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!!


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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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

  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 !


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

  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


  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.


  15. Love the journal page the colors are perfect!

  16. Awesome colours and fantastic pages. Yvonne x

  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

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

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

  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*

  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

  22. Great journal pages!!!


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