Monday, 4 August 2014

Journal on Monday 100 - with France Papillon

I've been enjoying France's Journal on Monday videos for ages now, and when she announced that the 100th edition was coming up, and she was going to invite us to join in, I couldn't wait!  As it so happens, if you've stopped by here already today, it's the second journal page I'm sharing today! That's how it goes sometimes. France's video is here together with the link up for you to share a step-by-step (or video) of your own.

I haven't got the option to do a video, but she assured us that step by step photos would be just as good - so here is "Dream"

 Used Paperartsy Frescos throughout - Lake Wanaka for the pages, then stencilled the butterflies from mini Gothic Romance stencil in Chalk
Brayered some Chalk randomly over the pages and sanded it back with the Prima distressing tool

 more stencilling in chalk and some torn book pages
 used the end of a cork and a Stickles lid, to stamp some circles in DustyTeal
 and stamped some words from the Sara Naumann stamps for Paperartsy, in Cornflower Blue and Watering Can archival inks.
 for my main images I stamped onto tissue paper and Lynne Perrella images - this one I coloured with Frescos, using translucents from the front (Eggplant and Beach Hut) and opaques from the back (Toffee and Chutney)
 Painted the edges with Lake Wanaka to blend it into the page when I glued it, and Snowflake over the main stamped image, to make the image pop.
 Had a bit of a slip with the scissors/tearing with the edge of the sails, so stamped the top of the image on the page, and glued the tissue in place.
the other image was coloured with water colour pencils.

Die cut some butterflies - using the memory box butterflies, onto some Paperartsy smoothy paper (regular weight) which I painted with Peacoat and sprayed some Forever Blue Perfect Pearls (before die cutting)
 finished with some chipboard letters painted with Little Black Dress.
and used an old credit card and Peacoat to make some fringing to the edges of the page, top and bottom.


Josefina said...

Love that the background looks like an old wallpaper. Thank you for sharing!

france papillon said...

Thank you so much for sticking aroung Helen, it is much appreciated!
And thank you so much for sharing this great spread for the 100th JoM, it's an invitation to dream :)))
france said...

Wonderful page, the background is fab.

Jessica Postema said...

A beautiful page. Thanks for sharing.

sam21ski said...

This looks fab, I thought your butterflies were white embossed to start with and the blueish paper was velum, gorgeous finish to the pages

Sam xx

snazzyoriginal said...

This is beautiful. Love the contrast of he background with the very detailed ladies x

Sandy said...

Wonderful dream journal pages..

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful pages Helen! Romantic the overall contrast and fab colours, lovely background textures xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such a lovely spread, Helen. I love your dreamy colour palette and those images look fabulous too! Julie Ann xxx

Virginia said...

Lovely pages

La_tigress said...

Very Pretty. Thanks for sharing :)

massofhair said...

Beautiful pages Helen, glad you did the step by step to join in such a fantastic occasion :-) xxx

nanou navarro said...

great background thank you for your step by step