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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

SOMETHING NEW & SLIGHTLY SCARY - FOR ME THAT IS !!!

Well hello Peeps,
Today I have started on a new - and slightly scary - project for me..... JOURNALING. !!
I got this amazing notebook from SMEARED INK ages ago as part of a prize, and I just sit looking at it sometimes and generally coveting it and not wanting to blemish the pristine, virgin pages inside in any way !!




Having had recent discussions with an awesome artist friend of mine.. I was being heavily persuaded to give journaling a go but I still remained hesitant - until yesterday when I found this amazing FREEBIE quote from GINGER's HOUSE. :-D So I have used it as my first page along with my Scaredy Cat and I made the opposite page with some Dictionary definitions of the word Journal.



Having actually stuck something in it, I thought I may as well take a further plunge and do another couple of pages. I sat thinking about what to do and then I thought - well do something you know or like,.... Right ? - so here is my next one which goes over the two pages.


I LUV cats, so that is what it's all about. 
I got some old dictionary pages with the definition of CAT on them and slapped them in first. Recently I also got this purr-fect little kitty from A DAY FOR DAISIES . He is called 'Fairy Kitty' and is the Freebie with the current Challenge. I shaded the top image with a very pale grey Promarker, but it doesn't show too well on the pic. I printed him twice and used some nail varnish on his wings and then cut out his body again to mount on foamies for a bit of pop. The nail varnish had bits of glitter and flowers in it and looks very pretty close up. It's called "Richmond Gardens" by Nails Inc. but it's an absolute sod to try and get off your nails - even with a ton of varnish remover - so I am going to just use it for crafting. !! :-)
I printed several bits on there with various cat stamps and then I found a fabulous poem by ELEANOR FARJEON, called 'Cats Sleep', so I wrote it out in the shape of a cat's butt and tail on the other page.

Well - I guess that's just about it, but I now have another idea brewing which was inspired by another poem by Eleanor, so that's coming up another day :-D
Thanks for stopping by.  xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Creative Moments Challenge #62 - Anything Goes with optional twist
Double Click Challenge - Use an Animal







14 comments:

  1. Wow! This is fab! Very inspiring. I journal every day but mine is boring word after word. You've inspired me to think outside the written medium! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  2. Thus is so beyond awesome! Now I want to journal too!

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  3. WOW, Ike! You've taken the plunge and it looks AMAZING! I'm still sitting over there on the sidelines as the scaredy cat! I've been thinking of starting an art journal for months and haven't even got as far as getting the journal yet. I love the first pages you created - just the idea of starting! And I love your cat pages! The cat dictionary paper is fabulous! Well done! You are pushing me a bit closer to getting that journal! Looking forward to seeing more of your art journal pages - you're off to a fabulous start!

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  4. this is brilliant wonderful pages I wouldn't know where to start well done Ginny x

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  5. Holy crapperooo! You are the perfect journaller!!!! It is gorgeous. How about another Challenge Site (that you run) for Journalling? You are amazing at it. wowowowowowowow It is absolutely gorgeous and your writing....holy poop!!!!! love it. just love it. xoxox

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  6. gorgeous !
    I love cats too!
    very nice

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  7. What fun journal pages! Keep it up! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  8. Wahooo . . . you are away now . . . and even getting new ideas. All the pages you posted are terrific Ike. LOVE that cat poem and how you put it on the page. Fairy Kitty is sooo cute . . . and perfect use of your nail varnish too!

    Being as artistic and awesome as you are, I just KNEW you could do it and, not only start a journal, but EXCEL at it too! I am SOOOOO pleased you got over your [blank] Page Fright! LOL!

    Congrats my friend.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. Very cool project

    Thanks for joining us at inspiration destination

    Tracey ct

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  10. Lovely journal page, I am also a cat lover,thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

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  11. Great journal pages! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Animal Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties

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  12. Awesome pages!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Doubleclick Connections! GD-Rhonda

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  13. Oh sorry! I think it's been awhile. WOW, look at you getting all journally Fabulous pages! As you know I love kitties too! xxD

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