lauantai 14. helmikuuta 2015

Don't give up

I started this journal page with several goals in mind. First of all the DLP week 6 prompt ( don't stop till you get enough) that ended up turning into "don't give up" and secondly my February tag (12 tags of 2015), for which I wanted a pocket and the text "know in your heart that you are loved" that I didn't get on the tag. Thirdly I decided to try out pink as a journal page colour, so I could fit this in the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (red and pink). After finishing the page, the new SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge had come (All creatures great and small), and since I have a little fox here, I'm posting for that too.

I started by stamping the spread allover with three different background stamps (a ledger, a letter and one with water droplets. I spread the pink ( and some purple) over the spread with an old plastic card. I cut out some scallops along a scrap piece of card and using my mini ink blending tool applied first gesso and then light green along the edges. I chose a page from an old chemistry book (this has pictures of complex ions with coordinated bonds, and it has me thinking about complex relationships)
I embellished the top edge of the pocket with some quilling strips, sprayed it with some pink glimmer mist and glued it in place.

I added grey around the scallops and since there was grey paint some left, wrote the text on the right side of the spread. After continuing with a couple of different stencils and adding some shadows and highlights I thought I was done and packed the journal away. 

Taking a second look at it, I realized that there was an empty spot in the middle: my writing was too far out in the right. I remembered doing a topper in these same colours and checked it out. It would have been perfect both in colour and message, but didn't fit... so I settled for colouring another little Gorjuss girl. When I look at her I'll remember the "just be you" from the topper too!

3 kommenttia:

  1. Beautiful journal page. The pink and grey make a wonderful background. Love it! Thank you for joining us this week for the Red & Pink Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  2. Love your beautiful page. The colors are so delightful and the sentiment is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. Gorgeous page Kristina :-) I love the image and whole design of this, very cute :_)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x