Tuesday, 20 March 2012

CJ Swap Page

This is the first swap page for a CJ swap I am in, where we don't actually send the books but just make the pages and send them out individually.  This means I could actually join the group as CJ's tend to take so long to complete and I never know where I will be and have always feared losing someone's prescious book. This page is for lou@papermaker and her chosen theme was silhouettes and songs.
I chose an old favourite by Harry Nilsson song from 1967 - 'One is the loneliest number' and used my Tim Holtz umbrella man as the silhouette as he always gives me a feeling of sadness, I am not sure why.  I used coffee to make the paper have the distressed appearance, stamped the background with faded writing and then swiped Gel Medium and a dash of gold paint over the surface which gives it a lovely gold wash effect.  I added some 'rain drops' with Glossy Accents to the umbrella man.  
Hope Lou likes it... 


  1. Gosh, you are on a ROLL!! Chris must be gone again. Wasn't I just here? I like this man, too. I agree he looks lonely. I'm quite certain Lou will love this and your coffee dyed paper looks better than mine.

    BTW, what are CJs? Oh wait, it just dawned on me they are circle journals. DUH!!

  2. This is just gorgeous! The gold wash effect paper is stunning... it looks like it's made from burnished metal. Beautiful.

    P.S. Love that song - I really like Aimee Mann's version. :)

  3. Stunning page! I love the gold colour wash effect, I agree this image does look sad and lonely, Great job, Hugs May x x x x

  4. This is beautiful! Love the gold wash, it looks stunning.


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