Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sunday Stampers Challenge #260 and exciting news

Good afternoon all!

I hope the weather is as lovely with you as it is here this afternoon.

Two things to talk about today - the first is my entry in to the Sunday Stampers Challenge over on Hels Sheridan's blog (here). It has been weeks since I've managed to squeeze in a Hels challenge so when I saw that this week's challenge theme was the word DREAM I decided to enter my latest journal page. So here it is...

Some detail shots...


The background was created using three shades of blue acrylic paint sponged over a white brayered  base coat and then I had fun building up the layers with some splodges of yellow, finger painted on, black ink pressed through a Stewart Gill mask and finally loads of stamping with both Midnight Blue Staz-On and Jet Black Archival.

My Whimsy Girl's face was drawn on sketching paper then coloured with Neocolor IIs and her hair with Promarkers. After cutting her out I adhered her to the page with Matte Medium and thankfully a stiff brayering (over some scrap paper) got rid of most of the wrinkles. (Sketching paper is NOT the right substrate for Neocolors!)

A few extra stamps, white gel pen highlights and "grounding" her on the page with a graphite pencil around her outline and there we have it - my first ever "portrait" and a page I am quietly over the moon with!

My second piece of news is that my little creative space is shortly to appear in Featuring: magazine, a quarterly mixed media and art journaling magazine. Featuring is doing a piece on Julia Dunnit and the phenomenon that is What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (details here). I was thrilled to be chosen to submit a photo of my craft room for the article. (unfortunately my photo is on the underneath page below)

You can find out more about Featuring: here.

Well that's all from me today, enjoy your evening!

P.S. I've been doing some insomnia blog hopping and I'm also going to creep in under the wire and enter this page over at the Anything But a Card Challenge #20 "Dust off your OLD supplies". I think this qualifies as the paints have been un-opened in my stash forever and the same goes for some of the stamps!


  1. HOW FAB!!!! Congrats, I shall look out for that mag! Lovin your Dream page, that is one of my fave songs too... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Congrats, Maisie.
    That page has turned out beautifully. You should be very proud of it,
    Rosie x

  3. What a great page Maisie. Love how it has come together. So thrilled for you that your crafty space will soon be famous. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Love your journal page, it's stunning! Congrats on the featured space in the magazine, how cool is it that WOYWW is being featured? Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  5. This page is glorious!!! I love the blues and yellows, which makes her face and hair just pop! She is absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamps you've used too! Wonderful work!

  6. This is a fabulous page. Love all the layers you have built up, especially love that stamp across her hair. The words just complete it. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  7. Splendifurous!

  8. Sorry I'm rather late commenting here Maisie. Firstly, congratulations for your published craft room! Your journal page is wonderful and the portrait is fab. I love how you've builts up the layers too.
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  9. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL and the sentiment is perfect, love all the flower detail in her hair. BJ

  10. WOW,Your Journal page is glorius,the sleeping portraits is soo beautiful,and i love the song to.
    Great details and colors.

    Greetings Jeannette


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...