Thursday, 16 April 2015

Visual Journey #16

I love happy accidents and that's what happened with todays journal pages. 


The pages were gessoed over and left to dry. I took weathered wood, antique linen and gathered twigs sprays with Tim's new typo and brick stencils to create the background. I sprayed through with the chosen colours and flipped the stencils to create other textures.


I noticed colours mixing and changing and when I looked at the full double spread I knew I wanted some spaces filled (mind you I think I over did it lol). So out came a thin paint brish, I sprayed the colours onto my craft mat and I began filling in some of the bricks and extending them beyond the stencil outline. I loved the effects so much you can see from the finished pages that I kept extending it more and more until the pages were almost full.


I had gathered a few collage pieces together including one of the found relatives and started altering and changing pieces as I was designing.


I had the film strip die-cut left over from another project and it seemed to fit in well here, so I added some of the small heritage photos cut from a TH paper stash.


The chit chat stickers were perfect for two reasons, one I was able to make up my own quote and secondly they reminded me of bricks, so they fitted in perfectly.


Wow I'm lovin' creating these pages and I've just worked out I have enough blank pages in the book to complete the whole year - yay.

Thanks for stopping by and a big thank you if you are leaving me comments. I know how time consuming it is and I really appreciate each and every one. Welcome also to new followers who have joined me recently, it's lovely to have you along on this creative and visual journey with me.

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Take care, enjoy Friday and have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx


28 comments:

Sue C said...

Fabulous pages Brenda, love the watercoloured background and the collage design. Sue C x

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous , love the colours on this x playing catch up xx

sally said...

Those walls of brick look wonderful, I can understand why you kept adding LOL, somehow the bowler hatted chap made me think of John Wayne - not in looks though so maybe it was the strip of lace & the fact that his name was not really John!

Sally

massofhair said...

The added bricks look so ethereal and make the original ones pop and add so much depth so i can see why you just kept adding them, works brilliantly! A fantastic spread Brenda :-) xxx

Irene said...

Another fantastic spread!!! I really look forward to seeing your pages, and, I am now doing my own journal, thanks for the inspiration xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous page Brenda and I love your happy accident, the brickwork looks amazing! hugs :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Amazing pages, Brenda!

Vintagehandmade said...

Fabulous pages, Brenda! I love your happy accident! The bricks are fantastic!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Jacqui Blondel said...

This is just the best page. Love it

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, love your pages , the layout is very eye catching and I love the background . Great image too. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pair of pages, love the stencil backgrounds and super details.
Yvonne

mamablitger said...

Oh Brenda your journal pages are fabulous. Just love the way you created the background. The bricks combined with the letters. And the embellishment you added match perfect to those backgrounds. Gosh you are so skilled and create lovely ART...
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Helen said...

Love the pages, Brenda!

Karin said...

wow beautiful pages!
Groetjes Karin

Terry said...

Happy Accidents and Happy Friday, Brenda! Your pages are utterly fabulous! I love that inky bricked background and wonderful layers! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

OK seriously...you are on fire! Rarely do I pin someone 3 times in a day! Again...another pin, and LOVE your happy accident!!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Happy accidents are the best fun!!! I looove the weathered look of the bricks Brenda and how the colours change so naturally...beautiful pages!
Dot x

Annie said...

Stunning pages Brenda and I love those bricks. Great layering and quote too.
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Annie x

Alter This said...

oh i say, i hope i have a happy accident like this ! love it all, it all just works so well x

Kerstin F. said...

Stunning, a beautiful heritage page with weathered effects, fabulous!!

S@ndy Diller said...

Beautiful work as usual Brenda. Don't ya just love those happy accidents?

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda and I don't think you overdid a darn thing! Love your journal pages, they are so inspiring. I have more than a couple of blank journals that I have never had the courage to dive into, I hope to be able to join your linky party one day when I get some gumption :O)

crafty creations said...

Amazing pages Brenda - the background is brilliant - love the collage pieces you,ve added

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda,
Love the way you extended the design, and I do not think it is over done.
Another great double spread in your Journal.
Smiles:)
Sue

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful colors on your brick background Brenda - love these pages ! hugs, Julia xx

Lynn Price said...

Wow, Brenda - love those bricks!! Great colors and love the water color effect!. Your layout of the ephemera is fabulous - what a great double spread! xxxx Lynn

pearshapedcrafting said...

That's one amazing happy accident! Love the colours and can see why you extended those fab bricks and definitely haven't over done the filling in!! Love the way the ephemera sits so perfectly here! Chrisx

butterfly said...

Simply love the delicate brickwork in those beautiful colours - another fabulous piece of evocative collage work.
Alison xx