This post is for my sister Anne, who said she would like to see what was in the Orange and Pink Portfolio and the Pink “stitched” journal. Well, sister I’d love to show you the Portfolio style journal but there isn’t anything in there yet! Teesha Moore has an excellent How To video on YouTube, just click on the RED link if you would like to see how I made this journal like Teesha’s (minus the collage art).
|Pink & Orange Portfolio Style Journal|
Okay, here’s a peek inside the Pink journal.
A band of water color paper circles around the front and back.
Obviously, it still needs a little something, something to finish off the banded label.
The first page of a new journal always gives me pause. I don’t know what to put there really, so I just goofed around with some water colors and ink. Eventually I came back to the page and finished up with some journaling about my page angst and now I actually like it (somewhat).
|The Eyes Have It|
I was visiting http://jennibelliestudio.blogspot.co.uk/ the other day and Jenny had a great idea for covering her work surface (mine is usually covered with brown kraft paper) with water color paper and wiping her brushes and excess paints on it, she later uses it in other art projects. I mention this because I did put w/c paper on my work surface, pretty soon my paints were out and I was doodling on the paper with paint. Came up with a lovely piece that could be an "eye" (or flower center) and decided to add a version of the “eye” in my journal.
|A Rose is a Rose|
I saw my neighbor's climbing roses blooming on the fence the other day and this page was born! It's all ready for journaling or more drawing.
|Rose page ready for journaling|
My granddaughters, Brianne and Lyla, love to paint, so I'm always looking for new colors to add to the palette. Alisa Burke’s lovely palette of colors and delightful style really inspires me. I know, really? Me? Soft Colors? What!) I picked up some last week. This is a bit more intense than I wanted it to be, I'm trying to lighten up but the colors kept calling to be darker. I love the pen and ink bottle stamp picked up at Hobby Lobby for a couple of bucks.
What inspires your journal pages?