Sunday, 27 March 2011

another journal



I recently spent yet another fabulous weekend at Art from the Heart, this time creating an Altered Book Journal.   Since then I’ve slowly been building my pages.  Not sure why but I have decided that I want to get every page ready to journal on and then I’ll write in it.

The weekend was full of tips and ideas, as you would expect from Dyan, on ways in which to make your journal more interesting with lots of hidden pockets, tags, trims, drawers and places to tuck stuff away. 


As yet I haven’t done anything with the cover and am undecided if I want to do anything with it. 


Here are a few of the pages that are ready…..

ABJ4            ABJ5   ABJ6

       ABJ8  ABJ9


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

bathing suit beauty


Planning a holiday comes with it’s frustrations and worries when it’s the first time the smallest people in your house will be going abroad, and you plan on taking them on a long flight.  It will be fine I’m sure it will.  There is no reason that it wouldn’t be.  In the meantime I create this page in my A4 journal to put some of those thoughts down on.


You can just about see how this page has been constructed.  Firstly I stamped the whole page in black with a sassafrass alphabet, the covered it with several layers of paint, the last being the gorgeous mustard Dylusions paint. 


I’ve then added scraps of patterned papers to lift and bring a more vibrant colour into play on the page, then topped it off with some Tim Holtz film strip. Problem is I am so pleased with how it’s turned out I haven’t written on it yet!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

in preparation


I always like to have a few pages ready to journal on and these two are in my mini journal.  I started them whilst at my crop on Saturday and sat and finished them this afternoon.  Can you tell I was thinking about the pile of pancakes I need to make while finishing the first one? 


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Dream a little dream…



A couple of weeks ago I won a set of Tim Holtz stamps from Linda and being frugal, have stamped the images on the back of the scrapbooking paper I’m recycling from my old wedding layouts.   He does almost fill this page in my mini moleskine though! Didn’t leave a huge amount of room for my journalling.


I’ve used dylusions paints, and here you can see circles of interference paint plus a little spray of perfect pearls.  The stitches are doodled, and I couldn’t resist doing some more on the page below along with some doodled flowers. 


Image from tumblefish studio

As March rolls around…


march pt1

At least we have a feel of spring in the air today. Actual blue sky, I can see blue sky. Oh how that gladdens my heart after weeks of grey dull clouds.

march pt2

  march pt2 closeup

You’ll notice the end of March is missing as I’m doing a week by week journal it’s still being worked on along with the first few days of April. 

I was doing so well by being ahead but last night I realised I’d got no further than the background for my second lot of March pages. Eek.  I’m spending some time getting back on track today though.  It’s been so easy doing this challenge so far due to me being so far ahead.  I must keep going! I must!