Monday, 13 February 2012

Journal Play

I was sat being very unproductive so I got out my journal and just started to play.
The first thing I grabbed was my spiced marmalade distress stain, I covered the whole page, I then pulled out some cosmic shimmer drawing inks and started splatting them about, then out came the water spritzer, more drawing inks,
some pan pastels and stencils, distress ink and tools...When I was happy with the background I gave it a quick spray of hairspray {my cheap fixative} and finished it off with one of Lily's cool octopode stamps {I love this ickle kitty critter}, Then I remembered a cool 'play' quote, so I stamped that out with a set of mini alpha's, added it to the page and hay presto.
I'm entering this in the Simon Says stamp and Show challenge as they have an 'anything goes' theme this week.
Right I best crack on, gotta finish my valentines card for tomorrow!
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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21 comments:

tracy said...

cool page nicky love it

Helen said...

That looks fab fun Nicky!!

ellen vargo said...

love your journal page! I just bought that starburst stencil - love how you used it. have a great day! And thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

happyDiane said...

nice looking journal page, like that background alot. Need to remember that quote in my life!

Gabrielle said...

Hey! Great job! I love, love, love the background! I shy away from oranges, not really sure why, and I feel inspired to be braver! Thanks for sharing the inspiration - you are wonderful x

Candy C said...

Minsy...your card is darling! I love that sentiment and your cat looks so "frazzled" by the thought of growing old! haha Your background colors are wonderfully bright and cheerful! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Felicia said...

Super cool page! Thanks for sharing! *hugs* =0)

Linda Elbourne said...

Very bright and very lovely Minxy ... Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... We hope to see you again soon!

craftimamma said...

This is great Nicky. I love seeing what people do with their journal pages but it's not something I seem able to get into myself. I think about it too much instead of just diving in I suppose, lol! Good luck with the challenge.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jingle said...

This is just wonderful!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great journal pages, love the background and the vibrant colour palette and the text is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

505whimsygirl said...

Love that saying! It is so very true. I've been getting my youth back over the last year - it's so much fun!!

Nice journal page!

Hugs,
Kay

Amy said...

Love the page and the sentiment!

Von said...

Wicked page Nicky :)
Von x♥x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous!

The Crafty Chick said...

Ha!! I recognise those stencils!! Looking good chick!

Leandra

papillon said...

That looks like a page that required a serious dosis of having fun to make! Love the bright orange too :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, love this funky page!

Anneliese said...

Love these pages ..the colours great :D x

Trish Latimer said...

Love this...I have so much trouble using orange, but you've got looking gorgeous!

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful page, and I LOVE that kitty!! It reminds me of one of my favorite book growing up. Very cool!