Saturday, 31 December 2016

Life Needs Balance

A final post for 2016, a bit of play in my journal for what seems the first time in ages...I have been making birthday cards for my January birthdays (I seem to have lots of them; but I can't share those yet - or at all in several cases as they've been despatched without photographs...)

But, play time in my A5 journal... the background started as ever, with leftover paint from this or that (Christmas cards probably)
 I added some black modelling paste through a Dylusions stencil to make a staggered brick wall
 and stamped several of Elenazinski monsters (Paperartsy) on tissue paper, before painting them with Fresco paints
As I was placing them around the page, I decided that they would need something to ground some of them... or, more precisely, hang them - from...
the border stamp is from ZA01






I scribbled a border round the top of the page and was searching around for some words to add to the page...    









                                                                               
till the way the monsters were swinging from the "ropes"  struck a chord..                                                                

 Life Needs Balance... Hoping 2017 will bring balance to your lives - time for work, rest and play, time for family and friends, time for - whatever you want!  Happy New Year!!

12 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your Elenazinski monsters having fun here and the quote is brilliant! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Chrisx

snazzyoriginal said...

Brilliant, loving these monsters x

brenda said...

A quickv visit at half timd Helen, real fun pages here.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and thanks for your inspiration and friendship in 2016.

B x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your adorable monsters are a fabulous way to bring balance to this final page in 2016. It is a great wau to go out in 2016.

Have an enjoyable and safe New Year's Eve and Day. Thanks for being such an inspiration in 2016, and I look forward to much more in 2017!

jojo79 said...

Love your page Helen. Great saying

Claire said...

Great page Helen, love how some of the monsters are dangling down from the top of the page! Lovely fun pages for your last post of 2016.
Claire x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab! Happy New Year to you Helen. Lx

craftytrog said...

Love this spread Helen, made me smile!
Happy new year!
Alison xx

Kirsten said...

Fab journal page! Happy New Year!

Virginia said...

That is a fabulous double page spread and I love the sentiment - happy new year!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, loving the pages. I really must try to do more in my journals this year, you've really inspired me to go back to it.
Happy New Year my friend, Angela xXx

butterfly said...

Ain't that the truth?! Still in search of my balance... the all or nothing is not conducive to calm and serenity. Love your Zinski monsters hanging off the ropes - in fact the one on the right looks as though he's parachuting. I'm so tempted by these stamps, but I know they're not really geared to my style - they just make me happy!
Alison x