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.


  1. Hazel, your journal spread is beautiful, I love the rich colours you have used, the design is lovely and the quote is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  2. Stunning, even on the small screen on my phone

  3. This is delightful Hazel, beautifully vibrant and wonderfully layered. The colours and composition just draw me into it so quickly, love it. Thanks for your support over at AVJ and joining us again with your fabulous pages xxx

  4. Fabulous interpretation of the theme with wonderful use of those rich colours. There is always a very apt quote from Alison's brilliant collection isn't there.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Hi Hazel x Your pages are simply stunning and I just love the layerd details x Lots of amazing hearts that take centre stage and the words are beautiful I understand why you are drawn to them x Great to have you on board with us at A Vintage Journey challenge blog x

    Best wishes
    Annie CG x

  6. I absolutely love the colours here... the only time I really find myself stretching to such bold combinations is when I'm messing about with the watercolours. These layered hues make my heart sing. I love the hearts of all shapes and sizes, and the use of the words is just perfect. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x