Thursday, 19 March 2015

Visual Journey #12

Reach for the STARS

Following last weeks pages that reminded me of the on-line 52 card pickup workshop, I decided to find out more about Stephanie Ackerman and found a 'Documented Life' video she made. I enjoyed watching her creative process and although I didn't follow all of her 18 layers but took alot from the recipe and made it my own. The background is similar to Tim's February tag and the two tags I have made recently here and here.


The stamped circles were all one stamp originally but I cut them into individual ones so I could use them singly. They are now far more versatile and great for projects like this.


I added some washi tapes and hand wrote three quotes around the pages.


I used Tim's faded dots stencil to add some texture .........


..... and die-cut some stars in blue card but finger painted them using DecoArt phthalo blue, cerulean blue and white acrylic paints.



Finally I typed and printed the main quote, cut it up and inked the edges before adding it to the page but also created shadows with a distress marker.


I'm loving coming round to your linked blogs and looking at what you are creating. I often come away with an idea or two stored to use another day. Thanks for sharing with me and each other. Please collect this code and add to your post if you want to share too.





hugs Brenda xxx






20 comments:

massofhair said...

BEAUTIFUL pages Brenda, i like the stars painted with a combo of DecoArt paints they look so ethereal. Beautiful words full of inspiration:-) xxx

Vintagehandmade said...

Stunning pages, Brenda! So artistics and inspirational! Love how you painted the stars! Amazing effect!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeously artistic Brenda. Love the striking blue stars. Nicola x

sally said...

Like that you cut up the circles to be more useful, I started doing that recently & those blue star are inspired!

Sally

Jenni Mills said...

What a terrfic page. i hope to get around to some journalling today.

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
I can see the shift in your designs over the last few weeks, these pages today are just beautiful.
I am still thinking too hard about placement.
Smiles:)
Sue

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic pages, Brenda!

Helen said...

Wonderful pages, I love the beautiful stars, the colours are gorgeous!

Maya Smith said...

Wow, love the stars! Gourgeous pages, Brenda!
Have a lovely weekend :)
Greetings, Maya S. | Orpington Carpet Cleaning

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, Each one of your pages is a favorite of mine, and this one is just gorgeous! You continue to inspire me with your color choices, composition, and techniques! Love those stars! Hugs!

Karin said...

wow stunning pages, gorgeous color combination too!
Groetjes Karin

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely gorgeous pages! LOVe the blue and texture!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this Brenda! Love the quote, but especially how you made this page - the layering gives real depth! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Awesome layering on these wonderful pages, loved your quotes and images.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Sorry for not being around during the last weeks. You've been really a busy bee :) Your projects are fantastic.

hazel said...

Amazing and very inspirational pages Brenda, I love them.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda, love your colour palette and all of the amazing textures and layers you added. I would never have thought to cut up a stamp but what a great idea to stretch it's use, thanks for that!

Coco said...

Two wonderful pages, the stars and the contrast of colours are gorgeous!!! Hugs Coco xxx

Lynn Price said...

Hi, Brenda - My comment seems to have been lost....so here it is again! WONDERFUL pages - I love those blue stars, and your circle stamping; great idea to cut that stamp up! Your images and textures are lovely - such a wonderful spread. Thank you again for the inspiration! xx Lynn

butterfly said...

Lovely blues and browns - and the glow of those stars is glorious!
Alison xx