Today I want to share my latest journal spread.
I wanted a wintry feel to this spread and took out the Lynne Perella stamps my daughter gave me for Christmas, they had never been inked yet....
. I also added a few spritzes of the same colours of Distress Spray.
Here are a couple of close ups, I adhered the images to my page with Ranger Matte medium and then lightly dabbed on some more paint with my fingers to blend them into the background.
The heart was next, after all, this was meant to be a Valentines piece....
After it was glued in place I went over it with Glue n Seal and then added shadows with Faber Castell Big Brush pens, they blend wonderfully over the Glue n Seal and when dry are totally permanent (unlike Distress markers for instance).
A bit of background stamping finished it all off.
Having been really busy with other things behind the scenes it was great to have some hours to just play in my journal. I love this message, it can have so many connotations with Valentines day, - from being desperately in love and keeping fingers crossed it will work out, - to like in my own case having been married for 40 years to a wonderful man (whose birthday is actually on Valentines day). We believed we could those 40 years ago and we did it!
I am going to add this to the Artist Trading Post challenge 9 "Love is in the Air", and also to the Inspiration Journal challenge where the theme is also Love is in the air.