Loving the colour combo Helen and great use of the petals. Annette x

Krisha said...

Very clever use of the die cut petals. Your pages turned out great, love the color combo.

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy is good! I don't pre cut my dies..this may be a lesson of a good idea H, it's not like I don't have enough scraps!!

craftimamma said...

Oooh, Helen I do love your journal pages! They are always so full of interest, texture and beautiful colours.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

Haven't seen that petal die, I love how you used it Helen! Great page!