Friday, 2 February 2018

ALAD/ASAW - week 5 - Darkness has it's beauty

Hi, still keeping up with the fabulous daily/weekly challenge for France Papillon's FB prompt.
This week, the prompt was "Darkness has it's beauty" and you could either go darkness as mood, or darkness as colour.

I kind of went the colour route.
 I started over my gesso'd background with Izink pigment ink, (colour is Iris, a beautiful deep rich blue) applied from the pipette across the middle of the page - I dripped it up and down a little, and then dragged the ink with the pipette
 to create slightly longer streaks of colour.
I did this stage last Saturday evening after watching Casualty (a hospital drama in the UK if you don't know) - I think it looks like a heart monitor! 

 next day, layer two,   I added some die cut claw marks - a Tim Holtz die that I hadn't used before (personal 2018 challenge, use stuff - tick!)

and laid them across the inky streaks
 day 3, layer 3.   A bit of an in-joke with my friend Lesley here, as she has lost her sari ribbon and we'd been talking about where it might be.

I dug mine out and rippled it (stapling with Tim Holtz tiny attacher) and glued it to the middle of my page.
the matte medium I used to attach it took a while to dry, and has lightened some of the blue bits of the ribbon.  but I quite like it...

Day 4, layer 4, Stampotique image, stamped on cardstock and coloured with blue and purple Stabilo felt pens

Fixed him with 3d pop dots to sit on the ribbon.

 Day 5, layer 5 - I mixed some Midnight Fresco paint (Paperartsy) with 3d matte gel, and applied it through a stencil (mini tile texture, by the Crafters Workshop)
Day 6 layer 6. 
day 6 was originally going to be text but I decided the pages needed bordering (Cobalt and Black archival inks, and Faded Jeans distress oxide) so I did that first, with a blending tool.

Must have been a very old piece of foam on the blending tool as it disintegrated on me, and had to be replaced!

 day 7, layer 7
my text, my page title.

a quote from Alison Bomber set EAB02 for Paperartsy

stamped and layered on black card and cut into individual lines
 and placed on the page

it reads
I wish I could show you
when you are lonely
or in darkness
the astonishing light
of your own being

fabulous quote!

I really love this page and hope you do too!

looking forward to the next prompt tomorrow


Miriam said...

This is gorgeous. I love it. You really are on a roll...great, creative start to the year xx

france papillon said...

I just love how you're rocking the alad/asaw challenge : this page is a delight and exudes fun! <3

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh Yes! I love it too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What I love about this challenge is the daily photos that show both your art and how your mind works. This was a fabulous entry. I especially liked what DID look like a heart monitor, but the end result was simply dazzling.

Gabrielle said...

Love love love

brenda said...

Sorry to be MIA for so long Helen, just just creeping round for a catch up and thank you for your kind visits. As you say lets hope for 3 again. Are you going to Stamperama next week ?

B x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant page Helen!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Sorry not to have been here sooner but am so delighted to see how this evolved and what a fabulous end result ! Hugs, Chrisx