Tuesday 25 August 2015

Summertime with my family

It was a huge surprise while I was on holiday in Spain, to receive notification that I had been selected in the Top 3 of the CVC challenge for May.

It actually boosted my confidence and consequently, I agreed to enter a Guest Design piece.

I had recently acquired some beautiful stamps from the talented Emma Godfrey who designs for Paperartsy and the CVC theme being" Summertime", these stamps were ideal.

First, I glued to my journal page a page of summery words from a dictionary.
Next, I dripped some very bright paints from Lin Brown's latest collection of fresco paints. My drippage was probably successful because I added water to the paint.
I scribbled with bright Portfolio pastels and rubbed some of the colour away through a dotty stencil.
Next, I filled in the gaps with Emma's word stamps and also made my own washi tape using Emma's word stamps and made a criss cross pattern.

I added a bit of splattering to the white space.

Finally, I added a recent holiday photo of my Grandchildren and painted a couple of flowers!

Obviously, my bright colours and words from Emma's holiday themed stamps give a summery feel!
You can link up to the CVC blog here.
Thanks for looking!


  1. That is a gorgeous page - I love the bright colours, they work perfectly to give it a wonderful summery feel - your grandchildren are very cute too! Congratulations on being in the top 3 - very well deserved - and you are perfect as a guest designer - your work is always so beautiful and inspiring.

  2. Oh, wow, Hazel! Well done! And this is such a great project too! What a lovely evocation of childhood and the adventures of Summer Holidays! xxx

  3. A fabulous, summery page Hazel! xxx

  4. Saw and loved this over at CVC - great to have you with us!
    Alison xx