Sunday, 4 May 2014

it's a bit yellow...

I started this journal page with some leftover Chalk, French Roast and Chutney Fresco paints.. just little streaks from the cut and dry foam; that I'd used in my Craft Barn piece earlier.
I painted over the whole page with watered down Vanilla and then stamped the scratchy triangle by Ellen Vargo for Paperartsy, using Orange Blossom archival ink (Ranger) .



I wanted to blend the stamping into the background more though, so used Pumpkin Soup - too much - added watered down Vanilla ..
 Then I mixed some Grunge Paste with Blood Orange on my craft mat, it got very sloppy at this stage and splodged under the stencil (PS005) but I love the colour.  Used the bubbles (PS001) and plain Blood Orange, just paint.  Now what.... ?
words.. these are from an Artistic Stamper set... black archival ink. Needs more texture...







Caught sight of the babywipe I'd used on my canvas on Saturday for the Paperartsy challenge.... Die cut some flowers from the Paperartsy grungy flower dies.  Layered up the flowers, snipped the edges to the flowers, and fixed them together with brads.  Heat them again with the heat gun and pushed and pulled at them a bit.


Glued them to the page with  matte medium (of which I'm running out) but didn't stick (or I was too impatient!) so used heavy structure gel; squished the petals about to get some dimension and so they weren't too flat.

Not sure if it's the poor light, or if this is a good rendition of the colour... may try again tomorrow in daylight!

But, this was a fun page to make!

14 comments:

sam21ski said...

Well it looks fab to me and the colours look bright, love the orange background and the red really makes it stand out xxx

jojo79 said...

Great page Helen. Colours look fab

massofhair said...

Good to see you tried heating your flower baby wipes, they look fab! Colours work really well together on your pages:-) x

isisimaginings.com said...

I love the colours & the baby wipe flowers look great. Gorgeous page.

Julia Dunnit said...

Love how the scratchy triangles disappear into the background after your treatment (what a great stamp!) and I really love the blood orange colour and stencil, fab flower. I don't understand how you know it needed texture at that point...I'll never get it! The baby wipe flowers are a genius idea!

Carmen said...

Oh I love those baby wipe flowers - the colour of this is gorgeous!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was drawn to those triangles and was disappointed when they disappeared. But in the end, I like the results you got with this. Really lovely spread.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pages, love the rich colour palette and your background. Tracy x

Krisha said...

What a FUN page, even if you did have to do battle with some of it. (grin) Love the colored paste, don't know why I haven't thought of it.

I think it is a fantastic journal page!!

craftytrog said...

Looks great! Haven't used blood orange for ages, it's a fab colour.

Deborah Wainwright said...

What a great page Helen love your colour choice and the flowers are fab love it xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such a beautiful page, Helen. Those flowers look like real dried flowers. Lovely colours too! Sorry I've only just made it to comment. I don't seem to have time for anything atm! Not quite sure why! Glad I stopped by to see this lovely spread, though. Julie Ann xxx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Well i love the colours and that flower looks amazing

butterfly said...

Very cool pages - such dynamic movement from the abstract stamps and those bold flowers are fabulous!
Alison xx