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


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

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

  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

  4. Fabulous pages, love them both xx

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

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

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

  7. Totally gorgeous Sue!! Adorable xx

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

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

  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,

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

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

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

  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!

  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

  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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