March 4, 2014

A little peace...

Hello all, thank you for dropping in.  I've a small journalling page for you today, a very gentle piece.  I used stamps from the wonderful Old Grist Mill plate with its serene nostalgic images.
The background is done with Pan Pastels, blending on several colours with a sponge.
Then I stamped the PostCard stamp from the Ephemera Backgrounds in Versamark ink, and swept some more Pan Pastels over the top.  They adhere to the ink, giving you a wonderfully sharp image in colours which completely tone in with the background (assuming you use similar colours to do it with, of course!).
The leaf stamp is done the same way.
The main image of the covered bridge is stamped in Potting Soil Archival ink.
And the sentiment, also from Old Grist Mill, is also in Potting Soil, stamped on some paper inked with Antique Linen to soften its bright whiteness.
I added some torn book pages which had been covered in beeswax for a translucent parchment look...
... and some trailing ivy, inked with Distress Inks and edged with Burnt Umber Pan Pastel.

I hope that gave you some breathing space in a busy week.  There's a new Referral Program open for March to come and share your Artistic Outpost projects, so you'd better get busy again now!

Designer: Alison Bomber
Words and Pictures


17 comments:

Tracy said...

A deep breath was required this morning...thank you Alison for sharing such a breath taking project!
I adore it and love the softness you created.
Big hugs
Tracy xxxx

Helen said...

This is certainly a moment of calm in an otherwise busy day! Love the soft look to the stamping, and I really do need that leaf die..lol!!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully put together and fabulous images xx

Amanda said...

Beautiful, very tranquil
Love
Amanda x

Deborah said...

Whoever said blue and green should never be seen has got it completely wrong. Your artwork, on the other hand, is completely right.

May said...

Gorgeous peaceful page Alison... Love all the images & the colours are so Beautiful...Great design & I love the quote....Hugs May x x x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I LOVE THIS ALISON!

Dianne said...

Holy Moly Miss Alison, this is soooo beautiful, I love your background with those pastels, the stamping is fantastic, love the book page pieces and those lovely vines, lovely sentiment, you are a wonder with words and pictures, thanks for sharing..

Paper Profusion said...

This looks beautiful Alison. It's serentiy is wonderful. Your work with those pan pastels is gorgeous. Nicola x

Hettie said...

This is so gentle Alison. I feel I want to take a walk over there now, but my boss would be miffed!
Hugs
xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Alison, this is lovely. I love the gentle colours and the vintage feel to this page. Wonderful use of stamps, old text, and pan pastels. I really like the effect of the beeswax on the book text...and that sentiment resonates with me. Thanks for the sweet reminder.

Terry said...

Lovely and serene journal page, Alison! Love that image!

Redanne said...

Your pan pastel background is a beautiful backdrop for the wonderful central stamp. Anne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely journal page Alison , love the subtle colour palette combined with the serene image. Tracy x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great stamps that bring you in a different world...the combination with the ivy is so nice Alison!

Annie said...

gorgeous page Alison and very calming colour palette. Love the sentiments.

TFS and Best Wishes

Annie x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty and calm. I could hang out in the serenity of this piece all day.