Saturday, 7 July 2012

Circle of friends

Warning : long photo heavy post

This weekend sees the culmination of all our collected efforts, 10 sisters, 10 journals, 10 months, 10 new friends.

Here are the last pages and the tag I completed in our circle journal, these were for the organiser of the whole group and mummy to the group - Darcy.

One of her favourite colours is purple, not a colour I am usually comfortable with but I did enjoy working out of my comfort zone.

And the accompanying tag, with my details on the back so Darcy will know who created these pages in her journal.

I used gesso and acrylic paints for the background colour, I used pearl paints, inks and patterned papers for the collage style elements, copics and paints for the leaves and stickers for the lettering.

Stamps, inks and liquid pearls were used for details.

I received my completed journal back too, here are all the pages lovingly created by my new found circle journalling friends.

First up Darcy's pages and tag, the butterfly lifts up to reveal beautifully written poetry.

Next up are Jaynes pages and tag, I adore the fabulous row of houses and all the hearts.

Next we have Lynne's fantastic pages with those gorgeous feathers.

And then we have Janey's pages and tag, I absolutely adore the background on these, such pretty colours

And then comes Lea's pages, one of the youngest in the group, and her pretty in pink design, the flowers are utterly yummy

Up next we have Jackie's pages and tag, I was really inspired by the fantastic texture created by the webbing on the pages and sweet words on the tag

And then there is Becca's pages and tags, gorgeously rich and dimensional pages, and the words on the tags so very thoughtful and thought provoking

And the truly unique pages from Marie who used a quote from one of my favourite books as her inspiration

Finally, last but by no means least we have Catherine's pages and tag, Catherine was always the lady who posted to me, and she often included a sweet card too, I love these pages and texture of the background.

I also received today a gift from Darcy, she made the bag and doll and I know she did it for every one of us, thankyou honey they are adorable

 I can honestly say it has been an amazing experience, I have learned so much and know I have made some special friends along the way. Unfortunately I wasn't able to meet up with them all this weekend as planned but I am with them in spirit and have an amazing piece of art to remember this wonderful experience by.

Thankyou all so very much for inviting me into your circle and for each and every one of these gorgeous pages and tags.


  1. So sorry you're not with us this weekend. It's been so great to see all the pages together in each journal and now we've seen yours too! x

  2. So sorry you couldn't be with us, glad the bag and doll arrived. I want to see pics of the doll decorated. Xxx

  3. Wow these are stunning pages.

  4. So good to see it all here and glad you love your journal ... Looking forward to seeing what you do with the last page too!

  5. Better late then never.....:) It would have been lovely to meet you but I am sure we will all get the privilege soon. Its lovely seeing the journal pages...x


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