Thursday, 14 November 2013

Phaffing about in my journal

Good morning friends
I've been taking little breaks from all the other bits I'm working on to work on a couple of pages in my Dylusions journal and got a couple of pages finished so thought you may like to see?

First up is this page which some of you may have seen a blurry pic of yesterday.
 I was sorting through some bits in the Crafty Man Cave the other day and found a pile of bits, left overs from other projects or demos and I was going to toss them but thought that actually I like them so they ended up in this page. My "Scraps of Beauty"
 The background is Dylusions inks, some pearl paste through a mask. I bordered the page with my Fantasy Border Stamp. Kiki was stamped onto card and cut out and stuck to the page.
 I made her a dress out of Guinea Fowl feathers. The cogs was also a scrap and the sentiment reads "Do what you can with what you have where you are" which seemed appropriate.

 The next one was done using a random selection of my masks with Dylusions to make a nice busy background. I wiped over the page with a moist wipe to blend all the white areas in. The images are taken from my sketchbook, copied on the printer, cut out and coloured with Dylusions inks in fillable brushes
 I used the brushes to create the dotty border around the page in 3 different colours. Detail was added with a black fineliner and a white pen.
 To finish the page I added the journaling
I must say that I enjoyed doing this, I printed my butterflies out in a couple of different sizes, though they are lob sided and quirky with a lot of dark details I was pleased that they seem to show plenty of colour too.

I guess I'd better finish packing for Sunday's class soon, if I don't give myself plenty of time I know I'll forget something important (I always do!)
Hope you all have a great afternoon.


Karen Gist said...

I am so pleased that you showed us that page again as now I can see the gorgeous feathers Neil! They look fabulous! I love the other pages too for their brightness and flow x

Krisha said...

I am so glad you showed the finished page! Great details and I love the feathers for the dress.
Your butterflies, really caught my eye yesterday and how magnificent they look on your journal page.
Great share, Thanks.

Kyla said...

Nice pages, I especially like the first one (love the pipe stencil).
Great use up of scraps (not sure how us crafters manage to create so many!!).

Thanks for visiting my WOYWW

kyla #51