Its time for a new challenge over at Mixed Media Place! The theme this month is Tenderness.
This is probably the most personal journal page I have shared to date. I suffer from a constant pain condition and sometimes I need to be a bit easier on myself for not being able to do certain things the way I used to – so have to be more tender with myself. This page was a reminder that strength is not a physical thing but a mind set. As long as I can get up every day, get myself to work and keep on going I will be ok!
I had lots of fun creating this background. I covered the pages with a generous coating of gesso and pressed a honeycomb embossing folder into it while wet to get the texture. I then used water colours to get my colours on the background and the drips. I highlighted the edges of the page and some areas with a brushing of copper ink for some shimmer.
You can see the texture quite well in this shot and the variety in colour too. The bees were from a mini stamp I have. I stamped them on water colour paper, painted them and fussy cut them out – but only the bodies and wings, not the legs etc. I stamped the bee on the page to get the legs and antenna and then stuck the bodies on over the stamped image.You can see some of the copper shimmer here. I stamped the sentiment with a Lawn Fawn alphabet set.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you liked my page!