Tuesday 27 May 2014

Kate inspired

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Earlier I had time for a play before I started dinner. I've been very busy with making bits and bobs which I will blog about later, and have had very little or to be honest inclination, to get messy and inky out in the garden. I sat there yesterday afternoon and could not think of anything I wanted to do. However, today I was straight out there and did a journal cover inspired by Kate Yetter.  I didn't have a spare journal but do have lots of loose pages so thought I'd put them all together and give them a front and a back.

Kate is one of the new guest designer's on the Paper Artsy blog and she brought us a lovely project decorating a journal cover. You can see Kate's and how she made it on the blog. I followed Kate's most of the way but felt mine was missing something and so carried on. I'm really pleased how it turned out, and I now have the back to my book.

I used the same colours as Kate  for the first layer Fresco Acrylics in sage and guacamole but then I used spray inks from dylusions and Adirondacks. I let them drip but then for no reason I shook them from side to side and this is what I got - I loved it!

I had to stop myself from carrying on in this way but will go back to it on another project. I really wanted to produce something using the techniques that Kate gave us. I added some stamping and then my white to the middle, however, I laid it over the ink which is water based and not meant to set so it mixed with the white which was from Paper Artsy who have several whites - this one was chalk, and so I got different effect.

This was two coats of white and then blended out as it reached the edges. On top of the white I added a stamp in black archival from the Lynne Perrella Collection 028 

I blended underneath the stamping but felt it needed more so used frantage in taupe to add some texture without bulk.

This was finished with some leaves to add some framing. 

This I will enter to Paper Artsy blog challenge. I also played around with photos cropping the board to gain different effects, I will print these to use on different projects. Here are a few


I hope you like this board and would love to read your thoughts.

Take care for now and hope to see you soon. Bye bye Debs xx



  1. Wow I love this - the colour in the middle looks fab!! Your drippy background is lovely!

  2. Stunning page Debs, love the drippage and shakes, really creates a fab background. You have created a wonderful page, adding the leaves and circles adds lots of depth.

    Glad you had some creative and messy crafting today :-) xxx

  3. This is so gorgeous, Deborah. I love the way it almost seems to shimmer like an enchanted landscape. I really love how you interpreted Kate's idea. There is something really special about this. Julie Ann xxx

  4. Thi is beautiful Debs and I love your side to side drips lol!! Gorgeous colours too!! xx

  5. Lovely work Debs great colour scheme. It is really great!!! Margaret

  6. Ooh, yum - this is gorgeous... loving all that drippage!
    Alison x

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous Debs! Love the ethereal effect of the image in the middle. Stunning piece!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Gorgeous, I love the background at every stage. Elizabeth xxx

  9. I love this Debs, such a fabulous piece! xxx

  10. Wow!!!! Love it. The shaky drips are brilliant!

  11. This is so effective Debs, I love it,

    Lucy x

  12. Wow!! Lovely and eclectic. I love the stamping in the corners and the drips!


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