7 Apr 2013

Another page in my book

What a lovely chilled Sunday I have had for once..(apart from having to do some cooking and cleaning). I got to spend most of the afternoon in my workshop and the sun was shining all day!!

 So I sat at my desk and thought what shall I do...picked up my altered book and opened a new page. I used butternut, haystack, nougat and vintage lace and smeared them all over the pages with a scraper, drying in between colours..

 I then stamped a few minis using tinned peas and sky frescos. when this was dry I used the large ledger stencil from crafters workshop with dreamweaver paste. When this was dry I brushed lightly over it with crimson archival ink, trying to hit just the raised areas....well tried to lol.

Next I printed out a quote from Mother Teresa.'There is no key to happiness, the door is always open'....I love this quote. I cut it out and distressed the edges a bit, went around with black archival and stuck it to my page. I lightly went around the edged with a black pencil and smudged it a bit, added some text and dots in black to balance the page. When it was all dry I sanded it in places just to knock some of the colour back.

I hope you all had a happy Sunday...back to work tomorrow!!

*edit* I have taken another piccie in the daylight..shows the colours better..


  1. Yes, back to work - but it'll soon be Ally Pally time! Let's start a countdown...
    I love these pages, Lin they look fabulous, the quote is great too.

  2. Your page looks a-maz-ing, love the colours and depth of interest xo
    As Helen says.. the countdown begins! roll on the weekend.

  3. This is beautiful Lin, gorgeous colour combination and I love your stencilling x

  4. Love your journal page, love those colours and the quote is brilliant. Michelle x

  5. Hi Lin, I'm back from VS in Paris and wish you you can go to Ally Pally in London ! It seems to be some kind of similar big event in UK, isn't it ? Maybe I could come one year and see you ! :) Thank you for your last messages. I love you page !! Wonderful layers of paints and paste on it, and this quote is just a GREAT sentiment you're right... Coco xx

  6. This is great, I love it! Just came on here to ask if you are going to Ally Pally tomorrow?

    Lucy x


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