Sunday, 14 June 2015

It's that Pink and Orange again

I was cleaning my paintbrushes yesterday; after doing my tag swaps;  in my journal, (the A5 mid sized one) and had a bit of a play later..

I just dragged the brush down the page until it ran out of colour, first the pink and then the orange

Next, I stencilled some grunge paste through the new (to me) Lin Brown leaf stencil
when that was dry I added some stamping (Stampotique French text by Papillon) in Tea Rose  and Magenta Hue archivals


The black stamping are WendyVecchi (apart from Remember which is a Clarity)

I finished with some flowers (Lin Brown) stamped and cut out on white card and painted with the pink Dylusion and a few strokes of the orange, to tie it in with the background.

Scribbled some pencil marks round the page to create a border (I remembered, Gabrielle!!) and stuck the flowers on.

As Carmen has so kindly pointed out, this is a perfect fit (with the tags and atcs in the previous post) - Pink + Pink_ Orange  for Week 2 of Summer of Colour, so I'm linking it there

34 comments:

sam21ski said...

Ooooh lovely, fab colours xxxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! I love this Helen! The colours look fantastic and the texture is great. That Lin Brown stencil is one of the best things ever! xxx

brenda said...

Very thrifty crafting Helen and great finishes pages as well.

B x

Shoshi said...

Great stuff, Helen! I always clean off my brushes onto scratch papers, mop up ink with kitchen roll and keep the colours co-ordinated, etc. etc. They make such great backgrounds - I use a lot of the larger ones as photographic backgrounds when I photograph my work. It's amazing how much paint you can waste in your water pot, isn't it. I lvoe the page you have made - gorgeous colour scheme and all that delicious texture! Keep up the good work.

Shoshi

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the way you left all the brush strokes in this, beautiful x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

One year all my monthly calendar pages were created using mop up paint, or from where I cleaned my rubber stamps. But mine didn't look as lovely and controlled as yours.

Besides really liking the colors and the design of the spread, I also liked the way you tied the pages together with adding the line around the outside of the pages. That is one I must remember. Thanks for the inspiration.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

More gorgeous colours, I love it.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love those colours together Helen really effective. I love that stencil too and it look amazing on your pages xx

Lesley Ebdon said...

Lovely way to use your excess paint Helen and the pages turned out fab! I bought that stencil last week at the show ;-)

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Virginia said...

gorgeous and one of my favourite colour combinations!

Carmen said...

This one too - you must have been psychic last night :D Love these pages especially the text stamped in pink.

GlorV1 said...

Very crafty. Great job with the colors.

Hazel Agnew said...

Love pink and orange and you have put together a great ensemble! Another great page Helen! x

Miriam said...

Two gorgeous pages with the fab colour pallet this week. Visiting from SoC5

lissa said...

sweet! the pink background works really well with all the elements.

visiting from SOC, have a lovely day.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love this work of art! Your pages look amazing!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work for SOC! Valerie

Fishcake_random said...

Very pretty x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous take on the colors Helen!
Fab spread!

Kristin said...

xo

Artyjen said...

Great colours...they really pop ;) xoxo Sioux

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great art journal pages!

Linda Gibbons said...

Lovely page, so warm.

Deborah Weber said...

Very nice! I love what can be inspired when cleaning off brushes - it always feels bonus magic.

Linda Kunsman said...

Beautiful pages Helen-I LOVE the leaves!!

peggy gatto said...

Lovely painterly pages!

itsamistry said...

Gorgeous use of the stencil and colours. At first I thought it was fabric that you had printed onto. Anita #29 Itsamistry Design Studio

CJ said...

Lovely design for this week's SOC.

Susan Carol said...

Beautiful! Love how the backround came out and the leaves are stunning.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful and creative mixed media- wonderful colors!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very creative pages :)

Caz said...

Very very pretty :-)

Lorraine said...

Beautiful pages. Love the dimensional leaves.