Thursday, December 6, 2007

TipTop journal exchange ~ for Angie

I am in an exchange of journal page spreads, called TipTop Journals. Last summer, Frieda Oxenham and Debby Harriettha invited me to join them, and I said (without hesitation) - 'Yes!' There are 10 of us all together and each month we create a journal spread for a different partner, on her chosen theme. Here is what I created for Angie Hall Haviland - click on the photo:

We all are using the same size, and in most cases, the exact same blank journal with removable pages; this makes it very easy to create for each other. Angie had a 'free choice' theme, so I tried to think of what colors she might like and what I thought was important to her. I picked pink & gold for the colors and chose a theme of family, friends & love. Here's the left page - click on any photo for a close-up view:

and the right page:

I used both Angelina "film" and a bit of Angelia fibers, pre-printed words, pink flower petals used for paper making, itty bitty gold stars & gold star glitter, little bits of abalone shell and various handmade papers. The image of the man & woman on the left page (above) is from Vintage Image Madness - I love it! On the bottom of the left page and on the top of the right page are images from Tracy Roos 'Christmas Angels' ~ available through Alpha Stamps.

In my typical fashion, I did not really know what I was going to do when I started. I had a germ of an idea and I started gathering things that I thought might work for this page spread. As usual, I thought of other things or added items after I began . . . one thing usually leads to another when I create! I had never worked with Angelina film before. I tried ironing it, crumpling it up and finally got the most interesting results with my heat gun. This film is what is adding most of the irridescence you see to this spread. All in all, I am happy with how this piece came out and hope Angie enjoys it!


  1. Lenna these pages are gorgeous. WOW!! so much texture and it all flows so beautifully! Love them.

  2. Lenna, fabulous pages... makes me want to reach out and touch them!!

    Also... You've been tagged :-)

  3. Wow!! Angie is gonna love this spread - it is utterly utterly gorgeous!!
    I have never heard of "angelina fibres" I shall have to google to find out more about them.
    Thanks Lenna for sharing - and one of my new year resolutions - has to be make a journal page as lovely as this (fingers crossed I achieve it!)

  4. Thank you all! I am very glad to receive your comments. It's hard to know sometimes when you are close to something & creating it, if it might be as pleasing to others as it is to you!! Thanks for writing and letting me know - I appreciate it!

    Dawn, Angelina fibers & film can be found in the Quilting Arts on-line shop. Just scroll down a bit. Very fun stuff to play with! : ) lenna



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