Saturday, 9 May 2015

Outside in

Strange title! Strange subject too LOL.

Friday sees the release of journal 52's weekly theme & this week it's "outside in" - now I thought about clothes that were inside out but that didn't float my boat and Friday evening/night did not bring any inspiration. Fortunately a friend stayed over and we were discussing the theme over breakfast, she works with kids & is good at taking a simplistic outlook on this kind of thing.....

It was cold and wet so I did not see me crafting outside and one of her favourite sayings is "no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothes" still did not make me want to play outdoors with my journal, everything in it would end up wrecked!

I followed up on one of her ideas....inked some tissue & mulberry papers with distress inks & some silk paints (using supplies!) which I then took outside & left in the rain for a while.

I brought them in & dried them off before deciding which one I wanted to use today....

Mulberry paper + Big 'N Juicy hydrangea 

Pale green tissue paper with Big 'N Juicy hydrangea

Mulberry paper with ALL the different green distress ink pads applied bar the cracked pistachio which has not hit my shelf yet!

Green mulberry paper, distress stain in 2 shades + some splats of silk fabric paint in dark green

I went with the tissue paper torn using a ruler, raided the bag of random flower die cuts & found 2 chipboard trees as well. The flowers have some small flat bling stickers in their centres..

A fine Sharpie to doodle a border on the 2 pages & a few pieces of washi tape that I received in Happy Mail. We went from inside to outside to being back inside again, the journal is undamaged as it got to stay indoors & I managed to stay reasonably dry :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with my DLP pages....yes I got them done too!


  1. A Real clever interpretation of that theme. I love this story and the effect on the tissue paper.

  2. STUNNING pages. Love them xxx