Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Journal page 4 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well.  Also I wanted to say hello and welcome to Mary and Rachel who have decided to follow me here as well as on my original blog – I am very honoured ladies – thank you!
I’ve been playing with paints and inks in my journal again, lol!  Rae our fearless tutor Journal HeART group challenged us to create a page without using paintbrushes.  Thank goodness I have some of Imagination Crafts Silkies paints and sponges! 
Anyways here it is …

The page
A final look at the two pages

I am much happier with the finished result on this page.  I now know that I prefer my journal pages to have more stamping, inkier or paintier, sometimes with pretty flowers and/or butterflies thrown in.  I want to repeat this page again and go a bit darker &/or brighter.  I love my VI stamps and any chance that I get to play with them I am a very happy bunny lol!
I used Imagination Crafts Silkies to colour an A5 snippet piece of lightweight card (their paints are awesome!).  Once dry I stamped the speckled dots over the top using a VOS pink chalk IP.  Once done I stamped and embossed the beautiful sentiment in the top left hand corner and put the card to one side.
On another snippet card I free hand drew a heart in pencil and coloured it with watercolour paint.  Once dry I stamped and embossed my VI Grunge Corner onto the heart before cutting it out (yes I did cut off part of the stamped image). 
I used a lot of snippets of paper/card that had been coloured with inks which I then threw salt onto before leaving them to dry and putting to one side to use on a future project.  I die cut them and layered them together with a little bling – well it is crafting for me isn’t it? 
I love the sparkle and the really awesome texture that I can achieve when I use dishwasher salt onto coloured paper and card in that way lol!  No wonder I don’t use up much of my DP/PP’s – I have too much fun making my own!

Created for me and Especially for these Challenges
I used the colours plus some red

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week  ttfn Karen x

Visible Image stamps: Never Grow Up sentiment set; Grunge Corner; Speckle Background
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Joy Crafts flower dies #; Marianne leaves dies #; Spellbinder two piece butterfly die #
Paint brushes; pot of water for paint; paint pallette; heat gun

Card Paper: snippets white card coloured with old inks; The Works A5 Artist Sketchbook
Crafters Companion: snippets Snow White Accent Centura Pearl card

Colours: Imagination Crafts Silkies: Turquoise Satin; Sunshine Satin; Pearl Satin
Posh Inkabilities Inks were used to colour the card before die cutting #
Ranger Adirondack Pens #; Ranger Distress Embossing Powder #

Embellishments: mini gems from my stash #
Glues: Collall all purpose glue
Other: Versamark IP

# VOS + 8 years minimum and no idea if still available to purchase


Carol said...

Fab page Karen, love all the shimmer. You should enter it at Imaginations challenge...theme is always anything goes. Carol x

rachel said...

this is wonderful Karen - love your use of silkies - why not enter the IC challenge too? Big hugs rachel x

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely pages, great to see details up close, the meld of colours is superb. is dishwasher salt a lot different then than other salt.

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

massofhair said...

Lovely page, the Silkies are great aren't they and so easy to stamp over:-) xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View.xxx

brenda said...

A beautiful piece of artwork Karen in a lovely colour palette.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Claire said...

gorgeous journalling Karen, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month
Claire xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great journaling! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

SARN said...

Another super page Karen. I too like my MORE is MORE attitude to my AJ!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

What a lovely page - that bold heart is lovely with the delicate flower decorations. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x