Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Journal pages ! "hope" !

First bit of crafting I've done in over a month!! EEKS! Boy did i miss it! I REALLY enjoyed doing these pages today!

I've had this idea in my head for a wee while and that's mainly down to the help and support I've been getting from people regarding my abysmal domestic situation! They kind of symbolise "hope" ! A kind of "no matter how bad things are just now they will turn out ok in the end" sort of thing....

I drew and painted the lady with a mix of acrylics, reds yellows and white, while she was drying I then mixed what was left of all the colours together then roughly painted the background on the facing page! While THAT page was drying I went back to the lady and painted the broken heart. Those yellow 'fluffy' things you see are supposed to be cocoons! It is in fact some Stewart Gill Glitteratti which is unfused!

The Butterflies are from Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Butterfly Themeplate and the phrase and some of the background scrolls are from the Butterfly Whimsy themeplate.

I stamped the butterflies onto some 160gsm paper with black memento ink and then coloured them using The Inktense Pencils!! LOVE these pencils! The colours are just so vibrant! I really must get more!! :)

I just finished off the pages with some curved checks and a few love hearts dotted around the place!

I am REALLY pleased with the way this has turned out, especially since it's been over a month since I have done ANY crafting at all!

Thanks for dropping by,

Take care

Jackie x


Rita said...

Fabulous work Jackie. You make it all so interesting too. Hugs Rita xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

It will work itself out, it's just the waiting part that is's not like you aren't busy sorting where you can! LOVE the WOYWW journal page, you have a real eye for colour on collage.
Am intrigued to know what the college interview is for.

BJ said...

Sorry to hear you are having a hard time at present. Just to thank you for mentioning the acrylic paint set from "The Works" - I treated myself to some today, and a couple of mini canvases (and I'm not really arty rather crafty - LOL). How is you Altered book coming along? I have started the first step of lesson 4 using old clothing/products tags I have been collecting for years!! Hope you are getting back into crafting too. BJ