Sunday, 11 December 2011

Balancing Act by Sioux Jenneys

I thought I'd take a break from the Christmas stuff and share a journal page today that uses one of the new background stamps.....although I have used the free icicle stamp as an added touch...it makes a great border for a page :)


1. Ink the large solid dancer in Archival black and kiss stamp using the numbers on the reflections set by Tim Holtz.  Draw a thick black line at an angle for the tightrope...
...cut a mask and apply to the image. Stamp the separate plain bodice onto card in Distress aged mahogany....cut out and apply glossy accents.

2. Stamp the watch background on most of the page in Archival black...
...stamp again onto some white card stock and cut some label shapes from this using the tiny tags and tabs die set and colour with Distress vintage photo.

3. Spritz some hand made Distress re-inker mixes (made using one full pipette of re-inker and topping up with water in a Ranger mini mister spray)...
...I used antique linen, peeled paint and faded jeans.

4. To tone down areas on the background apply some Distress stain picket fence.


5. Stamp the icicle stamp in Distress peeled paint and apply Distress stickles.

Don't forget that you can choose either this icicle or a snowflake stamp totally FREE with any order placed at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)

6. Stamp the word LIFE from journaling words in Archival aquamarine onto sticky backed canvas and apply to a black mat card.


7. Stamp the scrabble tiles in Archival crimson, cut out and apply to the tags....stamp the umbrella from T!m's umbrella man in Distress aged mahogany and cut out...

...Cotton thread was tied to the tags and a little dries clear glue was applied to stop them unravelling.



There is still plenty of room for some hand written words in the future too.

Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly :)

See you again just before the big day to share my final piece of the month.
Thanks for looking :)
xoxo Sioux

10 comments:

craftytrog said...

Brilliant background, great use of the icicles & brolly! xxx

Sid said...

Love this piece it is really inventive !!

Joanne said...

Gosh you are clever. You have a wonderful imagination and a crafty talent to boot. Hope you had a fab day yesterday too.
Hugs Joanne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How gorgeous!

greetings, Alie :-)

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation, love the background and the composition. :)

inkypinkycraft said...

This is great, love the background and how you have combined all the elements trace x

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is fantastic!!

Emma said...

Fantastic use of the stamps and a stunning piece of artwork ~ it's gorgeous!
Love Emma xx

artbyvic said...

Wow, it is wonderful! I love the umbrella.

Helen said...

Just gorgeous, and so clever.