Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Can you see what I see?

Hi you all! Last week there were no leaves on the trees, which wasn't surprising considering how cold it was. But today I saw them - little green leaves shooting on the branches, a wonderful sight after such a long winter!


I have made some more journal pages. The background has been painted with blue and gold metallics, and then sprayed with some blue and green inks. When it was dry, I stamped the background using my fave script stamp in blue, and embossed it with perfect pearls gold. You need the light on it to see it, but it is there. It gives a lovely shimmery and rather floaty look to the background. I also used my diamond stamp to add some patterning along the sides.


Then I used a stencil to ink in the ivy leaves with forest moss. For the main image I chose a 'photo' of a little girl, stamped with a scrollswork image onto glossy, cream coloured paper to make it look like a real photo. I matted the photo with scraps of old book pages and hand-written pieces. I added some vintage floral scraps and some lace, and then some blue rub-ons to frame the image. The text has been written using a 'stencil' made from the waste of a sheet of alphas - I like this size. I used a grey-blue felt-tip and edged it with a gold gel-pen.








I am linking to the following challenges:
Fashionable stamping, (journalling) Simon Says Stamp and Show (background stamping)
and the Craftroom Challenge (text, sentiment) and  Artful Times (masks and stencils)

And here is another sneak-peek at my WIP....more to follow.


Nearly forgot - I was chosen for the Top 5 for the recycling challenge at TIOT - woohoo!

Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!




34 comments:

  1. Really beautiful pages Valerie. The image looks lovely in that gorgeous frame.
    Still can't wait to see your finished artwork lol
    Fliss xx

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  2. LOVE your beautiful journal pages, and you are such a meany keeping us in suspense about your new work! Our tulips in the garden have bloomed at last! We would thought that might come out for Whitsun! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beautiful pages!

    xx
    ps photo of green leaf shoots photoshopped?! No sign of leaf shoots here :(

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  4. Beautiful pages, love the backgrounds. You are still teasing us with little peeks, its going to look awesome.
    We are having gale force winds here tonight so our trees will be looking rather sorry for themselves tomorrow.
    Yvonne x

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  5. loving your beautiful pages and thank you for the infuriating sneek peek, xx

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  6. The trees are budding & the flowers are starting to pop up around here, too! Yay for Spring! So creative to use the waste page to make your letters. I really like the extra dimension of the 3d butterfly!

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  7. I love the background and the beautiful image on your lovely journal pages.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Lovely pages! Congrats on your recycling success! So glad you are getting spring weather finally. Ours is still on and off.

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  9. Wow you are making some fab pages Valerie--this one is amazing.

    Oh the sneak peek is getting to look like a really special make.

    Congrats on being in the top 5 for your recycling

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Wonderful work... love the journal page, Valerie! :]

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  11. Thank you for sharing this beautiful journal page at Craft-Room's " So Sentimental" Challenge, welcome again;-))m

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  12. Congrats on the recycling challenge. You deserve it. Love your journal pages. There is a lot of texture on the sneak peek and great color as well. Well done! You are a busy gal. Happy that the weather is getting better for you. Take care.

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  13. Your new journal pages are really spectacular, love them! Hugs, Barb

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  14. Love your journal pages and the framing of the little girl is fabulous. x

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  15. Love the sparkle and the gold/blue/green combination. YEAH for the re-cycle placement!

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  16. I do see the green in the trees! Lovely photo and lovely journal pages. Such a sweet image so beautifully framed! Thank you for playing along with us at FSC! Enjoy the signs of Spring!

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  17. What gorgeous pages, Valerie! I really love the way you embellished the photo page on the right... fabulous!

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  18. Deine Journalseiten sehen total klasse aus, schöne Farben und Details. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  19. Your work just gets better and better Valerie, i love that metallic background and all of these pieces are gorgeous with such a beautiful array of colour
    hugs June xxx

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  20. Gorgeous pages Valerie! I love the lettering and the whole photo all framed so beautifully is gorgeous! ~Diane

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  21. stunning pages! Love the rich colors and so pretty embellished! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  22. Fab use of stencils Valerie :)and a beautiful page
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  23. Love your journal pages, great use of colour and texture.

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous! I could look at this over and over. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

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  25. Another beautiful page, thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

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  26. Hi Again - thanks also for sharing your lovely journal with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

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  27. Scrumptious Valarie, love the sentiment and the colours textures so lush. The way you have 'dressed' the picture is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  28. Wow wow wow - the journal pages are a mega-class work of art - so admit ages augwändig and detail - beautiful!

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  29. This is beautiful! I love the lettering, and the background is really stunning. Thanks for joining in with our "So Sentimental" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

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  30. Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - sorry I am so late in visiting. Time ran away with me.
    Well worth the visit though to see your lovely journal page. Love the writing on the left hand side and the picture on the other page is reminiscent of Finnabair's work which I admire so much. A great combination of pages to make the one - love it.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  31. Beautifull pages, lover the colors.
    Congratulations on your top 5 at TIOT =)

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