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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

TEXT AND GRAFFITI

I love using text in my stuff.......old book pages, stamped quotes and verses etc etc so when I saw that CRUSADE 43 on MICHELLE WARDS challenge site was called TEXT MESSAGING I just had to have a go.


The prompt is to use text cut from newspapers or magazines and to use them as backgrounds. Here are my two journals with their random text glued in place.
Next was what to do to them next! I actually really liked them as they were but decided to be brave and go on!!

Here is the bigger of the journals........I cut a heart stencil and used both parts of it and sprayed through and round them. I like the way the newsprint I had used absorbed the ink, it made it look old.

Here is how it ended up! There were stages when I thought I hated it but I have to say I DO like it now!!



Here is the smaller journal.......this one was sprayed all over with green, then stamped onto and stencilled onto through sequin waste. 

I just want to say thanks for the lovely encouraging comments that have been left over the last few posts, I appreciate them all..........I get the message, no more minimal for me!

33 comments:

Carol Q said...

brilliant pages Sue. I like them both. great idea to use the text background. will have to find time to try and have a go.

Susan Allan said...

Sue, I love your graffiti and text... you get to like things eventually, I know all about that.
I do like the way you drew onto the sprayed hearts and the little ones at the bottom and I like your second piece too.

I understand your love of newspaper, do you like the Financial Times? The colour is so sophisticated!!!!!!!

You have been busy today!!!!!!!

Sue A xxxxxxxxx

Helen said...

What a lovely idea - I may use this. I particularly like the smaller journal - I love that heart stamp I use it lots.

Kaz said...

These are stunning Sue - you obviously have a quality newspaper! xx

Artyjen said...

How brave...they did look fab as was....but look even fabber with the deco
xoxo Sioux

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE this idea - really must try it out. Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

Sid said...

Love the way you have built up the layers to superb effect Sue !!

Hels Sheridan said...

LURVE these pages.. the hearts are fabby and I love the stitched look around the edges... tis inspirational hun x

JoZart said...

I too like the pages, really inspiring. It's a great technique I'd love to try.
Thanks for sharing,
joZarty

Carol said...

LOVE the TYPE, Sue! I've always been a lover of anything typed; love typewriters too! Old ones. This is a great idea. Thanks for spotlighting it!!!

Kimber said...

These look great Sue!
I agree with you - how the newsprint absorbed the ink is a great effect.
Isn't this a fun Crusade? I'm really enjoying it too.

bockel24 said...

Looks like you´ve had fun - I prefer the larger spread, but they are both lovely.

Susan King said...

These are fantastic! I love the way you've drawn around the hearts and integrated the text into the pieces. Really great.

Gez said...

Wow! amazing pages.
My first visit to your blog.. Goodness! what have I been missing!
Hope you have a lovely weekend. Happy crafting. Gez.

Kate said...

Awesome pages, I love the graffiti on top of the text, wonderful idea. Your pages just sparkle, I love them.

WendyK said...

A brilliant idea, and a very inspiring result, thank you.

Mona said...

If it was ever ruined, you did an excellent job rescuing it! Very nice!

Chris said...

Oh wow, these are just amazing. I liked them when they were black and white but totally loved them once they were finished.

inge said...

Hello Sue,

strolling through your posts I discover you are a Michelle Ward student too :)

I've not done my homework yet, didn't even had the time to visit the others...

Seeing your pages, you make me want to dive into this crusade too !

I love the layering in the pages with the spraying and the stenciling.

I know all about "hating" something that is in evolution and then at the end "loving it". I love how project develop and you can alter and add until you find it good !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Gez said...

Hi Sue just calling back to say I've 'had' ago & love the text backgrounds! This could get addictive! :)
Think I might be paranoid now after reading your latest post as I have included some stamped ♥'s
Thank you for being an inspiration.xx

Kari said...

Wow! Your pages are stunning. I love the bold text you chose as well as the colors as you layered them on the text.

michelle ward said...

Sue - loving these spreads! I really appreciate that you shared photos of the process and admitted the hate/love evolution...we have all been there but it is validating to hear it from a fellow artist. Thanks for sharing with the team!

goudenregen said...

Love the hearts with print in them. Thanks for telling how you did it all.

lena said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Love your graffitti-pages and the hearts are outstanding - rel gothic style and I like it alot!

cathsheard said...

These are so cool Sue. I really like the font the Telegraph uses, it looks great. Isn't sequin waste wonderful stuff!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

well, I love what you did and that you showed how your spreads started AND ended! They are both so pleasing to my eye!

Maureen said...

1st, Love you blog design!

All your pages are stunning, and each has its own character. I try to save a newspaper from each of my trips, so next UK one, I may just start cutting right there and then.

Marcia said...

I think it says a lot that you started with a straightforward left-to-right-reading layout, but you'd never think about that if you only saw the end result. Great design. The pastel-ly red and green is my fave; a nice contrast to news lettering.

joyfulploys said...

I like all your text compositions...great job!

iHanna said...

Great pages, thanks for sharing! I like that you did a complete page, it inspires me as I've only made the background text so far... :-) Your pages are beautiful!

Cruse on girl!
/another crusader

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Your pages are stunning and so inspiring ! Thank you so much for sharing !

Janet said...

These are both great but I absolutely LOVE the graffiti page!

Kazza said...

These are both gorgeous Sue. I know what you mean about likeing them as they were because when I first saw them I thought that was the finished article - but then scrolling down and seeing the actual finished page.....WOW!