Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Live... Dream... by Alison Hall


Hello Crafters! It's Alison here today, with another of my large journal pages that I made for Hochanda.







Here's what I used...


DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic - Cobalt Teal Hue, Green Gold, Carbon Black 
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Dragonfly Flight, Believe, Numbers
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets - Serenity Collection - Fleur
From my stash - A contrasting Gelli Plate print (or you could use patterned paper), Orange Posca Paint Pen


Here's what I did...


1. I started by giving my A4 and 3x5 ins pages some colour, using Cobalt Teal Hue and Green Gold fluid acrylic, and blending the colours a little with the white Tinting Base.

2. Next, I added some stencilling with the same colours, tone on tone, using the Dinky Stencils Dragonfly Flight and Numbers.

3. Using Carbon Black fluid acrylic, I stencilled with the Believe Dinky Stencil on the 3x5 ins page. Then I stencilled the words Live and Dream onto the A4 page. I also stencilled the bubbles pattern from the Dream stencil in the top left and bottom right corners to create a kind of border.

4. Using the serrated edge of the Dream stencil, I dipped it in a little Carbon Black paint that I'd smeared on my craft mat, then added some scrapes of paint to the top right and bottom left of the A4 page.

5. On a piece of contrasting Gelli Plate print, I stamped three of the flowers and four of the leaves from the 'Fleur' stamp set, using black Archival ink. I cut out the leaves and flower heads. On the A4 page, I stamped the flower in the centre, then used matte medium to adhere one gelli print flower head over the stamped one, then the other two fanning out at the sides. I glued the gelli print leaves onto the 3x5 ins page.






6. Using a fine black Sharpie, I doodled a base to the stem of the flower on the A4 page, then used an orange paint pen to add colour to the stripes. I also Stencilled some more carbon black bubbles with the Dream stencil.

7. I used my orange paint pen to add outlines to the large stencilled words, and a bit of detail on the stencilled bubbles. I used Glossy Accents to adhere a square acrylic shape over the 'D' of the word Dream. I also added a few doodled crosses to the page with a white gel pen. 

8. I finished off each page with some carbon black paint sponged on the edges, then attached the 3x5 ins page to the front of the A4 page with book rings. 

I hope I've inspired to to be creative today, 
Alison x

12 comments:

  1. these are gorgeous pages, Alison!

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  2. Really love this Alison. Gorgeous colours and so much lovely subtle detail.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Vivid, original and fun! Love the message too! xx

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  4. Awesome! Love the colours and those cool bright flowers. The scrapes of black paint look so effective, a fab little detail! xxx

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  5. Another set of fabulous pages
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. Super cool pages Alison! Happy belated Valentine's Day, Autumn

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  7. love this, so dynamic and bright

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  8. Wonderful!! Such an inventive use of that flower stamp...I've added it to my little gallery on my blog of course ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  9. Really love these layered pages - the colours are so uplifting - a treat!
    Alison x

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