Thursday, 4 February 2016

Splatter, Spritz, Smoosh at Stamps and Stencils

Hi....what a great title, it's the new challenge theme over at Stamps and Stencils chosen by our very talented DT leader Sue  and it's all about messy play. Here's what Sue says about it.

'What can be better that getting messy in your craft room, so for this challenge it's time to get out those sprays, paints and inks and really get messy ! We want to see splattering, spritzing and smooshing ! Just remember to include either some stamping or stencilling.' 

The theme spoke journal pages to me...but this time I went down a vintage route.

Like many of you I've started the year trying to use stamps and stash that I haven't used for ages or maybe not used at all...

I started with a background of fresco paints in Sage and Vintage Lace that were spritzed with Prima Blooms in Tea Stain.

Next Light Modelling Paste through a TCW stencil (? garden gate but may have made that up!).

Next Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays in various shades of blue and green spritzed, splattered and dripped, love how the mica pools.

The hearts are a Chocolate Baroque set that I've always liked but don't often use because they are hearts, but I felt they fitted the vintage style of the pages. Gold fresco (I know...again) as a base and then stamped with Plum archival.

The font and the swirly bits are Stampers Annonymous. Various background stamps in blue archival inks and some stencilling with Vintage Lace to soften the pages.

Lastly Treasure gold to highlight.

 Green and Red are a rare combination for me to use outside Christmas but I might use it more often as I've really enjoyed a'spritzing and a'smooshing!

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and for stopping by again, please pop across here to see what my lovely talented teamies have created for you and hopefully tempt you to join in.


  1. Fabulous page, Ruth! I am loving the Gold Fresco.. have just got the two new metallic Frescos - they are LUSH

  2. Wow, Ruth, it's breathtakingly beautiful art journal page! I love your fabulous color combo and your texture is fantastic! What great use of Frescos! Simply brilliant! Hugs! Branka xxx

  3. Just GORGEOUS Ruth - love the charming style here - amazing!

  4. This is truly elegant! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. This greens and reds are amazing together, dear Ruth, and wow I love your stenciled flowers, getting colors on colors,- giving a beautiful result with the treasure gold !! The hearts are so romantic in red and gold, too.
    Dorthe, xxo

  6. Oh Ruth, I love this elegant and delicate spread so much! What a beauty!!! Very perfectly designed. Hugs, Autumn

  7. Wow Ruth, your journal pages are so elegantly designed. Absolutely stunning.
    Julie x

  8. Wow Ruth from me too! This is gorgeously opulent and very inspiring. Didn't understand the first bit about spritz in Prima blooms with tea stain? Probably being thick! Xx

    1. The Prima Blooms colour is called tea stain...didn't make it very clear..sorry! R x

  9. A HUGE WOWWWWW from me, too! Ruth, what a color combination you have chosen and a lovely textured background for those beautiful hearts! Gorgeous pages! It makes me want to go bury myself in the Closet! Hugs!

  10. Fabulous Ruth, absolutely adore this spread, the hearts look fantastic, great design and lay out!!

  11. beautiful pages - absolutely gorgeous work Ruth! Hugs rachel x

  12. Gorgeous pages, Ruth.... I love all the layering, and of course the gold accents, lol! And your composition is fantastic..... WOW! xxx Lynn

  13. Beautiful Ruth, wonderful colour palette and loving all the layers and textures! Deb xo

  14. Wow! This really is gorgeous! Hugs, Chrisx

  15. What gorgeous pages, Ruth - the subtle muted colour palette comes to life with that touch of gilding, and I just love the stamping on the hearts. Beautiful!
    Alison xx

  16. Gorgeous pages and another beautiful colour palette from you. The Chocolate Baroque heart is a beautiful stamp and looks stunning as the focal point.


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