Sunday, March 24, 2013

Journal Pages...

So I was working in some journals this weekend. It's been AGES since I've done that. Really enjoyed playing in them.

One of the journals is a traveling journal from Anne Atkinson in BC. I wasn't scheduled to work in it, but when she mentioned it would be handed over to someone at our Guild meeting, I took the opportunity to sneak in. BIG GRIN. Her theme was Trees. And these are the spreads I did for her.

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This first one was supposed to have a coffee bean tree or branch image, but I got carried away with just coffee... but since coffee comes from trees, I think I can get away with it. I love doing quotes going round and round the page, although for readability I should have done them slightly off set. As it was I put arrows to show where the next line starts. The word "coffee" is quilled with very narrow cut cardstock quilled paper cut with my Linguini setting on my pasta machine, then the letters were filled with Beehive coils.

This next piece uses my latest alphabet I created from rubber stamps I recently saw. No exemplar or name of font, so had no choice but to make my own... (I call it "Fickle" Font) Using a Local King Background stamp of the trees with birds on one side of the page and my quote on the other. Clear embossed the image and sponged Distress blues for the sky.

These next pieces are from our Guild's "Play" Journal. Each person can put her mark anywhere she wants. She can start a page, or continue on with someone else's page. Whatever.I came across the cup page and new I had to put something in there...

Then I came across the leaf page... So did a pointed pen word and shadowed it.

And then my final entry, that square area was calling me... I had just taught a fun lettering class, so I used an eraser square for the earth letters and pressed it onto my craft mat that had Distress Stains on it. Since the lettering on the page was pressure release pencil letters, I decided to stay with the same type. I'm happy with my contributions.

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

How very unique and interesting! It sounds like a fun project for a group of artistically inclined women, and you are certainly that!