Sunday, 8 April 2012

Two Hearts

Having had such a great time with Donna Downey a couple of weeks ago, I am now obsessed with hearts and Pan Pastels.  Plus I have made myself a new art journal, and for someone who has a pathological fear of sewing machines (which stems from a needlework class when I was about 11 when I sewed my finger to some material, and got told off by the truly unpleasant teacher for breaking the needle), I feel quite proud of my achievement.
Here is a page which I made today.

I covered my page with some vintage French script, and then applied a sheet of scrunched up tissue with matt medium.  After this dried I used a homemade stencil and my Pan Pastels to make the heart images, sprayed with fixative and then coloured the background.
The stamps are a mixture of Tim Holtz and Wendy Vechhi, and its all stamped using black Stazon.
The bus tickets are stamped onto manilla card and then fixed with tiny staples.
Hels theme this week over at The Sunday Stamper is numbers, and it's the 200th Sunday Stamper, so a big thank you to Hels for giving us a lovely dose of inspiration each week. To celebrate she has some fantastic blog candy, so pop over to her blog to have a look and perhaps enter the challenge.

Before I go here's a picture of my journal, that I made all by myself. I bet that needlework teacher would be quite surprised!

And now I really should go and make a start on the veggies for tonights dinner, yummy Welsh lamb.


Elaine said...

Fabulous Page Sue and what a lovely journal well done . Enjoy your roast Hugs Elaine

Artyjen said...

An absolutely yummy page Sue ;)
Well done on the sewing project
xoxo Sioux

Anesha said...

Two great creations and well done with your sewing.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...OMGosh Sue...i'm totally in loVe with your sumptuous heart...the effect of the tissue paper has brought your journal page to life I can't stop looking at it! for your cover you should be so proud of yourself for it's a prelude to the beauty inside...Melx :)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Sue, the red hearts are stunning and your journal is so sweet.
Hope you are having a Happy Easter Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Daniele said...

just loving those hearts, very dimensional.

Helen said...

Hope the lamb was as tasty as the journal looks - am not surprised yuu don't like sewing - it would be enough to put anyone off! The hearts are great. I am always inspired by Donna's videos.

Netty said...

Loving your great hearts and your fabby journal. Enjoy your Lamb, Annette x

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUSNESS indeedily! Love love love it... now, those Pan Pastels... I need them right? I haven;t got any... so... I should get some shouldn't I? lol I was booted out of needlework class for breaking three machines in one lesson... ended up in the metalwork class with the boys... much more my stylee rofl Thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper... see you soon!! xx

Laura said...

Fab, fab, fab. Love those hearts and the way you have coloured them. That button on your journal is well thought out. Well impressed. Glad you may have got over your fear of sewing machines.

Redanne said...

Not surprised you gave up sewing, but good to see that you have returned, great job and really love your journal page - Donna Downey is obviously a great teacher. I want pan pastels too!

Carol said...

I love what you did to two hearts.