Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's Saturday, weekend again!

Good morning you all. I don't know what time of day it will be when you read this, but it's morning here now. And if I'm not mistaken, it's feeling a bit warmer today. I don't want to say it too loudly in case I scare it off! Would be nice not to freeze today.

Yesterday I spent nearly the whole day playing with my journal. The paper in my daily scribble journal is not very good quality, and when I use wet paints or too much gesso, it goes through the paper. I was wise enough to leave 2 pages free before painting the pages from yesterday, and so I have *repaired* these pages to make them usable. I stuck an old ledger page over each spotty *backside*, and then took it from there. I had a pile of nice hand-made paper, which I tore into trips and added along with some torn book pages, some sacking, lace, TH tissue strips etc until the pages were covered. Then I added some photos, of 2 great aunts of my husband(taken about 1900) on the left side, and one of Erika and her brother, taken about 1920 on the right. I decided to leave the rest as it is, as I liked the collage without covering it up with too many photos.






And I made a tag, which was supposed to be autumn and lace, using the dress form from TH, leaves and lace. I got a bit carried away, and now you can hardly see the dress form or tag....Oh well, somethings do go wrong....And it does look like autumn, just not like anything else!


So, here's wishing you all a good day, and I'm sending huge hugs and sparkly vibes galore to Donna, who had a knee operation yesterday. Get well soon Donna, miss you! Take care you all, and thanks for visiting!

PS I just read on Donna's Blog, that she has been up all night taking pics of the people who go past her door and blogging them, Good for you, Donna!

19 comments:

  1. haha! Had to do something to amuse myself Valerie! I really like what you are doing with this Journal and these pages are not exception. Using old family photographs is so effective and love the rest of the collage elements. Your autumn card is so as you say 'Autumn' and who cares is you can't see the dress form! Makes it more mysterious. Enjoy your day .. perhaps your weather will hold for a little while! hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  2. I am throwing everything and anything into this journal, just as the wind blows every day, and I love doing it!

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  3. Lovely collage pages Valerie, great texture, just want to reach out and stroke them! and the autumn tag is gorgeous too. Have a fun day! xx

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  4. Great journal pages, with lovely papers and textures. Have a nice weekend, Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Hi Valerie, Your journal must be building into a fab piece of work, I'll bet it's getting heavy too. I love seeing your new pages, always interesting and very textural. Your tags are gorgeous too, do you use them on cards? I hope you have a wonderful creative day, hugs Gay xxx

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  6. More fabulous journal pages - loving the collage and the images. And a very autumnal tag.- my favourite season.
    Have a good Saturday.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. fingers crossed the weather stays warm for you.

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  7. lovely journal pages, I like their textured look. Donna's post was interesting!

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  8. The sun is out in Kent, UK! It's gorgeous.

    Lovin' the layers in your art journal, and the muted colours are perfect. What a great way to showcase images of your family.

    The tag is wonderful! Very Autumnal so perfect!

    Hope it stays warm for you.

    xx

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  9. Love the effects you're getting in your journal...and the fall tag is perfect for FALL...full of color and excitement! happy Creating! POP ART MINIS

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  10. What cool journal pages! Love the mix of textures and colors to emphasize the photos!

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  11. Lovely work again Val, love those journal pages especially! Hugs, Barb

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  12. hope the weather stayed warm for your val...

    well done on doing another couple of pages to your journal, you are doing so well with that and well done on your tag too..

    maria xx

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  13. Love your pages and the old family photos, super tag as well. Yvonne x

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  14. Hi, Chrissie here. Can't log on, so I'm typing as mrs anonymous! Lovely work, as always, Chrissie

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  15. Hi Valerie. This journal is looking pretty fabulous. Love these pages.
    Regards Florence x

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  16. Wonderful pages! I double clicked and was gaga over the textures. Bet they're amazing in person.

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  17. i just love coming here to see what you have been up to.
    Buttttttt, now it's very late and I am going to bed. You have a wonderful day!
    Hugzzz and Love!
    Narda

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  18. Hi Narda, nice to see you here!!

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  19. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog :) :)

    Gorgeous journal pages :)
    n xox

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