Thursday, 1 July 2010

More of my journal

Crikey, this journaling lark is addictive! This page might be an on going one for a while....it's my "to do" list. You know the type of list....ten things to do before you die. Well, there's way too many things that I want to do and to narrow it down to my top ten is proving a tad more challenging than I had anticipated!!! I am pretty sure the first seven deserve a place although not necessarily in the order that I have then listed!!! So the background was the one you saw last week which I had created with pastels. Used my tree template that I drew for an artsycrafts project......a girl has to recycle you know! Having drawn around it in pencil, I filled the space with very brightly coloured scraps of paper and stuck them down with Claudine Helluth's matt medium....I love that stuff!!
When dry, took one of my luvverly, luvverly Pitt pens and doodled all over it then outlined it with two different sized nibs of black Pitt pen. I'm a bit into the scribbly effect at the mo.

Then I cut some shapes of brightly coloured paper, stuck them on the opposite page, scribbled around those. Took a large brush nib Pitt pen and did my dotty, dotty thing here and there.
Finally, started to fill in all the spaces. What I haven't told you though is that I did get to play with some of my new goodies. I painted my Maya Road chipboard, shapey, taggy thingies with some of the Eco Friendly paint......ooooo....yum, yum. Then I ran out of time but had to try my Cosmic shimmers, so I quickly sprayed them on the next pages of my journal. It's dry now and waiting for the next layer of splodging. Not sure what I'll be splodging yet but I'm sure it will be fun!!! Me thinks I am going to get on just dandy with these sprays.

And Leandra, if you're reading this....I know......it's pink and orange!!!!!!!
I've had lots of questions about what my plan is for my sprayed fabric and how am I going to stick it in my journal. Well, most of it will probably get die cut, some of it is in line for a hush, hush top secret experiment which I will reveal if it works and finally some of it will be used in my journal. I like to use matt medium to glue it down or I might even stitch some of it to a page.
Take care, Lin

13 comments:

Helen said...

Stunning journal pages - love the colours, your scribbling is great.
Those cosmic shimmers look YUMMY, must get some of those, lol.....

AmyK said...

Your pages are great! Much better than mine! haha. Definitely loving your pages!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

What gorgeous pages! Can't wait to see what else you have in store.

Netty said...

Fab pages and love your glimmering piece. Look forward to what comes next... Annette x

Nicks said...

Leandra, is you are reading this -nowt wrong with pink and orange! LOL

Hels Sheridan said...

Delish pages Lin, I want to see the Northern Lights too... supposed to be breathtaking...maybe one day eh? x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my it's utterly fab..I love your sketchy doodly style and the colours are for me, lovely. I can't narrow anything down to a top ten, hopeless!

Minxy said...

WOW you really are journal addicted.. you'll have a full book in no time...just don't finish it too soon, as i'm basking in the inspiration your providing me :)

Linda Cain said...

You've definitely found another niche in your super talented mind.

Love it!

The Crafty Chick said...

Wow Unbelievable!! after what seems like years of your sceptically dubious glances at my fave combo of pink and orange you have succumbed!! Have you got a temperature?? Does this mean you're also going to try eggplant and ochre next. Go on you know you want to !! Looks fab. Love that tree. It's all so much brighter than your normal stuff and of course I love it! Leandra

Lesley said...

This is a fabulous page!!

JAN said...

wow i love your journal page its so inspiring may i ask if you could direct me to the post where you made the initial background..ty Jan

Paulien said...

Wauww to cool are your journal pages & technics...luv'it!
Those Colours... mmmm!