Monday, 12 November 2012

Desert Island Disc - CJ - my page for Donna

This is my first contribution to the circle journal I'm involved
in on the Collabor-ART blog.

This is for Donna's journal.  I say journal, but it is no
ordinary 'journal'!  It is a hand made record box and each contributor
has to decorate these following elements which are in the box.

Donna decided to allocate her songs to each of us,
rather than letting us choose - and for me she chose
.... what? / who? ..... Help!!!
Needless to say I'd never heard of them or the song,
but now I love them, the song is really beautiful!
You can hear it by clicking on the link above if you like.

The artists describe their sound as folk / rockability,
so with this in mind I decorated the holder like this -
which seems sooooo naff now, but I thought it was a 
good idea at the time!

For the record sleeve I printed out the words onto
copy paper and machine stitched them on.
 I went a bit mad with spray inks - adding layer after layer
and did a little rubber stamping too.

This is the booklet inside - I used lyrics from the song

Melancholy in my heart - literally!

More of the same for the back cover

Finally, I added a charm to the outside of Donna's record
box - to add to her already jangly collection!

(Mine is the one with the skull and two pink beads)

I loved decorating my part of Donna's journal
and only hope she likes it too!


Lins Artyblobs said...

I think Donna will love it.

Mrs A. said...

Goodness me Sherry this is fabulous.As I was reading through the instgructions you were given my mind was reeling in horror! So glad I did not partake. You have done yourself proud. Yep I'd know those Skellies anywhere. (note right spelling). Hugs Mrs A.

Meggymay said...

Wow, she is sure to love this. Its a fantastic project.
Yvonne x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Really cool, Sherry!

Createology said...

Bravo SSD. Your creation is fabulous. What a fun yet challenging circle journal collaboration. Blissful creating dear...

Deborah said...

A really unusual journal idea - and I love your contritbution, Sherry.

Jenny said...

WOW Sherry... this is magical... how awesome... a record box journal... love the gorgeousness that you have created... love the little booklet... and yes... never heard of that song either... but off to listen to it now...

Jenny ♥

Terry said...

How could she not love this? What a stunning and detailed project! Have fun!

Jackie said...

FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS! Sherry, your work is stunning. I haven't heard of the song either but your contribution illustrates it perfectly.

PetraB said...

Gosh, this is AMAZING with all its details and little bits and pieces!

Алексровер Анна said...

Такие замечательные работы, стильные, особенно хороши последние ! Мне очень понравилось!!!

Ira Huberts said...

If this isn't supercool I don't know what is! It's perfection down to every detail! So sorry I couldn't visit you any sooner than this, I was abroad visiting suppliers. Glad to see you created such a beauty though! Hugs, Ira xox

CAROL said...

Oooh! this is gorgeous Sherry, it has all your trade marks too, the fabulous stitching,lacy bits and ladies, it's wonderful xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Not sure how I missed this post until now Sherry?!....Wow...what an amazing contribution , I'm sure Donna loved your amazing creation! Loving all the stitchery!!

SusanLotus said...

Absolutely gorgeous project!