Thursday 9 July 2015

A Visual Journey #27

DT sister Trace was so kind when she die-cut and stamped the fresh brewed coffee stamps and dies from Tim Holtz and she sent me several sets of each so I am happily using them in my projects. There just had to be a page in my journal as I LOVE Starbucks frappuccinos, in fact it has to be a caramel one, they are my secret treat. There are even some days I will go without lunch just so I can have one and not have to worry too much about the calories (and I have lost a stone since the new year!!!!).

After gessoing the pages and leaving them to dry I daubed distress paints ( antique linen and frayed burlap) onto the pages, spritzed them with water and dabbed them over with an artists sponge and heat dried.

using the two same colours of paint and some foam I blended the paints through a mask.

I decided that with the die-cuts I was using I needed to 'ground' them so I darkened a strip at the bottom with walnut stain distress ink and stamped with pine needles DI. I used the same pine needles to blend through Tim's typo stencil, this has to be my favourite at the moment.

I cut out the stamped images I wanted to use and thought I would paint them with a mix of distress paints and distress inks so I thought I would show you my palette - I always use a piece of craft mat.

I typed and printed some extra coffee words and a quote, inked the edges of everything with walnut stain and adhered it all to the pages.

When I look back over this journal in the future, these pages will always raise a smile from me I'm sure, simply because of my love of frappuccinos. 

Although I called this painting it is really adult colouring in but I believe totally in this quote.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

Thanks for sharing another week of my visual journey.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

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Diane said...

What a fun journal page design Brenda.

Hugs Diane

Inkypinkycraft said...

fab pages Brenda , love all the backgroundy stuff and layers ..and the images look great x And you are right I do love the pages x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Paint away my friend:) This is marvelous!! As I sit here and drink my coffee this morning, the theme certainly does resonate with me! There are certain trips that I make often (to visit family or for business) and I know where every Starbucks is along the way :) And for those places where I don't know the location by heart, I have my Starbucks App on my phone. Love those TH stamps!!!!! They are on my wishlist. Fantastic pages. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pages Brenda, Its a great quote and so worth remembering.

A Pink said...

Great pages Brenda -love the stenciling and your stamped images look fab . The starbucks logo works perfectly - a clever little touch x

rachel said...

stunning pages brenda...thet look wonderful..could do with a decaff latte right now! hugs rachel x

Redanne said...

Beautiful pages Brenda! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Terrific, fun pages, Brenda!

Unknown said...

Heheheh - need to post this one for my daughter to see Brenda. I just sent her two Starbucks gift cards this morning. She would rather go to Starbucks that eat!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL journal pages. Your background is so fun and the colors just blend perfectly throughout. j.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous pages Brenda! I'm a Costa girl myself!! Love iced coffee anywhere though!!! Love your colour choices!! Chrisx

Anonymous said...

Such fun that you created the pages around something you have a passion for!

Julia Aston said...

What great Starbucks pages Brenda! wonderful water coloring on them! Julia xx

Deb said...

Wonderful Brenda, love your textured and masked background and great colouring of your die cuts, Vincent would be saying'bravo' ☺

sally said...

I'd kill for a mocha frappucino right now, sadly our nearest Starbucks is 85 miles away :-( hey ho, I'll just have to make do with the remnants of my Whittards powdered mocchacino mix/vanilla ice cream & cold water/milk mix. Your pages have defies et off a craving!