Tuesday, 21 June 2016

When I am journaling, it's a work in progress...

I am going to show you a journal page spread, parts of which you have already seen!

My journal contains many pages where I have started a background in some way or another - and they are waiting for the next layers!

This spread started by spritzing with water and then spraying with  color burst powders. I decided to slap the pages together and see what happened...remember those blot painting butterflies you made when you were a child? 


I then added Seedless Berries Distress Ink around the edges. 




So what next?  


To the left hand side, I  added two see-through layers - pink mesh first 






....then pink vellum and an image from SLSLines 

Brain Freeze Dreamscape coloured with Promarkers, cut out and matted on purple card:


This you will see on my SLS Inspiration for the Current Challenge at SLS.

I then decided to add some ATCs...this is the right hand side with them just laid in place:


This was my LOC inspiration for the Current Challenge at LOC
using images  Howlin Helen and Incy Wincy  from the Goblyn Workshop.

The ATC I added on the left hand side was like the many I made for a recent 
Pocket Letter which I linked to Lost Coast Portal's touch of Neon Challenge - I sent out lots as ATC swaps! The image is a mini cracked critter from Lost Coast Designs.

I added some more pink vellum over this ATC.


I wanted to link the pinks and turquoises of the two pages so my final add was a tag to the right hand side. 
This was a background made by mopping up paints and sprays used in other makes and then distressed around the edge.
The lines were made by soaking a piece of string in paint then drawing it across the tag several times. This was a technique we learnt at the recent UK Stampers Network Retreat.
I then overstamped with a face stamp in black Stazon.


The face 'sees through' the ATCs!


So the final spread is this:



I will link this to Lost Coast Portal's Challenge #25 - Use Something See Through

Happy Crafting!




4 comments:

  1. Great layout.
    Lots of fun techniques used.
    thanks for sharing

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  2. Love your interpretation of the theme Susan. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

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  3. Great theme interpretation. Thanks for participating in the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's Use Something See Through challenge.
    Marilyn

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  4. What a fabulous spread and use of 'see through'! Thanks for sharing with and I hope to see you getting festive with us during Christmas in July! http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/07/day-1-of-christmas-in-july-joy-and.html

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