Sunday, 3 July 2011

Mixing it up

I was feeling a bit poorly yesterday as so I couldn't go along to my local crop which was a big disappointment. My lovely husband let me play at my desk for the day and so I still got a few pages done using my new messy painty style which I am so enjoying.
My first page used stencils with mists and alcohol inks to create a background with some stamped details. I used masking tape as a frame and some chipboard embellishments.
I saw this piece of patterned paper from Echo Park sitting on top of my paper stack and felt inspired. I created a muted band of pattern across the middle by painting some gesso on. I wanted to add to the messiness and made some inky drops.
Have you noticed the border? Yes, it's straws - love those stripes!
I ended up with very sticky fingers as I glued down bakers twine to write the title and add the circles to the page.


  1. Love your layouts love the use of twine for the title and the straws for your second LO. Love the colours and use of paints, ink and masking tape for the first LO. Both LOs look awesome :)

    I haven't had a play with ink sprays as of yet but looks like a lot of fun :)

  2. They are both gorgeous especially those handmade embellishments!

  3. Beautiful pages - love all the paint and masking in the 1st one and your straws and bakers twine in the second

  4. Looks like you had the BEST time! great colours and texture...really lovely.

  5. Love this Emy, gorgeous colours.

  6. You are soooooo creative - love it.