Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Journal page 4 ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Also I wanted to say hello and welcome to Mary and Rachel who have decided to follow me here as well as on my original blog – I am very honoured ladies – thank you!
I’ve been playing with paints and inks in my journal again, lol! Rae our fearless tutor Journal HeART group challenged us to create a page without using paintbrushes. Thank goodness I have some of Imagination Crafts Silkies paints and sponges!
Anyways here it is …
The page itself
A final look at the two pages
I am much happier with the finished result on this page. I now know that I prefer my journal pages to have more stamping, inkier or paintier, sometimes with pretty flowers and/or butterflies thrown in. I want to repeat this page again and go a bit darker &/or brighter. I love my VI stamps and any chance that I get to play with them I am a very happy bunny lol!
I used Imagination Crafts Silkies to colour an A5 snippet piece of lightweight card (their paints are awesome!). Once dry I stamped the speckled dots over the top using a VOS pink chalk IP. Once done I stamped and embossed the beautiful sentiment in the top left hand corner and put the card to one side.
On another snippet card I free hand drew a heart in pencil and coloured it with watercolour paint. Once dry I stamped and embossed my VI Grunge Corner onto the heart before cutting it out (yes I did cut off part of the stamped image).
I used a lot of snippets of paper/card that had been coloured with inks which I then threw salt onto before leaving them to dry and putting to one side to use on a future project. I die cut them and layered them together with a little bling – well it is crafting for me isn’t it?
I love the sparkle and the really awesome texture that I can achieve when I use dishwasher salt onto coloured paper and card in that way lol! No wonder I don’t use up much of my DP/PP’s – I have too much fun making my own!
Created for me and Especially for these Challenges
I used the colours plus some red
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Visible Image stamps: Never Grow Up sentiment set; Grunge Corner; Speckle Background
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Joy Crafts flower dies #; Marianne leaves dies #; Spellbinder two piece butterfly die #
Paint brushes; pot of water for paint; paint pallette; heat gun
Card Paper: snippets white card coloured with old inks; The Works A5 Artist Sketchbook
Crafters Companion: snippets Snow White Accent Centura Pearl card
Colours: Imagination Crafts Silkies: Turquoise Satin; Sunshine Satin; Pearl Satin
Posh Inkabilities Inks were used to colour the card before die cutting #
Pens #; Ranger Distress Embossing Powder #
Embellishments: mini gems from my stash #
Glues: Collall all purpose glue
Other: Versamark IP
# VOS + 8 years minimum and no idea if still available to purchase