Sunday, 9 October 2016

Monster Mash

Hi there.  I have had this week off work and thought I'd be having a craft-fest but it hasn't turned out like that. After my two busy days out I kind of flopped...

I have however finished a journal page I started a while ago, and of which I really thought I had some photos of the starting point to share...but I haven't!   however, I have used some of Seth's Spellbinder dies for the Paperartsy challenge, which is, die cutting  I loved what he shared on Friday which refreshed the workshop I went on in September.  The card I used to cut, is the leftover piece of smoothy card we did our mono printing with, and I stamped on it with some of Seth's Impression Obsession stamps

The stamps on the top layer of the page are from one of Elena's fabulous new Monster sets I bought at Happy Stampers and they just had to be inked up.   Underneath are layers of paint and stencilling and texture paste, but I wasn't happy with the colours so I went over it with a thin layer of gesso.  I like it much better now.

Entering the Paperartsy die cutting challenge 

26 comments:

sam21ski said...

Looks fab Helen xx

jojo79 said...

Fab page Helen, I love it. Can't wait to get those stamps xx

Kirsten said...

That is a great page! I must get those stamps as soon as I can.

brenda said...

Looks like lots of lovely textures on your journal pages Helen and what fun stamps.

B x

craftimamma said...

These look great Helen! Love those little mobsters & the fab dies.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

These look great Helen! Love those little mobsters & the fab dies.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Claire said...

Looks great! Love how the background is kinda muted, makes the die cuts and the little monster really stand out. Claire x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Absolutely incredible. LOVE it. I had no idea you have a die cutting machine. I think you'll use those dies and die cuts a LOT.

Hazel Agnew said...

Great pages Helen and love the title! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really made me smile - Love all that great texture! Hugs, Chrisx

craftytrog said...

A fab spread Helen, love those new stamps!
I know how you feel, I was feeling a little burnt out last week!
Hope you're rejuvenated after your week off.
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

To answer your question, yes, the name was Son of a Slovenian. You can best see the word Son in the first photo where the woman is standing in front of one of the large art pieces. Thanks for asking for me to clarify.

Angela Radford said...

Great pages Helen. The little monsters are so cute so I may have to look into those. Have a great crafty week....sorry just remembered I think you are back at work so maybe not so crafty! but have a good week anyway. Angela x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! This is Brilliant pages Helen. Fab the Seth's die cut and beautiful layers. The monster is very cute!! I love the pages.

Jackie P Neal said...

Hello Helen!
What a happy spread!! I love Seth dies as well and Finally bought myself some- and now you have inspired me to play as well!!
Thanks so much for your visit!
hugs,Jackie ")
ps...love your posts about Seth's visit and all pally- lucky you- looks like it wa so much fun!!

Brenda Brown said...

Great pages Helen xxx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's always fun to see the lovely new stamps folk have bought, but even better to see them inked up and in use. Great page with lots of texture.

Craftychris said...

Such cool pages, I love them! Thank you for visiting me! xxx

Cardarian said...

Very interesting journal page! I love all the work you have done to the background!
Hugs Cardarian

Seth said...

This is brilliant Helen. All the colors and that black pop so well off that lighter background. And that texture looks amazing!

Sarah B said...

a great page Helen - love the little monster xx

butterfly said...

Funny - I've got a couple of days off now and had thought I would dive into the craft supplies, but so far I haven't really managed to get anywhere - like you, I've flopped!

Love this page spread - so much fabulous detail and depth - love those textured alphabet letters, and the stamp is very cute!
Alison x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love your pages Helen they are fabulous xx

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh! If this is not the coolest spread I've ever seen! Such amazing layers and design. Big Hugs, Autumn

Sue said...

Love this Helen, fabulous texture in the background. I'm still too scared to start a page in my journal lol. Have a fun week xx

butterfly said...

See, I thought this page looked familiar in the other post, but decided I was just jetlagged!
Alison x