It has made it easier to part with some less attractive papers that have been in my paper box for ages and I just don't know how to use any more - I have tried to alter some with paint and stencilling etc. but now they are being bundled up to go to the charity shop!
I made a page with part of one of my new papers and had so much fun it is definitely for Wendy's 'Having Fun' theme at Art Journal Journey.
The page started as a mop up page and then had texture paste, gesso and some background stamps added.
I wasn't so happy with some areas so pasted over them with a piece of paper containing one of my favourite Crafty Indidviduals stamps as well as adding parts of the stamp over the page.
I cut around the image of a Venetian building and used a piece cut from the top to tuck in at the side of the main image.
I stamped the quote onto some fibre paper that I have had hanging around on my desk for a while and then spattered over the page with Broken China distress ink and added Stormy Sky DI around the edge of the page!
I have only visited Venice once, some of you may remember we did a 7 cities in 7 days tour of Italy a few years ago.(I needed a holiday when we came back!!!) and not only had it been raining but the water level rose to one of it's highest of the year the day we were there!
The guide rushed us to the gondola ride as 'the aqua alta is unexpectedly high today' and I swore never to go in a gondola again after clinging on while the boat went sideways under the bridges to return to the gondola station!! That, by the way was not fun....the sights we saw were though!
Thanks for looking, Chris