Hello all, it's lovely to have you stop by. I'm here with some journalling pages today, in a very small journal. You may remember that when I shared my Rainbow Wheels experiments, I said I'd be back with some more fun and games using Andrea Ockey Parr's brilliant stamp set - one of my purchases here in the US. Well, I'm here to make good on that promise.
I was inspired by the wonderful Corrie at Made by Chook to get one of the small Moleskine sketchbooks to play in. The book is 5x3 inches, so a double page spread is 6x5 inches - a lovely size to play in, especially when travelling.
The stamps may not be in my usual vein, but something about them really appealed to me, not least some of the words.
Since this whole crafty venture is an ongoing journey, I think it's always good to explore a little way off the beaten track.
You'll notice the colours are still very much on the usual track though, and I had a lovely time creating these pages. There aren't any making-of photos, I'm afraid... I was just playing and got lost in the process.
I started with a bit of wrinkle-free distress straight onto the pages. I think Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone and maybe Weathered Wood were involved - and perhaps some Faded Jeans. I'm not quite sure any longer.
The circle stems are embossed in Vanilla White, so I was able to play with my watercolour paints as well as Distress Inks to add extra colour and shading to them without them losing any presence.
I've also used some of the background texture stamps from the set too.
There's a sequin waste affair which you can see in action around the edges.
And there are also lots of lovely tiny splatter and droplet stamps which are great for adding extra detail and depth.
Of course I did some actual splattering too!
The quote (also from the same set - available on Etsy here) couldn't be more apt - for these pages, and for my travelling life this year...
"Away she went with her paints" - well, yes, that pretty much sums it up!
Working in this small size means you can get a page spread done pretty quickly, so I'll be back before long to share some more of my travelling craftwork.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon, either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, by all means paint and then that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
I'd like to share these pages at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes