Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Long lost journal page

Hi everyone - because I have been struggling to fine the time and energy to do much creating I have been trying to finish off some of the pages I have half done.
Here is one I tripped over the other day.

The background was originally stated just under 3 years ago.  It was mostly mop ups and blot offs as I was doing other pages. Its got loads of layers of inks and paints.  Then over time a couple of new stamps were tested out on it.  Then earlier this year I was playing with stencils so the figures got added.
So last week when I found it I realised that it only needed a little more to finish it off. 
So some doodling, stamping over the printed figure and a quote and it was all finished.
I am now looking for more pages that are partly done like this because they only take about 20 minutes to finish off and I feel like I have achieved something, where as if I tried to start a new project it would be another thing that would be added to the 'to finish pile'  which is now teetering dangerously and one of these days I will be buried by it LOL.
Have fun xxx

Small colour block journal page

Hi folks hope all is well in your world and that you are managing to find some creative time for yourselves.  I've found a little but not as much as my creative side would like.  So I have been finishing off some pages which have been in the making since I started journalling 3 years ago this month!! cant believe its been that long - also cant believe the changes that I have gone thorough in that time.
Anyway on with the page!

Rather different than anything else that I have done.  
I came across the nearly completed page recently and decided to add a few finishing touches.  I was going to doodle patterns in all the coloured areas but after I had filled in 2 of them I decided that I liked it the way it was and just left it.
So I scribbled a random pencil line over the page then painted in each shape in different colours.  
I then had a look to see if I could see anything in the shapes and these 2 figures popped out LOL.  
So I did some shading and highlights in each section and used a dark pencil to outline the main shapes.
Then drew in the features and did a little writing. With the addition of some doodling it was done.  I had thought of putting a quote on it but I keep looking at it and just think its fine the way it is.
Anyway I hope you have a chance to have a go at this yourself - its fun to do and took me back to my childhood.
Have a great week!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

September calendar journal page

Hi everyone I hope you have all been enjoying this lovely summer weather!  hope it lasts for a while longer!
Well this months page was done well in advance, in fact I finished it by the 15th of last month!! So once in a while I can get my act together! LOL!
This is how it turned out.

As you might remember from last months post I had sprayed some small rectangular cards to use as the day journal blocks but ended up not using them.  Well they have been sitting there just begging to be used.  After inking them and giving them a spray with some mica spray they looked gorgeous!  But it didn't quite know how I was going to create a background to put them on that wouldn't detract from their lush vibrancy!
So I finally decided to just do something very simple, so used 3 colours of distress ink pads and gently blended them together round the edge of the main page.  This seemed to set the blocks off nicely!
Once the day blocks were in place I had to find a nice focal piece for the middle, and as I have had this wonderful Stampotique stamp for a while but hadn't got round to using it, this seemed a perfect opportunity.
I coloured the stamped image in with watercolour pencils and added a bit of perfect pearls powder to his wings.  Didn't want him to feel like he was being out done with all the bling around him.
Date stamps on the days, with a little drawn edging and some tone on tone stamping to fill in some of the plainer areas and all it needed was a quote!
Once I had put the quote on I realised that it still needed a little something else just to finish it off!!
So out came one of Ryn's beautiful trickling water stamps and the final touches were done!
I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks once I have started to fill in the days.  Just cant make up my mind what colour of pen to use!!!! Decisions decisions!!!
Hope you all have a bright creative September.
Take care