Saturday, 18 February 2017

Flower Fabric Book

I have finally decorated my first fabric journal with some laces and my handmade lace flowers (that I made a few years ago) and I am so very happy with the way it turned out. Totally out of my comfort zone using pretty laces but I did it after some encouraging words and tips from a friend. Thank you Grace xox

Below is a video of the flip through...


 and some still shots of it as well...
 The front cover using my enormous hamdmade lace flower...


The inside pages...






...and the back cover....
Hope you enjoyed! Have a great day !!!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

My Year 2017- January

I am participating in a year long free journaling course that is being run from a facebook group, MY YEAR 2017.
 I made a journal from recycling pamphlets and brochures and I plan on using it as a creative journal and not as a day-to-day 'normal' journaling journal. I am also finding creative inspiration from other well known or not so well known artists. The inspirational artist I chose for January was Tschabalala Self.
 Below are a few of January's layouts. The prompt for January was Bubbles, Confetti and Bling. I chose to do a double layout using the prompts individually. The first being bubbles...




A process video of my layout...




My second layout here is confetti and I have also tried to incorporate Self's style in my layout and that being an abstract depiction of myself sun baking on the beach...Every time I look at this picture I smile and have a little chuckle. I think it is a good likeness...lol... For the confetti I used a hole punch and punched a heap out a heap of circles from blue paper, depicting the water. I swim quite a lot in our summer months.



A processvideo of my layout...



My last layout is a wrap up of the month with what I had done using another abstract drawing of myself on the day of my birthday. Also on this page I have used a little 'bling' to finish off all the prompts we were given for January.



...and finally the back 'wrap-up' page for January...



The video below is the video 'wrap-up' for January...



Hope you enjoyed...I thoroughly enjoyed finding inspiration from Tschabalala Self, She is an amazing artist. Hope you stop by to see which artist I am finding inspiration from for February.

                         HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Handmade Journal-Themed 'BUGS and BLOOMS'

I started making this journal around November 2016, working on it a little bit at a time. The theme of this journal is 'Bugs and Blooms' and I was so happy with its progress until the spine of it split on one edge, needless-to-say this journal I will be keeping now and not swapping it, as this was my plan to start with.

It really did turn out lovely and I had a lot of fun making the tags and putting it all together.

This video shows a flip through of the completed journal.




A few of the pages inside are shown below:







Hope you enjoy! Thank you xox