Monday, 30 December 2013

Getting back in the swing...

.. so, my unexpected day off also saw me finish a journal page that I started faffing with a few days ago, with some dibs and dabs of old paint.  Didn't like where it was going so gave it a wash of a blue Fresco or two (not sure which now, but probably Antarctic and Lake Wanaka.

I stamped the Prima tree (Donna Downey) - one of my Christmas presents from my brother and sister-in-law - firstly using brown and blue Frescos but they didn't come out very well - mainly because the journal is so bumpy now it's nearly full - so I cleaned it off and re-inked it with distress inks and over-stamped.

Added some more colour round the tree to further blend the splodges underneath, into the background, and some script stamping (Paperartsy)

Stamped some of Jo Firth-Young's little birds and coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils, then did some drippage with India Inks, and finally the text - tweet tweet straight onto the page, the other one is stamped on tissue (been hoarding some of the Paperartsy tissue!)
I had trouble photographing it, the top one is with flash and the second without, but taken under the daylight bulb... the page is quite dark IRL,it looks a bit better here!!

12 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ah, but even if the pages are dark, you can't go wrong with those cute birds. And aren't YOU the lucky one to have a brother and SIL who are so in tune to your art!

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely when you can tie up loose ends and complete a project. Think that the composition and colours are stunning. Brilliant page, bumpy or not. Xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I've just done the same with a tag, it wasn't going the way i wanted but it redeemed itself in the end...sometimes it's worth persevering, and this page was certainly worth it. LoVe that tree stamp :) Happy new year Helen, hope it's a good one x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is a fab page, I love the drippage & the little birds are so cute.

sam21ski said...

Glad to see you've got yourself back to 'normal' - lol

Great pages, love the background wash

Sam xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

I like what you done to this page Helen. The colours really compliment each other. Xxx

massofhair said...

Loving the huge tree Helen, it is made for journalling, love mine & wished i'd got the other one i had chance to!

Beautiful colour combos & images, Inktense are a need for me as they are so versatile & easy to blend.

Fab pages:-) x

brenda said...

Very artistic and inspiring Helen.

Here's to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2014.

B x

Miriam said...

Gorgeous pages....I've just been catching up on your other posts - love what you have been creating.

Happy new year!!

Hettie said...

This looks a lovely page Helen. Love the lickle birdies at the bottom!
Happy New Year to you.
Hugs
xx

craftytrog said...

Love the trees & Jo's birdies Helen!
Happy New Year!
Alison x

Missy Myzdamena said...

How very gorgeous. Wish I were arty Like that <3