Saturday, 21 February 2015

Discover Extraordinary..

I have a triple for you today, three totally different journal pages with new Paperartsy goodies...
the first, which is actually the last I made, is inspired by Alison Hall's splattery plaque from yesterday on the Paperartsy blog - inspired by the colours and the splatters.
 I have most of the new Fresco individual colours now, and was keen to play with the purples and blues.. Started by brayering Wisteria over the page, then added a couple of drops of Purple Rain which I blending with a babywipe and continued to brayer and blend for a bit...
 added some texture, in the form of tissue tape and the hessian type mesh "stuff" I used in a previous piece..I fixed these with matte medium, and then brayered a bit more Wisteria over the top to help blend it into the background.  
Stamping next - took the script and circles from Sara's new set, used Watering Can and black, respectively.  bit more dry brayering to blend that in just a little.










Took a scrap of white card, brayered Wisteria on it and stamped one of Sara's texts from an earlier plate and cut it out and stuck to the page.

and stamped 'discover' and 'extraordinary' directly onto the page.. added some more of Sara's stamping, spatters and circles in Blueberry.

Finished with some splatters of Chalk Fresco, got best results with a coffee stirrer and slightly watered down paint.


Am entering this to the Paperartsy "paint" challenge here  and, because there are lots of drips and drops, both stamped and literally, I am entering the CountryView Challenge "drips and drops" here 
 next up is a page in my small A6 journal, bit of fun with JoFY's new stencil in Chalk over Cherry Red background and the flowers are painted with some of the new purples.
next is a page I am calling Homes for Smurfs - mainly because I used the new blue Smurf, and the stencilled bubbles are Blueberry (gorgeous colour!)

I bumped with Chalk Fresco
and stamped Lin's houses twice the solid, and once the outline, and cut as shown.  The text is Lin's, and the little circles are from the big flower set, stamped in Blueberry to match the under-bumping.

Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

snazzyoriginal said...

Three great pages but gotta love, love, love the first with those white splatters as the finishing touch x

butterfly said...

Loving the soft blues and purples of the first page (just received my Wisteria, no time to play yet!), and the houses look fab against the bubbly background. But I think my favourite in this post is probably the bright and breezy floral tag - fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges with your drips and drops!
Alison xx

Claire said...

All three are lovely but I do love the first one - those new purples and blues are stunning and I love all the Sara stamps you've used on it X

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Three fantastic pages Helen, I like them all.

massofhair said...

All journal pages are fab, liking the new Blueberry and Smurf colours a lot and your bumping technique looks very 3D :-)

Miriam said...

lovely pages Helen - I love the new colours

Carmen said...

Home For Smurfs made me chuckle! Love these pages!

pearshapedcrafting said...

All fabulous but must say that the shades of purple is my favourite! Hugs, Chrisx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great pages Helen I'm loving the new colours too xx

Craftyfield said...

The new blues and purples are yummy, as your first page clearly demonstrate. So I'm biased coz it's my favourite colours but I love that page. I can see you are inspired by these new products and being very productive!

Virginia said...

Beautiful as always!

craftytrog said...

Three fabulous pages Helen, so thrilled to have inspired that gorgeous first one!
Alison xx

Sarah B said...

3 beautiful pages Helen. Need to get my hands on these new purples - the wisteria background on your first page is stunning xx

Kezzy said...

Wow all the journal pages look awesome.Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Wanda Hentges said...

All wonderful pages, Helen!!!

Kyla said...

Great pages but for some reason I am particularly drawn to the first one-no idea why though!

Kyla

craftimamma said...

Three fab pages Helen and couldn't possibly choose a favourite! If I didn't love those new colours before I most certainly do now!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really lovely projects, Helen. I just love what you've done on each of them. I think your use of Wisteria is inspired. Lin's little houses look fab on that final page of the blog too!xx