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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Desert Island Discs - Circle Journal - another page


Following on from my previous post earlier today,
this is the latest page I've completed - for Karen.
Of her song list, I chose 'C'est La Vie' by
Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
It isn't a song I'd ever heard before, but I took inspiration
from the words of the first verse ...
"Have your leaves all turned to brown
Will you scatter them around you".

Karen's page was a square of mountboard,
and I started off by sticking on old book pages around the edge,
then one layer of paint.

 
I thought I'd have a play with the small Gelli Plate I got
for Christmas and watched the video tutorial 


I wasn't too keen on the next layer


Even less keen on the next layer!


So I brayered on a lighter shade of green


I added a few lines of paint, but still wasn't satisfied with it -
I carried on thinking in future 'less is more'!

I wanted some leaves on the page and remembered a great tutorial on
It's basically using brown paper, distress ink, glossy accents
and a leaf punch.


I love these little leaves, they're so realistic.
I also added onto the page a little card which opens up.

 This covered up quite a bit of the background (yay!!).
I scattered and stuck on some leaves, added a macrame, beaded
thingy I'd had pinned on my noticeboard (made a few weeks
earlier), a button from Hobbycraft which had the perfect
colour match flowers on, and added the title of the song
with some wooden letters.

 
 Now it didn't look so bad, in fact I was even pleased with it!

I hope that Karen will like it too.

16 comments:

Mrs A. said...

I likey, I likey!! Think this one is your bestest yet. Hugs Mrs A.

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful page Sherry with all the fabulous elements. Hugs Annette x

Алексровер Анна said...

It seems not easy to make page in this tecnic , great result!!!!

Connie said...

Marvelous layering.
You've out done yourself :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Deborah said...

Love your rustic page, Sherry. That's what I like about gelli - you can just add another layer.

Introverted Art said...

love this page so much!!!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous pages, the backgrounds are great.
Yvonne x

Lins Artyblobs said...

It worked out well in the end. I shall have to look out for a leaf punch.

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Sherry, you have been active my friend, love your latest creations! They're real stunners! Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days, was abroad (work). Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

JansArtyJunk said...

whooooo another crafty peep playing with gelli....and with wonderful results...getting very tempted to get a gelli plate now!

Clare said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh so creative I just the layering!

Jackie said...

This is wonderful, Sherry. It is so interesting to see all the different layers before you achieved the final state. I love the background and those little leaves are fabulous.

Terry said...

Love the texture in this gorgeous journal page! What a great effect with the background and the falling leaves! Enjoy the weekend!

Jenny said...

Oh Sherry... I LOVE this art journal page... lots of lovely layers with the gelli plate... and the leaves are beautiful... perfect for the lyrics... am sure Karen will love it...

Jenny ♥

Healing Woman said...

Oh my gosh! It's fabulous. Layer after layer of luscious color and the leaves are realistic, as you said. For me, the completion of this masterpiece are the words cest la vie..perfect!

Jackie said...

Thanks for the link to the techniques video, Sherry. I have ff some bits but she does show some good techniques. Jx