1 August 2014

Home is where the heart is...

I love words, they often act as the springboard for my ideas and so I was thrilled when I saw we had 'Word Play' as a challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges this month. I took my moleskin journal and roughly drew some houses in pencil and then wrote, by hand, everything home means to me around the houses. 
Then I coloured the houses in with Portfolio Pastels. I painted the background with watered down paint and revealed some of the writing in areas by wiping them with a baby wipe. I live at number 4 so I stamped a heart on that roof. I also added two Dylusions birds with funky hats.
I love these pages, as much for the personal message in the background as well as for the lovely bright houses in the foreground! I hope you'll join in with us this month!
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7 comments:

Helen said...

gorgeous page, Gabrielle, love the portfolio pastel coloured houses!

Doreen said...

Love the vibrant colours you have used here,just gorgeous.xxx

Jo said...

Wow I love this, so vibrant and "arty" but simple and clean at the sometime. Jo xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is fab , full of life and gorgeous colours x

snazzyoriginal said...

Wonderfully vibrant pages x

Sue said...

Hello Gabrielle,
Love those free hand drawn houses, this is bright and beautiful, the sentiment is so appropriate for your design, gorgeous pages.
Smiles:)
Sue

butterfly said...

Absolutely love these pages, Gabrielle - the fresh bright colours, those fab houses, and the wonderful journalling all about home hovering in the background. Love that texty bird too!
Alison xx