Catching up with friends is always fun and I’ve been finding myself spending a lot more time chatting to friends since the lockdown.
I’m very grateful for all my friends including those here in Blogland, so with this in mind I created this page – stay safe and keep well everyone!
I started by using a button embossing folder and my Sizzix Bigshot to add buttons to some white cardstock. Then I used my new set of Faber-Castell Soft Pastels to add the Violet and Rose Carmine colours; I did this by rubbing each pastel lightly across the top of the embossed surface, rubbing lightly with my finger and then spritzing lightly with water. When dry I cut the button cardstock and also some flowery design paper from Create & Craft into squares, then I stuck them both onto the page using a glue stick to create a patchwork background. Next I added a pretty card topper which is from the same Create & Craft set and the wording which is a sticker from Kaisercraft; it reads “A friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart”. To finish, I added some flowers and leaves from Little Birdie using Ranger Glossy Accents.
Here is my new box of pastels and you may have noticed that they are sat on the white cardstock that I embossed with the buttons before it was coloured (grin!). I can’t wait to use them again so if you have any suggestions for techniques using soft pastels please let me know in the comments below – thanks!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- White Cardstock
- Darice Embossing Essentials (Buttons Assorted Embossing Folder)
- Faber-Castell Mini Soft Pastels (12 82 24 – Violet 138, Rose Carmine 124)
- Create & Craft (Birthday Celebrations Background Paper and Topper)
- Pritt Stick
- Stix2 Double-Sided Tape
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Cherry Tree Lane SS329)
- Little Birdie Flowers (SKU 213719)
- Ranger Glossy Accents