Sunday 17 March 2013

Wings & Things

Happy St Patrick's Day ..................the weather is a bit 'dreich' as we say here in Scotland, meaning rather dull, wet  and grey........... That's certainly not the case here in my post !!!!

Like I said yesterday, I have been getting very inky and having lots of fun !!! So I am sharing a piece that I created using a mixture of Tim Hotz stamps from 'Winged Things', Wendy Vecchi's heart stamp from her 'Love to Make Art' set, and Dyan Reavely's stamps from the 'Inbetweenies' range as well as Dylusion sprays  and stencils.
I have lots to learn about journalling ....but thats what the journey is all about!!

After creating my background with the sprays and lots of water I used some of  Dyan's stencils to create some ghosting effects and also a layer of spray through  another stencil. I then stamped around the edges in Archival ink ( it won't bleed if wet) before colouring with  a combination of Distress Markers and Sharpie pens.
I stamped Wendy's heart stamp on to card, cutting it to make the bunting, before spraying with water and Dylusion inks.
The stamped images from Tim and Wendy's range were adhered with Claudine Helmuth's multi-medium in matte.

Lots of spritzing and flicking as well as  Distress Stain splats here and there.

Lots and lots of fun making this piece.................I don't have a journal but its definitely on my wish list.
More crafting today with some visits in between from mu mum, dad and No 1 son. 

Have a great day and thanks for visiting. If you have time leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Its always nice to know who has visited.
Crafty Hugs
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  1. Fabulous creation, Love the way the background turned out and the collage is fab
    and i think i will be after a journal too since my latest purchases are dylusions and also now ordered a gelli plate lol
    hugs June xxx

  2. Hiya Annie - your work is amazing - I look forward to seeing more! Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Big Hugs Rachel p.s. now following xx

  3. Hi Annie, I can see that you had lots of fun with this! It is stunning, love all the colours and they work so well together, great ghosting and just love the images and my favourite sentiment - I embrace imperfection every time I create something - lol. Visited Dyan's shop yesterday and spent far too much but could have spent a lot more! Please give my regards to your lovely Mum today. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Woo Hoo. What a magnificent journal page Anne. Its so vibrant and says so much, I love it to bits. I'll will see it shortly in reality. It really shows how much attention you give in all your creations. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  5. Good morning, Annie
    I love your journalling
    Rosie x

  6. such a happy creation! Adorable!!!!!

  7. Great page Annie with nice stamps and beautiful colors.
    Greetings Janny

  8. Oh Annie, this is awesome!! The background is so beautiful, the ghosting technique adds so much depth! Love the glorious bright colours and all the other elements you have added, it certainly cheers up a dreich day!!
    Happy St Paddy's day to you and have a great Sunday!!
    Waving hi from the US of A :o)

  9. This is great! Love the new stamps and all things going on with your background.

  10. Fabulous Annie and full of lots of great details! LOVE the bright colors and Dylusion sprays are just the thing to it with. They are so much fun to use.

  11. Wow - these vibrant colours give such an adrenaline boost - this looks fabulous Annie with terrific depth. Tis mighty cold and grey here too - feel so sorry for all those on parade in little skirts etc. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

  12. How bright this looks...gorgeous Annie...nice to watch all the details apart!

    have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  13. Anonymous3/17/2013

    Hi Annie
    It may be "dreich" (oh how I love that so descriptive word) but your art is anything but. A joyful combination of colours that blend together so beautifully .... quirky, fun, arty and rather cool - what more could we want!
    P.S. Thank you for the amazing feedback on my recent post.

  14. WOW Annie, this is a fantastic spread and I adore your use of colour so uplifting on a dreary day which we've got here too. I really like how you placed all the elements, it's a really great layout. Chris xx

  15. Wow, look at that inky gorgeousness - absolutely fabulous, Annie! So clear how much fun you were having...
    Alison xx

  16. Loving your bright and beautiful page Annie. You don't need to buy a journal if you buy a heavy duty paper pad you can make your own. Hugs Annette x

  17. Well Annie it may be dreich with the weather there but your card is a delight for the eyes. So colorful and FUN!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

  18. Your colors are fantabulous! Love the banner and your border stamping... the whole thing is so bright and gorgeous!

  19. Your page is gorgeously FUN and BRIGHT and BEAUTIFULLY LAID OUT! I love all the images you've chosen! Awesome journaling! So cool!

  20. WOW!!! Just what I needed on a miserable grey morning!!! Love your experimentation and use of colour on this. Seriously, you need a journalling book asap as you appear to be a natural. Hugs, Jenny x


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