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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Use a Stencil or Two at Try it on Tuesday

Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is to Use A Stencil or Two, or more if you want, we wouldn't want to spoil your fun!
My page started with a very rough covering of Gesso before spraying Speckled Egg Oxide and rubbing in places with a tissue. On the lighter side I used Speckled Egg DI to stencil through the TH Gothic stencil. I applied Texture paste through a circle stencil then sprinkled with white EP, which was heated before drying to give a bubbly texture. (really I didn't have time to wait!)
As I planned to colour my flower and add the quote using Aged Mahogany DI, I decided to incorporate this colour into the background using a script stencil. My quote was heat set for more definition.

I hope you will get your stencils out and join us in this fun theme and for more inspiration, the Design Team have some fabulous projects to show on the main blog, so please pop over.

As there's a single flower on my page, I'm joining in the fun over at Art Journey Journal where Orange Esmeralda has chosen this months theme A Single Flower.

Well, things are definitely neglected here in the craft room and I'm sorry I don't get to visit very often, but babies take priority! They had their first injections last week and were a bit fretful from the Rotavirus vaccine, so Grandma felt like she was doing an aerobic exercise class with weights and noise!
I keep telling my daughter she needs to grow an extra pair of hands - they usually want feeding and winding at the same time, twins are lovely, but too much for one.

Today is a day off - yay! so I hope to do some catching up and hopefully some visiting.

Thanks for calling in and have a great day,
Avril xx


Marjut said...

This is lovely page and beautiful colours.

Viv said...

Another brilliant page Avril -and one of my all time fave sentiments. x

sheila 77 said...

This Single Flower is just beautiful and I like the colour you've used for the petals. These DI paint names are magical, one wants to buy the paints just for the names - "Speckled Egg" and "Aged Mahogany".
The background is terrific too, with the faded words and the stencilling and the great quote.
Thanks very much for joining in with the "Single Flower" theme at AJJ, much appreciated.

Helen said...

Stunning art journal spread Avril! LOVE that background and that single flower just pops! ((HUGS)) to the babies.. and you! Helen

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece, sorry I couldn't join in this time. Perhaps I can make something for next week. Can't do much just now, so this is a generic comment I'm sending to all teamies. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

This page is a beauty Avril, and truly a good example of when less is more. Thanks for joining Sheila at her AJJ challenge also. Hope those twins are doing well after their shots.And you too! Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Such an amazing page! The soft background of blue and white looks so pretty with the white stencilling and showcases the flower beautifully 😀. Speckled Egg is one of my favourite colours at the moment (grin!). Glad the twins are doing ok after their injections and that you have a day off to relax, it's sunny here so I hope it is where you are too! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

Sandy said...

Beautifully done! I love all the texture. I have NEVER used a stencil and reading about all the steps you did to make such a beauty, it looks like I won't be doing this anytime soon!
Sandy xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great journal page and texture love the single flower and great sentiment.Babies definitely come first lol
Carol x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous combination those colours are! The textured background looks wonderful and is perfect for your flower!
Twins certainly are a handful. I had three boys aged under 5, fortunately their needs were all different!
Hope you get some more time in your craft room soon! Hugs, Chrisx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fabulous texture on your journal page, it works perfectly with the stamping and focal image.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

A beautiful page with the flower and the fabulous background and saying. Have a beautiful day, hug Elke

brenda said...

The red is so striking again the white Avril and what a great idea adding EP to the texture paste to give a different finish, must remember to try that one.

B x

Janette said...

Beautiful page Avril, I really must try to do abit of crafting.
I think its great that you have the twins, where you get the energy is another matter but well done.:)xxx

Linda said...

Hi Avril, hope you're well. Fabulous journal page. Amazing texture from the bubble stencil, and I love all the little inky details in the background. Gorgeous contrast from the flower to ..... love it!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page Avril, I love the single flower and the quote you used. The stencil background with the soft colours you used is lovely.
Perfect inspiration for the challenge theme.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable MM and most gorgeous design. Sorry if I missed a post, got family here and they are out shopping....so am catching up as much as I can ♥

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another great TioT challenge and a beautiful display of texture for your single flower to bloom. Love it. Yes babies always come first but I can well imagine twins can be a double handful, I always felt I had twins having my last two only 16 months apart, they grow so fast, enjoy every moment and those cat naps and cold tea in between. Hugs Tracey xx

L said...

Such beautiful creation, words and art! It’s lovely!

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful page, lovely art.

Hope the twins are doing well and have settled after their vaccinations.

All the best Jan

Sarn said...

Simply love the look of this page x
Sounds like you had your hands full too! X

sally said...

I love this page! It’s time to get back into texture for me... must make some paste.

Sally xx