Sunday, January 23, 2011

Best & Worst Journal Page

Here is a belated week 2 of the weekly journal challenge over on UK Stampers Forum.  Efemera wanted us to use the following three things in this challenge:

1. Your best Gift
2. Your worst Gift
3. Use some recycled packaging/card on your page

I used lots of purples on this page.  I started by die-cutting a snowflake die on the Sizzix with some printed paper with a purple cloud design. The page was then cut from plain white card and stencilled through some of the die-cut off cuts with purple wisteria Glitz Spritz mica dabber. I applied dusty concord Distress ink with cut'n'dry foam over the stencilled background. Some flowery 'Dove of the East' rub-ons were also applied to the background.

The Glitz Spritz was then applied to some of the diecuts in layers and allowed to dry.  Some of the diecuts were stamped with a swirl and dusty concord Distress ink.  Once dry the diecuts were stuck in place on the background. 

Two card corner embellishments (Dove of the East) were cut from some used packaging and applied with glossy accents to the left hand corners as shown.  The main words were made up from black self adhesive letters applied as shown.  The words were outlined with fine black pen.

Next I used Nesties dies to cut the smallest (aubergine card) and next to smallest labels (purple cloud card) which were matted.  I then used a mauve Souffle pen to hand-write (ughhh !) the other words.  The larger mats have drawn in circles at each corner filled with gold pen to simulate rivets.

The panels were then stuck in place and the card edged with purple chalk ink to finish.

Sid xx

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  1. Simply gorgeous, although I see you're not giving much away re the gifts - lol!!!

  2. Nice to see your sticking with the hand journalling - a great page.

  3. Great choices & a fab page Sid!

  4. great regal looking page. I never get many gifts as I buy my own


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