It's time for a FANTASTIC new challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.. I really hope you can join us!
Please can I say a very BIG Thank You first...... for everyone's condolences and kind wishes on my last post.. it's been a most dreadful time in my little world with a long way still to go... I have to gain some kind of peace hoping my Mother & Father are together again.. it's been a harrowing time watching my Father suffer in the months before his death and at times I have wondered how we are allowed as civilised human beings allowed to watch a kindred spirit suffer in such a way... I now face organising a funeral.. what a learning curve.. I would like to say some words at my Father's funeral but I am sure I haven't the confidence.. something I'm thinking about... in the mean time I have enjoyed getting painty for the latest Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
I decided to take photographs along the way.. so please bare with me!
First of all I coated the pages in white Gesso and waited for them to dry properly..
I was so lucky to work in someone's journal.. it was a terrifying experience.. ..when it's not your own book!!
I inked up Antique Description (MUST have stamp! can't wait to show you more projects using this wonderful stamp!) using black Archival Ink.. I needed to use an ink that was permanent and an that wouldn't bleed when I applied more wet layers..
next I coloured the pages with Distress Inks..
now time for some fun!
onto watercolour paper..
lots of lovely thick blobby (technical word!) paint..
... more close ups!
... more close ups!
my finished page..
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Special thanks to Val for a great challenge. Would you like to join our challenge?
Well then, Val is challenging you to try altering a page in a book, any book, even a journal. How fabby is that!
Please pop over to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge to see some gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team to whet your appetite and remember if you do decide to join us you may be in with a chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique. As its the first challenge of the month you can use any stamps at all, although it's great if you do choose to use Stampotique of course!
Good luck and enjoy the challenge!
I promise to call and thank everyone personally for their lovely comments regarding my Dad.. thank you everyone for being there and for making me feel not so alone... it may be a week or two so please forgive.. Much love, Gez.Xxx