Thursday, 4 April 2013

DT Project #2 by Minxy, Featuring:

Prima/ Finnabair Sunrise Sunset Collection

Hay lovely peeps, As promised i'm back for another offering of Finn/Prima goodness
This time in the form of a journal spread.

I have to admit when I received the Finnabair mixed media journal in our kit I was both delighted and terrified. I just adore how Finn makes over her covers, but having never given anything like that a go b4 I totally bottled doing it as I didn't want to ruin the journal, so went for the safe option and opted for a double page spread instead! I promise when I do get the cover done I will share on my blog {some time in the distant future lol

I started by removing 2 of the kraft pages from the journal to work on, it's much easier without the rings in the way.
I stamped 2 of the opposite corners with the sunrise sunset clear set 4 in black archival.
I then sliced a piece of the A4 sunrise sunset paper in half, and rounded the outer corners to match the journal pages.
I sprayed 'vibrant turquoise' & 'cut grass' dylusions spray through the sunrise sunset 6x6 checkers stencil in a band across the middle of the pages.

Next I scraped texture paste through the sunrise sunset flower stencil, When it had dried, I placed the stencil back over the same place and applied permanent red shade pan pastel to the raised peaks with a sofft tool knife. Replacing the stencil before colouring stops any excess pan pastel from getting all over the page.

I used Tim's checkerboard texture fade on kraft card as I wanted a little more dimension but continuing the same pattern. I wiped it with some 'fire brick' distress ink.

Then it was just as case of layering up the photo's with some extra elements, like the sunrise sunset washi tape and sunrise sunset wood icons, along with some of  my own washi tape made by stamping the checker from the sunrise sunset clear stamp 4 set onto micropore tape.
I also made some mini rosettes from more of the A4 SS paper and finished with a couple of the engraver mini roses I had left over from last months kit and one of the vintage trinket medium flowers that I cut into pieces as the petals looked like leaves. Oh and a final bit of stamping with the ss clear stamp 4 flowers in 'vermillion' archival ink to add a bit more red in between the 2 photo's {which by the way is me and my OH Tony strawberry picking about 2 or 3 years ago.}

So I hope you have enjoyed my projects this month, any/all comments are gratefully received xo
Oh and don't forget on Monday 8th we have the Finn Inspired challenge where myself and the rest team will be showing off how Finn inspires us and where you could be the lucky winner of the Mixed Media Journal by showing us how she inspires you!

Till then..Stay Inky


craftimamma said...

Fab pages Minxy. I love how you continued the checkerboard effect all the way through by various means. It's really effective and the colours are perfect to compliment your photos. I especially like the way you cut away parts of the embossed pieces. Thanks for sharing your photos with us too :D.

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

Love all the texture you got here, what a great couple of pages. Love them!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love how you coloured and cut away the kraft pieces you put through the texture fade, so effective xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Gorgeous pages!

butterfly said...

Great pages... love the stencilling, and the checkerboard in 3D as well as stencilled is so cool!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such cool pages Nicky, love how you have worked with the checker board theme, - it looks so cool!! Really like how the two separate pages hang together as well!! (Feeling pretty sad I missed out on this fab kit for what you girls have created with it looks fantastic!, but hey, you can't have your cake and eat it....)