Saturday, 23 February 2013

More journal pages.


Hi you all, hope you are enjoying your weekend! It is very cold here, there's snow on the ground, an icy wind and no blue skies. But in my kitchen it was warm, so I had fun creating a journal spread for the last lesson in Carolyn's course 'Use your words'. There is still time to join up and do the lessons at your leisure, just hop over and sign up! The theme for this lesson was 'Playful tag trios'. I decided to make this page as a thank you to Carolyn for hosting this free and fun course. I started, as (almost) always by spraying my pages, letting them drip, and adding some background stamping using rusty hinge DI, which coordinated wonderfully with the spray inks. The same sprays were used on my tag trio, which were cut from a spare strip of paper, and the same background stamps, this time without using DI, just stamping into the wet colours and moving it around a bit. When they were dry, I stamped them with some words in archival black. I wanted a photo of Carolyn, so used the one on her blog, which I printed onto tissue paper,  before fixing it to my page with golden gel. I added the tags, and the message on the right hand side, a bit of stamping here and there, and a crown for Carolyn for giving us such a great opportunity to join in her course.






Thanks again Carolyn, thanks to you all for visiting, and have fun!

25 comments:

  1. Lovely cheery pages, Val, you seem to have enjoyed this course! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. lovely 'warm' pages today! Think Spring!

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  3. Love your pages Valerie!!.. I've enjoyed taking part in this class, but it sure would be better IF MY STENCILS WOULD COME IN!!! (0; So frustrating. I had to order mine, and the class will be over by the time I get them! Oh well, that's o.k.. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  4. As God is my witness, didn't they JUST COME IN THE MAIL!! (0; LOL!.. Well, I guess I've got some word playing to do here!!

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  5. Ha ha! That's the way it goes, Tina - now start working!

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  6. I may should do such a course, too :-) I do see a wonderful creation I sometimes wish I could do such wonderful Art Journal - This piece of art is just fabolous!
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  7. I like the creative use of the photo! Raining here today through tomorrow--as long as it isn't more snow, I am happy!

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  8. It's gorgeous, love your pages, well done!

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  9. Great fun pages Valerie. Weather is definitely worse with you, cold here but blue skies. Keep warm. Xx

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  10. this is so cool and such good fun and I love the colours

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  11. Great pages and tags, so sweet of you to recognize Carolyn for all her work! ~Diane

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  12. What a kind thought to thank Carolyn in your pages today. Her crown fits perfectly!

    I'm very behind on the course (as usual) but I've been enjoying it so I'll make sure to finish it. You're right - it was fun!

    It's been really cold here for the last couple of days, with lots of snow (which thankfully hasn't settled). Come on Spring!!

    x

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  13. A wonderful way to thank Carolyn. The pages look fantastic, great colours. We have snow here as well. Stay safe and warm
    Yvonne x

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  14. Terrific fun and fabulous pages Valerie. Annette x

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  15. Love the crowning of Carolyn and the background effect! The added tags are a great touch! Stay warm! Hugs!

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  16. Valerie, ALL of your journal pages for "Use Your Words" are awesome. I have always thought of you as the Queen of tags and I may have to alter that to the Queen of Tags and Journal Pages. You do a fantastic job and you get so much accomplished each day. WOW!

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  17. how thoughtful--what delightful pages as a thank you.

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  18. Loving your pages.. Such a creative idea..

    Hugs~

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  19. Gorgeous pages Val... love the photo printed onto tissue... and the crown... perfect... sounds like a fabulous course...

    Jenny ♥

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  20. Fantastic pages Valerie and the tissue printing is inspired. I'm sure Carolyn will be delighted at having been crowned.
    Also, congratulations on getting onto the wall of fame over on the Craft Barn :0) Mo x

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  21. Such a lovely way to say thank you. great pages - I'm sure Carolyn was delighted! hugs, Donna

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  22. What a fun journal page! :) Love the crown. :)

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  23. I love this- but I must admit I am a bit biased! I am so glad you played along with Use Your Words!

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  24. Oh how fabulous! And isn't Carolyn a doll? She's even more lovely in person. Your pages make me grin, Valerie.

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