You might remember I was invited by Darcy recently to join a group of artists in a circle journal ( more on that further down the post), well I decided that each month as I complete my pages and tags in the journal that has landed upon my craft table, that I would also create duplicate pages in a journal for me to keep as a record of each completed months work. Also, I intend to make an altered art item with the same techniques and theme.
So..... here is the project I completed this month, an eight inch MDF frame
The background is a mixture of gesso, various paints, book pages, stencilling, dry-brushing with acrylics and detailing with water soluble crayons.
The script is hand painted and the quote is the one I used for the journal pages also.
And here is the double journal page, as you can see - almost identical. I have created two of these double pages, one for Catherine's book and one for mine.
The butterflies have been coated in Tim Holtz Rock Candy Stickles.
And here is Catherine's tag with a second quote, I aim to add inspirational quotes to each of the journals following a different theme for each recipient. I will also be trying to bear in mind each persons likes and dislikes, I know Catherine loves blue so there is a fair bit of blue in these pages.
And the back of the tag with my details so Catherine knows who the page has been made by.
The tag for my book will contain Catherines details.
I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous circle of friends, they are such an amazingly talented and genuinely lovely group of ladies. I am thrilled to be getting to know them all better, so, a massive thankyou to Darcy for introducing me to the group xxx
Also this week we have just completed the RWS September ATC swap, the theme this month was hearts and we were required to use the colour red somewhere on our little works of art.
I used Kraft as a base and distressed a playing card for the background, the border stamp is by Stampin' Up, the butterfly is a vinyl sticker that was gifted to me by my lovely friend Helena - thanks hon xxx
The heart is an Inkadinkadoo stamp and the sentiment is also by Stampin' Up.
Thankyou to everyone who took part this month, we have had a very talented new player for the last two months who has been contributing some fabulous ATC's thankyou Debbie for joining us, can't wait to see what you come up with this month. And another thankyou to Su in France who always makes an extra card just for me so I always have one of hers, thankyou xxx
If any of my blog readers would like to join the group, the guidelines are HERE
and this months swap is HERE, the theme for October is BUTTONS and the requisite colour this time round is IVORY.
One last thing before I go, a huge thankyou to Marlene who bought me a gorgeous bouquet of the sunniest flowers this week, they really did chase away the cooling temperatures and gloomy cloud laden sky, thankyou xxx
Oooops I fibbed, that wasn't the last thing, I have some really, really exciting news to share very soon ( so exciting I almost forgot lol), I promise to share here first, there needs to be some dotting of 'i's' and crossing of 't's' but I promise as soon as they have been done I will let you all know.