Sunday, 12 August 2012

Hi Peeps, Lets try updating my blog for the second time this evening, anyone else hate the set up for writing new posts? I really don't understand why they have to change it thinking it will make it easier too use when it is certainly not. And I'm no novice when it comes to most computer related things lol. I think I may have to start looking for a new blog home at this rate. So any how, Sorry for being Awol for so long. I had an accident at the end of May and have a broken wrist and bad tissue damage but have to wait till September to see the specialist. I was supposed to be on an emergency waiting list lol. But I have not let the fact of a broken wrist stop me crafting. So here are some Art Journal Pages I have been working on. First up is my page one of my new Moleskin that I treated myself too and I have to say I wish I had bought one sooner. I have know Quote or thoughts as of yet for the page but just wanted to get playing. I used Dylusions Burnt Orange, Hot Pink and Lime inks and used Crafters Workshop Circle Explosion 6x6 template to create ghosting and then I used the Mushrooms and leaves from the Dylusions Doodle Parts and the Birds and Hats from the Dylusions Bits and Bats Stamps I used a Green ink pad to do the leaves and then an Black ink pad to do more leaves and to stamp the rest of the images. I then used a White Paint Pen and Poppy coloured Promarker to colour the Mushrooms.

Second Page is "Stop Dwelling in the past & focus on the Future"
Desperate to play with my new stamps I won I got started by using Dylusions Jade and Lime Spray which I blotted by closing the journal and letting the opposite page soak up the ink. I then used Crafters Workshop Cubist Template to do ghosting. Then finally it was on to using my prizes I stamped Octopode Factory clock backgrounds all over the page (I'm not sure the proper name for the stamp sorry and I'm feeling to lazy to dig it out lol).I then used the Hats from the Dylusions Bits and Bats stamps to create a banner.

I then Gessoed some Bubble wrap and stamped it on to the page. Next up was to colour in Nipper Alfie with my Promarkers.

Third Page - "Do I Look Like An Octopus?!" I was having one of those days where I just felt I was being constantly asked for things all at once days, hence the questions.
For the background I already had the layer of Lime and Jade ink and so I only wanted to give the page a little more colour so I sprayed Hot pink and Burnt Orange through the Crafters Workshop Circle Explosion 6x6 template.
I wanted to add more texture so I used the circle strip of stamps from the Dylusions Around the Edge stamps and using a black Sukura Glaze Pen I went round some of the circles from the Circle Explosion 6x6 template and used my white paint pen through the template too.
 I used the wavey shapes from Dylusions Doodle Parts to create Octopus Arms. And coloured them with Promarkers. I have another Art Journal Page and a couple of cards to share but will try and upload them hopefully tomorrow.


Ali said...

FanTASTic pages hon! I love em! And I'm definitely going to be nicking your idea of blotting the page by closing the book.. :D

Sue said...

I love how the white paint makes it look like batik :)
Not brave enough myself to try anything like this but it looks FAB :)