When Astrid came to stay I told her about my little positivity journal – it was she who had inspired it – and while we were out shopping together I bought a couple of new stamps, this gorgeous long birdcage is one of them and it wasn't long before I had a play.
Background – distress paints peeled paint, broken china and picket fence daubed onto the page and spritzed with water then dried. Next I sprayed with some goosebumps (haven’t used that for ages) dried it with a heatgun and then sprayed with white linen dylusions ink and spritzed with water, this gave a fabulous mottled effect when dry.
To create more depth I used Dyan Reaveley's basic backgrounds alphabet stamp with cornflower blue archival
and then my favourite Tim latticework stencil with broken china DI.
Now I needed some contrast so I used another new stamp
– handwritten script by inkylicious to give some more depth and added a few scraps of tissue tape.
The bird cage was stamped onto some card on which I’d used the wrinkle free technique and added some distress paints over it and I drew some white pen lines to add highlights. This was cut out edged with walnut stain and adhered to the page along with some left over trellis framework die-cut piece.
To finish I added the quote, some small remnant rubs which I distressed with my new Prima distressing tool and then some black soot marker and DI around the focal image to create shadow and help it stand out more on the page.
I am really quite pleased the way this turned out, the goosebumps created real texture and then the masks and text stamps created depth and interest over the mottled colours.
I shall enjoy doing more of these pages when I get home as they don’t take too long but they keep you focussed and involved allowing Mr Mojo to do his job.
I didn’t get to create a Creative Guide project this week for the new challenge ‘All about Him’ chosen by Anne, but I hope you will be able to pop over to ‘A Vintage Journey’ see what the other amazing Creative Guides have made for you and to get some wonderful inspiration for cards and items for the men in our lives.
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you have planned.
hugs Brenda xxx