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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Next round of the Circle Journal

It's time to pass Claire Snowden's Circle Journal over to Linda Regan so I don't think Lin will mind if I post some photos of my finished pages here on my blog.

I started with scraping a couple of Fresco chalk paints across two opposing pages ( lavender and smurf), then adding a variety of torn pages to create some texture. Then I sprayed some Prima color bloom sprays and let them drip down.

Some of the added papers already had coarse gel medium added. I had also added scraps of material I had lying around and plastic netting before spraying. Next,  I added some stamping, mainly paperartsy minis, in both black and white. I also used my new Hot Picks stamps HP1501EZ - great for backgrounds. Now I just needed to add my focal images. These are faces stamped onto material. I'd already made these at a recent weekend workshop with James Sharp. I added a bit more stamping just to include the images into the background. It only needed a quote (Claire had asked for a quote), some chit chat labels and some washi tape to complete. I hope Claire likes it. I enjoyed the process and rather like the result. Especially that gorgeous lavender colour coming through. 
A couple of close ups: 

Thanks for dropping by, especially if you read through the whole post. This is the most I've ever blogged. I hope it worked! 


  1. Oooh wow pictures and words, well done, love your pages and recognise some of those images, esp the fabric ones, you've incorporated them very well into the page, nice one xx

    1. Aw Thankyou Sam. Yes a good job we stamped 50 images. All my fabric ones were left over!

    2. It was a bit fiddly trying to fit text under pics but I'm pleased it seems to have worked.

  2. They are both fabulous, Chris! I'm still hoarding some of my fabric faces, too!

  3. Fabulous pages Chris. Loving all the layering and choice of colours.
    x catherine

  4. So loving what you've done in my journal - the textures and colours look fab! Thanks Chris :-)

  5. LOVE it! Love all the elements!

  6. Thankyou so much everyone. You have no idea how chuffed I feel when people leave a comment!