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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Journal Page - L is for 'LYRICS'

Soooo pleased with myself for being self disciplined and finishing this page for my altered book at last. Some time ago, (don't go there) I signed up for the Alphabet Discovery Workshop started by the fabulous Trish B. The idea was to do your ABC pages in a random order which the group was following. It's a kind of get on with it yourself group, no one is chasing you and perhaps because of that I have been, ahem, more than a little remiss in getting my pages done. As far as I know there is one other person still trying to finish but we could all be taking long breaks between for all I know!!

To make life more difficult I decided I was going to do my pages in an altered book. This does bring certain challenges - especially as I have cut it and stuck it and made interesting cavities etc etc...... bit of a b***** when you are trying to stamp so I tend to stamp onto tissue and then collage it on. Works pretty well as the tissue goes translucent and if it does tear or crumple up you've got a nice bit of texture.

I am not really a poetry type of gal (I think studying those war poets at school put me off for life) but I do like a good song lyric which is a type of poetry I guess. So, the theme for my 'L'  page is just that although I've just noticed it doesn't say 'Lyrics' anywhere on the page. Hee hee who cares -  I know what's going on even if no one else does!! The inspiration for the main page is a from a song by Elbow who are my mostest mostest favouritest band at the moment and I listen to their CDs over and over when I'm in my craft room.

Before I knew what letter
I was doing with this page I had made a lot of 'pockets' for tags to one side. I have made six tags coloured up with inks, micas and stains and decorated with a bit of stamping. Lyrics from some other songs I like are on the back and although there is room for a bit more decoration I think I will leave it there for now - there are another 18 pages to go after all!! Because the altered book is a WIP I decided not to add fibres to the tags yet as goodness knows what kind of state I would get in but I will add some later - I hope it will look quite funky spilling out of the book.

Right, mission for the rest of the day - finish my canvas and then have a play with shrink plastic. Jennie at Artistic Stamper showed me a way to use it in the melt pot and I'm itching to try, will let you know how I get on!! And there is still a teensy bit of time to join in with her blogiversary give away (it ends today) and to get the new limited edition Autum Distress Inks - although why I am telling you that I don't know, as I'm still contemplating them myself....


Astrid Maclean said...

O wow this is sooooo cool!!!!
Fantastic pages and those tags are to die for! Stunning!!

Allthingsinky said...

Hi Cindy, this Journal Is Stunning, Pages are Gorgeous and the tags, Beautiful Journal..

annesyme said...

Absolutely fantastic, a great inspiration as I try and do a journal of my own. Mind from my efforts so far a 2 year old could do better. lol!
Anne x

Shoshi said...

Wow Cindy what a brilliant album, and those tags are nothing short of gorgeous! What fabulous colours, and so beautifully blended. Positively droolsome.

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog! I'm getting on well with my steampunk project - this morning I put the pumice gel medium on the frame. I'll be posting later about it. I'm having such fun on my grunge roll.

Jackie said...

It's fabulous! Love the tags as well!

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