Monday, 15 April 2013

Journal page........

Afternoon all,

ha ha ha ha ha this is a page I truly now wish I had done on a canvas so that I could hang it on my wall!! Hey ho, what a good excuse to try it all out again ON A CANVAS tee hee!!

Here is the completed background, I love it as it is and will hopefully print off and use as a master sheet for other projects in the future........


I started by gluing down a load of coordinating patterned paper scraps leftover from other things. I then put a hot pink acrylic glaze over the top - wow, it was a bit much lol - this was then knocked back by scraping some white acrylic over the page using an old membership card. I scraped some more white acrylic through a Crafters Workshop stencil to add more interest.

I used worn lipstick and peacock feather DI's on a separate scrap of Daler Rowney paper - splodged onto my kitchen top and spritzed with water before plonking the paper on top tee hee!! The heart templates were free with a set on Simply Homemade yonks ago - so glad I kept them - these were drawn around onto the coloured paper and cut out, the edges were inked with DI also.  My favourite Viva Decor script stamp cmae out too for some added interest on the main hearts. There was still a scrap of coloured paper left so I punched out some flowers to add on too.

Before sticking all the bits down I chose to edge around the scraps of paper with some charcoal and blended this with a paper stub, lol I love doing this but it doesn't half get messy!!!!!!!!

As I said, I love the background as it is but after discussion with my gorgeous 5yr old daughter we came to the conclusion that some wording was needed. Out came some Personal Impressions stamps and VOILA..................


I think the words definitely help pull the page together more and they do help the colours pop,
what do you think????????
There are a few places I can journal on at a later date if I want to but I am happy with it as it is for now tee hee.

Many Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts mean a lot.

Huge hugs

Dawn x

6 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Looks great Dawn. Wonderful how you pulled out the edges with the charcoal...xox

Karen said...

WOW!!!!!! This is so pretty no wonder you were pleased with it Dawn!! I have a large canvas for WHEN you decide to replicate, HUGS xxx

BJ said...

Oooooo Scrumptious Dawn, gorgeous colours and thanks for telling us how it was constructed as I'd like to have a go as it is so effective. Love it BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW Dawn, this is incredible. I love the hearts, that goes without saying. And the way you took us through the way you created the page made it even more special.

Cass said...

Wow, see what you mean by wanting to put it on a canvas, it would look fantastic. Stunning piece of work.

Cassidy xx

Carol said...

wow this is stunning Dawn - that background is gorgeous and the hearts FAB! would look great as a canvas...good luck replicating it! xx