Friday, 26 July 2013

First of all, I’m sharing a couple of bits I keep forgetting to  blog!  The top two are on glossy card.

FRENCH FOLIAGE 2

FLEURS

THANK YOU FRIEND

STAR

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I spent Tuesday with a lovely friend, who came to visit, and we had a great time.  She arrived with presents of hand made books and brought some of her most recent work to show me.  I was inspired!

Doing as I’m told (as always??? ahem!) I dragged out my BIA and blew away the cobwebs, then  took out my treasure box of backgrounds and proceeded to make a journal from some of them. I added a few other bits I’ve been saving up along the way.

This is the cover, though it’s in its bare bones state at the moment, waiting to be decorated if I ever get my room sorted out – help!!!

HM JOURNAL COVER

Inside cover and end pages. Sorry, but this won’t load the right way round – it’s A4 landscape size, so too wide!)

HM JOURNAL END PAGES

Today, I’ve worked on a couple of the pages, though I’m not quite finished yet.

HM JOURNAL 3

HM JOURNAL 4

HM JOURNAL 2

HM JOURNAL1

I’ve been hoarding some of these papers for years and been trying to use them up when I start things, instead of creating more and more to add to them.  This is a great way to use up some of your stash so that you’re free to make more!  He, he…!

Thanks, Ann.

I’m already looking forward to next time…

Happy Weekend, everyone!

xxx

8 very much appreciated comments:

Carol Q said...

you've been busy Ann. I absolutely LOVE the first card and your journal is gorgeous - something I would really enjoy making myself.

Von said...

All fab creations Cath and love the corner treatment of the first card :)
Von ♥

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

So wonderful artwork. Thank you for sharing.

Have a lovely weekend

Chris said...

Love your cards, Cath. The first one is gorgeous with all the inky layers and colours.

Great idea to bind your backgrounds and turn them into a journal. I hope you get to decorate them, too. :)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pieces here Cath and I love your journal pages. Great work.
hugs {brenda} x0x

hazel said...

Wonderful creations Cath, I love the top card and your journal looks fab.
xxx Hazel.

Ann B said...

Just playing catch-up as I have been absent from blogland for months. Love the cards Cath, so what's new about that as I love all your work. The colours and stamps you used on the first card are particularly beautiful. Love the way the stamps fade at the edges and the colour combination is so pretty and fresh.

Ann B
xx

Sally H said...

Beautiful Inkiness, Cath. Was just thinking that I hadn't been over here for a while, so thought I would check. You must have posted this as I was packing for a fortnight in Wales - saw choughs and lots of red kites!
Hope you are having a good summer. Back to work on Friday for me