Tuesday 7 October 2014


Here is my interpretation of Gillian Simson's latest challenge. Just love the textures.
I worked in my journal as I am running out of storage/display space.
I prepared my background with some text by adding a dictionary page and some manuscript and then
 I used PA frescos Mermaid,Sky, Chutney and Seaweed and spread with a palette knife on my background. Like Gillian I added grungepaste through a stencil.

Next I stripped some corrugated card and like Gillian added paint with a palette knife. I also distressed the edges with Black Soot, to give extra definition.
I cut some Kraft card and spread paint and added some script from a PA Hotpick using Coffee Archival.
I intended to use a butterfly stamp as a feature but believe it or not I have no butterflies in my PA collection so I used a little moth. I stamped the moth with Stazon onto sparkly card and mounted them with a brad through each one.
Then I found a sentiment that I like and mounted it and the word Dream .
I distress inked my grungepaste and then added the compulsory Treasure Gold Aquamarine.
It does not resemble Gillian's beautiful work but I have used many of her techniques and she certainly inspired me. Thanks Gillibobs!


  1. Looks wonderful, my favourite part is the script bottom left with the string/twine wrapped around the bottom layer.

    Sam xxx

  2. Beautiful words Hazel, love the moths they are one of my favourite PA stamps their shape is beautiful and they are just the 'right' size.

    Stunning ArT piece, biased as i adore these colours :-) xxx

  3. really love this Hazel!! I think it's a great version of Gillian's.

  4. Ditto, really love this Hazel, the mix of colours, texture, stamping.....well yes all of it! Gorgeous! Ruth x

  5. It's a fabulous page!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Fab pab page Hazel I like how you have added the brad to match those on the moths, and the colours work well. Xx

  7. Stunning page Hazel!! I love this! Especially twine wrapped around the bottom layer too! Always you have something idea it's wonderful xx

  8. Absolutely stunning! I love this Hazel!
    Alison xxx

  9. Hazel, this is truly wonderful! What a talented lady you are! I love the moths so much! The textures are terrific: it embodies all the elements I love! Julie Ann xxx

  10. Absolutely fabulous Hazel! Wonderful colours, textures and stamping! Love the pretty GP texture on the background.

    Lesley Xx

  11. Beautiful Hazel - I love your textures and colours

  12. Gorgeous! Wish I had the time to make this one, and also have some Treasure gold in ultramarine, it looks fab !