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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Filled With LOVE


The Craft Barn Challenge this month is Art Journalling, so thought I'd have a go . Although I think I have just come up with a Scrapbook Page!! The remit was to do hearts and fill them with the things you love so here are mine:- God, Husband and Son, Creation, Our Home, Worship Songs, Birds and Crafting. At least it readdresses the balance after my February Fancy Page!









Spot the Difference

Not wishing to be completely defeated in the Art Journalling department I went out and bought an Artist's Sketchbook (for want of something to do the job). Book is 7"x10" and my page 8"x8" so I chopped off portions from the top and bottom and stuck them on the sides! Voilà - an art journal page at last!
PS Added something I love but forgot initially! and some more hearts.............will it stop there?

14 comments:

Isabelle Norris said...

Fantastic !!! you nailed it on your first try. I LOVE your AJ page, so heartfelt and beautifully done. Keep it up
Isa (Izzy @ the craft Barn)

BJ said...

AND Thank you for the Challenge it has certainly helped me to step outside of the scrapbooking circle and try new things. Pondering Altered Books now - Whatever next?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ,

Thought I would stop by to answer your question and your concerns. I have never seen a book that faked the sewn spine before, but that doesn't surprise me. Actually, nothing in the book community surprises me. I hope you find a proper book before the second class.

In Lesson 2, I go into themes. However, since you asked, your theme can be anything that is close to your heart, or it can be a book on techniques we cover in the classes.

Since I don't know you, it is a bit hard to help you pick a theme. But it should be something you enjoy. Themes such as fairies, dogs or cats, family (faux), dragonflies, flowers, sewing, baking, Halloween (or other favorite holiday), birds, Steampunk, even the sun, are possible themes. I hope this helps jump start your creativity. I will be making two books. One will be Rocking Horses, and one will be techniques I display using houses. I hope that helps.

Julia S-W said...

Love this page BJ! How clever of you. Really like the background and it adds depth. I can clearly see from this what is dear to your heart - absolutely no explanation needed! Juliax

lainey said...

this is just great BJ!!! great colours and loving that texture in top corner :) glad you got it done!! lainey x

Maggie said...

Great page love all the texture

Maggie H

Sue said...

This is beautiful, lovely colour and texture x

lena-dailyscrap said...

What a sweetie! Beautiful pages!

Gio said...

I love your page, very personal and intense!

Thanks for joining us at CraftBarn!

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous page. Love the colour and all the lovely embellishments. xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Great colours and so much depth too ... really beautiful!

coco said...

Your page is very very very beautiful...!!! Coco

Milla said...

Lovely page, very beautiful!

Isabelle Norris said...

The sky is the limit ;)