Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Hello Strangers! It has been a while, but I have been thinking of you all, promise! I have been working on a few bits and pieces that I am unable to blog yet, but be patient and all will be revealed...though don't get too excited!
At journal club this week, our prompt was "patchwork". So after a little research on Youtube and Pinterest I had a play, without any real idea of where I was going - this is usually how I work and it tends to work for me. If I have an idea of what I am aiming for, I am generally disappointed in the execution!
Using the Tim Holtz tissue wrap as a background I added random blocks of colour (Frescos) to the pages and then using a contrasting colour stamped lightly on the colour laid down. The effect of the tissue wrap and the colours for me is reminiscent of the holidays and the beach....my favourite place. I adore being by the water, winter or summer, the sound of the waves and the salty smell, it is good for the soul! I am very lucky to live very near an estuary (walking distance) and a short drive from the coast and I totally make the most of it,. Anyway I digress...
Despite my love of the coast, my stamp collection does not reflect this, however I do possess an Artemio set with coastal icons and luckily many of the images fit (yes more luck than design, however next time I try this I will think a bit first about the images I want to use and form the blocks accordingly.  I know that is common sense, but I am not known for this!). I used  black Archival to stamp the images and then a fineliner to add a little lettering of my own.
I hope you like my take on patchwork and I will be entering it into the following challenges.......
The sea challenge  at Thats Crafty
Feature a creature
A perfect Mess


  1. Your patchwork by the sea is really fun to see Debbie. Each time I look I find something different! Super lovely creation. How wonderful that you live close to the sea. Thanks bunches for joining our 'A Beautiful Mess" challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER. j.

  2. A great creation for our Feature a Creature theme Debbie, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Absolutely love this Debbie. The colours, your layout and design. The stamps fit beautifully into your blocks of colour. Brilliant xxx

  4. Lovely patchwork layout on your journal page

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month