7 August 2011

Journal Pages

I spoilt myself this week by treating myself to some of the beautiful felt, charms and twine at the ribbon girl, bought Kate Crane's DVD which I have really enjoyed and somehow bought a set of cosmic shimmer chalk mists (I honestly don't remember pressing buy on that one). I rationalised the expense as a treat to myself for not smoking for three weeks. These two pages are influenced by the Kate Crane DVD and my desire to play with the chalk mists. They have a beautiful finish but try as I might the photo does not do them justice. I could ask Lens Guy to explain how to do it but then I might have to confess to the purchases...
I used an alphabet stencil and pink and orange glimmer mists to build up this background.

Yellow and blue and lots of drippage
I used stamps from Dylusions Ruby Rainbow and Love Stuck Lucy which I stamped, cut out and painted with glimmer mists. I then tried to create shadows around the image to "ground" it but as I didn't have charcoal I used pro markers with mixed results. 
The things that made me smile this week included :my new purchases, winning stamps on Shady Tree Studio's blog hop, Lens Guy's face as I dragged him round the garden centre, catching up with old friends and last night deciding to experiment with my daughter's bright green nail varnish before I went out to a party and then discovering we had no nail varnish remover in the house...

The other page was all about Truth and for some reason I liked the combination of Tim Holtz skeleton with a dylusion hat.
In case any of you were worried that my craft space was too messy it is quickly reverting to normal
My next purchase is going to be a moleskin journal so I can journal properly. My UKS journal is a journal but as it is not yet bound I feel it is kind of cheating.


  1. Great pages, love the be-hatted skeleton and your sprayed backgrounds look fab!

  2. It was quite lovely too see all the pictures of your crafting process! The technique is fabulous!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  3. wonderful backgrounds, great journal pages!