Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ribbons and Lace !

Over on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog The challenge this month is Ribbons and Lace!

I've done a journal page this month...not really sure if i like it or not but that's what's great about journals...they are a great way to practice new techniques!

Anyway. I just did the background by mixing up some acrylic paints and randomly painted the page, when dry i gave it a top coat of Gesso. Then over sprayed with some Glimmer Mists.

Along the top of the page I stamped the lace stamp from The Harlequin Rose by Chocolate Baroque using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

I stamped one of the Gracefull Ladies from Chocolate Baroque onto a sheet of card from the DCWV Happy Ever After Stack with Sepia Versafine ink and then lightly dry coloured her using some inktense pencils . I distressed very lightly aroound the edge of the mat and the page with some Fired Brick Distress ink, which 'warmed' the whole thing up, sadly it's such a terrible photo that you can't see it!

The lace has been in my craft stash for ages and is a piece that I've just never bothered to figure out what to do with because of the depth of it...so I just stuck it down with some mega sticky double sided tape, added some another strip of tape, then pleated some cream ribbon, added yet another strip of sticky tape and covered that with a piece of white ribbon which I coloured using a "Shale" pro-marker! I just added a little ribbon bow and flower to one corner of the image to finish it off.

not sure how strong this will sticky tape will be so not sure how long things will stay stuck!!

anyway, thanks for dropping by

Take care

Jackie xx

8 comments:

sandee said...

Love your art journal page, it's so soft and feminine, very pretty! Hope your tape holds, I know I hate having to go back and redo! Joined your blog, #44 and waving hi from the spring laden hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

Beautiful journal page Jackie. I love the old vintage look and the lace is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xx

Rainbow Lady said...

It is a very pretty page... I love it Jackie xx

rosie said...

That's lovely, I really like it. x

Julia S-W said...

It's very soft and feminine Jackie. I love the way you've done background - it's really effective.
Juliax

Artyjen said...

Journals are lovely ways to experiment with your pretty backgrounds;) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
xoxo Sioux

BumbleVee said...

oooh, much prettier than yesterday's post...think I will use this one to day hi... hahahha..... lovely soft look to it....

Vee
#156....

BJ said...

So delicate Jackie, I certainly like it, well done - BJ