Tuesday, November 23

It's Good to be Back!

OP22211 No ... scratch that ... it is GREAT to be back. Thank you to everyone for the warm "we missed you" messages from yesterday ... you guys certainly know how to make a girl feel special!

Anyways ... after telling you all about the fab Lin Brown journalling class I attended on Saturday ... I suddenly felt brave enough to share one of my pages with you! I am not sure if I have finished with it yet ... clearly I still need to do some ... erm ... actual journalling on it ... I mean apart from that ... I kind of think some gold apples would look good on that there tree ... but where to find some ... appropriately sized ... gold apples late on a Monday night is currently an enigma :0)OP212211

The best thing about journalling is that regardless of whether I like the page or not ... it is just layer upon layer of pure unadulterated fun ... it is also a great distraction from smoking to boot ... yes yes I am still off the evil weed ... some days are better than others and some days are still an absolute blimmin nightmare ... I wake up craving and go to bed craving and don't stop eating in between ... so I am piling on the pounds ... I reckon that pretty soon I shall need to start frequenting the local weight watchers ... which should be interesting coz to stave off my desire to eat I usually light up ... what will I turn to instead I wonder .... could this be the slippery slope that ends in copious amounts of alcohol and rehab I wonder !!!OP222211

Anyways ... I stray from the page in question ... it would probably be quicker if I told you what I have n't done to it ... it started off with my first ever play with pastels ... then a rather generous spritz with some Gold Glimmer and a stencil ... some sequin waste ... Wendy Vecchi background stamps ... Lord Tim of Holtz paper and a black pen. The rather lovely tree is indeed a wonderful Lin Brown creation covered using all manner of collage paper pieces ... and the scribbling ... well that is all my own work :0)OP232211

OK ... I have kept you for long enough ... I am off to catch up on Dr Gillian P.I ... the drama queen ... throwing herself at the bug invested jungle floor for attention! I heard she is the same age as Nigella Kitchen ... so ... if you are what you eat ... I am off to Maccy D's!

Laters!

15 comments:

Dylan said...

hate to say I told you so re the art journals but I told you so!! lol x

Anonymous said...

Coooool! :)
Jeanette xx

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Fantastic colors!

Hels Sheridan said...

Coolio journalling... wish I could do it... I can do the inky painty thing but always bugger it up at the writing part LOL Fabby stitching :O))
Yep, "Dr Poo Prober" is the same age as Nigella... that just makes me want to eat a big fat slice of cake LOL x

Helen said...

I haven't got into journalling either - don't feel I have anything worth journalling, though the creating of the pages looks fun! Adore your page you've shared - yup, definately needs golden apples! Keep up with the no-smoking!!

Sid said...

Your page looks really great !!

Carol Q said...

so you're brilliant at art journalling too Linda! gorgeous pages, so full of depth and just waiting to be scribbled on.

Linapyssel said...

Good to have you back Linda!!!
I can see you have beea a busy bee....love your page it´s super cool


<Have a great one Hugs Lina

Kaz said...

great to have you back Linda, you are doing well just keep on the wagon. Love the journalling too, never tried it before might just have to give it a go!

kazx

Carmen said...

Chewing Gum. Or teeth brushing. It's my saviour at the moment - you get that minty taste and it puts you off anything else - am going through packets 'n' packets at the mo.

The journal page is scrumptious. If you can't find any apples maybe make a mini stamp out of foam or grunge board?

Gillian - I heard that about her too! Did feel sorry for that lot locked up with her last night.

Debi said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Julia Dunnit said...

Now you've got thte making under your belt, I guess the writing on it will be awhole other hurdle - would be for me - I blog to avoid using up my collection of lovely empty notebooks!! Gorgeous creation, so glad you enjoyed....am envious of the Paris ticker I must say!

Yours Artfully said...

I wish everyone could really see the true colours of this page, the photograph really doesn't do it justice.....the gold effect was simply amazing, it was my favourite page of the day. So glad you are enjoying yourself.

Lin x

Rosie said...

What can I tell you - I'm afraid art journalling is seriously addictive, and you're obviously a lost cause!!

Minxy said...

Fan dabby dozie page, love it

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