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Friday, February 24, 2012

February, but feels like Spring!!

Sorry I take so long between posts. I always feel I should have a bunch of stuff to post, but really I could post with fewer things! just have to DO it!! The weather today is amazing - warm, sunny, and smells like Spring. I hope it stays this way! Saturday we had the most beautiful snowfall, lovely large flakes gently falling and sticking to the trees in clumps - so pretty! I was already thinking about how I was going to put that in my journal!

I'm going to go backwards with my journal pages, this first one is really the last page in my moleskine book, luckily I have another one in the wings waiting to go! I think this page is my favorite one though. It started out horribly! I tried to stencil a bird and a birdcage on it, then realized it was upside down! Darn! So I sprayed it with black glimmer mist, and used a lot to cover it all up. Let it dry, and realized it had seeped onto some of my other pages (to come).

Then I thought I'd stencil it with white gesso using a credit card, but it was horrible. Thus the smeared white. I found an Altered Pages image I liked, plopped that on, and the rest just came. I love the trees, because that is just what they looked like during the snowfall on Saturday!

OK, less chatter and more journal pages! I've smudged anything private, so don't hesitate to enlarge!

Stamps from Altered Pages
Funnily enough, I didn't like the green around my men, and the seepage from the black spray fixed it for me! I like it now!

 



new stamps from Michael's (Hampton Arts)



my oldest cat died. Very sad, but it was her time.




new $1.50 stamps from Michael's


Thanks for looking! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Springlike day like I am! BTW, take a trip to Altered Pages - they have lots of new stuff!


12 comments:

dawn said...

What great pages you have today, love all the different stamps and colors you used. That first art is gorgeous, funny how the accident pages become our favorites. I really like the trees too, they are always a favorite of mine.

We are having springlike days lately too, love it!!
Happy weekend.

Marjie Kemper said...

You've been busy! Love all your pages, especially that yellow spread with the arches. Thanks for sharing!

LynnF said...

I do love your journal pages. Those trees are the bomb!!! So sorry about your cat, beautiful page tho! Well done!

Karenliz said...

Gorgeous journal pages. I love the architecture on that yellow pages. Very nice!

Sharon said...

Fantastic pages!!!

Ariel said...

beautiful pages. I love the winter trees in the first page. Love the pillars of the yellow page

trisha too said...

What a fabulous journal, this must have been a delight to work in!

:)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

great pages ... I really have to start journaling - I never got into it. But these are inspiring!

littlethings1 said...

Each page is a work of art ! Amazing , love the colors & your stamps ! Wish I was close to a Michaels to go buy stamps !
Thanks for sharing !
Eunice

Jean M said...

great stuff, love the pages and the colors! Jean Moore

Alexa said...

Your journal is gorgeous. I love that it's a diary. Beautiful colours ... it's inspiring to look at!

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful colors and stamps ~ I do love your journal pages.
Thanks for coming by and for posting my link on your sidebar!

Gaby xo