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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Where have I been?

Well I have been running my kids everywhere! I thought when school started it would relax a little, but nope. I gotta run here and there and everywhere lately and I finally have a chance to catch up on my blog! This is a journal that I made. I wanted to try my hand at making one from an old book. I covered the front and back with fabric and the inside is watercolor paper. I did a collage on the front cover. I think it turned out pretty good for my first try! I believe I'll be making some more of these!

The first collage on the first page! There is just something about that first page, just to get it started, that I love and couldn't wait to do! It is layers of soft pastels blended with my finger, best tool ever! I added some acrylics with some bubble wrap.

Some charcoal around the edges of page and images and added some doodles with a white gel pen.

The heart map is a vintage map I found at a flea market last summer. I had cut out a heart for something else but saved the negative of it. I knew I would use it somewhere!

Thanks for stopping to look and visit! I do have a painting for Paint Party Friday since I've missed the last couple of Fridays(darn kids). So I will post that on Friday!! Hope you all have a great day and hope something inspires you today!


craftattack said...

Love your journal and the first page! Valerie

sugar Creek said...

Thank you so much!

WrightStuff said...

Tell me about it! First day back at school and we also had swimming lessons to contend with after school and I had to make a 160 mile round trip for work in between! Ready for bed!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Wow, Lisa! I love your new journal. I think it looks fantastic...and all those yummy, empty pages to play on. I am working through a journal that I bought...but, I think I have to make my next one. LOVE it!

Kristin said...

This is spectacular! I love your colorful page with the man leaning on the houses and your new journal cover is beautiful! I LOVE your image ;) Good luck with the running around and thank you for your sweet comment, xo

Joanna said...

LOVE the journal cover and ADORE the first page - brilliant! Cool bow tie!

The running around for the 'kids' never seems to ease off, does it?


Anonymous said...

Your work is utterly inspiring, i am so glad i found Sugar creek and now have added to follow
have a wonderful day my lovely friend
hugs June xxxx