Tuesday, 6 July 2010

about turn...

If you recall the last time I posted about Carole's journal course I was planning to do a book about marriage, well, the thing is, I've changed my mind! The Mr and Mrs were just sending me to sleep so I've left them in the meantime. My theme is now Asian which is a bit of an out there colour choice for me, being the lover of blues and greens that I am. Patty you'll probably recognize most of the deco as a good half of it has come from your stash! Thank you!
It surprising what I found in the cupboard once I got started, a little kimono and some origami paper which I couldn't resist folding into a pocket!

I also have rather a lot of handmade paper, I think the majority of it probably comes from India, superb textures and subtle colours. I found various pieces of Asian themed fabric in my 'I used to be a quilter' stash. The theory really is true, keep these things long enough and they will come in handy! and no, my mother didn't type that, I did!

I have quite a collection of metal bits and pieces, some lovely coins and a couple of fans that I plan to add in somewhere. I'm having a ball with this journal and already have plans for the next one, although the theme is subject to change!
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20 comments:

Jenxo said...

oh its just beautiful margaret, i love the whole asian oriental theme too...
Im looking at all these books and wishing i had done this class too , they are jst fab, ms carole must be a wonderful teacher...:)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I have a couple orgami ATC that are adorable if you need them!
dana

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This journal is going to be one you will cherish forever. You certainly have an excellent collection of pages already. And I love how you adapted that ATC folding technique along with your kimono. Stunning!

kiwicarole said...

Oh what a clever student you are!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

perfectly lovely peeks at your journal, the lantern makes a great page adornment ... how nice that some of the bits I shared have come in handy!

you really inspire me again and again Ms Margaret!

I know that your couple will pop up at just the right time in an entirely different way to charm us all

oxo

Karen said...

Oh Margaret, this is looking lovely!!! I came onto this course late & am still at the colouring paper stage, so its lovely to see one well on its way XXX

Lottie said...

Wow that is so gorgeous - I have a Japanese daughter in law, I think I will do an japanese theme for the next journal - lovely to have the chance you see your blog via Carol's link

xx

Nathalie Thompson said...

I love the bright colors. You can't flip through this journal and NOT smile!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG your journal is stunning Margaret! What a fab class to do! Love the theme you have chosen also!

Jan x

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Margaret ~
That is just about the most adorable journal I've ever seen! I love the colors and all the special touches you've added! You never cease to inspire me! Wishing you many blessings ~ Katie

bad penny said...

Love it Margaret...I'm having a little break from mine ( to make a certian dress ! )

Oxana said...

This looks so beautiful, Margaret!
Hugs
Oxana

purplepaint said...

Margaret this is fabulous! I love your theme! And look at all of your cool stuff! I love that saying, I think I'll write it on a really big sign and put them all over my house! LOL! I just sewed my signatures in last night! I have plans for the next 4 or 5! They are so much fun to do! Marva

FlipSyde said...

Amazing - no wonder you are enjoying the process of putting it together, It's so lovely!
Amy

Electra said...

This is going to be wonderful. I used to be a quilter too and I've turned into my mother too. lol

Alisa said...

I'll admit that these aren't my colors either, but it really looks fantastic! Great job. I know how hard it can be sometimes to work outside of your regular color palette.

robin dudley-howes said...

This is fantastic!

robin dudley-howes said...

This is fantastic!

robin dudley-howes said...

This is fantastic!

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love how your journal turned out...it is both beautiful and fanciful!

Suz