"In England's* green and pleasant land" [Blake 1804] coming across waterfalls or tiny streams is one of my very favourite things whilst out walking. I love the movement of the water as it falls, the fresh greenery surrounding it, and best of all, the wonderful sound it makes.
This photograph brought all this to mind for me, and also suggested the unusual colour combination of gold and silver, which I NeVeR put together.
But I have to say, I just LoVe how it turned out on my journal page! In fact, when I'd finished it, it evoked an almost audible "ooooooooooo".
I will explain. You may have noticed that when you are with friends and admire another's work or see something gorgeous in a shop (especially if you are in a stamp shop when the owner opens a recently arrived box of goodies) you will all, simultaneously, say "oooooooooooooo" in wonderment. This always, always, always makes me think of the aliens in toy story...
Not that I am in any way suggesting we are all aliens lol!
I decided to do a journal page for this week's challenge as I've never used metallics on a journal page, and I'm not sure it would ever have occurred to me to use embossing powder on my pages! I'd already decided I'd tackle the silver/gold combo by using silver and white in the background and adding a 'something' in green and gold. I like green and gold. I like silver and white. I do not usually like silver and gold together.
I do now though!!! I had great fun playing with my metallics Mica Watercolour Palette and my embossing powders. I also incorporated some paper I'd made at The StampMan using Starburst Stains. In fact, I'm dedicating this to my crafty, StampMan DT colleague Vixykins as she invited me to be part of the facebook group
I suffer from A.D.O.S - Attention Deficit Oooooh Shiny
There are lots more shiny projects to be inspired by over at The Play Date Cafe, so don't forget to check out what our other designers made :)