Sunday, 6 July 2014

Journal page - inspired by Ellen Vargo for Paperartsy

Wow, what a week we've enjoyed again at Paperartsy - loads of beautiful projects from the designers.
I only had time for one though, and took my inspiration from Ellen's ledger page, here .

I don't have a ledger journal, so used my mini ledger stencil and sponged some sepia ink randomly over the page.
 Lots of layers of scraped paint, following Ellen's methods, I used Limelight and Chartreuse on my first layer then Honey Dew, Hey Pesto and more Chartreuse Love how the sepia stencilling still shows under the translucent paints.
stencilled circles and stamped the circle Ellen stamps using Honey Dew and Chartreuse (kind of mixed together) before stencilling the seed pod - didn't want to completely copy Ellen's.
 Used the mini parquet stencil for my border, and a brown Inktense pencil blended with a water brush round the dictionary page.
and a different Lin Brown quote
off for an afternoon sport fest now, entering this to the Paperartsy challenge here and Country View Crafts - Stencil it - here 

18 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a great page! I love Chartreuse and that Lin quote is one of my favourites! I love your layout on this Helen, the whole page is really beautiful! Julie Annxxx

sam21ski said...

Oooh fabulous pages, love the colours. See I told you you'd need the dangles stencil - lol!!!

Sam xxx

sam21ski said...

Oooh fabulous pages, love the colours. See I told you you'd need the dangles stencil - lol!!!

Sam xxx

Lesley Edmonds said...

Love this page. Great colours and composition x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love Chartreuse, love your page. Fabulous. Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love this Helen you have really made this your own. Great colours love it! Xx

Darcy UK said...

Brilliant, love those little highlights on the poppy seeds, perfect finishing touch.

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow, great page, love the colours xx

Sarah B said...

lovely colours - really "jumps" off the page x

craftimamma said...

Might be only one entry this week but what an entry! It's a fab page Helen and lovely improvisation with your ledger stencil (been on my wish list for a bit now) and your border stamp.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Virginia said...

Gorgeous pages - love the colours

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so effective!

Lucy x

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific page Helen, I love all the layers of paint & stencilling.

serena said...

j'adore, c'est vraiment superbe!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic page Helen! xx

Carmen said...

Gorgeous page Helen and gorgeous quote. I love that strip of text running through the middle.

butterfly said...

Ooh, ooh - I'm with Serena - J'adore! the colours, the torn strip, those fab stencilled flowers - this is a new favourite... it all works brilliantly.
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what a fabulous page!! Great colours and love that strip of paper! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Crafts!