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Monday, June 23, 2014

Proud

Hello,

I’m BACK after spending a magnificent holiday in Turkey: sun, sea, beach, good food and quality time with husband and son.
Batteries are fully recharged again.
Time to get the creative juices flowing again and what better way then the Q&L challenge where this forthnight the words are vintage and/or proud.
I was immediately  drawn to vintage and was convinced I was going to make a page in a vintage style, but this was before I searched for a suitable quote which unfortunately  I couldn’t find, in fact I didn’t find any at all.
So proud it would be.
Normally I experience kind of a creative block after a period of inactivity, but not this time.
When we returned home last week we could not miss the national crazziness for our football team. Everything turned red (our team are the Red Devils) and the Belgian flag is everywhere.
Everybody suddenly is proud to be Belgian and proud of our football players, so this was my inspiration for this page.


The colourscheme for this page is black/yellow/red as these are the colours of our flag.
I started out by making some gelli prints in these colours and cutting them up in a football shape.
Glued them to a background which I coloured using my gell sticks and a wet babywipe.


I tuned everything a bit down with a light gesso wash.
Added some texture through a stencil I found in my stash which apparentely had never been used before. The pattern kinda reminds me of the net of a goal.
The texture paste is homemade using babypowder, details will follow soon in the gelliclopedia series.
I added the quote on some masking tape which I turned into some washitape by spraying some blue sprayink on it (also homemade) and stamped some yellow, black and red dots with bubblewrap.

Added a fairy image from the package of a stamp set and some collage elements and voila.

20 comments:

  1. What an exciting page and bravo you for getting right behind your football team. Not a sport I enjoy, but I also take pride when home teams do well.
    I'm glad you had a fantabulous holiday and came back full of craftiness, your fairy makes a very unusaul cheerleader, but who could resist such prettiness. Have a great week :D

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    1. I'm not a supporter, but these days you just can't ignore it, it's everywhere and in your face. hadn't think about the fairy as a cheerleader, but she could so be one.

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  2. Great entry. Love all the details. We are watching the football down here although we don't have a teaming it this time.

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    1. Thanks, well, I don't know how it is in New-Zealand, but here you just can't ignore the WorldCup.

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  3. Hmm... home made washi & texture paste, bubblewrap and Gelliclopedia (LOL) a crafter after my own heart!! I will try to come back and catch the upcoming episodes...
    As to football it's already all over the UK team!

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  4. Lovely textured page and I like to read the story behind your choice of quote.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad to hear that, because while writing this post I was thinking I was elaborating too much.

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  5. Fab background, loving the texture and story behind your choice;) The men in my house are fooball mad!
    Val x

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    1. Thanks and luckily that's not the case in my house, although I might have more me time aka craft time lol

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  6. Love the various embellishments and techniques you have used. Pleased you had lovely holiday :)

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  7. Fab page and good luck to Belgium :)

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    1. Thanks and Belgium is going to the quarter finales, yeah!!! Madness continues and rises :-)

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  8. A lovely story behind your choice of quote and a fabulous quote too. Love this piece :)

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    1. Thanks, great to hear that people like to read the story behind a piece and the build-up.

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  9. You are a gal after my own heart. Any time I can save money by creating embellishments or products that cost less than the "name brand," I'm a happy camper. You did a GREAT job, and I love everything about this page. I would be proud, too!!

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  10. Love gelli printing how you have done this (though not mentioning the f word in England any more lol) great quote too

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    1. Thanks, here is is all football, football, football

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