Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ten Minute Tuesday

Hello again and welcome to another Ten Minute Tuesday. If you dont know what this is all about then please do hop over to Vicki's lovely blog The Biskit Barrel and have a look. I'm sure she would just love you to join in with her. Well what have I managed on the creative front this week. I was at a crop on Saturday and after finding a quote I liked managed to finish off this double page spread in my wee A6 seaside journal. (
I did the background back in April when I was at Lochhouse in Moffat with my friends. I used Donn's distress stains for this - salty ocean and picket fence. Then the background lay unloved in my journal until I was down at my friend Heathers the weekend before last when I firstly used some dylusions ink which was left over from a stencil on another page and I painted some perfect pearls in amongst it. I then stenciled some small circles on the bottom to look like bubbles coming up from the bottom of the sea and used a stamp from my friend Julie which was perfect for that seaweed look. I painted in among that with some perfect pearls too. I then stamped on the dotty mermaid (Clarity stamps) and again painted her with some perfect pearls. I couldnt find a quote I liked for the page till Audrey suggested the Pablo Neruda poem The Mermaid and the Drunks and I used some of the lines from that which read "Her eyes were the colour of distant love, ther twin arms were made of white topaz. Her lips moved, silent in a coral lightHer lips moved, silent, in a coral light. I used my a mixture of inktense pencils and my new coloursoft pencils to colour in some of the letters. Ooh I do like those coloursoft pencils and can see me needing to get some more. After three different wee sessions working on this page Im not convinced its finished yet as its a bit bare at the top so I might have another go with it soon. Hop over to Vicki's now to see what she's done with her creative time this week.


  1. Oh another beautiful art project Suzy - loving the colours as always, your blog always reminds me of the seaside!

  2. Beautiful colours and the poem is lovely, too.

  3. i love that poem, it's not one I've heard before but it fits perfectly with these journal pages. just lovely.