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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Book of Days Week 11

I have skipped ahead to week 11 - I'm not sure that I will do week 8/9 and I can't decide on my favourite song for week 10.

Week 11 was entitled boundaries and was about people overstepping what is deemed as acceptable and making personal comments/judgements about others.

It made me think about a comment that someone told me another person had said about me.. it wasn't particularly cruel/nasty just a trait I didn't identify with. I spent far too much time dwelling on it and being affected by it. 

I started off by getting it off my chest - writing with neocolour crayon on top of watercolour paper coated with gesso. (words pixelated out)

I went over with more neocolour and used a wet brush to blend it out.

I then brayered hot pink and metallic blue paint over the top.

I saw this quote on pinterest and it really resonated with me. I went around the lettering with copic spica pens which are lovely and glittery. I added some white highlights and some stamping.

Catherine led me to a new mixed media challenge called stamps and stencils so I have decided to enter my make into their first challenge, which is anything goes.

Hope you all have some crafty plans for the weekend


Lauren Hatwell said...

What a great piece of work. So honest and well thought out. I really do love everything about it. Lx

Kathyk said...

Smashing idea to get it off your chest and then cover it us with something far more positive! Love the colours you used too, Debs


Sharon Smith said...

Love your page, I think this a super way of getting something off your chest and making great art. Thanks From Stamp and Stencils and we hope you will join us next month as well...
Sharon x

Sue C said...

Love your page Debbie ! I love the phrase too, it is so true and one that I will remember. Love the background and your lettering is fabulous ! Thanks for joining our very first challene at Stamps and Stencils ! Sue C x

catherine said...

Fabulous pages Debs and love how you incorporated true journaling words to you in them. Lovely colours
x catherine

toni said...

I'm sure that journalling such a lovely page has helped you to ' let go' of your irritation thankyou for sharing this with us at Stamps and Stencils. Love your surface treatment underneath that fab lettering toni x

Meggymay said...

A wonderful journal page and a great way to 'let go'. The quote is very touching and meaningful. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Stamps and Stencils, hope to see you here again.

Julia S-W said...

gorgeous colours and I love how you've written your journalling and hidden it - such things are always best left elsewhere aren't they? You have done such a wonderful job here with a fab background and really funky lettering.Thank you so much for bringing that quote out too - I need to remember it! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x