Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The light has come on!

While I've been waiting to hear whether we have got the flat we liked I have found journaling has really helped!
This was done by using black gesso over a page I'd started and didn't like much. I used worn lipstick,peeled paint and bundled sage distress inks over that, then stencilled and stamped using Aurora and Peacock Brilliance inks. The silhouette was made by using a photo of one of the figures from Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place' at Formby and drawing around it(but giving it a skirt!)The paper was some from other craft projects.I would love one of Dina Wakley's stamps but this will have to do for now.
The other pages are also part of how I've been feeling!
 More stencilling over a 'smooshed' page which turned out much lighter than I'd planned - got to get the hang of using 'Picket Fence' stain!The gorgeous bird is from an old Elusive Images set. I've also added some rub offs that seem to have been around forever. Since attending Kate's workshop at AFTH where we used rub ons I've dug them out. I've got more somewhere - no doubt "the big  clearout" will unearth them!!

Anyway, since doing these pages we've heard that our offer has been accepted so I'm not waiting and no longer in the dark!
I am slightly panicking though, we've now got to get this place sorted...shouldn't really be here should I!! Soooooo, back to it, I could be gone for some time hehe! 
Thanks for looking, Chris 


patcrafts said...

Great pages and so therapeutic, I have black gesso but have not used it yet might now I have seen yours.
Ooooooo so pleased your offer was accepted, good luck with all the removals and keep in touch You can e-mail me at xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Congratulations again on your flat purchase!!!! Nothing like a good reason for clearing and sorting out, and you'd made a good start already! Shout if you need a hand :)

thekathrynwheel said...

Great news about the offer yay! And your journal pages look fabulous - love the silhouette :-)