Friday, 16 March 2012

I finally got round to doing my journal pages for the KCUK mingle and boy did I find it difficult!  The page size – 6” x 4” and the fact that we had to keep to a theme really affected me but eventually, I had an idea and just went with it.

journal mingle p1    journal mingle p2

journal mingle p1

journal mingle p2

My poor little blackbird looks a bit odd but that’s cos I stamped him over where two pieces of text paper meet and had to colour over him with a black Sharpie!  I used Archival ink on these and I really don’t like it as much as Stazon – it isn’t quite so black, but it covers acrylic well.

I have very mixed feelings about these because I usually journal for me, not for other people, as a way of getting things off my mind and knowing that no one will ever really see them in person,  so I’m worrying that the recipient won’t like them!  There are 11 of us and we have to make two pages for each person on the same theme, so I suppose I’d better get used to it.  I’ll struggle to work on the same theme over and over again.

xxx

19 very much appreciated comments:

Hermine said...

Fantastic coilour comnbination, great spread.

Zoe Sanderson said...

I'm not keen on this word thing too much information maybe. I do like your background the colours and blending, the white highlighting and black stamping cannot imagine anyone not liking these XOXO Zoe

Sally H said...

Gorgeous colour combo and fab stamping, Cath. There are quite a few of those things that I love too. Our resident blackbird has taken to singing solidly from 5am till 6.15 when I get up. He seems to have found an acoustically perfect place as it sounds like he is in the loft and has a microphone!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic pages, I love the color combination very much!
Wish you a nice weekend,
Anja

Netty said...

Beautiful pages and loving the colours. x

Lottie said...

I adore these pages - simple brilliant - and DON'T stop journalling over everything - it enhances your work and makes it so original

Deborah said...

Despite you not feeling totally comfortable with it, I think these pages are really great.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

These are very nice. Beautiful composition and colors. love it.
Have a nice weekend and warm greet
Marja

Femmy said...

great spread!!

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning Cath.
Brilliant work. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo

Ann B said...

Well I'd be more than happy to get some pages like this Cath - oops, I will get some as I'm in the group ha ha.
I know it's the same theme but I was going to do a different 'thing I like' for each person, not sure if I've got it 'wrong' though. Already have 10 things lined up just need to sort out the last one.
Thank goodness for Sharpies, saved my life/stamping so many times.
Ann
xx

sam21ski said...

Great pages, love the colours but I'm not into journalling and like you say I think if it's journalling you do it for you and only you know what it really means to you. I would imagine that it is hard to find words for other people!!

Good luck with the rest of them!!

Sam xxx

Carol Q said...

fab Cath. I think I agree with Sam's comment too - not easy and I need to get started on mine. I think these have turned out really well.

Ellie said...

Beatiful pages, I wouldn't mind receiving them. I do understand your feeling about them, I can't make two same cards either....

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Go with the flow Cath...I really like these pages!

greetings, Alie :-)

Jolette said...

Beautiful pages!
Nice colors!!

Jackie said...

These are wonderful - I LOVE them!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your pages are fabulous, great details.

Shar said...

Totally amazing pages! Beautifully designed!