Friday 20 February 2015


Hi everyone another quicky this morning to share my journal page lightly inspired by Anneke De Clerk. Over on the Paper Artsy Blog the theme is paint. There is some fantastic creations on the blog which you can see here.

I created my background differently by Brayering my colours and then using a stencil, I  did some more bumping still not perfected it but it's getting better.  I had some really useful feedback from my Twitter mate Sam who suggested I'm using too much paint and she was right. I'm not a very presice crafter neither am I very neat both of which I'm working on lol.

I forgot to take photos but below you can see that I added some flowers from Lin Brown stencil and crackle paste. (I've run out of grunge paste) and then using the same colours as the background added some bands of colour and of course some painty circles.

Here you can see the feature  in the little black and a little more stamping on the background.

And the finished page.

Thank you for visiting and come back tonight to see who won the Zodiac Challenge for this month.
Take care big hugs xx


  1. Great tip from Sam your bumping looks fantastic so 3D. Fantastic colours and lots of layers and textures. Liking your page a LOT! :-) xxx

  2. This looks really awesome, wow!!!!!!
    Love your color choice, great design too!
    Thanks for joining the PA challenge!

  3. This looks wonderful - I bet the texture is great! I've got to try this technique soon but I'm worried because I am very heavy handed and not a clean crafter at all, Worth a go though - thanks for sharing how you did it and how you've perfected it too Karen x

  4. Love the colour combo you've used on this X

  5. This is great, debs, its got a real home decor feel to it,

    Lucy x

  6. Oh wow wow wow really loving this, the background is awesome, so loving the colours. I also love the crackle as well, it gives such great texture. Stunning. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

  7. I'm addicted to bumping, and the thing that surprises me about it is that you really only need to nudge the stencil the tiniest amount to get a great effect. I also have realised dark looks better under light, if you do it the other way, it just looks blurry. Yes, Sam is right, make sure you paint is well massaged into your foam, and tap lightly, you don't need lots. If you have used too much, it bleeds under the stencil, then when you re-position the stencil you also get more marks where the back of the stencil has got mucky. And every stencil seems to have its own personality about how much paint is required. ~Leandra


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