Thursday, 22 January 2015

You Are My Sunshine

Hi and welcome to the Sarah Hurley inspiration blog.

It's my (Clare) turn today to post where I'll be sharing a journal page which is part of my 'try something new' this year. And wait for it, I have only gone a dug out my Smash book which has been in hiding for the last 4 or 5 years, eeeeep....think I need a lie down!


Here's how I created my page.

1 - Using black ink stamp the (Rainy Day) Charm Street girl directly onto your page.

2 - Create a mask and place it over the image.

3 - Now colour the entire page using Distress Ink. Here I used mowed lawn and broken china.

4 - Still leaving the mask in place, stamp random images around the page. Here I used clouds and rain      from from the Rainy Day Charm Street stamp set, circle from a previous 'AFOMFT' monthly kit. I      also used a text stamp from the mini background stamp set. 
    A little tip, if you don't want a hard edge when stamping don't use an acrylic block. Here I wrapped
    the stamp around my finger then pressed down on the paper.

5 - I now wanted to ground my image so I used the border stamp from my Ronnie The Robot stamp        set (Special Editions).

6 - Next I created some lines, I've seen people use old credit cards, store cards etc but I don't have one      so I used the edge of a piece of plastic that was lying around my craftroom lol.

7 - Using a stencil from a previous 'AFOMFT' kit and my broken china distress ink pad I created              some triangles.

8 - Now it's time to add some detailing with the mowed lawn distress ink (inside the circles), a black        fine liner pen and a white gel pen. I love how this makes the stamped images pop!

9 - Every page needs some form of journalling. Stamp the text from the Rainy Day Charm Street
     stamp set onto white card then doodle a border using the black fine liner pen. Fix in place using          double sided tape.

10 - Finally colour in the main image using pens or pencils of your choice.

Ta da!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Clare c