Friday, 11 January 2013

Michelle Webb #3 .... Have Some Me Time

Have some ME time! Yes please!

If there’s one thing that makes me happy it’s seeing lots of lovely bright colour in a journal page and the Fresco Paints are perfect for that. I love the striking colour contrast between Orange and Turquoise, so I started making a journal background using hot colours first.
Here I’ve used Smoked Paprika (orangy red), Zesty Zing (bright yellow), London Bus (bright red), and Butternut (creamy orange) to make the background. I used some Vintage Lace (light pink) to lighten and blend some areas too. I dried it all off with a heat gun before I added anymore layers. I wanted a soft touch with the birdcage stencil so I used an applicator tool with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink on, but I only applied it very gently.
I wanted a couple of dribbles too so I squirted a pool of orange mica spray on the left hand side and let it drip down. I stencilled a few little areas of a harlequin pattern here and there too.
HP1004EZ
HPXT04EZ
So now the fun started with which stamps to use. I love the flowers and the butterfly in the Hot Picks HP1004EZ so I was definitely going to use those. I stamped them with black Archival. I used the sentiment from the Hot Picks HPXT04EZ stamp set. There are loads of great sentiments on this stamp set, and I will probably use them all over the next 4 months!

I wanted to add more colour over the top of the stamping because I like to see lots of layers, it makes you think what was done first. So I used the circle stamp from HP1004EZ again to add painty circles using HydePark (green), Snowflake and Zesty Zing Fresco Paint on the page. Then I used a pen top to stamp my small circles of the gorgeously bright Beach Hut (Cobalt Teal). Love that contrast.

Of course I couldn't just stop there so I whipped out my Prismacolour pencils and added some teal and black lines around the sentiment and added some red and yellow lines to the flowers. I added a dot of Beach Hut paint to the centre of each of the flowers, and of course some splatters. 
The last thing I did was stamp the Tim Holtz text stamp randomly using Claret Fresco Paint, but clean it off straight away or it will dry on the stamp. I use a spray bottle of water to spritz straight onto the stamp after using it, it’s easier to wipe off the paint with a baby wipe then. The Claret paint has a nice shiny finish that I love.  I edged the page using a black Aquarellable pencil. These pencils are great if you want a smudgy grungy look because you can rub them with your fingers, a nice little tip from Kate Crane a few months ago, so thanks for that xx
  Gillian Says: The depth of colours are just perfect for this stamp set, love love love the contrasting splashes of blue. There is a real warmth about this journal page Michelle another great project.

Leandra Says: Love the idea of distress ink through the stencil, it works really well.  I think you're going to inspire a lot of people to get a journal for their Fresco play :)

We're encouraging you to share your Fresco exploits this week too. Link your blog post here and you could win rubber stamps of your choice too.

29 comments:

Helen said...

Tis gorgeous! Love the colours.

Leandra Franich said...

So is it 'have me' or 'Have some ... Michelle??? Huh? Huh?

LOL

Beautiful Colours, Looks ace!

inkypinkycraft said...

Now this makes my toe dip into colour look very sedated! I lve the vibrancy and life in your pieces!! Fab buddy trace x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a fantastic bright colored page.

Netrix said...

Gorge :)

gemma maggs said...

Love it michelle, the colours are so warm and bright. It's fabulous xx

gemma maggs said...

Love it michelle, the colours are so warm and bright. It's fabulous xx

Karin said...

beautiful page, love the colors!

Minxy said...

Beeeeeeeautiful

Sue C said...

Wow Michelle another stunning piece ! The colour combo is just gorgeous, and all the layers are fabulous ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous mix of colours. The whole thing is stunning -- could just sit and stare for quite a long while.
Greetings from France - Sally xo

Alison said...

Another beautiful, inspiring piece Michelle! xx

Gabrielle said...

Abso-blummin-marvellous!

finnella03 said...

Love, fantastic inspiration, thank you.

Yours Artfully said...

Fab choice of colours again Michelle, really like the extra paint colours on top of the flowers.

Trish said...

Great use of (brave) colours! It creates such depth and warmth. Love it!

butterfly said...

Another sensational piece from Michelle - what a week it's been. This so makes me want some me-time with a journal...
Alison x

patcrafts said...

Gorgeous page love all the layers and colours those stamps are just great. Fantastic week Michelle xx

Michelle Webb said...

Thank you for all these wonderful comments. You all inspire me so much. Leandra it would be "Have some me time", this is what I crave all the time. One day maybe I'll win the lottery and I'll be able to do just that. I love PaperArtsy products Leandra, you can do so much with them. Thank you for getting in touch with me, I've had a really great week. The best ever. Michelle :) xxxx

Gillian .... said...

Love the depth of colours, it is FAB! x

Redanne said...

Brilliant work, as ever, Michelle, love the vibrancy of colours in your pages and your love of art really shines through here. Love that butterfly stamp set (have it but not used it for ages..) and the way you used it. Beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Love the bright colours on this page. I do not have the red and orange paint but i love the contrast with the blue. Beautiful use of the stamps, i love the flower and moth stamp.
Margriet

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, completely stunning!!! LOVE the colours.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evil Edna said...

looks like how I think a mexician sunset would be streaching out for miles and miles. EE

Linda Cain said...

Everything is JUST PERFECT! Love them both to pieces!!!!

~Linda

Scrapmate said...

On a cold & miserable day just looking at this would warm me up!

May said...

Gorgeous work. the use of colours Michelle is amazing as is the stamping... Brilliant! Hugs May x x x

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous, indeed! Love this combo of colors and beautiful stamping.

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