Sunday, 15 February 2015

Paperartsy Challenge - theme 3, Paint

The new theme for the Paperartsy blog challenge was announced last weekend, and was right up my street. Since then, as always, we've been wow'd by several beautiful posts from designers.  I was immediately drawn to Anneke's "yellow" journal page when I saw it on Friday.

 I don't have any duct tape (that I could find) but do have a roll of close weave fibre "stuff" (sure it's got a proper name) that my sister in law was turning out, so after I gesso'd the journal page, I cut a piece and glued it to the bottom of the page, adding some masking tape too, like Anneke.
 I took the new JoFY stencil PS12 and added grunge paste through it, three times.  As you see, I had my small journal to hand too, to use up the excess grunge paste on my palette knife.
 Once dried I painted the pages with shades of yellow (not 50 though....) starting at the bottom with Banana, then Yellow Submarine, and finally Zesty Zing at the top (later added just a little Honey Dew right at the top)  At this stage I thought I'd copied Anneke's too heavily, and left it overnight.
 This morning, I had an idea..
Took some of Sara Naumann's stamps (the circles, from one of her new plates, and the criss-cross from one of the older ones) and added them to the page - I started with the criss-cross in Snowflake, but turned to archival inks as the white didn't seem to show up much... then went back with the Snowflake too.
 Once I'd uploaded the photos, I realised it does show up quite nicely!
It was these images that gave me the push for this page, I had stamped one of them, on scrap card and coloured it with Frescos last night, and I happened to pick it up to move something else, and it fell onto the page... strange how some things just happen like that!  I stamped and coloured the other two images (LP34) and placed them to look as if they were hanging from the leaves set in the pages.
 Took one of Lin's flower phrases and cut it up, and glued to the pages.... Really pleased with how this turned out - thanks, Anneke, for a fabulous inspiration!
oh, and here's the small page, which I did whilst not sure where the first one was going!

Colours are mainly Limelight, with Hey Pesto and Beach Hut, and Blue Glass round the edges of the page.   The little flowers are from LB13.

Am entering this to the Paperartsy "paint" challenge here 

26 comments:

sam21ski said...

lovely pages, fab stamps, the vibrant colours look perfect xxx

Lynn Holland said...

I like the textures of your pages. They've got depth too.

snazzyoriginal said...

Lovely warm colours, love the small journal too x

Krisha said...

An other fantastic journal entry. You ROCKED the yellow and the textures are yummy.

Your small journal is pretty cute too!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Fab colours and great new Jofy stencil. Love what you have done! Jofy will love it! xx

brenda said...

A great splash of springtime Helen.

Hope we can keep this momentum going.

B x

Anneke said...

Me to I love what you have done! The background looks awesome, the faces do match perfect on the spread!
Great page in your little book too! Thanks for joining the PA challenge ♥

Miriam said...

Gorgeous journal pages Helen.... I love the colours that you've chosen.... and the stamps are fabulous!

Claire said...

Lovely pages, so bright and summery. I really loved Anneke's post too and it's great how you were inspired by her but have totally given it your own twist X

Diana Taylor said...

Such beautiful, bright pages - I love the faces, they are absolutely perfect.

Carmen said...

I need to get me some of that joint tape she mentioned! Love your take on this Helen, the blues work so well with that yellow. Serendipity, that's what it was. I might join in with this one, I've been thinking about looking for some challenge sites.

craftimamma said...

Your pages turned out perfectly after 'sleeping' on them! The colours you chose for the LP images are perfect against the yellow. Love your little page too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Helen. I love both of these entries. They are fantastic and you chose some beautiful paint colors, too.

Craftyfield said...

The small areas of blue in the images and the yellow of the background enhance each other and make your pages pop. Lovely background textures too.

craftytrog said...

Both pages look fab Helen! I love the pop of blue on the images.
Alison xx

Stephie Boots said...

this is fab and i especially like the fibre "stuff"!! :)

massofhair said...

Fantastic pages Helen, the blue certainly pops off your yellow pages quite dramatically! Great little journal page too:-)

kaybee said...

Great texture - and fabulous colour. Love that quote too!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pages Helen, love he warm tones and he added texture. Tracy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Helen love the way you got that texture going!! Great pages with those fab LP stamps! Love your little page too! Hugs, Chrisx

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous pages Helen, the bright colours look fab.

butterfly said...

Such a lovely warm golden glow to this page spread, Helen - and what a happy accident that one of the LP trio made her way onto the pages and nudged you to include them - the blue sky behind them works perfectly with the sunshine background!
Alison xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Helen. The three ladies with their pop of blue stand out perfectly against the yellow background,

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow really stunning journal pages. The large one is super gorgeous and totally awesome and the small one is just as gorgeous and amazing. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Looks so warm and love the little page too Helen! Didn't the LP stamps turn out well! Fantastic!