Friday, September 3, 2010

Beginning a New Journal!

Although it can be a little sad finishing the last page in a much-loved journal, it is so much fun beginning a new one! This is one that I got from Martha Lever. Isn't this cover gorgeous? All the fabric and papers and colors and fibers! The minute I saw it in her shop, I ordered it, and now it is TIME! Some of the inside pages were colorful scrapbook pages, and some are blank white.

The left side (page 1) was white, so I painted all over it with warm peachy pinks and crimson, shimmery gold, and creamy white. It coordinated with the colors on the cardstock page on the start with. Then I did a little collage play. I've been dying to use fabrics, so the colorful horizontal scrap at the bottom is a scrap of cotton. I liked the patterns but mostly I loved the autumn warmth of the colors. The more vertical scraps on the sides are papers I liked.
Next, I used punchinella and white paint for the texture spots.

I used masks and dabbed white paint on both pages. I love this new criss-cross piece. I used it as a stencil first, then flipped it over to get the opposite effect.

And of course I had to use rubber stamps to add black and make flowers...and doodle swirls in teal colors on the bottom...all so much fun.

Not sure yet what I will write. I stopped after getting messy fingers last night, and didn't have the focus in me for words...yet.
Happy weekend everyone! ~Kathy xo


Nancy said...

So exciting to start a new the first pages you to write, uh?

Have a great weekend....

Marilyn said...

I love your new journal but I don't know anything about them. Does this journal have blank white pages throughout and did anything come with it such as fabric, papers etc? I must look on Martha Levers site, I have been following her blog and her work is beautiful. I loved seeing how you prepared your pages.

Createology said...

How fun to begin your new journal. I love what Martha Lever does and how smart you were to order this journal of hers. Your beginning pages are very warm and fall-like. Happy and Safe Labor Day Holiday...

Lancerika said...

Wishing you a long,
w'end, and as
beautiful as your new
journal venture:))

Liana Yarckin said...

i like your new journal and what you have done to the pages inside. i can't wait to see more!

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Love the beginning of your new journal. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Hope this is the most
colorful, peaceful and
downright gorgeous season
you've ever known!

Gina Lee Kim said...

I'm so happy for you!!!! You're going to make this journal even more beautiful.

iHanna said...

Your journals are so pretty! A new journal is a lot of fun, I totally agree with you. Happy creating!