Thursday, 5 April 2018

In the Meadow at Stamps and Stencils

Hi everyone, time for our next challenge at Stamps and Stencils and this month the lovely Rachel has chosen the theme which is all about meadows...

'Meadows are such amazing places - lots of different grasses, wild flowers and wonderful wildlife. Let your imagination run wild ...and use stamps or stencils too! Enjoy!'

What a lovely topic, time for fresh spring colours and I created some journal pages which is something I've not done for a while.

I like working on Kraft card and scraped gesso and some of the new blue paints from Seth Apters winter set, think Venice Blue, Steel Grey and Double Denim are making an appearance today. Floral and square stencils used on the first layers.

I've used one of my own hand carved stamps here as it matched in quite well with the geometric  elements.

More layering and stamping with a  little Toffee and Caramel paint.

Glass Bead gel, Treasure Gold and Decoart White Crackle paste.

Sleight Blue and In the Navy infusions on glossy card stock before die cutting with Tim's Wildflower dies.

Isn't the effect pretty?

I used the waste as a stencil  too.

White textured 'earth' for the flowers to grow out of.

I do like texture..

Love the contrast of the glossy flowers against the background.

Hope you're inspired to join in, hop across here for more inspiration from the design team and as always thanks for stopping by. Ruth xx


  1. Ruth, this is an amazing journal spread.. Love it!!

  2. This is an amazing spread - so much work and such great effects. You've used my all time favourite stencil, too... Fab work. Cath x

  3. Gorgeous! I love all the layers. I must get out those dies and use them!!!!

  4. Love your gorgeous journal spread Ruth! A brilliant combination!
    Lula xx

  5. Beautiful pages Ruth, love the layers and your own carved stamp. Sue C x

  6. Dear Ruth , soooo beautiful your spread is,- oh the colors from the darkest blue, to white .
    The gorgeous texture, you created using stencils, glass bead gel, and crackle ... making it all so magic, and the infusions to the plants is just amazing .
    Thank you for such a wonderful visit here.
    Hugs to you,
    Dorthe, xo

  7. This is beautiful ! I can't wait to get more use out of my dies. Thank you for the inspiration !!

  8. I love the colours and textures in this project. Well worth the visit, Thanks

  9. Such a marvellous page, love love the texture . And it is so elegant!

  10. You probably don't need me to tell you how much I love this! Meadow grasses, texture, blues & browns - heavenly. I love the effect of the die-cut Infusions spritzed card for the flowers - beautiful.
    Alison x

  11. Gorgeous pages, love the way you've layered it too. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  12. All the texture and the colours work fantastically well together I love the dark blue on the flowers really rich project a feast for the eyes.


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