Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Mission Inspiration March - Not all who WANDER are lost.

Hello crafters

I have to be honest I am not entirely happy with this journal page, it hasn't come together like I composed it in my head at all!  Anyway I decided to share it and welcome constructive criticism.

Here is the mission brief;

The tissue is from my stash.  I made marks with bubble wrap but for some reason this didn't come out very well (I think the bubble wrap had lost some of it's air as I have done this technique before and it looks great). I used Terracotta Paperartsy paint but I felt it was too bright so I knocked the whole page back a bit with some Buff Paperartsy paint which is the nearest I had to cream.  

The texture is made using Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture embossing powder which I used as grounding for my focal images.  The metallic splats are Sand Starlight Paint - think I must have been channeling the beach with all the 'sand'! I have used the "wander" sticker from the Tim Holtz big chat pad and completed the quote with a Kuretake ZIG 08 pen.  The contrasting border is Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire distress crayon, I also added this to the little boy's outfit and around the dog to try and tie this colour in to the whole page.  

As I said I'm not happy with it and it took a lot of willpower not to bin it but I thought I may learn something from it, and a lot of courage to share it but I thought some critique might be useful.  

Creative Blessings.  x


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Tracy, love the sentiment and cute images. Well done for sharing this page!
Linda xxx

crafty-stamper said...

TBH it looks fine to me I love the pawprints and great sentiment-we are our own worst critics really but I know how you feel I have a couple of pages that I am not happy with-but suppose it is a learning curve and if you're really not happy give it a few days and see if you want to cover anything or add something else-but it's your art and no rules!!!
Carol x

dianne said...

Well done Tracy i love the paw prints and the colours
love the sentiment also x

KarinsArtScrap said...

looks great Tracy
Gr Karin