Sunday, 8 February 2015

Journal pages

Journal 52: Windows.....

I had quite a few ideas for this one but, somehow, lacked the enthusiasm to draw the palace of Versailles and the idea of scantily dressed ladies in the windows of Amsterdam seemed a little risqué!

We went out for the evening after the theme was released to "Beer @ the Barn" beer/cider/gin event locally. No, I didn't have too much, rather, it sent my brain off in another direction & I found. Yes elf humming "how much is that doggie in the window?" Lightbulb moment! And it led to this page where I have used Paper Artsy, Inkadinkadoo & free stamps to create my windows & contents.

The background is distress paints, Sizzix pediment die cuts, pencil grouting & washi tape. The cats & dogs are coloured with Derwent water soluble pencils & the window frames were done with Promarkers.

And over at DLP 2015 it's all change with a new month where the theme is layers you will love,
The challenge is when not to stop & the prompt: don't stop til you get enough.

So for this one it's a layer of gesso, some texture paste on the left hand side of the left hand page...
Distress stain & paint across both pages & then add distress ink over the paste to darken a little 
( Victorian velvet stain & ink, worn lipstick, picked raspberry).

Barn door ink over Mini chicken wire stencil.
Several rows of little hearts stamped & embossed then outlined with Derwent sketching dark wash 
Lips stamped in barn door.

A couple of strips of packing tape transfers.
Spotty hearts stamped in dark red & clear embossed when filled with dark wash.

Some gilding wax applied over the texture paste: dark red & copper.
Paper Artsy mosaic heart coloured with Promarkers applied in a strip & outlined.

Heart flowers stamped in grey & filled with signo white.
Stamped xxxxx & hearts/ovals in dark grey and f in black + dots in b/w.

Tim Holtz love definition stamp
2 gold heart die cuts framing chit chat stickers.

And as that has taken all afternoon I am now calling it done!


  1. Wow! What a lot of work for one afternoon. I love hearing where your inspiration comes from and the doggie windows are just so good.

  2. Fantastic pages Sally. Now I have that tune in my head, an oldie but a goodie.
    Yvonne xx

  3. Fabulous journal pages Sally and love your take on the windows theme this week
    x catherine

  4. You've been hard at work!! LOVE the layers and those adorable animals in the windows!