Monday, 27 August 2012

Journal Page.........

Hi Everyone,

hope you are all OK? Ha ha, nice to have a respite from the muggy heat we were having but I'm not liking the rain and wind much!! Nasty weather here always seems to mess up my internet connection too!!

Anyhoo, here is my latest play in my journal, what fun it was to do too.........

Tee hee, this page had started out as a right old mess of random splodges from ink pads and lots of quirky doodled characters that really didn't make any sense to me at all so I covered the lot with some acrylic paints and added a sprayed and ripped book-page border.  I have to admit to leaving it at that for quite a while as my MOJO had well and truly deserted me by then!!
Dylusions 'Ruby Rainbow' came to my rescue thank goodness and sparked my imagination again! Ha ha, lots of doodling and a little story later and 'voila'!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.

Big hugs x x x x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Altered Book - Zipper pages


I hope everyone is having a wonderful and chilled out day of rest? Woohoo, we have sunshine again so all in my house are much more cheerful (and breathe!!).

The lovely Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover set us quite a challenge for this lesson by asking us all to put a zip in our books. Once I got my head around the process I decided that I definitely wanted to have a go. Thanks to Elizabeth's very clear instructions and pictures it was not too bad to do, lots fiddly in places ha ha but also lots of fun. If you fancy having a go at a zipper page yourself please pop on over HERE.

Here is my offering............LOL, please accept my apologies for the pictures, I have run out of batteries strong enough to work my camera so I had to resort to using my scanner but you should get the gist of what I was trying to do..............

All the collage elements came from a free fishing catalogue that had popped through my door. The background was simply done by swiping some paint over the pages using an old membership card, I love the texture that has come from the wrinkles produced from gluing the pages together!

The zip has been decorated using some fishing tackle bought very cheaply from one of my local 'Aladdins Caves' ha ha. The lure hanging just below the zip is neon yellow which sadly didn't show through the scan!
The fishing rod and fish (hiding behind my zip, tee hee) are linked by some embroidery floss in substitute of a fishing line, you can see this poking out of fishy's mouth!!

Hope you like it ha ha, not what I would ordinarily have done to be honest but I had an idea and went with it, am really quite pleased with how its turned out now. Ha ha, still itching to fiddle with it some more but I think I would 'lose' the page and what I was trying to convey if I did.
What do you folks think??

Many Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you have the time, any and all feedback is always gratefully received.

Big hugs x x x x

Monday, 13 August 2012

Doodling Heaven

Hi all,

what a fab chilled out evening I had last night after some difficult and stressful days! Sprogs shipped off to bed at their usual times so that I could relax and enjoy a hot date with the Olympic closing ceremony and my journal.
Wow, is all I can say, thoroughly enjoyed it and have to admit to a few tears when Mr Mercury put in an appearance, one of my heros! Gary Barlow then finished me off completely, was sobbing for him.

Anyhoo, I had a major doodling session while watching the show. My base was a tester page for my Dylusions sprays and a Chatterbox doodle genie that I wanted to try out. I didn't want to waste the page so decided to let rip with various pens ha ha. The framework was created using a patchwork template and I just doodled to my hearts content.

Not very refined by any means but lots of fun was had.........

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment if you have time, all feedback very gratefully received.

Big hugs from a very humid and drizzly Cornwall x x x x

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Hello peeps,

lol rain again!! Hey ho, positive thinking everyone please, we WILL have some more sun before the sprogs go back to school (won't we??!!).

I have to admit to loving how this page turned out, I didn't 'think' about it too much and just let it flow for a change and boy did I have fun........

I started with a gesso base and then scraped some decoart acrylic colours on with an old membership card. Out came the bottle top and sequin waste collection to add some interest and layers using another decoart acrylic. I then stamped randomly with Tim Holtz's regal flourish using stazon. The doodling was done with a sakura glaze pen. The flowers were cut from an advert in a magazine and a title and small bit of journalling was added to finish.

Many many thanks for popping by,

Big big hugs x x x x

Friday, 3 August 2012

Cover up........

Hi folks,

lol if my spelling is off, I'm typing while trying to watch the Olympics ha ha!

Hope you are all well and not too bothered by this crappy weather again! Tee hee, always a good excuse to stay indoors and get crafty in my book!!

This is a page from my altered book journal (a childrens book I found in a charity shop that has a fab full hard cover and internal ring-bound pages that are just under A4 size) which is a cover up of a background I didn't like.

The page had started with a pink background as I didn't want to waste the paint left over from another project but I wasn't feeling the love, so to speak, so decided to cover it up ha ha.
I scraped some red and orange acrylic across the page with a credit card, leaving some of the original background as a 'reminder to self'!
Two green acrylics were stippled through the fab Tando sequin waste mask to give the impression of grass, the Tando splatter mask was then used with white acrylic to create some clouds.
I drew around a dewdrop ink lid and a glue bottle on an old book page to create petals and the flower centre, these were coloured with promarkers.
Tando mini leaves were coloured using a sakura glaze pen (lol, another note to self - remember to do a gesso base first ha ha, three coats of glaze later.........) and added to the already doodled stem.
Lots of liquid pearls has been doodled on and a brilliant quote from the Quote Garden added to finish.

Many thanks for popping by,

Big big hugs x x x x