Today was the finishing off, I added 3 smaller flowers to give some balance, and then once I was happy with the position of the flowers I added some stamps, Indigo Blu and Tim Holtz. I added a second sentiment, cos I like it.
I did also use the bubble wrap thingy, inking a piece and then laying it down on the background, just in the two corners, again for added interest.
To me this has come together nicely.
Rosemary Merry's blog, she also talks about being positive, and being aware when she is feeling or being negative. I can talk myself out of anything, it is a habit I am trying very hard to break, most of the time I am successful, but I still have the odd rocky moment.
The close up also shows nicely the effect the rock salt left, it has a bleaching effect. It is far too chunky to stay on, so I tend to remove it all, some smaller chunks are left behind.
Of course now the journal is finished I have to start putting things in it. Already had some ideas, I've been wanting to use small, and I mean small, deck of cards that came in a Christmas cracker, but so far not been able to come up with any ideas of how to use them, had a light bulb moment today, so hopefully that will be the first entry.
One last photo, a close up of the larger flower, it was inked, stamped and embossed, then enamelled for good measure. The bit in the middle is a brad, with its legs chopped off, why - cos I put the hole off centre! So legs got chopped off and brad stuck down with pinflair glue.
Well best get this on the ABAC blog. I've seen some of the entries and they are gorgeous, so many talented folk out there!