Monday, 24 August 2015

2015 #16 Journalling Circles {by Gabrielle Price}

Topic 16: Circles

Hello everyone Gabrielle here. I'm delighted to be joining you tonight sharing a Journal Page I created inspired around the new theme Circles.

I started by making circles in the corners of my page with Grunge Paste and a stencil. When that was dry I began adding lots of colours to a journal page with some Cut N Dry Foam. I usually use the same piece of foam for al of the colours (am I too ‘frugal'?!) I used Banana and then Tangerine Twist. Then I added Bougainvillea around the edges and wiped it off with a baby wipe. I like the unpredictability of this technique as you’re never sure how much of the paint will stay on the page! Then, in a few places, I added Beach Hut for a little definition.
The next stage was to add a visual path for my circles to travel on. I used Snowflake and a stencil  to create the circles. 
I love these new stamps ELB23 and ELB24 and so I stamped a variety of them on tissue paper and then painted the reverse of some. Others I left clear and then just cut them out.

I added a few of Emma’s scribbly line stamps (EEG07) to add a little more interest in the background. You can see I’ve punched out a few circles from an old book and also added a few more of Emma’s circle stamps from the same set (stamped on cream card) to add a little texture.

When it was all in place I glued the circles on the page using Multi Matte Medium. Then I added a Distress Marker shadow to all of the circles and raided my stash of lids to make some painty circles (in Snowflake and Slate).
This is closer look at the final pages!

Gabrielle x

Gabriell this is such a fresh fun quirky journal layout.The composition of Circle related designs is wonderful, great depth achieved in the layering of Fresco's. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Did you know that you can play along with us on the PaperArtsy blog to share and explore with us how you interpret the current theme. The current topic is Circles, and if you are inspired by any of our contributors on the blog this fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Circles challenge link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Sept 6th, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Beautiful journal page, Gabrielle! I love the circles in the corners, and the spray spreading across the spread is fantastic.

Claire said...

Really lovely, the composition is fab! X

Artmadnana said...

Loving the colours in the background and the movement of the circles across the pages. Fabulous work. Love the theme! My favourite 'go to' image.

Kirsten said...

Fab journal page, I love the colours.

rachel said...

awesome - I love this - great circles - hugs rachel x

Unknown said...

Love this Gabrielle - my favorite colors!!! Beautiful background... and then all those unique circles... soooo fun! GREAT inspiration. j.

Gabrielle said...

Thank you all, am a little overwhelmed!

Sarah B said...

Very pretty. -would make a lovely card layout on a smaller scale xx

craftimamma said...

Wonderful pages Gabrielle. Fabulous variety of circles and I love the colours in the background.

Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Excellent pages, love how the circle flow across the page. Really fab xx

Julie Lee said...

This is just glorious, Gabrielle. I adore the warm colours and those wonderful circles - especially like the use of Grunge Paste circles: what a fabulous introduction of texture. Gorgeous journal spread. xxx

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Gabrielle. Love the use of your colours and your design layout
x catherine

PaperArtsy said...

Gorgeous gabby!!!

butterfly said...

Fabulous pages… I love the colours and those wonderful circles meandering up the diagonal.
Alison x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Amazing!! I really love this page!!!


Unknown said...

Fabulous journal page! Love everything about this page...Thanks for the tutorial!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Gabrielle. I love the design and the colours and mix of stamps is wonderful.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, it's totally fab!

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous spread Gabrielle! I love it! xxx

Anneke said...

A beautiful spread, great composition!

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