Friday, 4 September 2015


I shared a 'mop up' page in my journal and this is another one! I hate wasting excess paint and so, when I have some left over I add it to a journal page and then, when there's enough I make it into something!
In the case of this page I had added blue and yellow toned paints to the page. added white paint through a stencil around the edges and then lightly sanded the page. This provides a lovely smooth surface to stamp on!
I stamped the dandelion head stamp and then added the border. The tulip was stamped on to cream card and painted using Bougainvillea paint - I starting by picking up a tiny bit of paint on my paintbrush and watering down and then increasing the  intensity of colour. There's probably 15 thin layers of paint on the flower alone! Add a sentiment and it's complete!
Thank you, as always for popping by!


  1. stunning! I love how you've used the word in the border - very natty trick and one I may have to borrow (steal!) The tulip itself is gorgeous.

  2. I agree with Helen Stunning! I love the subtle background Gabrille and it's a gorgeous palette but the star is your tulip, she really pops off the page. Fabulous xxx

  3. Hi Nikki,
    I was just stopping by to see what you have been up to, and found this jaw dropping journal page!! Thank you so much for sharing your creations and always inspiring me!

  4. Beautiful Gabrielle, love that sentiment! Deb xo