Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Fun, fun, fun........

Evening all,

I was the lucky recipient of a fantastic swap package recently, courtesy of the lovely Terrie over at Creative Explorer - a mahoosive envelope stuffed to the hilt with beautiful patterned papers, gelli prints, textured paper, vintage pages, wood veneer, lol I would be here all night if I carried on!!!!!!!!

Anyhoo, I fished out a few bits that caught my eye and had a play in my large altered book journal, one sheet had the most amazing tribal/ethnic animals and patterns on it and I managed to get 2 single spreads from it by using every scrap of it, here you go........


I started by sticking patterned paper down for my background, this was muted by brayering on some white acrylic paint. The animals were very carefully fussy cut and stuck down to create my 'totem' pole. I did a quick border around the edge of the page and the animals with a black copic brush marker and white gel pen.

I wanted to do something with the beautiful patterned pieces that were left after cutting out the animals, this is what I came up with........


Tee hee, a quick painty background to start with!! I had originally planned on creating some kind of border with the patterned pieces but as I was playing with the layout this tree appeared on my page, a serendipitous moment methinks!! The leaves are courtesy of a JOFY stamp set from Paperartsy.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts are much appreciated.

Huge hugs

Dawn x

13 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Terrie is such a sweetie, isn't she? You are one lucky swap partner. Of course, I know how generous YOU are, too, so . . . .

Your pages are incredible. I love the doodling you did around the animals. Very clever and so well done, dear.

Karen Gist said...

I just love this Dawn! Your pages look very Aboriginal, HUGS XXXXX

Terrie Purkey said...

I've had that paper around for a couple years (left over from a gift making frenzy) and couldn't ever quite figure out what else to do with it. Then, lo and behold, you go and make these totally delightful spreads - kudos to you! Amazing work, as usual. Now I'll have to go find the last scrap I kept and look at it with new eyes.... :) Glad you had fun with it Dawn

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Coco said...

Ooooh what a simple (in theory!) but fabulous inspiration !!!! I LOVE your African pages, awesome !! Happy day sweetie :) xxxx

Jessica Sporn said...

what a great gift and you made beautiful pages from it. Thanks for your kind words today and sending you a hug right back!

Tammy N said...

Love your tribal tree! Great jungle design.

Terrie Purkey said...

What a nice comment you left about the round robin...I'm a little nervous about "ruining" somebody's book but I'm sure once I get started it'll be fine. I've always wanted to be in one, so this should be fun!

Monique said...

Your pages look fabulous. Love how you used every little scrap of paper.
xx Monique

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love, love these pages...animals are wonderful and so is Terrie....lucky you. xox

DIane Warburton said...

Fabbo pages and it really sounds like you enjoyed making them. x I wonder if this inspired your day out at the animal park! :-) xx

Gio said...

Beautiful pages , Dawn. Those animals remind me of the Aboriginal draw, I love them!

BJ said...

Yummy pages Dawn, love those lizards. Thanks for your comment on my Timmy Adventure, still finding homes for the new stash and I made an order this morning too. Loved using his tools so just...... I think you get the gist. BJ