Thursday 21 May 2015

Visual Journey #21

Well it's so lovely to be home and back at my craft desk. We had a fabulous holiday visiting friends in California and catching up with my very dear friend Terry but this time we were waylaid by a few problems particularly a touch of food poisoning which we both had and I also got phlebitis in my right leg which was quite tender and sore as well as a bit worrying. But we're home safely and now catching up with the washing and shopping etc and I've now got to meet some vital deadlines for projects.

This was one of them. I had done the background before I went away using decoart media paints to create a very grungy and rusty effect .......

.....  but I had no idea how I was going to finish them - until today (wednesday) when putting things away I had bought back from America and clearing my desk again I found some butterflies I had been playing with a few weeks ago and some lovely white wings cut through the middle.

'Out of the shadows' was part of the original book page which I had left peering out of the background

As you can see I chose a found relative and isn't she the most cutest little girl and so suits a pair of angel wings .... and really only needed something to ground her on the page.

The other side I just added some collaged ephemera around the book words and stamped a quote.

Some simple pages although I love the white pigment ink stamping over the dark background - it makes for a very different deign and effect.....

.... and another double spread added to the altered book.

Before I go I thought you might like to see what I came back from America with -------

It's not quite everything I bought, there were some other bits as well that didn't make it into the photos but this is quite a large tote I bought in Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, it measures 30 x 20 cms and is 18 cms deep.

You can see I packed it with new goodies .......

.... and loved getting a bargain or two lol.

As always if you would like to share the visual journey collection you will find the code to add to you post here -

... and I look forward to sharing in your pages through the linky below.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx