Tuesday 8 September 2020

Just for fun ...

Good evening ... I've popped in to share a project that I created just for fun!  It is weeks since I posted anything other than my design team projects.  Family needs have been my priority over recent weeks and continue to be so but there comes a time when I just need to switch off. I've also been busy decorating my kitchen which seemed to take ages and ages but I am pleased with the final result.  I've also been making face masks for the family.

This project is an art journal page:

The first layer is some texture paste through a stencil and then I added the colour using distress inks to create a water colour wash.  Some simple random stamping to add interest. Once the background was dry I stamped the main image and coloured it with the same distress inks that I had used in the background.  I finished the page by stitching a border to bring it together and added a caption.

I had started the project thinking Autumn colours but then used a Spring flower for the focal point!  So I guess you could say that it was inspired by both seasons!

I thought I would enter the challenge at TIME OUT Challenges:

 As this strange year continues I hope you are beginning to find your new 'normal' and are keeping safe.  Hopefully I will be inspired to create some more projects and I may even share some of the things that have been keeping me busy and distracted during the UK lockdown.

Stay safe!


  1. Gorgeous inkiness Elaine. Just a lovely card.

  2. Texture and ink? You're speaking my language. Beautiful make!

  3. Gorgeous page, love the colours and all that texture, Cathy x

  4. Your journal page is lovely Elaine, all my favourite colours are in there. I think sometimes we need to remind ourselves that crafting is good for the soul. I'm pleased you've found the time. Stay safe,
    Lynne x

  5. Beautiful art journal page with so much pretty detail. love the fall colors! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  6. Funnily enough I've been the same with only making DT projects for months, hardly any 'just because' cards and all because of family needing me, especially my teenage daughter of late. I think your page is beautiful, I don't use orange-type colours very often but love with yellow and green, and the black outline around the edge is perfection. Always wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!


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