Wednesday, 4 January 2012

My only Resolution

Inspired by Max at Truly Madly Crafty with her one word one technique challenge and the Ditzy Crafter's daily challenge to use your favourite stamp my latest art journal page;

Back ground is clover, butterscoth, and raspberry alcohol inks with snowcap mixative to give them a pastel tone on top of a gesso-ed brick pattern. Then Tim Holtz barbed wire masks with PInk cosmic shimmer and pearl Perfect pearls paints misted on them. The ballerina is from MME Lost and Found 2 and stamped in Wild honey, Worn lipstick and Evergreen bough onto book paper which was painted with watered down white acrylic paint so the stamping showed up more;

I added the writing in black and white journalling pens and a little definition to the bricks in the white pen. Also would like to note I got a book from a charity shop that they were going to throw out as it was missing pages so I didn't destroy a usable book (Perish the thought!) so if you like using book paper ask in your local charity shop for any they cannot sell usually I got books, sheet music and a map for my craftyness that way for £1 :D

Thanks for popping by xxx


  1. I know what you mean about destroying useable books...I have that same...I just can't do it - even when they are getting thrown out :) Beautiful page, love all the inks and colour and the ballerinas - love the motto too I want to do that more :)

  2. If I use book paper, I just think at least its being re-loved again:) this really is gorgeous

  3. Love all the different colours and textures Michelle :o) And I LOVE using book paper!