Wednesday, 5 June 2013

New Stash Journal Play........

Afternoon all,

wow! What a fab weekend at the Craft Barn for their Extravaganza event. It was so so good to get a chance to meet some amazing and special people and see a lot of them 'in action', what an experience and one I will never forget! It was soooooooo good to have some quality girlie time with my big sister too, something we don't get a chance to do very often these days so very very special (thank-you sweetie, luvs ya).
Hmm, didn't do the bank balance much good though ha ha ha, we have very little in the way of large craft outlets down in the depths of Cornwall and I don't know about you guys but I do like to see things in real life before I commit to buying them!!

Anyhoo, I just had to have a play with some of it and here is what I came up with........

Stage 1 -


I started by covering my page in strips of old dictionary pages (left over from the alpha challenge I'm currently doing - nothing gets wasted!!). I then stamped my character using archival ink. The character was stamped again on some scrap paper, cut out and used as a mask.
With said mask in place I set about painting my page with adirondack paint dabbers. Further layers were built up with the paint dabbers and pebeo iridescent paints applied through various stencils. Tee hee, I loved the painty mask when I removed her so she will keep for another page in the future!!

Stage 2 -


I coloured the dress and hair of the stamped image with watercolours, added a sentiment using a scrap of previously sprayed paper and finished off with some minimal doodling.
Brilliant fun to do, I hope you like it?

Products - Adirondack paint dabbers, Pebeo studio acrylic iridescent paint, Tando Creative and TCW stencils, Prima mixed media doll stamp, sentiment stamp by Doo Lally Pip (Crafty Impressions?), black fine liner and white gel pen.

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 

9 comments:

BJ said...

Like it? - Love it! My all time FAV colours and you have done the background so well - adorable. BJ

Karen Gist said...

oooooo this looks fab sweetie!!!! I am loving my new goodies too and have been having a play hahaha!!! It was a real pleasure to take you to The Craft Barn, great sister catch up! HUGS xxx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love this and it's so darn fun to see you just play Dawn......xox

coco said...

Yes Dawn, I love it, it's really cute and lovely !! Maybe I would have also drawn or painted some eyes since you already did it to give her a smile, but it's just a thought ! And looks like you had a great time in the Extravaganza, nice !!! :) Hugs, coco

Sandy said...

You are so lucky to have had The Craft Barn experience - I am pea green with envy! Oh to live England!!!! I love you creation - especially your color combination!
sandy

Monique said...

Lovely page. Beautiful colors. Love the sentiment you added, so true =).
Have a lovely weekend.
xx

Suzy said...

Oh my I just stumbled upon your blog from Art Journal Everyday. I'm your newest follower and fan. Just received your book in the mail, and lovin' it. Thank you for the inspiration to draw.

Julia S-W said...

Great work here Dawn with your new goodies! It was lovely to get to meet you face to face at the Barn. (next year I'll have to drag you away from big sis and have some quality time with you myself!!). Great stamp and the background is fab. I so love the words you've used - it's something we should all remember at those times when things just don't seem to go our way for one reason or another. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and try to find some you time!
Big hugs lovely friend,
Juliaxxx

Zafaran said...

I love this Dawn, and the quote is fab too!