Monday 2 March 2015

Spring inspired Journal Page

Hello everyone, happy March and welcome to Spring!  I am feeling so happy as spring is officially here. I love this time of year because of the fresh colour that will be gracing us with its presence everywhere.
The fresh greens and yellows and whites and mauves will making their entrance over the next few weeks as the flowers pop up in our gardens along the roads and in our parks and open spaces. I love the natural art they create in a palette that is my favourite. 

So with that in mind I was inspired to create this page when I saw the theme over at Unruly PaperArts which is 'I should be so lucky' and 

And Country View Craft' blog challenge is 'anything goes'

Lately I am playing with stencils any chance I get, and thoroughly enjoying the different effects I am getting with paints sprays etc. on this page I used Dylusions from Ranger and Fresco acrylics from Paper Artsy  in various yellows blues and greens. I chose the acrylics that are translucent on top of the sprays to build the layers.

First layers using the Dylusions 

I stuck to just three stencils and added the acrylics 

The changes are subtle as the colours matched so well but you can see the added depth.

I added more layers  by using the new stamps designed by Emma Godfrey for Paper Artsys

Because I wanted to bring the list stamps more to the front I added some Chalk Fresco to knock that area  back.

I then added my feature which I had stamped, heat set and then rubbed Yellow Submarine  Fresco over the whole image.

Below you can see where I have written the quotes I wanted ton the list stamp. 

The finished page

I have started using two sheets of card when I do a page. The second one to act as a mop page. Below is the mop up of the above page.

Thanks for visiting 
Bye for now Debs xx


  1. I have cereal boxes and copy paper as my mop ups Debs, use them every time i craft no matter what i use as a medium. Have rather a lot to use up now lol!

    Saw you were having a stencil purchasing frenzy last Sunday, some great prices so can see why. Was surprised to see Donna Downey or Dina Wakley ones for £3, i would have at that price too!

    Amazing page, great colours and enjoying seeing your hand written journalling, adds to the beauty of your ArT:-) xxx

  2. Very nice! Interesting to see the steps and how the translucent acrylics add depth. I love working with stencils, too :-) Thank you for entering the Unruly PaperArts Readers Art Quest which my stamp company is sponsoring this month. Good luck! ;-)

  3. Stunning Deborah, you always create the most stunninfg backgrounds, - this is beautiful! Can't wait for Spring to get here!!

  4. Beautiful layers with stencils, acrylics and Dylusions Deborah. you have created magic here.
    Perfect interpretation of mood board. Srunning butterfly!!
    Thanks for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month.

  5. Gorgeous page. Thanks for joining the unruly RAQ this month.

  6. Hi Deb, your journal page is lovely, I really love all the wonderful stenciled and sprayed layers of your background. Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month and Good Luck! Danie xx

  7. Beautiful job utilizing our theme and color inspiration... I just love the mopped up version of your creation !!! Thank you for creating with us at Unruly PaperArts


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