Sunday, 25 January 2015

Friends...

I got a couple of A4 sheets of Paper Bag Studio stamps from a sale at the StampAttic recently and needed to play!

However, the journal page started with some Fresco Paint I was using for a birthday card that I applied with a credit card - Evergreen, and Mint.


 I took the Prima circles stencil (one of Finn's) and originally used Lake Wanaka Fresco... but it merged too much into the background, so I put the stencil back and went over it with more Evergreen.  I wasn't particularly trying to either "bump" or line up exactly, and like how this layer has come out.




Then I took the Crafters Workshop mini Coffee Splatch stencil and some of Finn's Light Paste for Prima (love this stuff!)


I added some black gesso circles using a Stickles lid, and as I was looking at the page, thought that all the circles looked a bit like balloons; which inspired my next step, the balloons from another Paper Bag Studio plate I have had years.
The version you see here is in fact, number 2, to start with I stamped on tissue in yellow ink, but after gluing it to the page, it merged too much into the journal.  So, back to paper and a bit of fussy cutting.  The ink is Saffron archival.
 the other images are from one of the new PBS plates and stamped with Cornflower archival onto copy paper (as I didn't want it to be too thick on the page)

The text at the top, is cut off a full image (the stamped bit is cut, not the rubber stamp!) as I wanted some more words to go with it.
 I think I should have stopped then.. but I took a turquoise shimmer Deco Art media spray and dripped the ends of the spray tube onto the journal and created some drips....okaaaayyy not quite what I wanted...can't undo it though!   Stamped another one of the background images from the PBS plate randomly using Cornflower ink, over the journal.
 Finally as I'd messed it up enough, and because I was wondering whether the spray counted as "shiny stuff" for the latest Paperartsy challenge, I added some Treasure Gold in Sapphire and White Fire, round the edges of the pages and also the texture circles... but I think it's a bit too contrived as shiny stuff, so have dithered for an age about whether to link it or not...Trish's gorgeous project here champions Treasure Gold (or silver!)
I will do another "proper shiny stuff" entry soon!

19 comments:

sam21ski said...

Another fantastic double spread Helen and so pleased you got to play with your new stamps xxx

Artyjen said...

Scrumptious background
;)
Xoxo sioux

Virginia said...

Lovely pages - love the balloon element was thinking of using balloons on a recent page I was doing

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow, fab page! I love the heart balloons, that Saffron Archival is a lovely colour.

Miriam said...

Love your pages -the psb stamps were a good buy!! Love it!

craftytrog said...

Great spread Helen, I love those PS images! xx

Kyla said...

ooh nice pages. I love using old cards to spread paint too.
Love the circle stencils and the pop of saffron too.

Kyla

Ali H said...

Love your page! Go link up! There are no journalling police & people will love seeing it anyway! Ali x

Claire said...

Lovely pages, never seen saffron archival before but it looks yummy! Loving all the circles in the background xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous background and great turquoise shimmer dripped. I love these balloons. Wonderful pages!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Helen! So much to take in - this really is fabulous! Love all those fabulous layers of stencils! Chrisx

Sarah B said...

beautiful pages Helen - love the amount of detail here - the balloon were a great idea xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Helen, well done on inking your stamps up straight away xx

Craftyfield said...

Never seen PBS stamps before so I'm now regretting the sale passing me by, photo stamps being one of my favourite!
Love your unintentional bumping and the hearts balloons!

butterfly said...

Ah, well, you see... I didn't have to wait long, did I?! Love that layered bubbly background, so atmospheric, and beautiful image panels... great pages!
Alison xx

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for sharing the steps that went into your rich and lovely pages!
oxo

strangelycreative said...

I didnt think the turquoise messed it up at all, I thought it was a great addition and really added to your fabulous project!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Semi-shiny or not , I love these pages! The BG looked great all the way, and I loved the turquoise drips (but then I would!). I'm addicted to circles at the moment, so the BG was on point...or is that round....

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow I love this Helen. The background is full of movement and you heart flowers are fab xx sorry this is late comment for some reason your blog had disappeared from my reader x