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 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:
A Day For Daisies Challenge #115 - Add Some Glitter
Creative Moments Challenge #62 - Anything Goes with optional twist
Double Click Challenge - Use an Animal
I Love Promarkers Challenge #258 - Animals
Inspiration Destination Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
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!ReplyDelete
Thus is so beyond awesome! Now I want to journal too!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
this is brilliant wonderful pages I wouldn't know where to start well done Ginny xReplyDelete
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. xoxoxReplyDelete
I love cats too!
What fun journal pages! Keep it up! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~AbusybeeReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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
Funny pages - gorgeous Ike!ReplyDelete
Very cool projectReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at inspiration destination
Lovely journal page, I am also a cat lover,thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this weekReplyDelete
Great journal pages! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Animal Challenge!ReplyDelete
Awesome pages!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Doubleclick Connections! GD-RhondaReplyDelete
Oh sorry! I think it's been awhile. WOW, look at you getting all journally Fabulous pages! As you know I love kitties too! xxDReplyDelete