Monday, 22 February 2021

Starry Starry Night

 Good morning and a very happy Monday. Today I'm over on the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity with my second piece for our Things With Wings challenge, and I've made a journal page.

I knew that I wanted to use Steampunk Icarus as my main image, and in a Starry Night homage.

I started by stamping and embossing the circles from Leonardo Accessories in yellow, but they turned out to be a sort of burnt orange. The Cracked Grass and Sky was embossed in white. My journal is textured watercolour so it can take loads of water, which is my next stage.

Then dipped and dried (many many times) in the blue distress inks. They resisted the ink beautifully, but I wasn't a fan of the colour of the circles so I stamped them again, cut them out and added them to my background.

I added some yellow Portfolio pastels, and
was much happier with this, so now on to the main images! 

I collaged some book pages and gave it a coat of gesso then I stamped my row of houses onto it using the stamping platform.

And it was an epic fail! The texture was too uneven for all of the stamp to hit it. That made perfect sense after I'd spent an hour of my life that I would never get back doing it!

So, on to plan B! Stamped onto my super smooth card and coloured with Distress Inks. Then my favourite - fussy cutting - shoot me now lol.

This is my leading man - Steampunk Icarus who today has flown too close to the moon! The moon is actually the centre part of the Goth Shrine.

I typed up the sentiment on my computer and added to the page.

These are the stamps that I've used. They are all by Lost Coast, and can be found here.

And there we are, all done! It's not quite as it was in my head, but then again I'm no Leonardo! I hope you join in with our challenge, just feature something with wings! Have a great day, and thanks so much for looking x


  1. This is absolutely fabulous, love it all. Big WOW! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Great fun journal page, love it but then it's Steampunk so I was always going to. Have a great week, Angela xXx

  3. So great to see the layers building up here (I enjoy IG, but I miss the process photos!). Love the cityscape and the beautiful sky.
    Alison x

  4. I do like Steampunk Icarus.
    This looks wonderful.

    All the best Jan


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