Things here have turned cold, windy and very wet and I get the feeling Autumn has come in with a kick. We’ve just returned home from a holiday in Ireland where we had the same weather on the whole but at least there we were expecting it and it didn’t spoil any of our enjoyment of the country in the least.
Ireland was fab. We walked and walked for km’s taking in some stunning scenery along the way.
Of course I took my Travelers Notebook with me and kept up my weekly journal spreads.
The backgrounds were painted before I left as I don’t think I could have got away with putting any more stuff in my suitcase. There was already alot of tutting and exclaiming every time my other half had to load and unload my case from the car.
Now home I’ve been catching up and just before I left I received my Sweet Treat box for September from Paper Pen and Plan and have been keen to play with the kit in this months box which includes a stencil (by me) and a Tattered Angels spray mist. I used the mist to make these two journaling cards and I’m so pleased with how they look.
The first one is fairly straight forward with some spraying through the stencil.
holding the spray not to close to the paper, I sprayed ink lightly to give my paper a bit of a background.
I placed the stencil on the lower part of the paper and covered the rest up with some scrap before spraying again through the stencil.
I trimmed down the paper into the size I wanted and used some Distress ink to darken the edges.
On the bigger card I first scrunched up some tissue paper and used it to cover the surface which gave it this distressed surface.
I wiped over this with a baby wipe just to spread the ink around more.
Again I sort of wiped over it with some Distress ink to enhance the creases in the tissue.
I think it looks really cracked and distressed with the ink.
Anyway, that’s about it for today in the studio, have a good weekend all and I’ll catch up next week.