Monday, 3 November 2014

Journal 52

This week is all about skylines!

I not live in the city, where you often see some beauties, but in the country.
I am surrounded by trees so we don't get stunning vistas, only trees!

Recently, we were lucky enough to be standing at the back door when there was a magnificent sunset happening & the real camera, as opposed to my iPhone, was in my husbands hands.... The colours just kept getting better & better.

I printed one of the photos off, it's only on regular paper, but in a way it makes it more atmospheric!

I used a Julie Fei-Fan Balzer stencil & distress inks to merge the flowers on the background paper even more into the page. The stencil is burlap bits & the inks are dusty concord, seedless preserves, festive berries & barn door.
Ive cut diagonal slits into the page to insert the image (I also added some glue stick on the reverse)

Whilst I was away this summer I had the good fortune to emerge from the northern gate of a local medieval walled village to a wonderful sight.

The sun was glinting onto the fort through the storm clouds & darkness of the night that was rolling in.
Normally you can't see this place for tourists or market stall parasols but at 19.30 on a week day it was  another story.

I've taken a sheet of music (mama inez, if you want to know!) and smooshed it through various shades of distress ink (old paper, antique linen, scattered straw, tea dye) & also a little iced spruce distress paint.
I did my best to feed it through big shot using a stone wall embossing folder & then brayered pumice stone over the top. I've torn a section that I've stuck down onto a background sheet (stash: fuchsia)

Added the name of the summit in the distance and the name of the village/fort in opposite corners


  1. To me that sunset is much better than a city one, the colours are so dramatic.
    Love the holiday pic with the sun shining on the buildings, looks magical.
    Avril xx

  2. Gorgeous skyline pages Sally. Loved the photos you added.
    Yvonne x