Thursday 12 February 2015

A Visual Journey #7

When I got back from London Sunday night there was a box of new goodies waiting for me that I had ordered from Country View Crafts and inside were Tim's new stencils, so I decided to use a couple of these on my pages this week. There were also some re-inkers I had ordered and I love using these to make up my own colours for misting and spraying.

These two pages use the brand new CHA release Flourish and Blossom stencils, the flourish one worked really well on the textured pages, but the blossom one is more delicate and I think will work better with blending inks.

The green colour is a mix of 3 drops of Stormy Sky to 1 drop of peeled Paint and the pink colour is equal parts of  Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold. I use Crafts Too misters but you could use Tim's mini misters if you have some.

Here you can see the textures on the pages - this is such an easy technique - paint gesso on both pages and close them together. When you pull them apart you get this wonderful ridged effect.

I have an A4 box of vintage images and when I saw this one I loved the retro feel, and made a couple of very feminine pages to go with it. To create some shadowing effects I edged the image and the diecuts with walnut stain mixed with matte medium and just painted it on, rubbing it thinly over the page where necessary.

Lots of fabric textures including lace and hessian which also bring the colours in to blend with the background and the image.

I made these little butterflies from left over pieces from a card I was making, they are scraps from one of Tim's new mixed media dies.

The patterned edges are a clear stamp I keep in a box to use as fill-ins and stamped in potting soil archival ink.

The little pin and the measuring tape just add further interest.

Thanks to all of you who have already linked for February, what a lovely surprise to see so many fabulous pages on Monday.

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Always listen to the heART.

hugs Brenda xxx


Deb said...

Beautiful Brenda, so soft and feminine! Love the texture on your pages as well, thanks for the tip!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
I love the image first up, and I am so pleased you did not grunge it up, you kept it soft and adding a mix of media especially that little Pink pin is fabulous..yes it is priceless.

froebelsternchen said...

What an amazing spread Brenda! Lovely!

Jane said...

This is a priceless page Brenda with a stunning retro feel....the colours are gorgeous and all the elements blend so well together. Is the smile sentiment a's a gorgeous script...? Fabulous, thanks for making me smile this morning. Hugs xx

Annie said...

Gorgeous feminine pages Brenda with lots of luscious details and textures. Tfs and hugs Annie x

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! I just love coming home to find a's better than Christmas!! You have really put the new stencils to good use, wow! Love your dreamy palette and all the fabulous texture! hugs :)

crafty creations said...

Stunning pages Brenda with, as always, an amazing background - your main image is just right - and the colours fantastic

Deborah said...

Love all the textures on your pages, Brenda. The Tim stencils add just the right touch and the retro image is fabulous. She looks a real character.

And no worries about not visiting often, either. My blog visiting is limited at the moment too! Deb x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous pages again Brenda! Those new stencils look wonderful!

experiments in paper said...

Oh my- love this page! Your stencil work is fabulous and love your textures and colors. Your image reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".... lovely reminder of a great movie! Thanks so much for hosting †his sharing space - I have found many wonderful folks through this!! XX Lynn

experiments in paper said...

And ps - Thank you so much for your comments on my work posted here.... very affirming as I put my toes, and now feet into these waters :-)

Gio said...

Such a lovely page! Goreous texture and shade of colours!

Redanne said...

Gorgeous page Brenda, I love how you used the stencils, added the texture and that image is so beautiful. I really must have another go at journaling.... I never thought to use the bits from the dies as butterflies, I better fish them back out of the bin!! Hugs, Anne xx

Juls said...

Fabulous, love the image & all the gorgeous details xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pages, the new stencils look great