Monday, 31 May 2010

tell your story I'm afraid

Elsie describes this page as a pretty home for small fears. I did the background with Heidi Swapp masks and glimmermists, the text was drawn with a purple slickwriter and filled in with a purple smooch (I do not like smooch, it takes AGES to dry and is difficult to apply).
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Puzzle piece dolls

I love these art dolls

Sunday, 30 May 2010

tell your story: chat time

Elsie blogged a pic of a fabby art canvas to remind us of todays online chat. The title of the canvas is "our love is true" and it prompted me to make a journal page (glimmermists and chipboard alphas) "true love" ... hope you like it
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tell your story: your own advice

Rachel designed a very busy page for this prompt, with a mix of patterned papers and one focal photograph. My page looks much better in real life, the title has somehow got lost in the sea! Finish the sentence, "Be mindful ..."

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tell your story: today I feel

I am surprised how well this page works turned 90 degrees, it was torn from a magazine. Elsie did a double page spread, with her left hand entirely filled with a busy page from a vintage design book, and the right hand being a sheet of plainer vintage paper that she could write (and doodle) on. Elsie stressed that even if we have had a HORRIBLE day, we need to journal it, and if possible add a positive thought.
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tell your story: fabric background

I dont feel like making a fabric background, so its my usual glimmermist and chipboard as a mask background. I hope you are enjoying these (no doubt there are MANY more to come). Rachel sewed her photograph and journalling block (made from a scrap of ledger paper) to her page, I used glue dots to attach the ribbon and acrylic journalling block.
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tell your story: monday

A re-occuring theme for Rachel is to use tissue paper as background or lettering to her journal. I dont have any tissue and, since the reason for my journal is to use up my piles of stash, I dont want to buy any more stuff.Posted by PicasaI do have PILES of chipboard, and a dozen bottles of glimmermists, so that is how I created my title. I used the negative of the chipboard letters as the stencil for the glimmermists, then did one line of journalling.
Beautiful use of tissue here and beautiful lettering here

tell your story: let's have a party

Elsie did a double page spread for this prompt, she somehow managed to find a magazine page showing the aftermath of a party (probably the inspiration for this prompt). I used this fabby magazine page (look at her gorgeous blue polish) held down with fabric tape and I journalled on sticky labels.
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tell your story: fun bonus

An easy and fun page. I picked up this pad of squared paper for a bargainous 20p from a local car boot sale, there are 60 sheets!
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Final CJ for this month

The theme was family traditions, and this is the only thing I could think of. I love this pic of us, it has been gently photoshopped to remove stray trees and wayward tourists!
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my not so impressive entry

My theme was yellow so I used Bazzill stamped with versamark ink. I highlighted two rows of beach huts with Tim Holtz crackle glaze and made the sand out of caviar beads. The third row of huts was stuck to a Tim Holtz fragment with diamond glaze.
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another gorgeous CJ page

The top layer is embellished with diamond glaze or similar, gorgeous
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CJ page

Isnt this the most beautiful CJ page ... it is made up of hand embellished felt inchies and is just stunning.
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Monday, 24 May 2010

I need ...

a sharpie poster paint pen, in white. PLEASE!!!!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

tell your story: colour me pretty

This was supposed to be a page of doodles, but I used stickers instead. Sorry about the flash flare, but it has suddenly gone VERY dark ... a storm at the end of a super sunny day???
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tell your story: change is good

I am not afraid of change, change is good. Elsie used paint but I love my glimmer mists and masks so that;s what I used. It is so hot here today, the mists dried a bit too quickly, hence the puddles at the bottom
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tell your story: hidden message

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The idea for this prompt was to "spill some pain" by writing a heartfelt but possibly hurtful message ... then paint over it. I have taken a more scrapbook attitude to my page, by hiding the message behind a pretty photograph

tell your story: today

The prompt was to include a drawing, but I decided to use more of my stickers and a pretty journalling spot. Things are very busy presently, I always seem to be checking the calendar and my watch, making sure I am in the right place at the right time.
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Friday, 21 May 2010

tell your story: bonus pages

The prompt was to contrast the highs and lows of life. I love these pincushions from a catalogue, they look gorgeous clustered in a display.

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tell your story: the three p's

The prompt is paint, paper, pen but I used pen, paper and stickers ... I do like my little row of houses, and its great to use up my oddments of sticky letters
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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

drink tea ...

I mentioned this to my gorgeous husband and he made me a poster ... its an adaptation of

I would like a much more fancy teacup, and it would be much nicer in purple!
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tell your story: my secret world

Oh, this is a very hard one to do, and even harder to share. I have a crazy world in my head, this is one of my less crazy thoughts, does anyone feel the way I feel?
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tell your story: safe place

I am in a very good place ... I love where I now live and it is amazing to watch the season change from cold and wet to warm and sunny ... my safe place is outdoors, I take every opportunity to explore and my camera goes everywhere with me ... my safe place is also behind the camera ... I like to observe and record
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tell your story: small steps

The prompt was to use two patterned papers and journal on stickers. I have LOTS of patterned paper, so it was great to use some on a page.
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tell your story: pretty soon

This page was supposed to be decorated with hand made flowers, but instead I made a background with a Heidi Swapp mask and glimmer mist
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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

My glass ... ready to grout

The first of a pair for my hall ...
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