Another journal page to show you today, and as the sun was shining here today I felt I just had to use some spring color.. Also I realy needed to try out one of the new stamps I let drop into my shopping basket recently. I fell in love with this new set by Diana Wakley.
As I cannot draw figures or faces, this might just be the set I have been waiting for, any excuse, but this is so true.
The page was first painted with cream acrylic paint, then swiped over with Old paper and Broken china distress stain. Not my usual colors to distress things, but I am trying to keep the colors lighter on this page.
I stamped my main image at this stage, making a mask to cover the area as I added the background.
Next came the TH hearts mask using. pale pink Pans Pastels,
A bit of random stamping next, with my favorite french script stamp and a Poppy stamped with Mowed Lawn DI
On to the Doily mask and a bit of grunge Paste for texture. I left the mask in place till nearly dry, and used Pickled Raspberry distress ink to shade the pattern.
Now back to Ella I drew a suggestion of her body [need practice here].
Then used Spectrum Noir pencils to color the image. A bit more light shading at the bottom of the page with what was left on my sponge, and I decided that was time to stop.
Sorry the photos are not in the right order, I did try but blogger wasn't helping me to get it right.
I will be joining the challenges at-
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge 86 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - D is for distress
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