Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Gratitude Journal 19th Jan

Here is another spread from my Gratitude journal, again with a PanPastel background, this was using the colours Yellow Ochre and Red Iron Oxide Shade blended together, the pattern was drawn with an eraser.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Gratitude Journal

I am a great fan of Christine Kane's blog have been reading about about Gratitude Journals and felt that this was really the time for me to start one.

The idea is to take a small notebook and write out 3-5 things that you are grateful for every day. I thought I would add an artistic spin to this and decorate my pages first. I have used very simple and quick techniques, and will post a few here as I go along...

I chose a Moleskine pocket sketchbook for my journal as it is an ideal size. I wanted to keep the backgrounds quick and simple, so I am not deterred by having a page ready. This page has been created with a background of blended PanPastel and a border drawn with a Zig calligraphy pen.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all... It's about time I added something to this sadly neglected blog! I have decided to join Kate Crane's monthly calendar challenge, it was something I half-heartedly attempted last year, but didn't manage to finish. So I hope the support of a challenge will keep me going this time.

I decided on icy colours for January - to match the current weather - and a motive of clocks to represent the preciousness of time. The background was created by spraying a mist of aqua Creative Colourspray over Tim Holtz timeworks masks. I then masked off the calendar squares and buffed blue PanPastel over the page before shading each box with blue metallic coloured pencil. The lettering was done by hand.

And what exciting news for the first entry of 2010 - the arrival of our 2nd granddaughter safe and sound at 10am! Mother and baby both doing well.
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