Sunday, 28 August 2011

My 3rd & final Guest Designer spot by Anneliese Bates

For my last project, I thought I would do some of what I like doing best ... Art Journaling ... I used the stamps to help create the background and border on this page.
The stamps I used were:
Baroque Background A6
Birds of a feather A6

I started by spritzing the page with water, then adding Ranger Colour wash in oranges and greens. spritz with a bit more water to blend them together.
Find Colour wash here

Next add some Distress Inks and blend with a baby wipe

Then using some stencils add some circles, the large ones I did with Colour wash, the small with adirondack dabber in Snow Cap
I then highlighted areas of the page with a dabber in Pool.

I used some archival ink and the baroque background stamp to create a border down the side of the page Archival ink can be found here

I added the birdcage image next using one of the phrase stamps as the chain by which it hangs, and I stamped the bird house next, and used the other phrase to create the post on which it stands.

Last but not least I added a computer generated phrase " A little bird told me" inked it, painted it & distressed the edges with Distress ink ...

I can't write what it is the little bird told me yet,as it's a big secret, can't even tell my husband yet lol, But it's an exciting secret to do with someone who I know and really it's their secret but let's just say I had a friend who ....?!!
Hope you like this last project of mine, Thanks to Jennie & Hels for inviting me to play here... if you did like it please feel free to pop over and visit my blog over at
see you soon :o) x


Minxy said...

All 3 projects have been fab, love this page especially and the use of the wording as the chain for the birdcage :D

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Smashing as usual :-) x Leigh x

Daniele said...

so lovely to see how you create your amazing journalling pages, inspirational

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Artyjen said...

Love the way you used the wording.....lovely background too.
Glad you were playing along with us this month :)
xoxo Sioux

Anonymous said...

A wonderful creative page Anneliese, & very clever use of the phrases! x

Dragon said...

OO I don't just like it, I love it... you made it look so easy... thanks... I am hovering on the brink of starting!!!