Tuesday, October 9, 2007

100th Post and a journal spread!

It's hard to believe this is my 100th post to this online art blog I started just this past January. Because of our moving and all I have not been posting as much lately, but I figure --that's just how it is! I don't have that banner you may have seen on other blogs up here (BWO: blogging without obligation) but I do think it has a very good message. SO, I do try not to worry when I'm not posting as much - like lately!

But I do have something to share with you tonight. I am in a Journal exchange as I mentioned in an earlier post called "TipTop Journals". We all started with the same size journal (8x8) and we are creating a spread of pages (2 facing pages) for a different partner each month. She in return will create a spread for me on my theme. Each month we send just our pages! What I like about this is that it only cost me $1.62 to send the pages I did for Debby to her, and she lives in Canada! Plus, I will receive pages on a monthly basis and fill up my journal as we move through this 10 month exchange! It seems like a great plan to me.

Debby's theme is Sepia & White and so that is what I was thinking of when creating these pages. You can click on any photo for a more detailed view. I reached for old embroidered linens of my Nonie's, old music & book text, some Renior paintings from wrapping paper, fabric, handmade paper and vintage lace. I glued and sewed onto the base pages and finished them by using some sewing themed 7Gypsies rub-ons I got from Alpha Stamps. I usually work with a lot more color, and most of my art supplies are still in boxes . . . so this was a challenge!! But I am glad I rose to the occasion and Debby loved the photos I shared, so I am a happy camper! I hope you enjoy.



5 comments:

  1. Your pages are gorgeous!!!! I love them!!
    Eva

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  2. Yes, they really are gorgeous! It´s so very nice colurcombination! Lovely!

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  3. These pages are so beautiful! They make me want to create a whole room around the colors and the "vibe." You have such a magic touch, Lenna:> Please stop by my blog... I gave you an award:>

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  4. Good work in your blog, it's a nice one. I have a new site hope you will like it as well. Please check this out www.2-clicks-stamps.com

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  5. Lenna these pages are just incredible. They arrived in my mail today and I adore them. Such beautiful images, papers, linens, and lace all so beautifully worked into such gorgeous pieces of art. I am thrilled to have something that belonged to your Nona..WOW!!! I am so lucky.
    Thanks so much Lenna and big warm hugs.
    Debby

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