Saturday, 17 July 2010

Strip Ease


Michelle at GPP Street Team has challenged us to use torn strips of paper from to make backgrounds, so I decided to give this a go.

I have now finished my first journal, but when I first started it I left the first pages blank - I'm not entirely sure why, but I'm so glad I did. My techniques have developed throughout the journal and so I was glad I was able to add a page that I really liked at the beginning! It also meant I could match it with the very last page.

So here they are:



After sticking down the strips I sprayed dark blue paint over stencils. I then added some stamps and my journaling and some orange highlights.

22 comments:

Sid said...

Fab work Jackie, and welcome to UK Stampers forum !

Effie said...

Great stuff... welcome to UKS!

quinncreative said...

Ahhh,your first journal. Now you are hooked! I love the colors you used and the freedom you gave yourself. I know it's very popular now to paint every page before you do a thing, but I like the possibility of a blank page.

michelle ward said...

Jackie - thanks for coming to play with us! Love these spreads. Terrific colors. Love the masking, and then the stamping over. Cool that your first and last pages match.

I always leave the first set of pages blank too. I never know if I'm going to want to add in storytelling to the front or maybe add a window to the cover (which I work on after the journal is done).

jgr said...

Beautiful pages, I really LOVE the colors!

Kari said...

Jackie, I love your pages! Especially the stencils, they're great!

joyfulploys said...

Lovely pages...I love the blue and I also like how you repeated the crown stencil on the back page. I want to check out the rest of your blog...
Cheers,
Mary

fabricfan said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the colours and techniques used.

Dawn said...

oh, this is wonderful!!! I love the stenciling :)

Lisa said...

Great idea for the Pringle lid. I love it.
That must feel great to finish your first journal. I on the other hand keep starting new ones. No reason to finish one, right????
Thanks also for the kind comments you left on my blog. I look forward to visiting here more often and seeing your work.

Maureen said...

Lovely work, and how nice it is to have your beginning and end pages tie it all together!

Sue said...

This is lovely, it's something I would like to do but keep putting off, but you've done it beautifully x

Rosie said...

Lovin' your recent blogging Jackie! The pringle lid is fab and these pages are so cool... I am starting 2 new journals and I'm thinking leaving the front pages blank will be cool, judging by your spread! I love the grunged feel and the little touches of orange are gorgeous!

Debra said...

Oh I love the crown stencil. It looks a decent size too. And good thinking with leaving the front pages blank.

lena said...

Lovely pages, dear jackie! Love the denim colours and the masks! very nice indeed!

Mona said...

Very nice job, lovely colors!

Winterwood said...

oooh loiking that crown and the last piece very much! great ideas!

cathsheard said...

Love the stencils. What a good idea, in hindsight, to leave a few pages blank at the beginning - and to be able to go back and showcase all you have learnt through the journey of a new journal on them.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

I love the colour you choose for the page. Awesome !!

Susan Sager Brown said...

I like the cheeky "or is it" at the end! also love the crown stencil. Good Work!! xoS

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Awesome pages !! I really should try spraypaint too, but I have no idea what kind of spraypaint I should buy. But looking at your pages I think I just need to do some research, because I love it !

Beverley Baird said...

Love the journal pages! Great that you have completed your first one. Now you'll be hooked!
Love the colours as well and the effect you created.

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