Friday, 18 June 2010

Jump for journal joy!

Not really being a journal keeper myself you might wonder why I'm in Carole's fab online journal workshop, well if not a keeper then why not a maker and a gift giver instead?! This week Carole's had us prepping our pages in readiness for embellishment. I've been splashing and sploshing with a mixture of inks, salt and coffee. I'm really pleased with the results and have learnt some great new techniques along the way.


I found an old book titled 'On Heros' to use as my journal cover. I only have the front part and I'm hoping Carole will help me cobble it together somehow!

I've also decided this is not going to be a journal to write in but rather a themed book filled with all that is love and marriage, inspired by the couple in the photo!! I plan to use the original card (you're not reading this, right Carole??!) I can't not, it's just too good! which probably doesn't make sense but there are some things a gal's just gotta do.


Posted by PicasaHe will be her hero! well he will be by the time I've finished with him!

16 comments:

bad penny said...

sounds lovely Margaret - I'd use the old photos too but I only have family ones which are too precious. Somehow copies just aren't the same.

Melinda Cornish said...

ohhhh, that paper already looks amazing........

Sarah said...

I like the looks of that paper. Even though you only gave a little peek at it, it looks really nice!

Oxana said...

I like that paper and the photo!

Jeanne said...

These pages you've made for Carols's class look wonderful. They are going to be great used in your journal.
xo
jeanne

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

your journal looks and sounds fantastic already M!

I gasped too when reading that you're using the original. Let me just say I have done that and then I tried my hand with a nice copy of a cabinet card glued to sturdy cardboard, sanded the edges a bit and it looks and feels very like an original. I admire you for going for it!

giggling at you whipping the Mr into shape heehee
oxo

Janet Ghio said...

What you have done so far looks really good. I want to take Carols class, but am traveling right now, so have to wait until I get bak.

Riki Schumacher said...

Your journal is going to be so beautiful! I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! Take care, Riki PS- my sister's name is Camilla!

kiwicarole said...

OK so I'm teetering on the edge of my chair, waiting to see what you do!

Halle said...

The pages look amazing! I think it's great you are using the original cab card. I've used MANY original in the past. You're just giving them new life!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I LOVE your theme Margaret and your cover photo is wonderful (have you scanned it so it's not lost forever)LOL!!!

Your pages are looking so wonderful and I can see muslin peeking through - my FAVE fabric and will feature in my journal too!!

Electra said...

Oh be still my beating heart...

Karen said...

ooo this looks gorgeous...may just have to sign up for this one! XXX

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love it that you are maker and giver! Something I want to strive more to be!

Val said...

Your Book/Journal papers look fabulous Margaret and I love your theme. Have you done much more to it yet?

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely to see you in Carole's class, it's been loads of fun

Also love your July dress :o)

Carolyn x