Stand Out by Alison Hall


Happy New Year Everyone!

Today I have a textured journal page to share with you, featuring a stamped phrase from Clarabelle Studio, which I think is a great mantra to start the new year with.

Here's what I used...

Carabelle Studio Stamp Sets - Cadre et Fleurs par Azoline, Bloom by Birgit Koopsen, Follow Your Heart by Birgit Koopsen
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Arrows Background, Bubbles Background, Moc Croc
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic - Green Gold, Cobalt Teal Hue, Carbon Black, Primary Magenta
Music Paper

Here's what I did...

1. To begin, I used a palette knife to apply modelling paste to a page of the white/greyboard journal. I used the texture combs to create some patterns in the paste, then left it to dry.

2. Next, I painted my page with the Green Gold and Cobalt Teal Hue acrylics. I used the tinting base to blend the colours and lighten them.

3. I used the bubbles background Dinky Stencil with cobalt teal hue, the arrows background stencil with primary magenta, and the moc croc stencil with carbon black, to make a background. I also added some stamping on the edges with the zig zag image from Follow Your Heart and black Archival ink.

4. I painted some music paper with a light coat of tinting base to tone it down, then stamped the phrase from Bloom and the flowers from Cadres et Fleurs, and cut them out. I added some colour to the flowers with paint. I cut some stalks from the music paper, and painted them too. Then I used matte medium to glue the flowers and stalks onto my page.

5. I inked the edges of the words, then glued them to the page. I mixed up the phrase a little, for a bit of fun.

6. To finish, I used a paintbrush to add some watery splatters of black paint, then sponged the edges of the page with some neat black paint. 

I hope I've inspired you to get back in your craft room today.

Alison x

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  1. Great page, Alison. Love the sentiment.

  2. Super page Alison and a wonderful bit of inspiration!! Super colours too!!

  3. Fabulous, it seems we are all having a Carabelle start to the year lol
    Amanda x

  4. Love your jazzy page Alison and great texture too.
    Fliss xx

  5. I love the colours and textures on this page. I really must invest in some Carabelle Stamps. They look so gorgeous. xxx

  6. Gorgeous, love the blended colours, really striking
    Donna xx

  7. This is a great page Alison.

  8. Gorgeous textures and lovely bright colours to cheer these grim January days.
    Alison x


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