Saturday, 16 March 2013

Desert Island Discs - Circle Journal - another page

Following on from my previous post earlier today,
this is the latest page I've completed - for Karen.
Of her song list, I chose 'C'est La Vie' by
Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
It isn't a song I'd ever heard before, but I took inspiration
from the words of the first verse ...
"Have your leaves all turned to brown
Will you scatter them around you".

Karen's page was a square of mountboard,
and I started off by sticking on old book pages around the edge,
then one layer of paint.

I thought I'd have a play with the small Gelli Plate I got
for Christmas and watched the video tutorial 

I wasn't too keen on the next layer

Even less keen on the next layer!

So I brayered on a lighter shade of green

I added a few lines of paint, but still wasn't satisfied with it -
I carried on thinking in future 'less is more'!

I wanted some leaves on the page and remembered a great tutorial on
It's basically using brown paper, distress ink, glossy accents
and a leaf punch.

I love these little leaves, they're so realistic.
I also added onto the page a little card which opens up.

 This covered up quite a bit of the background (yay!!).
I scattered and stuck on some leaves, added a macrame, beaded
thingy I'd had pinned on my noticeboard (made a few weeks
earlier), a button from Hobbycraft which had the perfect
colour match flowers on, and added the title of the song
with some wooden letters.

 Now it didn't look so bad, in fact I was even pleased with it!

I hope that Karen will like it too.

Desert Island Discs - Circle Journal catch up

Towards the end of last year I joined up to a
round robin / circle journal with the theme
of Deserts Island Discs.
My original blog post has all the details in it. 

I've just finished my latest page, but before I blog it
thought I'd post here the earlier pages I did.
As it was a while back I can't remember all the details,
so will just show the photos.

This is the page I did for Virginia
for one of her chosen songs
'Dude Looks Like A Lady'

Next is the page I did for Pat
for her song 'Isn't She Lovely'

Finally, here's the page for Sian
for the song 'Cut'.

 I was really pleased with the 'stencilled' couple
which was an image I printed off from Google, 
cut out and stencilled ink through.

I'll blog the page I finished yesterday next
which I can remember what I did with - only because
I took a lot of step by step photos along the way!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Mother's Day Card

This is the card I made for my lovely Mum.

I followed the tutorial at 
to make the sunflower.

I used white crinoline (for the petals)
and canvas (for the leaves)
and coloured them with Distress Inks.

For her present, I gave my Mum some earrings
I made using Peridot and crystal.

Hope all you Mums out there had a lovely day too xx