Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Quick Peek

Just a quick post to show what I have been playing around with lately, namely book paper. Just plain ordinary pages from an old book from the local Op Shop. 
The photo was taken with my phone then "grunged" up using one of the apps. 
So for a grungy photo I had to do a grungy page right? Loved doing this one; loads of paint play, got very messy at one stage.... loved it!!!

Did the whole grungy background thing using loads of paint stencils and stamps, did not have a plan at all.... can you tell?

 Cut the arrow shapes and backed them with patterned paper to try and add some depth. The chippie bits are all from Scrap FX. To get the rustic, worn look I just did a rough uneven coat of paint then sprayed with a mist and leave to dry all "mottley" is that even a word?

 For the heart (yes I tried my best to make it look like a heart shape) I just splashed paint around on torn book pages, then rolled them up and stuck 'em down squishing them together as I went. Then, to try and make it look like the shape, I then drew a heart on top very roughly. Cannot really see it in these photos though.

 Did the same treatment on the title that I did on the embellishments using 2 different colours of paint.

 Then the journalling with one of my favourite quotes: " We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." Finished it off by random doodling all over the place to high light bits and pieces.

So much fun to do, have I said that already?  Till next time,
Take care y'all,


  1. This is just fabulous. I love every detail (and there are so many). Very creative. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Bird Is The Word.

  2. Michele - I love the dimension and interest you have added to this layout - gorgeous. I'd love to see some of your work at our Freaking blog!!!

  3. OMG WOW Michelle.. adore your LO.. such beautiful texture and technique.. gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing with us at BITW :))

  4. Fabulous page, Michelle!! Thanks for playing along us at BITW!


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