Sunday, 21 August 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge entry - Pretty Patterns

A very warm hello to anyone who kindly drops by.

As I am still recuperating very slowly from surgery 11 days ago (silly me thought I'd be dancing a jig by now) I've been getting very frustrated wanting to craft but not being physically able.  Last night I managed a couple of more comfortable hours and decided to try a simple entry into the current PaperArtsy Challenge where the theme is Patterns.  As always there has been some stunning inspiration from DT members and also from entrants to the challenge, some of which are journal pages and that's what tempted me.  I don't often have a bash at journalling so this is a rare one for me.

I had a couple of pages already roughly brayered with left over green acrylic paint in my little 'Sam' journal and I'd also done a bit of random stamping with the Bougainvillea Fresco Finish (forgot to take a before pic).  We had also received a cruise brochure yesterday morning (cruises we'll never afford, lol) and it was a small picture in there of some pottery that sparked the inspiration for these pages.



I added some Emma Godfrey (for PaperArtsy) circles around the pink spiky 'flowers' using Tikka Fresco Finish and then created more pattern with the tiny flower which is from a Cat's Meow set.  Added a few white pen dots then tore the inspiration pic, stuck it to the pages and followed the outline with black fine liner and finally scribbled the words.


Very simple pages but it was nice to lose myself in an hours crafting.  Off to link up to the PaperArtsy Blog Challenge before I go back to bed to nurse my war wounds for a little longer.   The deadline is 5:00 pm today so you still have time for a quick entry!

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

10 comments:

Miriam said...

That's gorgeous Lesley.... I hope you feel better soon...

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic Lesley, love the colourful dishes you've added at the edges. Hope you are soon back up and in the craftroom and feeling better.

Sue xx

Claire said...

Really lovely Lesley - funny how we can find inspiration from almost anything! Hope you continue to recover and are back to full speed crafting again soon Xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous pages Lesley, beautiful colours and the photos interesting--Hope you feel better soon!!! xx

sam21ski said...

Oh brilliant Lesley, so pleased you found the comfort for an hour or two to be able to play, loving those torn pages xx

Sally H said...

Beautiful, Lesley! gorgeous colours! Hope you are well on the mend very soon xxx

Margaret Iddon said...

Beautiful Lesley. Didn't know you'd had an op. Hope you are improving.

Helen said...

what a great page Lesley - love the background, and your inspiration too. Hope you feel well enough to craft as much as you want soon. x

Elaine said...

Great to see you have managed even a short session in the craft room! I love the way your brochure page is tied into your patterning so well. Lovely work and great to see you enjoying some distraction. Hope your recovery is heading in the right direction now. Elaine xxx

butterfly said...

Glad you were able to do a bit of crafting - and your pages are fabulous, just love those patterned pottery and pretty colours - and I hope you're taking good care of yourself in recovery.
Alison x