Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Two days in a row....

Morning peeps
Blimey, two days in a row..... Well hold onto your horses folks as I'll try to scribble and share here every day this week. I've finally found my crafting mojo again so my head is buzzing with ideas for a change; now I need to squeeze the time out of the day to do something with them.
Still, today I thought I'd share more from my 12 hour marathon craft time on Sunday.........
I finally had some time to road test some new mask designs on some journal pages to see how they look; now they are not all finished pages as I wanted so see how the masks look but what do you think so far?

These are done with two sea themed masks I've designed. I made this page which I completed using the same masks.

Fun and quirky, I used Dylusions inks and Distress inks too in layers with the masks. I love the Quote from Dyan, I just added "IF" to the top. Fairies at the bottom of the see, that seems absurd to me....

 I was a bit unsure about this one at first but now I've used it, I like it, a LOT! It's fun.

I think this has great uses too.
One more to share; Done with a floral mask and lots of lovely layers of distress inks.
 I love this quote from St Francis of Assisi
 Close up.

I haven't got a release date for the masks yet but hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later! In the meantime any feedback would be appreciated. I like them but then again they're my "babies". You may have other thoughts so please tell me what you think. (If you are still here and reading this of course and haven't fallen asleep!)


Francesca said...

you are on a roll, I do like the first pic of the blog, looks very sea/ocean like beautiful colours. Not that I don't like the others.Love Francesca

Julia S-W said...

I love the sea based mask very much - I often look for sea type things but they are few and far between and I've not spotted a mask for this genre at all. I love your house page - the buildings afe so quirky. The 'tangled yarn' mask would be hugely versatile in my opinion because it would create a depth and subtlety which many strive for in their inky backgrounds - again, I haven't seen one like this before. The floral one is stunning too and I can see people getting a white pen on that!
Good luck with these and please let us know when they're released!
Fab quote - I saw that the other day on Mel's blog and thought it was good then.

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Wow You are being prolific! Such colourful art too. Wonderful and fun. Px

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

...gorgeous work Neil loVe all your inking, so much detail and technique and a gorgeous array of colour, loVe the quote too, it's so funny how we both found it in the same time span and Anita left me a comment she had used it also, great minds eh!...always a pleasure seeing your work...Melxx :)

inkypinkycraft said...

i love the inky colours of your pages and ll the fab detail you have included..the sea themed masks are wonderful...great makes trace x

mark gould said...

the masks have turned out great, the journal page is brilliant, the fairies work really well

Tarnished Rose said...

Is the house a mask or did you freehand? It's amazing!


die amelie said...

Fallen in Underwater-Love immediately at the sight of these gorgeous pages!!!! Soooo beautiful!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie