Saturday 9 February 2019

She Walks In Beauty

While I was creating my last page to enter the new A Vintage Journey challenge, "Your Hearts Desire", I thought of another way of developing the theme.
My mind turned to a photo, which I have in a family collection, of a bride and groom. Unfortunately I don't know who they are, and there is no-one of my family left of this generation to ask.

I prepared the background with a mix of fragile papers and rubbed some pale creams and pink fresco paints in with my fingers, the idea being to blend together the background images.
I stamped a heart from Emma Godfrey onto a French Dictionary page, the page which lists Love words and aged it.
I fussy cut some flowers from my paper stash and made a copy of the wedding photo.
I added some diecuts which were left overs and found a poem which I thought was suitable. "She Walks In Beauty."
I darkened the edges of the pages slightly with an umber Neocolor crayon which I then moistened with a brush and water.
Happy to use this beautiful photo but sad that I don't know their relationship to me.
So, this is my second entry for A Vintage Journey Challenge.

Friday 8 February 2019

Reach for the stars!

There was another extremely inspiring selection of art over on A Vintage Journey blog last week. This time the theme is "Your Hearts Desire".
So, another journalling page for me, inspired by the lovely artist Laly Mille.

I worked onto double pages in a girl's annual from the 1930's. some of the text is sill visible.
First of all I washed a light covering of Gesso all over, then glued down some strips of papers from Marlene's collection.
Lots of stamping and layering of paint followed.
I added some Vintage Photo Distress inks to give it a vintage feel and layered up quite a lot of drippage.
I stamped and cut out some Emma Godfrey hearts and aged them with Distress Collage Medium.

Finally, the crowning glory was a quote which Alison Bomber put together as a collection on one of her many sets of stamps from PaperArtsy. EAB07.
I seem to instinctively choose this quote quite often. Probably the new year and my emotions at the moment which draw me to it!

Here is some more detail which shows off some of the Carabelle stamps by Birgit Koopsen.

It is actually lighter than this, but February light in my craft room is sadly lacking at the moment.

So, my entry in the "A Vintage Journey" challenge.