Life is never perfect…

I’ve had a lot of changes in the 14 months since I last blogged.  I’ve ended a long term relationship, moved back in with my parents which also means I’ve moved back to Canada, and started a new career.  My life is dramatically different.  I still have my dog and love crafting though!

Most of my supplies are still (hopefully) in the UK.  I’ve started to buy some essentials and start creating again.  Here’s a journal page done with limited supplies and inspired by the wonderful Marta.

never perfect 2.jpgI bought a book at the local thrift shop this week and glued several pages together.  I glued  tissue paper and then lightly gessoed the pages.  I used my heat gun to dry the gesso and at first accidentally caused some bubbling.  I liked the look of the bubbles (I am stencil-less at the moment and needed some way to add texture) and so continued to do it on purpose.  I then used watered down paint and a paint brush to get pink drips.  I liked the look of that and added some yellow using the same technique.  My order of DecoArts arrived and pulled out the white and black media misters and used those to add some more colour.  I also used some mica misters from Ranger which really don’t show up, but add a lovely sparkle in real life.  I then used more of the yellow (iron oxide fluid acrylic) to white card, a touch of the pink, and a couple of spritzes of the sprays before stamping the image and words.   Lastly I dipped my finger in black paint and ran round the edges of the spread.  My, it feels great to be creating again!