Daily Archives: January 12, 2014

Whimsical birds and white space

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Whimsical birds and white space

I know!!!  ANOTHER blog post?!  It’s been such a great weekend in my studio and I spent some much-needed ‘therapy’ time down there till the wee hours of the morning.  This room is feeling like my refuge once again and it feels great.

It’s another Sunday’s with Sandee over on the Frosted Designs blog!  This weeks page is awesome and she challenges us to leave some white space!  Gasp!!  Sandee and I were just talking the other day about how we each struggle with white space on our pages and the urge to fill it all in.  As I honestly couldn’t think of a thing to do on my own, I pretty much just followed along with what Sandee created…..just different colors and I added a few Zendangles.  I did have a lot of fun creating this page though and I think I may continue to challenge myself to continue to incorporate more white space into my projects…..maybe….it could happen!!!  I colored in my bird and my leaves and circles with some watered down Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals.  I love the shimmer these mica powders leave…..soooo yummy!!  Here’s my page for the challenge:

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This was a fun page to do.  Head on over to the FD blog to read about this technique.  Check out her YouTube video as well!

Thanks so much for sticking it out with me all weekend!!  I luv you guys.  ❤

Huggss,

Yvonne

 

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The sky is the limit…

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I decided after my last journal page looked like my butterflies were pooping blue to do another page for my Journal52 workshop.  I decided I’d stick with my same paper line as I really do like it.  I used a lot of products on this page that I picked up at the on-line store called Frosted Designs.

For this page I took two of the sheets from the October Mixed Media kit and tore some strips from it and just laid them every which way on my blank page for texture and some background color.  I grabbed a piece of tissue paper and wrinkled it all up and then adhered it to the page with ModPodge to add more texture.  Next, I took one of my new Crafters Workshop stencils I just got from the store called Mini Well Rounded and some wall repair compound and used one of the designs to add a bit more texture….notice a texture theme happening here….lol.  Once that was dry I sprayed the page with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Jack In the Pulpit Teal.  Then I decided I wanted some feathers on the page using my new TCW Fancy Feathers stencil and wanted to use some colored texture paste (which is my wall repair compound).  I scooped out a little of each and added some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Autumn Maple Crimson, Shabby Turbine Teal and Time Travel Teal.   I typed out my quote on some ordinary printer paper and sprayed it with some Lindy’s Shabby Turbine Teal (because I’d written it out and didn’t like the look of it and needed to cover it up….shhhhh.  😉 ), from the Lindy’s Industrial Chic set (as you know, one of my fave’s!!).  I added some black ‘splotches’ using the Mini Well Rounded stencil and my Donna Salazah Designs Mix’d Media Inx in Black, inked the edge and lightly on the front of my quote and around the edges of the whole page.  I also decided I needed a pop of color for the page so I took my Autumn Maple Crimson Magical and some water and my TCW Mini Circle Grid Stencil that was included in my November Mixed Media kit from the store and applied some random dots to the page.  A bit of washi tape and I was done!  Here’s what I ended up with…

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Now I’m ready for Sandee’s next technique on her Sunday’s With Sandee over on the Frosted Design blog.

Thanks for sticking with me….until next time!!

Huggss,

Yvonne