Saturday, 22 October 2011

Saturday, Weekend and Good Weather

Hi everybody! Now, I don't like to say this toooooooooooooo loudly, but yesterday I didn't cut myself, or burn myself, or crash into anything. I didn't drop anything, and apart from a pair of scissors falling apart, the day was really uneventful. What's wrong with me? I'm going to take it as a good omen and hope the next days will carry on like this.

I spent a nice afternoon doing a journal spread. I sprayed the pages with inks in autumnal colours, and when it was dry I drew the leaves on the left hand side. Then I had fun playing around and trying out different techniques. Some I painted with colours, others with different sorts of felt-tips and / or water-soluble pencils and crayons. That's the nice thing about working in the journal, it gives me a chance to try things out. Then I stamped some acorns and birds, and added some fabric leaves, and the spooky Halloween ghost. On the right hand side I have used a poem written by my sister Cynthia in 1989, and added some more Halloween decorations. After taking the photos I distressed the white paper with wild honey to make it match the page better. I only have ten days left to play with my Halloween ideas, so I'd better make the most of it.




Hope you all have a good Saturday. Have a good time, whatever you are up to, take care and thanks for dropping by!!

22 comments:

  1. Good to hear that you had an awesome and creative day! Fun stuff! POP ART MINIS

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  2. I actually think that skeleton makes it perfect. :) Love how you incorporated everything together.:)

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  3. No more injuries! A very good sign indeed. :o) Your journal is way too cool ... love the skull stamp and what you have done with your pages. Have a fun, creative, Saturday. hugs, Donna

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  4. Hi Val, just a quicky as we are off out today. Lovely journal pages! Take care! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Good to hear you didn't injure yourself yesterday.
    I really love these journal pages - the left hand side is particularly atmospheric.
    Have a great (and safe!) weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  6. Great to hear you've been accident free Valerie.
    Great journal pages there, very spooky and colourful. Fabulous poem too, talent obviously runs in the family.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. I love your journal pages Valerie - they're fabulous. Have a good weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Hi Valerie, Fabulous journal pages, I love the atmospheric skull, the colours are so rich and delicious. I'm glad not only that you're all in one piece today but that you have had a good day creating too:0) Love your new look blog, very spooky, have fun today, gay xxx

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  9. Afternoon Valerie. Pleased to hear you are accident free today! This is fabulous. Really scary but I mean that in a good way. Love the colours and the background effects you have created. Enjoy the rest of the day.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. Those dancing skeletons are fab Valerie and a great poem - your sister obviously loved halloween as much as you do. Back in bonnie Scotland now, wonder how long the cases will lie unpacked in the hall! Suze xx

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  11. Glad to hear you are mishap free and long may it continue ! Great journalling pages love those leaves and he poem by your sister is fabulous what a talented family !

    Marie

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  12. wonderful creative pages, and there's Christmas coming right up, not to worry about Halloween being over!

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  13. Halloween is MUCH better than Christmas. I wish it could stay all year. Well, it does for me. LOL

    Great pages. I love the colors and the arrangement on the left. I like the right too, but it looks sparse compared to the left. Feels like it needs something.

    You are truly an artist and just like me. I would have burned myself or cut myself too. And wondered why I hadn't, on the rare occasion. LOL

    -Nora

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  14. Hi Val,

    that journal thing you do is really interesting. You have a lot of great ideas and chose wonderful colors for your works. I enjoy your blog almost every day without leaving a comment, but it's time to do so now.

    Hugs,
    Kerstin

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  15. Love the journal page the colors are perfect!

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  16. Awesome colours and fantastic pages. Yvonne x

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  17. Oh, LOVE your journal entry!! I've been absolutely itching to draw or paint in my own, but I'm very busy trying to finish up a Halloween mini album I've been working on. I'm having so much fun with it, I just can't put it down! But I think tomorrow I'll give it a rest, and maybe work on making some flowers while I watch the football games with my son! Hope you're enjoying your weekend; and yes, let's hope this good omen sticks around! ~tina

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  18. I just adore the colors you chose for these journal pages!

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  19. Ha! You crack me up!
    That skull guy is freaky! ha! eek!

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  20. So glad to hear you are doing better...
    Do not walk under a ladder, cross a black cat's path, or drop any salt... just in-case! (heheeheee)
    Love your journal pages, what fun! :]
    Really adore the "dancing" skeletons.
    Grand-baby is going well, thanks *hugs*

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  21. Ohhh Valerie your blog looksso Spooky! Love it.
    Glad to hear your still in one piece now stay that way. great pages ,perfect for Halloween!
    hugs Lynn

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  22. Great journal pages!!!
    hugs,
    Jen

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