Sunday, 4 January 2015

a Teeny Tiny journal page..

I was expecting a new Craft Barn Challenge today, as traditionally they've been launched on a Sunday, however the new year's challenges are apparently due tomorrow. So, I should be making some January birthday cards...

But here's a journal page I've been playing with instead! Even this started as a base for something else which I can't share yet but morphed away from that...
the page is Turquoise Fresco, the stencil is the 12x12 Art Is stencil I got in one of my splurges before Christmas, and I used grunge paste which once it was dry I largely sanded back.  The stamp is one of the large flowers from Ellen Vargo and I coloured it with Portfolio pastels, heating each colour in turn before adding more.  I stamped the text (Lin Brown) on a piece of tissue and lightly painted it with Beach Hut Fresco before gluing it to the page with matte medium and blending it over the top with paint.
As the text says, Take a moment to embrace today!

14 comments:

sam21ski said...

Gosh that does look a tiny book! I love your writing through the stencil thought and your EV stamps look fab too, great colours xx

Miriam said...

Love this page... I really need to get those stamps!!

Claire said...

Like this lots, so fresh - love the turquoise fresco. I like your EV flower - I barely use that one and always seem to pick up the tulip type one, must change that I think! Claire xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Pretty page, love your portfolio shading on those gorgeous flowers x

massofhair said...

Great pages Helen, loving the Portfolio Pastels very much and that background is just awesome!

I was waiting for the new CB Challenge as i thought they said it was being announced today, so it's tomorrow now is it... :-)

butterfly said...

Ooh - love the large size Art Is (tempter!) and the turquoise makes for a perfect tropical sky behind those fab flowers.
Alison xx

brenda said...

What a fab piece Helen, love all the grunge paste and those funky flowers.

Sad news indeed about Stevie, but can understanding him announcing it now, at least it will take pressure of the team during the window otherwise rumors would be constant. But - who will wear the iconic number 8 in future ?

B x

Wanda Hentges said...

Hi Helen!! Your page is wonderful and I had to smile at your choice of saying as I just used the same one yesterday!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thanks for giving me a shove in getting back to my journals- this is so inspiring! Might even try some drawing!!! Happy New Year! Hugs Chrisx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great page Helen love the flowers on that blue background xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is a beautiful page, the flowers look lovely against the turquoise background.

Carmen said...

What an excellent choice of phrase. Love it - and love the summery feel to the page too :)

craftytrog said...

Beautiful page! xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again, I'm running late. Just read your comment about embedded comments. I changed mine for a day and hated it, so went back to the pop-up, full well knowing we don't have to prove anything except we are here (grin).

This is a gorgeous spread. I love the stencil you used and of course, that stamp is lovely, especially the way you colored it.

Looks like the Craft Barn isn't going to be as prompt as we thought, since they haven't posted once this year.