Live Gently upon this Earth...... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of creativity.
This week I have a journal spread to share with you. Although I have created art recently that could be used as journal pages I haven't for a very long time actually reached for my journal to make an entry. Shame on me! I also realised this week that my Distress Inks and Oxides have been much neglected of late so out came my journal, out came the DI's and DOX and the creativity began.....

To colour the pages of my journal I initially applied Distress ink using the 'Wrinkle Free Distress' technique. I then applied gesso with a sponge to create some texture

before returning to the inks, this time Distress Oxides, applying them again using the 'Wrinkle Free Distress' technique.

To create the rays in the sky I applied texture paste through Tim Holtz 'Burst' layering stencil, let the paste dry, repositioned the stencil and coloured the rays with Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic.

The flowers, from That's Crafty's Flower Collection 3 stamp set designed by Melina Dahl were stamped with Archival ink on watercolour paper and coloured with Dina Wakley Heavy Body acrylic paints . A white pen provided a few highlights.

The flowers were adhered in position across the two pages and grounded with strips of designer tape.
I stamped across the lower part of the pages using one of PaperArtsy's mini stamps designed by Seth Apter's with Archival ink to create the effect of 'blades of grass'.

To finish off I added some shadows to the flowers, some stamped birds and some small talk sticker quotes.

Products I used:

Pink Pig Sketchbook/Journal 5x7
Watercolour Paper
That's Crafty! White Gesso
Ranger Texture Paste
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Lemon, Ruby, Magenta.
Distress Ink: Stormy Sky 
Distress Oxides: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Olive, Fern Green
That's Crafty! Clear Stamps: Flowers Collection - Set 3 designed by Melina Dahl
PaperArtsy Stamps: Eclectica EM33 designed by Seth Apter
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Burst 
Tim Holtz Designer Tape
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
White highlighter pen
Ranger Cut n Dry foam
Paint brushes
Palette knife
Tim Holtz Distress Spray bottle 
Craft mat
Natural sponge
Bird stamps

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration be it for a journal entry or otherwise. 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for any comments you leave for my creativity. 
They are both very much appreciated. 
Have a lovely week and I'll be here again next week, same time, same place - hope you will be able to join me .
Until then 
Take Care 

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  1. Really beautiful pages Amanda. The background is fabulous and love the way you grounded the gorgeous flowers. A meadow brought to life.
    Fliss xx

  2. Beautiful pages Amanda, a scene that you would love to run barefoot through
    Amanda x

  3. Love this colourful layout!

  4. An absolutely gorgeous spread Amanda! xx

  5. Thans so much Anne, Lucy, Fliss and Amanda . Your kind words mean alot and are very much appreciated . :)


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