Sunday, 7 September 2014

Craft Barn Q&L - 18 Childhood/Easier

Evening!  Finally got round to looking for some quotes or lyrics for this morning's newly announced challenge for the Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics challenge; I found a few I liked so decided I'd start working in the journal and see where the page took me, then pick one of the quotes!

 Last week I received 3 Prima Colour Bloom sprays that I bought following my weekend away at Lin Brown's, when I fell in love with these gorgeous colours!
I have Cobalt, Glistening Waves and Sunshine. I spritzed the page with them one at a time.

Took out my Tim Holtz stencil that I've never used, and mixed Cheesecake and Chalk Fresco paints, stencilled across the bottom of each page.
The stars are a Crafters Workshop stencil, I used Peacoat (opaque) Fresco.

The little stamps are by Technique Tuesday and I hand wrote my quote
"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better" (Jim Rohn)

 half on each page, with a medium nibbed Pitt pen.
The shimmer in the sprays is a) hard to photograph but b) beautiful!!

Linking to the Craft Barn Q&L challenge here

30 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab, and you used your new sprays and your new TT stamps. Love those stars xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Unusual combo of colours that work really well Helen. Getting brave with your own writing which looks good. X

Claire said...

Really nice pages Helen! It's nice to use new stash for the first time :-) Really liking those stars and am jealous of your new prima sprays...really don't need another colouring medium tho!!! But you've managed to catch the shimmer in the photos so well done! Claire x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Nice page, I love the stars.

Brenda Brown said...

Great pages Helen and I love the quote.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Virginia said...

I love stars - great pages!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Lovely pages!! New Prima new sprays and Stars stencil are fab. I love the pages xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful pages and really great colours!! The effects look fantastic! I can just see I am going to have to invest into some of these sprays too....

TwinkleToes2day said...

Excellent colours and I love that sketchy star stencil. The quote is very good :o)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The stars have aligned to create this stunning page. It is beautiful.

I found the perfect quote for this challenge, but didn't use it because I didn't have any way to show sunlight. That stencil you used would have been perfect. It helps to own lots of tools and toys (grin).

massofhair said...

Fantastic quote Helen, a tad easier than the last challenge and two lovely journal pages. Great handwriting and use of your stencils. The Prima Blooms look amazing but am tempted by the Lindy's Stamp Gang colours too :-) xxx

Neet said...

Never heard of those sprays - I think I live in a closet at times LOL. Great pages, love the stars and congrats on the handwriting - takes courage but it's great when you step out.
Hugs, Neet xx

butterfly said...

I've been wondering about the Prima sprays so it's great to see them in action. Sounds like you're enjoying playing with them, and I certainly love these starry pages! Great quote too.
Alison xx

Scrapmate said...

Love the quote and the colour scheme. Normally I wait to comment until after I've done my page but I am away at present and have picked my quote for when I get back.

Sue Marrazzo said...

lOVE the shimmer!

craftytrog said...

Great page Helen, the stars look fabulous!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous pages! Love the shimmer and those fab stars! Brilliant quote! Chrisx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely awesome stunning journal pages. I really love the shimmer, I have just got the bloom sprays but not used them yet, but you definitely have inspired me to get them out. Really love the stencil you used and the quote is fantastic. Kezzy :-) xxx

Fiona Spain said...

Great page. I like the bloom sprays as well.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful pages - love the colours and the stars!

kaybee said...

I've got a couple of those Prima sprays, and they are fabulous.
Great page.

Craftyfield said...

Reading all the comments above, you've created a stir with those sprays... well me too I'd love to test them out. Great combination of stencils, lovely colours and good choice of quote on your page.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I think you got all our attention with those awesome sprays--even the names sound appealing! I love this quote and your pages are lovely!

She King said...

Great pages Helen...and I love the quote :) xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your pages turned out beautifully in every detail!
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

Your pages turned out beautifully in every detail!
oxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous spread, wonderful stars.

gardenpinks said...

Beautiful page and must imagine those shimmery colours. Fab quote too x

Lesley said...

Great pages and I love the quote! xx

maggie said...

A super shimmery page and a great quote.