Well hello there Peeps - are you gearing up for the weekend ???!!
Would you believe it.... I have started an Art Journal. !!!! I was inspired recently by a page made by my mate SARN, using her Gelatos she got for Christmas. I held onto my old dairy from last year because I thought it might be just the right size for me to start with. It's 7 x 9.5 inches, so not too big to frighten me off. :-)
It has a lovely blue material, slightly padded cover and I wasn't sure what to do, whether to cover it or leave it and just hide the 2015. Maybe I should have done that before starting my first page, but hey-ho !!!
My first page was made on watercolour paper. I've always adored Daffodils and decided to do a piece to celebrate the Wordsworth poem.
I cut shapes for clouds and hills and I used them on the background by chalking around them to make a pale scene.
Then I printed William Wordsworth himself up on the top left, but made him very transparent.
I made a little clipboard with note paper and stamped the Dills onto it using a lovely rubber stamp I got the other day with my Pocket Letter from RONI at INK STAINS. I made a couple of masks so that I could over-stamp them to make a little cluster.
I coloured them with Promarkers, then I wrote out the first verse of the poem onto the note paper.
I decorated the side with die cut Dills :-D
Well - there it is ! I am not sure if it needs a title or something up the top right or some sort of embellishment around the edges, - do my die cut Dills need some leaves ????.... but I guess I could do something with that at another time.
I am still a bit "yaaaaarrrrrggggh" about this journaling mallarky as I tend towards very precise, fiddly work with my art and I want to try and get myself to be a bit freer and wilder so that's why I am going to try this Art Journal. Hmmmm - let's see how long this lasts eh ?!!! LoL
Thank you for dropping by anyway, and I hope you are going to have a lovely crafting weekend:-D
Thanks to SARN for the inspiration. xxxx
Challenges I am entering: