Thursday, October 23, 2008


Well, I'm rather proud of these! Here's why: My partner in the Round Robin this month, Christine, requested vintage children faeries with birds in forest colors. (Oh my, I don't do vintage, nor faeries. ) I needed some inspiration, so I ordered collage sheets from Paper Whimsy - where the faeries come in pieces (like paper dolls) and you cut and paste them together. I made the dress from a floral paper and added the wings from my own stash of butterfly prints. Of course, my favorite part was adding all the background color and dimension with paint, tissue paper and rubber stamps. Those are real feathers on page two - in her butterfly hat and in her hand. Hope you enjoy these and try your own little challenge as I did here! Let me know what you're up to in your journaling pages!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I recently created two house pages for Linda, my partner in a Round Robin this past summer. (Linda's peach Victorian house page, front and back, below. I actually added a "roof" to the pages) After doing her pages, I noticed a lot of house art and house books, even collage sheets with tiny house collages. This inspired me to make my own house art! So.. today I made a "Home Page" in my journal. Try making your own houses. I learned a trick to make them fast: Cut roof and house piece the same width. Glue together and then cut the roof shape at any height, but with the point at the center, now, decorate! Have fun! You'll notice that I used tickets, transparencies, vellum, actually - whatever scrap of paper was on my table, got added to the tiny collages.


Another one of my favorite pages. My typical free style of journaling - layers and layers of paint, images and stamping - then adding my thoughts.