Thursday, November 4, 2010

Creating pages in someone else's journal

Someone asked me if I'd like to do a page in a journal; she'd just completed her pages but the journal belongs to another person.  How scary is that, letting other people loose in your journal :-0  hehe.  As the owner is unlikely to view it here I'm showing my pages.  I started with colour without any idea of where I was heading.  I'd sorted one page and was trying to make a kind of papier mache bird for the other; I used a mix of kitchen roll and book pages and didn't want it too dimensional but when I was painting it I decided I could've achieved the same thing with some thick card and though it would've still been ok to use I started looking for something else for a focal point.  I came across the house I made some weeks ago for the Sunday Stampers'challenge and thought the colours fitted really well with my pages, I just added a little Wild Plum ink to the other page to tie it in.  The pages are a bit greener than they look here.

I've been doing more sewing and am just showing a sneaky peek of a mini art quilt I've made for someone; I'm still a novice at free machine embroidery!  The quilt only measures 101/2"x73/4" and the piece I'm showing is 4"x5".  I've used a mix of sheer fabrics for the background, the stems and leaves are felt.

11 comments:

Doone said...

hmm only a few good friends would be trusted to do anything in My Art Journal...

loving your quilt

where were you wednesday and why haven't you claimed your ATC?

Dx

Crafty Chris said...

both gorgeous Anne, love the colours on the journal and the felted flowers are gorgeous hopefully we will get to see all of it.
Chris x

Paula Gale said...

gorgeous work Anne. Love the little felt flowers.

Paula x x x

Doone said...

I was convinced you follow me - are you a follower now? what number? I will have to make one for you - you are a dedicated commenter...

Dx

Clare H said...

Fab pages, I was scared too the first time I went in someone else's journal!!

patcrafts said...

No need to be scared these pages are fantastic and gorgeous colours, I know she will love it.
Your mini quilt is stunning and even better now the flowers are on it. You are so talented Anne.
Pat xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun you have done a great job with the journel and those flowers are just stunning such a beautifl quilt hugs cheryl xx

Linby said...

Love your journal and those flowers are fantastic, as is the corner we can see-novice or not!
Linbyx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Anne, you could work in my altered book ANY day. I don't have an art journal, or you could work in that, too. Your art is always stunning, so that would be a no brainer for me.

I was intrigued by your little quiltie, too. I wish I had a free motion function on my machine, but I'm just lucky it runs, it's so old! I can't wait to see the entire piece and it looks pretty special to me.

flutterbycrafter said...

The journal pages are wonderful and I love the flowers for the quilt, can't wait to see the finished quilt. xx

JoZart said...

Lost a comment somewhere so this may be a repeat. Love your mini quilt and your machine embroidery is great.
I'd be scared to be let loose on someone else's pages unless they were going to be made separately and stuck in later.
Hope you are OK and happy, Love Jo x