Sunday, 22 February 2015

Alphabet Soup

One of my favourite places I shop online is Artist Trading Post and their latest blog challenge is "Alphabet Soup" - to use letters (or numbers) in a mixed media project. I decided to work in my A4 Seawhite journal

I had a set of Finnabair stamps itching to be inked up and this seemed the ideal challenge, along with some new Fresco colours.
 the alphabet stencil is from Carabelle, that I bought at VersionScrap last April.  the Fresco is China - a gorgeous colour!
 brayered some Smurf in the gaps round the stencilling, then stencilled grunge paste through the same stencil and let dry.

 Diluted Guacamole and washed it over the page, wiping back from the China stencilled letters.
Sanded back the grunge paste a little, then added White Fire Treasure Gold
Stamped the collaged lady from the Finnabair stamps on tissue paper, then used Glass Blue and Limelight Frescos over the top, being translucent they don't obliterate the stamped image.  Added a little Zesty Zing too. Glued the tissue to the page with matte medium and sealed it on top with matted medium too,  to help fix it to the page..
 stamped the little 'trust the magic' and the heart, and painted a little watered down Smurf into the hearts
edged the pages with a little of the China Fresco.
Had great fun with this, thanks to Artist Trading Post for the challenge

19 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Ooooooo, Helen, this is so juicy! Loving the alphabet stencil, loving the colours. Great composition and the stamping is ace! Great piece of art! Xx😃

craftimamma said...

Oh these are brilliant pages Helen! There's nothing I don't love about them from the colours you used to the gorgeous image. Love that stencil because it so reminds me of the ancient typewriter I had to use in my first job. Hated it then but boy do I wish I had it in my craftroom now, lol!

Good luck with the challenge.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Fabulous pages Helen, great colours but my fave bit is the sanded back GP and the TG over the top :-) x

snazzyoriginal said...

What a brilliant colour combination and the different uses of the stencil looks fab x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Helen, this is absolutely lovely! I love everything you've used on it and the effects you've achieved: a gorgeous work of art! xxx

Gabrielle said...

This might just be one of my favourite journal pages you've ever made. Just gorgeous!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fantastic page Helen love that stamp from finnabair xx

Virginia said...

gorgeous pages

Artyjen said...

Ooh...lovely pages. Must have a play with some Fresco paint real soon ;)
xoxo Sioux

Carmen said...

Waaaaw! Loving the layers in this one! Gorgeous colours too! Another site to add to my list of challenge sites as well - the post that keeps on giving :D

Claire said...

Really love this, the composition is just perfect and I love that stencil, oh and the new frescos, oh and the Finn stamp too!! Lol!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Terrific journal page Helen. That's a fab stencil & I love the TG over the GP.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic journal pages, wonderful backgrounds and images. thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange.
Yvonne

Ruth said...

Fantastic journal pages, love the colours and stencils and use of that wonderful new Finn stamp!! Thanks so much for embracing my challenge and joining us at ATP Exchange! Ruth x

Artatag said...

I love alphabet whatsoever and you really created a super cool page. Love it!
Hugs
Gabriele 3

Julia Aston said...

Love your alphabet soup! great colors and textures on this!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

These are absolutely gorgeous pages. Great the colours and composition to the alphabet background.
Lovely Finnabair's image. xxx

Julia S-W said...

Great pages which give a fab layered look. Love the incorporation of the Finn stamp too - gives a lovely focal point. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Juliax

butterfly said...

Yum, yum, yum... the Carabelle letters look completely fabulous, both in China and in the White Fire gilded texture - just love them as a background. And the Finnabair image looks great with the translucent colours over - fabulous page spread altogether.
Alison xx