31 December 2011

Journalling into the New Year

Have had a wonderful time so far with family and friends and lots of partying and visitors but today my craft room morphed back from spare room to craft room and I had time to play. I have fallen behind in the weekly challenge at UK Stampers but I am determined to finish. Here are three of my pages. The first page reflects on my patience or lack of it depending on the circumstances. The background was built up in layers of paint and gesso. The figure is from a range of dylusion stamps stamped directly and indirectly onto the page.
I wanted it to turned around to reflect the two sides of me. The page was all green and calm to begin with and then I used fired brick distress ink to show my angrier side.
The next page is about Horoscopes and Astrology - my star sign is Aquarius so I chose a watery them and one of my favourite Stampotique stamps.
New Year Resolution - buy some daylight bulbs so I can take more accurate photos and check colours. I used Dylusion inks and wild honey distress stains to build up a watery feel using torn paper for waves. I also stenciled some stars on. I don't believe in horoscopes but always read them if I see them.
The last one is monochromatic using Dawn Bibby stamps - she was the person that got me into crafting and even if it is not really my style now the stamps still work. This page is all about wisdom and wise old owl sayings...
 I had to  include one from Winnie the Pooh as my dad always read me these stories and I always think of that owl when I think of Owls.
Have a fabulous and merry new year and I hope 2012 brings crafty fun and inky mess to a space near you.

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