Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Not my usual! by Nicky Cresswell

Good day to you fine stampers, I am back again but this time with something a little different. 
Now It's taken me a little while but I am finally getting into the whole journaling thing.
So when Jennie shared that she was launching new journaling stamps I was over the moon and couldn't wait to get my inky mits on them.
And this is what i came up with.
 I started with an uneven coat of traditional tan claudine hellmuth studio paint, once dry I washed over a coat of broken glass distress stain. I then added a smidge of picket fence distress stain just running across the center of the page. 
I stamped the 3 circles from the swirls, splats and dots plate across the center in black archival ink, and edged the whole page using one of the splats from the same page.
I finished with the words Happy which was taken from the Journaling words plate and the Creative with is from the massive create art thought phrase {but I cut them as separate words as there such a nice size they can work on there own} As one last finishing touch I gave a couple of the circles a mini crown which I punched out of black soot core'dinations card {which is still on offer HERE}
And there you have it.
So don't be afraid any more, Get out your inks and paint and stamps and just have fun. 
If I can do it you can too.
Thanks for stopping by x
Stay Inky


Lorraine said...

this is gorgeous and you have used some fun techniques xx

Dragon said...

This is yummy but I still don't think I will get into the journaling thingy... those stamps are so tempting though!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

love this! xx

shirley said...

Looks fab Nicky!
I have been pondering about journaling. The Picket Fence stain looks great...can't wait to get mine.

Kat said...

oooh Minxy, I love your page,
the colours are fab,
& those splats are great

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous painty BG, love how you double stamped the circles Nicky! xxx

Artyjen said...

Fun use of the stamps.....great page.
xoxo Sioux

Jingle said...

I love this!!! So fabulous!

crafty creations said...

Brilliant page Nicky - I'm into journalling too and am loving it Have just done a little video of my latest wotk - if you have time pop over and see x Hilda