Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Craft Barn - Q&L 7 - Truth/Change

Whilst I was in Paris at the weekend, the Craft Barn launched the latest challenge in their Quotes and Lyrics season - Change, or Truth.   I chose this quote by Maya Angelou "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"

I started by taking a piece of paper from the Prima "Sunrise, Sunset" pad (A4 size) and stuck it to my journal page, leaving spaces round the edge for the quote.  (and not to hide the wrinkles from the spray mount, honestly!!) I then added a coat of Nougat Fresco paint, watered down, and applied with a brayer.

 Then it was time to play with new goodies - fresh from Paris and the Version Scrap show (see here for the details)
I used a gorgeous new stencil  by a French company called Atilolou and some even more gorgeous pigment ink - made by Izink (who I think are from the States) and which we used in the class we went to while there.... OH MY GOODNESS!! I stencilled this with cut and dry foam - it comes in a bottle with a dropper, so just put a couple of drops on my craft mat. Just look at the shimmer!
Then I used a new stamp (white rubber) by a company called Carabelle Studio and stamped this randomly around the pages, with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  The stamp was actually free, on promotion for spending 50 Euro at their stand...
 I wrote the quote round the page, with a fine black Sharpie pen.
 Entering this to the Craft Barn Q&L challenge and it also meets my friend Emma's challenge to the 4 of us who went to Paris, to use our new stash!

26 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Wowser Helen, you certainly did bring back some fresh inspiration from Paris. Love the new stencilsnd you certainly have got loads of sheen. The whole thing is just gorgeous. Love it to bits. Well done. C'est tres Jolie! X

massofhair said...

WOW loving the glimmer Helen! Some fab stash, the stencil is so beautiful. You must have been really pleased to be able to get hold of supplies not yet available in the UK.

Think this is one of your best creations so far in 2014, really beautiful:-) xxx

chris'nlinda said...

Ooh how did I miss that stencil Helen! I love your pages. Beautifully and helpfully explained. Hugs Chris x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Helen what great load of new stash I imagine many hours of fruitful playing. I love your journal page those inks look amazing as does the stamping. Great page xx

Virginia said...

Fab stuff as always!

Elaine said...

Beautifully done - love that stencil and all that shimmer. Sounds like you had a good time in Paris!

Julie Ann Lee said...

C'est Magnifique! What a lovely, lovely spread, Helen! Maya Angelou is such an inspirational lady too! A lovely quote. I am getting really tempted by Izinks too. They look so stunning on this journal page with that beautiful stencil. Julie Ann xx

Carmen said...

Peeking through my fingers at that ink - it does look gorgeous.

What a fabulous quote too!

sam21ski said...

Wow those inks worked really well through the stencil, though they might of been a bit runny, but you did a fab job.

They are actually made by a French company called Aladine.

Sam xx

craftimamma said...

Oh my Helen, love your new stash in use! The shimmer from the new ink is incredible and that stencil is beautiful. Beautiful journal pages as always and the quote you chose is brilliant........wish it worked irl, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Beautiful - love the combination of paper, stencilling and stamps, and those inks really do look amazing! Fantastic to see all those new goodies in use straight away, and the pages are just lovely!
Alison x

Pinksparklegirl said...

That stencil is beautiful, i picked it up a couple of times and put it back down again lol, the inks look fabulous through it, challenge definitely accomplished!

thassos456 said...

this ia a fabulous page, love the composition

She King said...

Oh Helen, this is beautiful. So glad you had a great time in Paris....feel quite envious!! One of my most favourite places and you got to craft and shop too!! xx

Craftyfield said...

Those shimmering inks look gorgeous and so does the stencil. You must be enjoying your new goodies, your page is beautiful!

POSH SCOT said...

Loving the soft colour scheme.

Maggie said...

Lovely page and lots of shimmer too

MaggieH

Maggie said...

Lovely page and lots of shimmer too

MaggieH

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great spread with interesting look.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely spread and yes - Atilolu has some great stuff!

Cath Wilson said...

OOps! They look WAY too tempting - gorgeous work, Helen x

Sylv said...

Beautiful pages, fabulous shimmer on the stencilled flowers.

Sylv xx

gardenpinks said...

Fabulous pages and just love those stencils and inks! Beautiful quote and so true.
Lynn x

BJ said...

Lovely soft page, maybe I need to change my attitude - LOL BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for not getting here sooner, but life got in the way of things this month. The last I saw, you were in Paris. That's how long it's been since I visited.

You brought back some lovely things from Paris, including the tools to make this lovely journal entry. Awesome.

butterfliecrafter said...

lovely page and fantastic to put your new toys to the task immediately