Friday, 27 August 2010

Inspire Your Darker Side

The Stampotique Designers Challenge this time around is "Not So Sweet 16" for all those who are not glittery, or pretty pretty or cute etc..  So today I got in touch with my darker side....well I tried to put it that way.
I used Eric and Linda's New Bag (both available from The Stamp Attic) to start the creation of my journal page.  I am very new to journaling so still find it a little difficult to fill the two pages.  I started with adding some Terra through a Crafter's Workshop template to give me some texture to my page, and I will definitely be using this again it's fantastic.   The pages are coloured with acrylic paint which has been swooshed (is that a word,  oh well it is now) around with a baby wipe.  I have used sequin waste and Gesso to add some highlights along with 16 around my page to meet the criteria for the theme.
On the right hand side I have added a skull which was a postcard from the RHS tatton show, yes there was a crystal skull garden there too LOL.
My double page spread in all its glory.  It was a little difficult getting in touch with my darker side today, however, my 9 year old daughter has just popped into my craft room and given her approval, she said "the skull is COOL mum", well what more could I want LOL.  Have a good Friday all,  Tracy xx

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh Tracy this is so cool.
Wonderful pages. These rock. Love it.

Netty said...

These are brilliant Tracy. I love that skull, what a smile.....terrific. Annette x

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these pages.. amazing! x

Sue said...

Ha I remember that skull garden!!!! Great use of the postcard for your journal page!

Jackie said...

Wonderful pages, Tracy; I love them!

Wendy said...

I think its pretty cool too!

Cheryl said...

oh these are wonderful pages hun so love that skull he is just perfect hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lori said...

What a cool piece! But now I'll be scared to go to bed tonight...those Stampotique people freak me out....lol!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Cool indeed! :0)

Gorgeous blending and layering Tracy.

Thanks for joining us on Stampotique Designers Challenge this wek.

Sam said...

Great Page and love the skull. Enjoyed looking at your blog, wonderful work on here.

Cath Wilson said...

WEll, it may have been a little difficult but boy did you crack it, Tracy. It's gorgeous and the colours are wonderful. I can only imagine that the texture would make it all the more interesting.

Willy said...

Yes, your daughter is right.. cool, fabulous and funny pages, Tracy. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Kaz said...

I love these pages, especially the way they're holding hands. Love the skull too.
I'm new to journalling too and will be 'borrowing' your terra stencilling as I've been sticking to the gesso!
Thanks for joining us at SDC x

flutterbycrafter said...

These are 2 stunning pages, awesome.

Juls said...

fabulous! Love the backgrounds you have created! Hugs Juls

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! I'm always in awe of pages like this. Fabulous texture and design! xxD

Moniqui said...

These pages are awesome Tracy! I love how you made the background! Thanks for joining us at SDC!

Basement Stamper said...

I love them, they are such a cute little couple! Great job and thanks for joining us at SDC this week!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tracey, love your pages, the colour is very interesting lots of depth to it, good luck with the challenge:D xx

Shannon said...

You did a great two page spread on this challenge, I love the concept. The color combination is also wonderful.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous pages Tracy! Your background is fabulous! x

Valerie H. Wilson said...

You rocked this challenge! Brilliant work! Thank you for joining the SDC this week!
Cheers,
Val :)

Sue said...

Brilliant Tracy, your daughter is right - very cool indeed x

Kim said...

Wow, this is so dreamy looking, love it!
:)
Kim P.