Friday, 18 May 2012

Journal page

Hi there folks
I've been busy with class samples and other things this week but in among that I've done this journal page that I can share.
One of the things I've actually found myself falling in love with recently are the Dylusions spray inks- all those vibrant colours! Anyone who has been following me for a while will know that I am naturally drawn to earth tones in my work so this surprised me......
Still; a guy's got to keep you on your toes with the unexpected, right?
 So, in true Dyan fashion, I spritzed and mopped and dabbed and ghosted and stamped my way to this scrummy background!
 I stamped the wings around the page and coloured with distress markers in peeled paint and used a white pen to add detail lines. Leonardo image sits in the background nicely too.
 One lesson I've learned in working on loose leaf double pages is to remember to keep the pages the right way up while working if the pages are pre punched...... Wonder how long it'll take for someone to notice what I mean? (First comment left on this post telling me what my "mistake" is will win a small prize from me! Just for fun!)
I stamped the Vetruvian man onto old book page and cut out, coloured in with distress markers too.
The journalling is just some of my random musings......."I wonder sometimes what would have happened if Leonardo da Vinci thought that his dreams were just too big to cope with for the world? If there were no sketches of helicopters would someone else have dreamed of them?
I think that all we dream and imagine is important, perhaps not as grandiose as these, but important enough for us to share - perhaps one day someone will build something remarkable from our dreams too...."

Ugh, just looked out the window and it's raining again! Still it means I don't need to water my veggies today so that's good.......... Hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend ahead of you.

The Leonardo stamps are from one of my favourite Katzelkraft stamp sets, available direct from France or if you are in the UK they are sold exclusively from The Craft Barn.


Joanne said...

well, if I stand on my head I can read the numbers on the right. but hey, no crafting is a mistake, right??
Hugs Joanne xx

Jacqueline said...

The numbers on the right hand page in the photo are upside down?

Aren't those Dylusions just wonderful! I only have three colours at the moment but plan on changing that soon.

I was shocked that I would go for those because I am usually drawn to the earthtones.

Love the colours of your journal pages.

Thanks for sharing

Jackie xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks to me as if you got your page upside down there and then realised so turned it round ready to finish it off! Fab colours, and great work. Zo xx

mark gould said...

dman it someone beat me to it, its the numbers lol. looks great, I love the da vinci stamp set, its one of my faves. those colours are awesome as well. great pages.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...well Neil you've thrown down the gauntlet & I've now gone & come back to your posting 3 times!..the upside down numbers are meant to be, I mean hey you've just come back from Ranger right..but for the life of me I'm flumuxted...anyways your pages are very striking and colour has come knocking at your door & super gorgeous they are too, loVe how your ghostly image of Da Vinci is checking out your inkings!...Mel :)

Artyjen said...

I am not going to even go there with mistakes! Don't you know there are no mistakes in art ;)
Great page
xoxo Sioux

Elly said...

Da Vinci is one of my favorits. I'm not in journalings, but the colours and the way you used the stamps look great. Just bought my first Dylusions and yes, Art doesn't have to be perfect (:o)

Super Earthling said...

Absolutely love your wonderful creativity, Neil, and am thoroughly enjoying browsing through your posts! :D


Marjie Kemper said...

Your falling in love with those stains is quite understandable... and you sure do know how to use them! Love these.