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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Another Confession for Country View Crafts

Hi, I'm back with my second piece for Country View Crafts. The challenge is to use something new - well obviously I couldn't cheat could I, that would be BAD so I did the decent thing and bought something. OK, maybe more than one thing, but it was only because I had to - I didn't enjoy it at all! Are you convinced ? nah I didn't think so....
This is the second page in my new album and again I've used my new Dina Wakley paints and stamps.
I must admit I was rubbish at taking photographs, but in my defense it was dark, and I was enjoying myself. 
I started by stenciling some gesso through the Dina Mask and Stencil Leaves, then painting over with 
Lemon, Tangerine, and Lime paints.
I then added the birds from the Birds in Flight stencil, and the text and leaves from  Stampington stamps.
I splattered on some watered down white paint to tie it all together, then I did something pretty amazing for me - hand sewing. I die cut one of Tim's Garden Greens leaves, and two hearts out of felt. I sewed the leaf over the gesso, and stuffed the hearts with cotton wool and stuck down.
I stamped the bird and the sentiment from the Scribbly Birds plate and coloured in with Portfolio pastels, and added a little felt heart.
Here's my first 2 pages together taken in the snow!
There's still time to join in with our challenge, so break out your new stash and get creating. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks very much for looking and enjoy your day x

16 comments:

  1. Love your journaling, and of course you needed something new! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. I believe you, I "hate" craft shopping too.... ha ha... These are both beautiful, Sue!

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  3. Such a shame that you had to go and buy something new for your crafting--must have been a real struggle. Well worth it though because the pages look fantastic

    Love Chrissie

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  4. Fabulous pages, love them both xx

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  5. Love the sacrifices you had to make in order to produce these wonderful pages lol
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. Craft shopping is horrible....I hate doing it everyday....

    Wonderful pages,the little birdy is such a sweetie,Sue ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  7. Totally gorgeous Sue!! Adorable xx

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  8. These are great- even in the dark light. Love your bright colors and images.

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  9. Oooh you have a black journal, how fab, love both of your pages, the black really makes the colours pop - gorgeous xxx

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  10. Hello Sue,
    I love handmade Bg's and anything made this way has me salivating horribly...Yours is exciting and the perfect backdrop to that gorgeous scribbly bird; may have to try and draw one sometime.
    Great Journal pages, I love stitching as well so you have won me over on both counts,
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  11. Both pages are gorgeous, I do like those scribbly birds. Well done on the hand sewing, it looks so effective.

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  12. Great pages, love that stitched heart on the bird!
    Groetjes Karin

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  13. Amazing cheerful pages, I love them very much.
    I wish you a sunny week, hugs Anja

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  14. Hey, Sue! Love your intro above, and, naw, didn't believe a word of it! ;-) Both great journal pages--and I love the black pages! Makes for some pretty stunning art. As for the piece you did today, it amazed me because it is a literal (not to mention artful) interpretation of your sentiment! Wowzer!

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  15. Scrumptious, Sue - so glad you yielded to the necessary new purchases! I love what you're doing with the paints and stamps... the flying birds and scribbly text look amazing in the background, and I love the beating heart of Scribbly Bird himself. Fabulous pages!
    Alison xx

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  16. This is absolutely ADORABLE, and the spread with the two pages together are just WOW!!! I love these pages Sue, great work!! Coco xxx

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Thank you so much for your comments x