Friday, 8 April 2016

Colour me happy






Good evening, I hope you are all doing just dandy out there. My offering today is a funky little journal page that was easy and fun to do...just as crafting should be! 
My background was formed on...now I could be arty and say Deli paper, however that would not be the truth! It was some packaging tissue that surrounded my new bedroom ornaments that I ordered from Next. They were very safe in their protection, generous beyond belief, so I probably have enough to last best part of the year! I selected 4 or 5 PaperArtsy Fresco colours and 3 paintbrushes of random widths and set to work.
I randomly brushed horizontal stripes onto my tissue using the different brushes and colours trying not to blend them until the sheet was covered. The tissue coped well with the paint which was a pleasant surprise!  Then using the same colours I stamped and stencilled over the whole sheet randomly,  adding some depth with a little black stencilling. Then, finally, using a little Snowflake and a small brayer I "knocked" it back in places. 
 And viola! Background.....ooops excuse me...Masterboard .....finished!
Back to my trusty Weetabix box (it is just as well I have 2 teenage boys that eat  mahoosive amounts of cereal! ),  cut it down to 8"x 8",  gessoed and dried before  using matt medium to stick a section of the masterboard onto it. 
So far so fabulous! Very happy with what I had achieved thus far, I then blocked! Yep, too good to be true! I had no idea where to go next. So I didn't, I placed it on the side and waited, and waited and waited some more.....
3 days later, whilst contemplating whether to clean the bathroom or not - BING! Light bulb moment! With a Dylusions stamp I created a border around the edge with Black Archival, filling in the small gaps with a black pen. Using the stencil I drew around it onto some black card and stuck it down with the matt medium, with her toe resting on the border. I thought the quote was quite fitting as my lady is in silhouette. I added a little shading around the different elements and Bingo - Complete! 
I would love to hear what you think.
And by the way, I still haven't cleaned the bathroom!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Thats Crafty Challenge Bright, Bold and Beautiful
Stamping Sensations One for the girls

11 comments:

  1. Love it Debbie and you found a great quote for it. Now...get that bathroom cleaned! BTW. ...Dave did mine,except he forgot the bath!

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  2. Love it Debbie and you found a great quote for it. Now...get that bathroom cleaned! BTW. ...Dave did mine,except he forgot the bath!

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    1. Did you tell him the clue is in the word....BATHroom?????

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  3. Love the way you did the colours on the tissue. Must try that.You are doing so well with your jounalling Debbie - unlike me who is struggling!

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    1. Thank you Pauline, just make the leap x

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  4. Fab again Debbie. And by the way..... Who needs a clean bathroom?!!!!! Xxx

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  5. Loving the Lady-great design, well done !

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  6. A brilliant piece of art !! Loving your bright and wonderful design ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

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  7. Fabulous journal,page , love the painty background and the silhouette girl

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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