Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Craft-Room Romance and Roses

So our lovely Debi has declared that she is a hopeless romantic, and would love us to share lots of Roses and Romance over at Craft-Room this fortnight. Our Sponsor is Crafty Individuals
Now unlike Debi I don't consider myself to be that romantic so initially didn't know where to start so I fished out some stamps and just went with it. I used Tim Holtz wrinkle free distress technique to create a background with monochrome distress ink colours,  stamped with etched roses, text and background grunge stamps, then flicked some water (also TH inspired) and ink spray about.  
The floral stamp is an old PSX stamp - Botanical Wild Roses, it's one of the first I ever bought and still a favourite. I painted with distress inks and fussy cut, there's some distress stickles in the centre too. 
Week six of Journal 52 had the prompt 'The lost art of love letters' so I used this as my journal page title and stencilled the lettering onto a heart which I had stamped with the etched roses before clear embossing the whole piece.  
I added my 'letter' which I made with another piece of cardstock, distress stains and text stamp. I made a little bundle of envelopes and die cut a pen and ink bottle which I covered with glossy accents. 
In the end I was really happy with my journal page and now I look forward to visiting you to see what you create. 

I'm sharing my journal page here - 


  1. A beautiful page love how everything came together XOXO

  2. Hi Esther.........this is a gorgeous make...loving the fabulous colour tones so soft and romantic :-)

    CRafty Hugs

    Annie x


  3. What a beautiful creation Esther with gorgeous Blossoms and Blooms, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. And I should have added thanks for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  5. A beautiful and romantic journal page Esther, I love all the elements that you used and how you've put them all together.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. This is so pretty and all the lovely details, really does look romantic and perfect for our blossoms challenge.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  7. Esther, for someone who says they're not romantic......this page is bang on target, I absolutely adore it- and it's loaded with extra romantic details... I just love your page :-) Debi xxxxx

  8. Beautiful page. Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping and good luck.
    Viv (DT)

  9. i love stamps of psx. it´s a great and beautiful creation.
    thanks for joining with us it´s all about the vintage and good luck.

    gr meggi

  10. So nice crafting.Thank you for joining Its all about the vintage and beauty challenge.

  11. Wow this is so gorgeous, so much to look at and admire the stunning details!
    and thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m


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