Thursday, 31 December 2015

Staying young

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my last blogpost for 2015... I have been busy in my craft room again and produced another art journal using Stampotique Stamps. I actually only wanted to practise my colouring with pencils but once she was finished I decided to put her on a journal page.

She's the lovely Mary by Stampotique Originals and she was coloured with Polychromos  and Pablo coloured pencils. As I said before, this is much more difficult than it looks and it also takes a lot of time. When she was done, I cut her out and set her aside to do the background. 

The background is a piece of pattern paper by Tim Holtz and I just brayered some paint over it using turquioses and grey. With a stencil and Versamark ink I created the swirls using an embossing powder by Lindy's Stampgang. I also stamped the background here and there. 
I adhered her to the page and 'grounded' her by putting some colour under her shoes. 

The quote is by Lucille Ball and I used my old typewriter to create it. 

Her are 2 more photos:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. Love the colouring on this page, and the embossing is beautiful, awesome job! Happy new year :-)

  2. LOL, those are fabulous words!! Beautifully coloured, it doesn't appear that you need to be practising! The embossed swirl catches the light beautifully.
    Corrie, Wishing You A Happy New Year!
    Lynne x

  3. Mooi dat sierlijke en deze stempel erbij! Mooi ook weer de tekst! Groetjes, Gerrina

  4. Mary was my first and I have never tired of her, Corrie! She is so beautifully colored that she just exudes a warm and loving personality! Love your color palette and your stencil work, too! Happy New Year, my dear friend!

  5. I'm so glad you gave her a home... she's absolutely fabulous - what amazing colouring, and those shimmering flourishes are fantastic too.
    Alison xx