Friday, 12 April 2013

Journal pages and a pink owl

Hi you all, hope the weekend will bring you time to rest and relax and have fun!

Here are some journal pages I am linking to the challenge at Fashionable Stamping. I started off by painting the background with some blue left over from another project. and then it got sprayed and dripped, as usual. When it was dry I added the second layer, using stencils from CWS - chicken wire, numbers and peacock feathers. Then I stamped in the stars and the sprays of leaves with clear embossing ink and embossed it with gold perfect pearls. The next step was to outline some of the drips and shapes with a gold gel-pen before adding the quote with a stencil. Here I wrote the words with gold and outlined them in black. The picture is a photo of my great Auntie Fanny, taken in 1918. I just added a small strip of lace and gave her a flower in her hair,  which was something she loved.








And this little piece is an owl bag topper. I found the instructions on the internet, it's quick to print out and colour. It should have been attached to a bag with a present that I want to give tomorrow, but I have mislaid it  - hope I find it on time! I coloured the eyes with pink and black glitter gel-pens, added an extra beak and some lace 'feathers'.



I am  linking to Manon's 'Paper Saturdays'

Have a good weekend, take care and thanks for coming by!

31 comments:

  1. Valerie - those journal pages are so striking - the colors just draw my eye to them. Wonderful job - hope you find that owl topper - it is too cute.

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  2. Love the layers and image and words and the way the colors flow in the background!

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  4. Lovely pages Valerie with a beautiful sentiment. Hope the bag turns up - have you checked the fridge? lol! Xx

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  5. Good idea, Suze, thanks for the tip! I think it might be under a heap of things I was sifting through this afternoon!

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  6. Beautiful pages and an adorable owl! Hugs, Sarah

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  7. Bet you put that bag somewhere safe.
    Its a fabulous page and I love the old family photo. Thanks for sharing it with us over at FSC.
    Yvonne x

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  8. Lovely pages and the paper owl is sooo cute!

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  9. Gorgeous effect with the journal pages. Love the drips and that owl is adorable! Enjoy the weekend and thank you for joining in the challenge at FSC! Hugs!

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  10. Terrific journal pages--love the picture of your aunt with the flower in her hair.

    The owl looks adorable and easy to make as well-what a great idea for a bag embellishment.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Wundervolle Seiten und großartige Farben! Echt klasse!

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  12. Love the journal page...and the quote is so pretty. Fun owl..hope you find that bag. Happy PS :)

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  13. wunderbare Seiten und eine ganz tolle Hommage an die Tante!
    das Eulchen mag ich auch..

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  14. Was für geniale und leuchtende Farben auf Deiner Seite, der Hintergrund ist wirklich ein Eyecatcher..und toll die gelbe Schrift dazu...♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  15. Oh Val... I love this journal spread.... the colors and background are gorgeous... and such a beautiful image...

    Jenny ♥

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  16. Happy Paper Saturdays Val! Those pages are wonderful I think it makes it so special when family photos are used. The owl is a fab idea I hope you find the tag!
    Manonx

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  17. Gorgeous pages Valerie! Love the colours! What a fabulous photo of your Auntie!

    The owl is really cute! :)

    Wishes
    Debbie

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  18. I too love using family photo's in my artwork. It just makes them come alive in a whole new way and means so much to me (as the creator) that I can share with others and still have a powerful piece with a secret meaning, one that only I know because it's my family, behind it. I love what you did with your Aunt F.

    The owl is adorable, I am going to make one this week, my little sister is coming to visit and she loves owls, it will be perfect for a small gift for her. I hope you find the one you missplaces.

    Hugs
    The Glitter Tart

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  19. LOVE your journal pages - the peacock stencil is so beautiful and fits so well on the piece. Colours are magical and your Great Aunty Fanny was quite a beautiful woman. It's it lovely that she liked to wear flowers in her hair! The OWL! AWESOME - can you imagine receiving a gift with that on top of the bag? Squeals of delight will result I'm sure. Have fun today Valerie. hugs, Donna

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  20. Beautifully done with gorgeous colors - I love your owl!!! By the way - I think all owls should be pink!!!!
    Sandy

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  21. Wundervolle Seiten sind das geworden. Die Eule ist ja knuffig.

    Ich wünsche Dir noch ein schönes Wochenende.

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  22. Beautiful pages!!!AWESOME COLORS!!!!

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  23. Deine beiden Seiten sind klasse geworden, schöne Farben. Auch deine Eule sieht toll aus. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  24. The blue and gold really pop off the journal pages! I like the cute owl!

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  25. What a wonderful tribute to your Great Aunt Fanny. Love that name!
    Also love all those pretty colors. Pink owl,why not!!!! So cute.
    hugs Lynn

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  26. Love the journal pages, and that owl is soo cute!

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  27. Gorgeous journal pages Valerie and your Aunt was such a beautiful woman too! Love the lace and the flower you added for her. Your owl is adorable, sure to make someone smile! ~Diane

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  28. Gorgeous background! Love the personal photo, too.

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  29. What a gorgeous old photo - love the waery background and the stamped details are fab ! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC..Esther xx

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  30. Wow, wow, wow! I just love the overall effect you have created here. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

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  31. Still catching up Valerie! Amazing pages too, just love the backgrounds which look so textured and the stamping is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing your pages with us at FSC.
    Fliss x

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