Saturday, 24 March 2012

Where does the time go?

What happens to the weekends? They go so quickly. Sometimes I think there's a black hole sucking the time away from me. This weekend especially seeing as we've lost an hour! 1 hour is a lot in a crafter's life, we need them all.  Time suckage was the inspiration for this journal page below.


I used my new fabulous Dylusions inks from Art from the Heart, Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue for the background. I love these bright colours. I also used the Dylusions number jumble stencil here and there, using distress inks. I flecked water over too, and blotted for random blotches.

I used Crafty Individuals clocks stamps (CI-255) for all the clocks, but the 2 Big Ben's are from Papermania and Clarity Stamps. 

I drew the black hole with my soft pastels, using white, purple and blue, oh and the black!
I spent a long time shading in between those clocks, basically because I couldn't make my mind up. I did the shading first with orange soft pastels, but didn't think it was dark enough, then a dark blue Derwent pencil and then with black pencil. Quite like the way that has turned out now. I like to see how the page evolves when I change my mind.


The White Rabbit is the brilliant unmistakable Octopode Factory.  I stamped the bold clocks, and the white rabbit on a couple of pages I ripped out of an old calculus book I had. So you'll be able to see the calculations in the background of the stamp, and on the rabbits head too. I coloured them in using Promarkers.


I did the words on my computer. The frayed material stamp is from The Stamp Man. I flicked specks of mica powders mixed in white, red and blue paint all over the page, to create a starry effect.


Where does the time go, I wish I was on the other end of that black hole, where I would have too much time in one day! Oh what I'd do with a day like that!!!!!!!


21 comments:

Alizabethy said...

What a fabulous piece of work!

Dawn said...

Stunning, your page is brilliant!! x

Heike said...

What a great page! Design and layout are fab, and the page is very effective.
Heike xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow! I love this! You were born to journal! Your colours are amazing, and I love all the clocks :-))

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Fab page ,love the colours

blog hopping from Dc

Lorna x

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab and funky, so much to look at. Love the new blog header too. xx

Candy C said...

Your piece is amazing! I love the idea of your piece and you've captured it so perfectly! The time pieces going down the black hole look fantastic! I love your Dylusional background! And your white rabbit is colorized to perfection! Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

craftybirdlisa said...

Loving this one, so brilliant. Gorgeous colours and fab design. And so true, us crafters need all the time we can get. xx

GoonerGirl said...

WOW this is brilliant now I know where my time is going. Chris xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic, love love your black hole, very clever and executed wonderfully. Lovely. ckground and I love The Octopode image. Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Julia S-W said...

I totally love this piece - the background is amazing and all the details it contains work brilliantly together! Fab!
Juliax

Trace said...

Unsual affect with these shapes and colours xx Blog Hopping from DC

Redanne said...

This page is truly amazing, I love the way you have done the black hole, very effective (looks totally real) and the way the time is going down the hole is such a brilliant theme. Love it! Colours are amazing

MissyG said...

Love this - the colours are stunning and I like the layout
Linda

The Octopode Factory said...

this is brilliant Michelle!

Jean Hardy said...

Oooo great page Michelle! Lovely combination of colour and images.

Red Kitty said...

Loving this page, so full of colour and dimmension. x

MsEliMaeO said...

Wow! I love this page....the composition of it all with the stamps...the colours
and most of all your very unique style....Thank you for sharing with us as you have walked through each step of the process with your fabulous creation, I feel that I understand more of what goes on in art journalling.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...great work great colours just total great stuff...Mel :)

Alison Mackay said...

This is great, thank you for explaining your processes. I have some soft pastels but haven't used them in my journal because I thought they would just keep smudging even after fixative. Did you fix yours with something? Alison from Australia

Michelle Webb said...

Hi Alison, I didn't use a fixative spray on this swirl because I rubbed it in to get the swirl shape, so it's fixed itself there, you'd be fine to use your pastels. Michelle x

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