21 October 2012

Stampotique SDC70 Backgrounds Art Journal

I have been doing a little journalling this week and again it is a little "dark" to reflect what is going on in life.
The Stampotique challenge SDC70  was to use a stamp to create the background. I began with some scribbled words, paint and ink. Then I used TH mask and Dylusion inks.

Next I used a clock face stamp and a mask of Olivia to create a sense of chaotic time. When I then stamped Olivia she seemed lost so using acrylic paint and fingers I lightened part of the page. I then masked and sprayed again.
I liked how her face was now ghostly and left that on the original page but stamped and coloured a headless version of her. I then used the tube of paint to create circles in the clocks.

I added some red watercolour spirals and my journaling about Time and my lack of control over it.
The reason for this is my poor mum who has been in hospital for many weeks. This week she developed an infection and had another op to remove the hip replacement. She will be without a hip for 6 weeks and on IV antibiotics before she has her fourth op to replace the hip. Unfortunately she will need to stay in hospital all this time - but at least they have no identified the problem.
I am trying to stay positive but after it could be a lot worse. Thank you for dropping by.


  1. Great moody feel to this - fab pages!

  2. I didn't spot Olivia at first, very ghostly. Great pages with lots of atmosphere. Your poor mum - I hope she recovers soon.

  3. This is fabulous, and I can see how this reflects how you feel right now, it must be hard trying to stay positive. Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers challenge x

  4. love the colors and swirls here . I didn't spot the girl right away , very cool effect :)

  5. I love the journal page,very atmospheric.Hope you and your mum are doing ok.

  6. This is such an awesome couple of pages. The background reminds me of grapes! Especially with the lovely colors!

    Thank you for playing with Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!


  7. a very intense art journal page, love what you did with it!
    thanks for playing with us at Stampotique :)


  8. What a fantastic journal page - you have created such a atmospheric background - just so stunning. Thank you for joining in with us over at Stampotique. Polly x

  9. Wow, that background is gorgeous. Love how dark it is. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.