Thursday, 25 October 2012

Best Laid Plans...

...firstly, thank you for all your lovely messages, muchly appreciated indeedily!  I thought I was over the worst, woke up feeling brighter... but... uh-oh, nope, it is back!!! Yikes!  It has to be a bug for it to last this long.  Anyways... I have had a rummage in my samples box and found a journal page that I made for my last shows on Oct 10th and thought I would show you that today.



Using those fab new Stencils For Art from the wonder that is Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490, along with some of the gorgeous new release stamps, I have made a page for my "building-it-ever-so-slowly journal".  I have, over the past two years, started several journals, all of them in book form... and all of them leaving me a bit wanting upon completion of a page.  I think the problem is actually the book itself, if I muck up a page, I have to live with it... whereas if I do it this way, making a page and then punching holes and adding to a binder over time, I am more likely to enjoy it!  And it is true!  The base of the page was achieved using Distress Stains and Distress inks and then I added some Stencils For Art using Rusty Hinge DI for the flowers and Forest Moss for the leaves.  The honeycomb background was done by randomly inking the stamp with Walnut Stain so it is a rougher more patchy effect.  The Bee is stamped onto his appropriate Art Part and coloured with more DI's and then bobbed onto the page with Cosmic Glue.  The words are from the Funky Words stencil... LOVE this one loads and I used a Sharpie Marker to write them so they are nice and permanent.  I scribbled a few lines of faux stitches around the edges to finish off the design.  In all, it took about 15 minutes... super speedy and super effective... and I am happy to add this to my Journal Binder!




Anyways... I shall away... to be honest, I feel as if I have been wrung out, no energy and ever so sleepy... boo-hoo (milks it for sympathy lol)  Thanks for looking... have a good day!  TTFN

Hels x

14 comments:

Minxy said...

Wishing you better chickie, Your page is lovely x

Rita said...

Hels, I'm so sorry you still have the bug. It seems to upset your whole system sometimes. Your journal page is fantastic, I love the colours too. I'm ashamed to say, I have zilch in mine. Keep warm and get well soon. Hugs Rita xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I'm just catching up with your posts, sorry you're still feeling horrible. Hope it doesn't last much longer. Stay hydrated & keep warm.
Love your journal page.

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Love the page. Colours so warm.
Wishing you well. X

Buttons said...

Oh hun you take care. Sounds like you've really got the lurgy. Lots of pampering required methinks.
Love the idea of adding pages when you are happy with them and boy you have every right to be pleased with this gem. Hugs, Buttons x

Planetsusie said...

I hope you feel loads better soon Hels - thoser bugs really take it out of you. Love your journal page - such beautiful colours and that honeycomb stamp is becoming a real favourite of mine.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous!

Craftychris said...

Sorry you are still feeling poorly. Fab page! Take it easy. xx

Paper Profusion said...

15 minutes? whilst so unwell???? Gosh girl, you have talent in spades. Stay snug and feel better very soon. Nicola x

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Take care. Hope you'll soon be ticketty boo.

Denise said...

Funnily enough,I've just been re- watching you making those projects on C & C. Fab stuff Hels. Hope you are feeling better soon x

Gerrina said...

Think there is a lot of bad bugs flying around; at my work there are more people feeling not that energetic as normal, my included...
Love this page! You give me an idea on using an template that I haven't used a while... Feel better soon! Hugs, Gerrina

wendy vecchi said...

love....
love...
love this!

Anita Houston said...

This page is fabulous Hels!!!! Love the color and that wonderful bee!!!

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