zondag 13 april 2014

You make my heart sing.

Again I am hiding in my craftroom this weekend from the pollen outside. I'm getting so fed up with this. I was supposed to go to a concert today with hubby and some friends, but no such luck. It's just not doable for me to go outside right now, grrrrr!
So what to do then?? Simple questions have simple answers; crafting!! Here's what I made. I started my spread with applying fiber paste to my pages. Now that takes overnight to dry. Then I coated the entire spread with black gesso.
In order to make the fibers stand out and show, I used my brandnew turqoise Inca Gold which I applied using my fingers. The cheap chipboard letter were of an entirely wrong colour, but I have just bought some sets of embossing powders and one set was exactly right. Now the colour matches perfectly.
Each set has a semi matte and a glitter colour. And here you see the glitter one, used with a heart stamp on turqoise cardstock. After stamping and embossing I cut the heart out and added 3D tape underneath to slightly raise it. I took some baker's twine and glued that down with glossy accents and made an additional bow that I added to the heart with a hot glue gun. The idea was to make it look like a balloon.
Because the background was a little black black (if you know what I mean) I stamped a little background stamp on with white Stazon; it's quite subtly, but I like it. Finished the page off with some doodling around the spread with a white sharpie, and that was it.
Have a great Sunday you all, hugs Frea

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Frea, this is GORGEOUS! Love all those textures. I've never heard of fiber paste before, and will have to look into it. I especially like your use of EP and Glitter in your pages - so striking against the black! Beautiful journal pages. As for those nasty little allergies, they are not so little in the spring. We live in an oak hammock, and everything has those squiggles releasing tons of yellow stuff. And no rain until Tuesday - so like you, I'll be indoors. Even tho you have already posted to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge with another of your gorgeous pages, I hope you will enter this one, too. It really is the "heart" of our challenge blog.

    Thank you for following me, Frea. It means a lot to me.

  2. Beautiful journal, love all the textures, and the turquoise with the black background.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  3. Fabulous. love the texture and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT. xx

  4. That's a gorgeous spread. Love the blue on the black background.
    For your question... the flowers are stamps ... JOFY from Paper Artsy.

  5. Fabulous project! Love the colors and all the textures. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  6. Nice job, very unique. Great textures, and distressing too. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

    Leanne DT@OCS

  7. Such a fabulous creation hun - Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu

  8. Fabulous page! Love design and colour background.

  9. Gorgeous page! So much texture, I love it! xx

  10. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!

  11. Beautiful techniques on your awesome project! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  12. Beautiful art journal page. Love the texture! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Quick Quotes!