It's Horace here again, the other bears will find any excuse to stay in the cosy bear bed and keep telling me it's my turn to host WOYWW! So, on with the show I must go.
Here is my starting to craft mess. I had an idea for a journal page, so started by stamping our new Dylusions stamp, which I love. I have various other stamps piled up, as I like to play around with several ideas before making my final choices. Also on the messy desk is a scrumpled piece of kitchen roll, how slovenly of me!
You'll also see on the desk the crafter's essential of bearby wipes, various inks I planned to use on my page, my Dylusions lined up ready for action....
I'm trying to limit my backgrounds to no more than 3 colours, as I was finding that anything I made, I was not happy with, resulting in one page that had taken hours ending up in the bin. This background uses two Dylusions mists.
A little close up of my Dylusions, I swear you'd have thought the bottles contained radioactive matter, I had such a struggle to break into the Mowed Lawn bottle! I didn't use the pink in the end, choosing to stamp pink flowers on the page instead, for a contrast.
To use the Dylusions sprays, I had to move to the kitchen table, as Wilbear has banned any spritzing and spraying in the bedroom - he found a big splotch of vibrant turquoise on the duvet cover, and I have NO idea how that got there!!!!!!!
After spraying then drying my misted page, I added some stencil effects. Spritzing through with water, for a ghosting effect, then using the negative of the stencil on the opposite page and pressing the watery residue down for a different effect.
Once back at the desk, the stamping began... This was from one of the bears' Christmas stamp sets.
I stamped onto lightly patterned paper, then cut out my flutterbyes (as Pooh calls them)
I did the same with a small flower stamp, then stamped our new brick stamp directly onto the page in Pine Needles distress ink, keeping to the green and pink theme.
Mid - craft perusions! So far so good.....
I continued stamping, distressing and sticking, until my page looked like this.
I took a moment to consider, then decided I needed more, so I highlighted the journalling with a dark green Sharpie pen, in keeping with the initial colour scheme. I also added some of the Dylusions stamped eyes to my flowers. Just for a funky finish.
BUT, in the bears new 'I don't like this' style. I decided it was now too much! Argh. Also, the new cheap journal I'd created this in was really bad quality, the paper was very buckled after only 2 Dylusions colours applied onto it, so, I decided to re create the page onto our Pink Pig 8x8 journal. I applied our new 'less is more' mantra to the background this time. I've decided my problem is, I love so many journal pages I see on the Internet, and try to recreate all the ideas on one page!!
Left hand side close up
Right hand side close up. The journalling reflects that it's nice to think good thoughts, as it keeps you feeling positive.
I'm off for a bit of desk hopping now, see you soon. X
With love from the bears.