Thursday, July 09, 2009

One Done! On to the Next!

I finished Pam's journal last night.....Finally! I am sure she is getting very impatient with me LOL She sent mine and it arrived yesterday so I made myself sit down and finish those last 2 pages before I opened my package.

Below is one of the pages I actually did over a month ago but could never get a decent photo. I really like it. Then again, I love red! The instructions were to 'tear' images out of a magazine. Well, I didn't tear, I cut because I had that woman in my stash and I really wanted to use her. I don't think Pam will mind that I sort of cheated LOL
Here is the last page that I worked on. I found the photo at an antique shop last week. The instructions called for metallic tape but I don't have any and couldn't find any around here so I used masking tape and then 'antiqued' it.
Minnie actually completed the final page. It called for my cat's paw prints and I have been trying to figure out how to do that in a safe manner. It finally came to me....jelly. I dipped her tiny paw into some jelly then onto the page. Well, she wasn't too happy so she struggled and accidentally dipped her other front paw in the jelly and walked on my desk! LOL I took a damp cloth and wiped off her paws (got the majority of it off). She ran away and immediately began cleaning off the tiny bit still stuck to her fur......she was really enjoying her bath! LOL

Sunday, July 05, 2009

The End Is In Sight!

I am down to the last 4 pages (out of the 100 in the journal)

I have been working like a mad woman today trying to wrap this up (since I have another one sitting and waiting!)

Below was the page of "my choice of what to do". I chose to add a transparency to the page. Plus a couple postage stamps featuring blue colored birds. I also found this quote from Victor Hugo, "Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings".

This is my "color outside the lines". I really had no idea of what that meant as there were no lines drawn on the page. So, after much deliberation, I pulled out one of my vintage photo cds and began browsing. I found the photo of the woman looking out the window. I turned it into a sketch and made the window the "lines".