Sunday, August 10, 2014

Well I Never...

Hi folks...Saturday's when I'm at home are normally no crafting days...very rarely do I venture into the cubbyhole...well not unless my back's up against the wall with work deadlines...BUT I'm trying to keep myself busy at the moment and not think too much about Tuesday so I decided to have a play with what I thought was just plain old hardboard albums that I found hiding in the 50% off Sale Bin at The Papeterie...
well I never...what a surprise when I opened the packs to find that they have the most gorgeous pearlised resist finish on each of the 4 pages...ideal for a bit of Distress Inking...
I started to colour them with an ink blending tool but crikey it was going to take forever to do 4 pages back and front so throwing caution to the wind I dragged the Stormy Sky ink pad across the surface until I had almost complete coverage but me didn't likey...it was just too in your face BLUE...
I was happier when I repeated the process with Antique Linen and wow the pattern is really beginning to pop now...
so in for a penny...in for a pound...I applied a touch of Gathered Twigs and amazingly the darker you go...the more the pattern jumps out at you...
as you can see from the much bolder album on the right which was inked with a very juicy Gathered Twigs ink pad and a gentle tap here and there of Stormy Sky...
I was really happy with how they turned out but struggling to come up with ideas on decoration...yes Mr Mojo is still playing silly beggars...that is until I remembered the latest arrival in the cubbyhole..the gorgeous Wallflower Vellum Pad...you can get it HERE and suddenly we're off and running...the cubbyhole is rocking...hit by a lightning bolt of vellum inspiration.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you've got planned and I'll be back tomorrow to share another completed project...the Scrapberry's Idea-ology Collection Folio.
Hugs Kath xxx

13 comments:

judkajudi said...

Thank goodness for our safe places ... no worries or stress allowed. It will be good .. all will be well.

Jane Willis said...

These are gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished projects. I hope the distraction is doing you good.

SaraJ said...

Crafting really does have so many health benefits too. I hope Tuesday goes well. X

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath love the design popping through and all the blended colours. Craft help us all to get through the days x

Julie Brooks said...

I love these pages Kath, the colour combos are fab. Sending big hugs your way xxx

littlebee said...

What gorgeous results Kath, love them both. So glad crafting is taking your mind off Tuesday a little. Take care both you and Buddy. Sue xx

Ruth said...

Just gorgeous Kath, and even better when it's a bargain....thought I'd left a comment on Friday but just to say will be thinking of you both on Tuesday. Ruth x and a woof from Alfie.

misteejay said...

The results on these pages is fabulous.

Toni xx

Sammy said...

Ohhh they just look fab! And I can't wait to see what you're going to do with them! x

Jane said...

Crafting is the best distraction isn't it and often at times like this we get our best inspiration. Hugs xx

rachel said...

this is looking wonderful Kath - brilliant and what a lovely surprise too xx

Redanne said...

Snap, I have been playing with the vellums too..... aren't they just gorgeous! I really love how your album is shaping up... Hugs, Anne xx

Jan Sharp said...

The inking ended up really well. I guess they're going to be wonderful when finished and will give you plenty to think about. Keep your chin up, Jan

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