Sunday, 2 July 2017

The final pages in my journal

Over the last few weeks I've been faffing on the last couple of pages in my journal (really looking forward to opening a new one!) and I think they're just about finished now.

This first is the penultimate page, the journal has got very bulky now so it's more or less impossible to stamp direct on the page so I went down a different route

I had the starting point - mop up paint, some shiny washi tape - already in there...

and there is sat for a few weeks.

As luck (!) would have it, a piece of dried baby wipe fell out of the scraps box, and it was all blues and greens...

the green is actually darker in real life, I can't get it to photograph accurately

I have as you may have seen (!) been splurging on new Paperartsy stamps over the last couple of weeks
so it was time to put ink to some of them - these are two of Sara Naumann's latest release, and they seemed to fit the colours of the baby wipe.

I was surprised (given that the baby wipe was quite hard and crumpled with paint) how well the stamped image worked on the surface.

I cut them loosely and stuck to the page (although as you can see, the glue hasn't grabbed everywhere)

I then found a scrap of paper and stamped one of the sentiments  and inked it with Distress Oxide (cracked pistachio) and edged it with Leaf Green archival ink.

so that's page one.

the final page (back inside cover of the journal) was painted a bluey green as well

when I saw the Tracy Scott stamps for Paperartsy, I thought these big stars looked reminiscent of comic book illustrations... so went with it (a great alphabet set sitting next to my craft mat had just the right sort of type face- I have no idea who it's by though)

I coloured the stars and flowers with my new Ecoline brush markers, keeping to a fairly limited colour palette -  and stamped some of the little shapes from the Tracy set, in the background.

So, that's another journal actually full - not all of the pages are "finished" and I may come back and do something on the cover one day...

Thanks for looking - happy Sunday!  I'm not doing much today after my mammoth day out yesterday.


craftimamma said...

I think I would be prone in my recliner all day if I'd done the walking you did yesterday Helen!

Well done on finishing your journal. Two lovely pages but my favourite is the last one. I hadn't realised it till you posted but you are spot on with the comic reference and the words enhance that perfectly. A very apt finale to your journal too I think!

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Finished off with a wonderful flourish Helen. Love what you have created! Xx

Miriam said...

Fabulous pages Helen... wonderful pages to finish your journal. I love how you have used the baby wipes!

Claire said...

Wow well done on completing your journal - I've never managed to fill one yet, probably as I keep starting new ones! Love the colours on your pages, the limited palette really looks great X

brenda said...

Well done on finishing your journal Helen, bet you are rearing to get onto another ans use some of those new stamps.

B x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a pretty fabulous way to finish a journal. That last page is out of this world. Pop, bang, WOW!

i forgot to mention yesterday, I can't believe it's been a year since you took us to the flower show and your boss treated you to Wimbledon. My foodie friend Sally is a HUGE tennis fan, and when I told her you went last year, she was in awe. Wait till I tell her you are going again this year! The only thing my boss ever did for me, was give out turkeys at Thanksgiving one year.