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Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Fun, Fresh 2015 Cover Page

Happy Australia Day Long Weekend!  I am sneaking in a relatively quick post for you before I head off camping early tomorrow for the weekend with friends!

I had absolutely no intention of creating my cover page tonight, I was busy finding all our camping gear to pack the car and I sort of got distracted and detoured a bit - it just happened (the car still isn’t packed, but that’s another story :P)

I had struggled with my cover page for 2015 a while now, seriously, I have changed it three times already and I’ve seen sooo many really awesome designs that look absolutely fabulous, but in reality, they just aren’t very.. ME!

If you haven’t already noticed, I love getting messy with inks, paints, sprays – all those kind of things. This week, I’ve pulled out my old favourite Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Worn Lipstick and Broken China, along with my trusty old paint brush and journaling pen. 

I used the same technique as last week, by applying the ink to a non-porous surface, add a bit of water and picked up the ink using my brush, then applied a ‘wash’ over watercolour paper.  You can see on some, I also brushed some random lines and shapes too!
Once dried, I doodled around the edges (I just can’t help myself) and drew over the shapes I had made. 

I also used a really cool stamp set from Elle’s Studio called Hello 2015, Kaisercraft Stamp set ‘Close Up’, WRMK washi tape, Playful chipboard shapes and these super cute little people from Corbett’s creations . I cut the letter letters and numbers I cut myself on my Cameo machine.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend & stay safe!
Cheers! Emma

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