Sunday, 24 June 2012

Back grounds

I wanted to show you some back grounds and how easy they are to create. Some people find the white paper the biggest block to them. Me I have tons of back grounds just waiting to be used. And I love to create them because nothing is expected of me good/bad and I can play with anything that takes my fancy be it ink paint or what ever. 

Last week  (Tue) I was playing along with the prompt from Quirky Dutch Summer and I thought I would share it with you because if blank space is your nemesis this is the link for you below are some of my back grounds have fun with what's left of the week end and create some mess ;0) There is still time to join in with the journal prompt for JUNE  torn/ripped paper and I have July ready to go as well so join in and have some fun.

As you can see each spread is different and I have used paint, ink, gesso & torn strips and even neos with ink on top. You may think but what if I can't think of something to use on there I have the answer to this to ;0)

This is a work in progress But it started off looking something like this

It was a similar background (didn't take photo) it was far too bright but I thought I will just keep layering stamps and gesso ( dry brush ) until it tones down a bit. But now I have a very rich back ground and I am layering more images and stamps along with more gesso I will show you when it's finished, but you see where you can go with a back ground once it's created. let me know if you struggle with the white page and if this helped let's see what you did. Love Dawn xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Journal Journey's Challenge 9

Morning every one I hope your Bank Holiday is going well even if it's wet! I am running a little late with this months challenge, even though it's been ready for weeks I forgot to scheduled it, never mind here it is and I hope you are going to find time to join in. I really enjoyed the 'once upon a time' theme and you didn't disappoint me your work was again varied and beautiful. So as I am late let's get on with this months challenge ;0)

Torn Paper

I Had a ball playing with scraps of paper. I only used scraps that I have I wanted to use some up and I have some lush bit's of DP as I'm sure you have So get them out. I want them to be a focal point of the journal page you do for this month. Here is my spread to get some ideas flowing, I can tell you I had lots of fun and I am really pleased with using my scraps for this. Have fun as always and I will visit all your works, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with and lets see if we can reach 10 people in the challenge this month spread the word ;0)

As always you have a whole month to play along, I want to see you be inventive with your ripped/torn/shredded paper there are so many ways you can make your pages look fab! and try and use up some scraps or what about old book paper, wrapping paper, news paper use your imagination, you always make me smile with your work. Love Dawn xx

Place the link to your work in the linky below have fun Dawn xx