Wednesday 24 April 2019

2019 #6 Fish: Sand in My Toes with Hot Picks {by Jennie Atkinson}

2019 Topic 6: Fish

Adorable beachy  tones in this seaside project from Jennie, where she remembers her childhood days of splashing and sandcastles. As always, her finishing touches are sublime. ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Jennie (Live the Dreamwith you today, and I am sharing a journal page reminiscent of my childhood days by the beach. 

I have been very lucky to have always lived within a few miles of the sea and I have so many happy childhood memories of our beach hut at Mersea Island and days spent fishing, swimming in the shallow waters, dodging jellyfish and building huge sandcastles. It was my natural habitat.

So for our current "fishy" challenge I thought I would celebrate these memories by pulling together a number of elements for my page using one of my very first PaperArtsy purchases (Zeppelfish Poste).

I have used both of these stamp sets to create tickets and labels and to adorn my "fishy girl" and a Scrapcosy sentiment to sum up my page.

I do like to create my project from a simple set of colours and chose Fresco Finish Chalk Acylics Lake Wanaka, Seaglass and South Pacific to get the seaside/ocean feel. And nothing better than to create with these gorgeous paints with my Gelli Plate and Smoothy Cardstock which gave me papers to work with.

My pages started with some washi tape which was then covered with Crackle Paste and some Texture Paste dots through a stencil when this had dried. This is my favourite technique at the moment - I just love the randomness of it!

I then started working with the Fresco Finish paint onto the page, sloshing watery bits here and there on the crackle and giving the pages a splattering of colours. 

Although the text stamp from HP1306 is quite large it is possible to stamp small areas by using the edge of the stamp. I have used Archival Watering Can ink to get an image over all the textures which also allows me to go in with more water if I feel the colour is too strong.

I am a sucker for small ticket punches and this is one of my favourites. I have been able to punch out some tickets from the gelli plate papers and also from the stamped images. I have cropped the large stamp to form an ATC which fitted the scale of my page.

I have used Crackle Glaze over Lake Wanaka to get this lovely distressed wood feel on the mannequinn.

And the fishy stamps were just perfect for decorating the dress. I had to experiment by using just about every blue and green inkpad in my stash to get the right colour to match! 

My journal pages tend to be two opposing collages and the little tickets have fitted in well with the ATC sized background. Again I have cut as much as possible from the gelli plate papers.

And finally some sand ....... I remember it was almost a strange feeling in winter NOT to have sandy feet in my shoes! 

As usual I have created with many small parts of the larger stamps in these sets. What I absolutely love about PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamp sets are the tiny little words, swirls, numbers, etc. within each of the larger stamps. They are just perfect for tickets and labels and background stamping. Also, by limiting my whole spread to just three colours of Fresco Finish paint I feel I have managed to maintain the seaside/beach feel of my page.

I do hope this layout inspires you to look into your Hot Picks stamp sets and see all those wonderful little bits and pieces just waiting to be used in your next project!

As always, thank you for joining me.

Jennie x


Helen said...

I love this journal spread, the texture is fantastic. Great use of all the images.

junemac2 said...

Such stunning journal page. beautifully done and the colours too are devine .
Hugs June x

Miriam said...

Stunning.. . So so beautiful Jennie

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous ! Love it 😍!

PaperArtsy said...

beautiful Jennie! Great stamp choices!!

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE this!

Chris said...

Beautiful layout Jennie, hints of summer to come! x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments x

Etsuko said...

Fabulous journal pages Jennie. Lovely work with Hot Picks and Raquel's stamps and beautiful colours. xx

suzyb said...

Really love these journal pages, especially the little gal in her suit. ;) Reminds me of me too.

A Pink said...

Such gorgeous pages capturing those treasured childhood memeories , Jennie . Love the colour palette and great choice of stamps for the theme.