Saturday, 21 June 2014

Monthly Journalling with Darcy - month 5

Well, I am running late with this again, it's been some time since Darcy published the latest month in her journal year... catch it here.
We are playing with JoFY stencils this time, and once again trying lots of techniques.. time will tell, if I have a go at the paper casting...

As urged by Darcy, ("you can do it while you watch the football") I did just that, and stamped onto tissue for step 2.
 The next night, I went back to the beginning and scraped Frescos onto the page with an old credit card.  I've used slightly different colours to Darcy - Tinned Peas, Rusty Rose, Sherbert, and the Mocha Mousse and Guacamole that Darcy used.
Tore the tissue stamping and applied with matte medium and a finger... dried matte medium takes ages to pick off....









Following Darcy's step by step I added Chalk Fresco lightly with a palette knife and started stencilling
 love the effect the blue border has, using torn scrap paper as a border stencil.
 next steps in progress - flowers, the window and the wheelbarrow.
 Assembly time!
I didn't do the paper casting like Darcy did so successfully, but used die cuts from old painty baby wipes instead - the wheel, butterflies and flower

i had to use the Tim Holtz arch for the window and cut some strips of card for the bars.

 Because my journal is smaller than Darcy's, my wheelbarrow is lots smaller too, so holds a tiny size 2 tag and my seed packet.
 I crackled the background for my tag and stencilled some tinted (Hey Pesto) grunge paste through the Lin Brown leaf stencil.
my finished page.

Once again, Darcy, it was a pleasure doing this page!! Entering Darcy's journal challenge here 

13 comments:

Darcy UK said...

Wow that is beautiful Helen, I adore the baby wipe elements, ..perfect! You did a great job on the window too, would never know it was pieced together, and your swirly sky is just right. I love the border too, I have seen proper stencils with a torn edge, but what I prefer about the card one is that it is different everytime, plus it has that feathery edge instead of a harsh edge.

butterfly said...

Wowzer - what fabulous pages, Helen... layers of colour and texture and then those gorgeous flowers (love the bold red stencilled ones as much as the flower heads) and the swirly sky framed by the window - maybe my favourite bit! Brilliant!
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous pages, great idea to die cut baby wipes, the flower & butterflies look fab! x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow! Helen stunning. I love your flowers and butterflies and all together makes a really great garden page xx

sam21ski said...

Ooooh fabulous, great take on Darcy's page, love all your layers and that stencil with the red pods is stunning.

Sam xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's an incredible page Helen, well done, it looks great.

craftimamma said...

Kirsten has hit it on the head with the description of 'incredible'! Totally awesome pages Helen. I love those stencilled red poppy seed heads. I would never have the patience for all those layers!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lin said...

wow Helen great pages!! sp much to look at and beautiful colours..great take on Darcy's page xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant spread Helen, wow all those yummy textures and those bright layered colours.... The whole page just sings! The little tag looks great too and I love how ti fits in the wheelbarrow!

May said...

Gorgeous pages Helen, Love the texture, colours and elements...so much to look at it's Beautiful... Hugs May x x

Julie Bell said...

Great pages, I am definitely going to do the next one x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! This a totally joyful page! So many beautiful details! Chrisx

Janet said...

Beautiful pages Helen, great arch window.
Janet