Anyway apart from a trip to Korea for my husbands boss's wedding (which was lovely) I have been busy filling orders, having a general play, painting (well trying to) and exploring. If anybody ever has the chance to visit Shanghai a must see is Yu Yuan it's the old part of town and is beautiful, however it all has what are called the commodities markets and the other day I found one that I didn't know exisited, - well I was in heaven, journals, notebooks, scrapbook papers, a few stamps and some general crafting stuff!! I ended up with a friend visiting two shops and we were there for three hours!! Below is the first pages of my new journal - the paper is a bit thin but it's such a thick book I glued a couple of pages together ;-). It has lined paper, plain paper and black paper all in one lovely wire bound hard backed journal cost £2 approx!
Anyway I digress, I just wanted to have a general play with this page, I was trying out some techniques with gesso and using my brayer with distress paints!!
I used gesso to prime the page, the paper was too thin not too!! Then I stenciled on the joggles flower stencil and the crafters companion mini roman lettering. Then after I brayerd picked raspberry, spiced marmaled with a bit of scattered straw. Once it was dry I sprayed a bit of dylusions lime green. Stamped the dangly bits which I coloured with H2os and the sentiment really said how I was feeling last week!! It still needs a bit more of something on it but as I can't decide it's going to be a work in progress!!