Sunday, 2 February 2014

Darcy Journalling 1

I am a massive Darcy fan; I know that I am one of many and was keen to have a go at the journalling challenge that will run once a month. It is good to try different approaches and one that is Darcy led will be an adventure.
I started in my new square journal by taping and Grunge pasting as instructed. good job that I read instructions over and over as I was thinking that you let this dry before removing the tape, but of course that would have been early disaster. I stamped into it for added texture.

I added all the layers of Fresco paint as instructed, ending with a neutral shade. I left the edges free so that a hint of the colours would show.

I sanded down the grungepaste and rub, rub, rubbed the flat areas with a baby wipe over various stencils. I rarely got down to the first coat as the page started to disintegrate in places. 
NOTE TO SELF..Put layers on more thickly next time. 
Also I couldn't resist rubbing a bit of Treasure Brass here and there.

As you can see, I stamped with JOFY stamps; drew and cut out a silhouette; added a bit of paint here and there; highlighted with gell pen and finally drew some seeds heads floating around.
So month 1 of Darcy's Journalling is complete. If I wanted to extend it further, I could always go back to it and add some dimension by cutting out flowers but today I ran out of steam!!
I have enjoyed the challenge and stored up ideas for future use. Thanks Darcy!

8 comments:

  1. oh Hazel you wow me again, totally loving this page, everything works so well. Composition is perfect and your little girl is adorable.

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  2. Your page is beautiful Hazel!
    Alison xxx

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  3. Beautiful pages Hazel. As Darcy said - the composition is lovely and I love the colours you've used too. Claire x

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  4. Fabulous, Hazel!! I haven't started this challenge yet, I really want to get a square journal for it... Love the JoFY stamps on the page.

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  5. Fab double spread Hazel and I love your choice of colour

    Sam xxx

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  6. Beautiful pages Hazel, fab job looks wonderful:-) xxx

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  7. Great pages Hazel. Your little girl looks so excited. Really great colours

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