Monday, 9 February 2015


I'm so enjoying experimenting with mixed media while following the Journal 52 prompts...and am actually keeping up.  The prompt for week 6 is Windows - I'm trying to use a quote for each week and found one including 'Windows' and  'Love' and so created this page with some of the many Love themed challenges that are about currently in mind 
I forgot to take photos as I created the layers of this background - I started with Gesso, went over this with some pale green acrylic paint, stuck down some printed tissue paper, and then added some stenciling through a Clarity stamps swirly stencil with peeled paint distress ink. Next I stamped a Hero arts swirly/foliage stamp also in peeled paint DI. I cut some pink roses from patterned paper, and arranged in the corners before washing over with watered down gesso to bring down the colours a bit before stamping with an Artistic Stamper script stamp.
 Over the roses I stencilled some hearts with grunge paste (PaperArtsy) that I coloured with Distress re-inker in Spun Sugar. Once dry I blinged this up with stickles because I felt they needed to stand out more and splattered some White Dylusions ink spray.  
Through the open window is a couple on a romantic walk, one of my favourite, but oldest stamps - I've coloured this with inktense pencils and added some stamped foliage. 
 The quote is written on tissue paper first and then glued in place (I wan't confident enough about my lettering to do it straight onto the page). The crosses (or kisses) are a PaperArtsy stamp in white paint.

I'm sharing this here -
Mixed Media Monthly - Think Pink (pink roses/hearts)
Artist Trading Post - Love is in the air
Allsorts - Love is all around
The Artistic Stamper - Love

Happy Crafting...Esther xx


  1. This is fabulous Esther and I love the sentiment. Great background with so much detail and the window really sets it off.

    Great to have you join in with us at AT P Exchange this fortnight

    Hope you are keeping better too

    Huge hugs Annie x

  2. A beautiful page Esther. Love how the window opens and its a wonderful sentiment as well. Thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange this time.
    Yvonne xx

  3. Love it!! I love the romantic stamp, soft colors, and just love the door!! Dropped by from Journal 52!!

  4. beautiful page! i LOVE that the window opens up! how creative. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  5. Wonderful page! Love the colors, the window and how you write on the tissue paper - that is a great idea! Thank you so much for playing with us The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. Hi Essie!!!!!
    Gorgeous page love all the fab details, so pretty and vintage!
    Hope you are fine.

    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  7. Beautiful page with some great textures. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  8. What a clever piece Esther especially the words.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  9. A really lovely page layered with soft, beautiful colours and using your oldest stamp was a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing our challenge at ATP Exchange. Julia x

  10. Beautiful! Love the window and lettering on the quote! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  11. Great page! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

  12. Such a fabulous piece, really love what you did here, it looks fantastic! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly challenge!


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