Tuesday 7 April 2015

Tranquility (book page swap 7 of 12)

Welcome to another of my blog posts showing you the wonderful pages I made as part of a wonderful book swap with 13 fellow crafters dotted all over the world!
More about this swap can be found in my Book Swap Introduction HERE.
So, onto the seventh page of 12! This page was for Rhondda Lesley, using her chosen theme of TRANQUILITY.
I used the following materials/steps for this page:
Background was made from layers of textured cardstock by American Crafts and onto this I painted and drew the sheep using white gesso and my black Posca paint marker.

The fence is a length of jute ribbon from That Craft Place which I wrapped round the background before securing to the page.

The tree is a chipboard lasercut from Hobbycraft which I coated in white gesso to keep the colours pale.  I then stippled a watered down brown paint onto the trunk, blending into a greener tone further up the tree.  I finished this stage with a coat of glossy accents.

The blossom on the tree is faux Flowersoft, made from polystyrene which I sprayed with DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink in Aubergine. Once dry I coated the upper portion of the tree with pva glue and dipped it in the polystyrene.  I repeated this until I had a nice full looking tree!

To finish, I stamped the sentiment onto Neenah cardstock in Tree Branch Archival Ink.  The mini alphabet stamp set is by Dove Craft.
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Here are photos of the rest of the book page:
And the back of the page:
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I'd like to quickly finish off by showing you the page that Ronnie made for me, using my theme of Science Fiction:

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A big thank you for stopping by!  Please come back tomorrow to see the next book page in this series and check the home page for ones posted already!
I would like to please enter this project into the following challenges


  1. Hi Sam I wanted to pop over and thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, I have joined you as well but by way of e-mail as I could not find the 'blogger' follow button, I do not use the others but at least I will be able to visit and comment each time you post a new item, I have been having a look through your awesome work, you are such a brilliant crafter, I admire many crafters for their inspiration and creativity you are one of them this 'tranquillity' page you have created is so beautiful,
    lorraine x

  2. These are fabulous
    Linda xxx

  3. Your page is wonderful! Such a lovely scene 'tranquil' is a great way to describe it!! Love how you've created that blossom laden tree! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

  4. Lovely project, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  5. Holy Moly, Sam, I just don't have the words to describe how wonderful these pages are hun, hugs xxxx

  6. I don t hv the words either!!!!!!! Xxx

  7. More great projects, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.


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