Hello… another circle journal contribution to share today. And this month I had Julie Bell’s journal. Her construction was similar to others but with a lovely hard cover and it made it easy to flatten the pages to work in. I decided I wanted to keep it to flat pages and so glued the envelope flap shut. She also gave us each a piece of patterned paper and a mini envelope to keep or use… let’s see what I did.
First I started with fresco finish paints… mermaid, Jade, Beach hut, South Pacific. I also added some blueberry and amethyst.
Next I added texture paste coloured with Jade through a Paperartsy stencil. I love this numbers stencil. I then started with stamping and adding flicks of colour adding in the contrasting colour of Butternut.
I’ve realised now that this picture does not show the colour very well… oh well… you’ll see at the end the real colours… especially in the closeups.
I decided to add leaves to the page… so i stamped in versamark the leaves from the Lin Brown Paperartsy set and then embossed with sticky powder. Then I added gilding flakes. Then I stamped the smaller leaves and heat embossed those with a dark mahogany colour.
Love how these contrasted with the background. Then I built up a cluster for a focal point. The mini envelope which I added texture paste to through the same stencil, and butternut paint over the Jade with the crackle effect and i sanded it back a little to keep the rustic effect. A piece of gold shimmer paper I added gilding flakes to and tore it, and then some book print pages
provided some interesting laters. I then found the dream catcher wooden piece which I painted and added some of the Sparks paint to … I love the Sparks paints for giving a really sparkly finish.
I added some different threads to the dream catcher for some softer texture and a sequin in the centre. Then added the sticker sentiments from Tim Holtz which spoke to me for the layout.
I them set to with an Inktense pencil and water brush to add some shading and edging.
I love this layout and am really proud of it. Just hope Jules loves it as much as I do!
Hope you like seeing it too.