Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scrappy journal made for my friend Patty

I'm still working on my One World One Heart "door prizes," although I prefer to think of gifts for those who stop by. Regardless, I had these pages scanned that I made for Patty, but didn't have them sized or cropped.


I have to thank Patty for taking photos of Halle's cover. Here is a direct link showing a photo of the cover Patty gave me permission to use. To get the package to Patty on time, I failed to take a photo of the cover that Halle sent me around Christmas. It was meant to be used as a pattern, but I didn't have time to make one, so I have Halle to thank for sending it.

I thought I had resized the scans, but apparently not. You will need to click ONCE to see the entire page and TWICE to see a close up. And I even checked to be sure they would be clickable, unlike my OWOH giveaway scans.


Page 1 also shows a bit of the inside cover of the scrappy journal.


Page 1 (two images up) and Page 2 (on the left) are from a dress pattern. On page 1, I sprayed color washes on my tea cup stencil that I made from a recycled plastic lid. I just turned the stencil over and stenciled (or wiped) off the excess color wash onto page 2 for the negative (or maybe that's the positive. I even got rubber stamps out and used on page 1. I don't have a tea pot stamp, so this coffee pot one had to suffice to symbolize our Tea Tuesday connection.


Face stamp on right side is on my handmade paper.


Page 4 is a tag pocket, along with a tag I made eons ago. Page 5 is a half page using plaid double sided paper and dark green textured paper.


Page 6 is the "other" side of the plaid paper. Page 7 is a magazine or possibly junk mail image on yellow green paper.


It's a good thing this is a scrappy journal, because I think I got Page 8 upside down. A page from a daytimer was the base of Page 9, which included the color misted crepe paper and paint chip.


For my center page of each signature, I like to have either a blank-ish page or one that has an image that covers both sides. I was trying to cover the holes in the page with the H2O watercolors. Then I added the bottom paper that matched the top and called Pages 10 and 11 finished.


A vintage image, sheet music, two rubber stamps, a MS punched bird and more color misted crepe paper complete page 12. More stamping, a book image, and a piece of my Staz-on and alcohol paper were used on Page 13.


Page 14 has mainly magazine images, while Page 15 is a half page. I used some paper that coordinated with the plaid on the back of this page and a punch that my friend Kathy loaned to me.


For Page 16, I used a coordinating green strip and sewed an image of a vintage lady that can be lifted to hide a secret thought. Page 17 is another page from a daytimer that I colored with Staz-on and alcohol. I love that the pages don't buckle under this technique, and you don't have to worry that a pen will be ruined.


Page 18 is the same as 17 and includes a "happiness is" prompt. I used a paint chip and book page to decorate Page 19.


The top circle on Page 20 is actually a gold sticker, but scanned green. I even stamped on the bottom half. I kept Page 21 simple, using only lined writing paper and a paint chip. I didn't scan Page 22, which is the final page in the signature. I will show it with the next set of pages. I hope to have time to resize the rest of the pages before I post them. Sorry you have to click on each image to fully appreciate it.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

These pages or are signatures? are wonderful- I love the continuity of your style, no matter what you're working on the "Elizabeth-ness" always shines through!
LOVE it!

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh lovely journal Elizabeth! Great colours and textures as always, you have been a busy girl!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Patty will love this E!! and that paint chip pocket is brilliant!! oh dear, here comes the snow, look out!!! on it's way to you!! xo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Very gorgeous work, Elizabeth! :) I know your friend will love it. :) Theresa

Nancy said...

Very appealing.... she'll love it.

Halle said...

The pages are awesome...

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! Patty is going to love these pages - I love them! xxoo

Dianne said...

for someone who claims to not have a knack for composition, you have done a marvelous job on these pages! wonderful...

Kat W said...

There is so much thought & love gone into this beautiful journal that I'm sure it will be treasured. I really love handmade journals & especially like the way you incorporate sewing into your art work.

Kat :-)

~*~Patty S said...

I certainly count myself as so very lucky to have this sweet piece of creativity here in my hands...your pics are super E!
Turning each page is such a delight....I will need some time to live with it and enjoy it before I get busy altering it I believe...it truly is great just like it is. Halle's cover is just perfect too!
Many thanks to you!
oxo

Gez said...

Very beautiful & clever. What a wonderful keepsake. :)

angeline said...

Lovely scrappy journal, Elizabeth!

Cattrix said...

giggling, I love the journal, and I see that you pick up paint shade samples also. I don't go into Homedepot or Lowes often enough to where they have caught on that I am not BUYing paint,, just sampling the paint chip selection. I have though many times bought the mixed paint samples in the small 8 oz containers.. love those, .50 to 1.50 in some great neutrals works just as good as a gesso substitute in some applications and glue.