It's been ages since I blogged...and ages since I crafted just for fun! Here's how it happened. I was shopping in Kingston Upon Thames yesterday. So where did I end up??? In the kids shop! There is a fab children's shop called Smiggle which mainly sells all sorts of vibrantly coloured stationary and suchlike. I was looking for bits for my Mum's birthday next week as she's taken up colouring, when I spotted a set of crayons which looked remarkably like Gelatos - and they were all metallic and only a tenner!!! The lovely girl opened a pack for me to have a little play with and after that I was hooked. I've got lots of Gelatos, love the vibrant colours, but as these were all sparkly! I've missed journaling. And having been looking at the Journal 52 group and all the changes, having signed up to Tiare Smith's free Jam 2016 group and also the Wunderlust 2016, I thought I'd better have a quick play and what better topic today (New Year's Eve) than to say Happy New Year 2016!!
So here is the finished page. I simpley squished a load of the new crayons onto my journal page, spritzed, smudged and repeated.I then drew rough hearts again just using the crayons, layered and smudged shadows. Then I drew in the words with a Faber Castell Pitt marker, widened them, let them dry, then decorated each with white dots using a Signo Uniball white pen 153 (my fave of all white pens). And voilla.
Happy New Year
Hope yours is the best it can possibly be.
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